Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ruffle skirt Tutorial

As per promised, here is my 'adding ruffles' to a skirt Tutorial. I have never done a Tute before so bear with me......
I started with this corduroy skirt that was a bit too short for my Daughter. I measured the bottom of the skirt. Mine was 19inches, then you x that by 2= for the total circumference. This totalled 36inches.

To make a ruffle, you need at least twice that amount to allow for the ruffle. I didn't have 72inches of fabric so I cut 4 strips of the fabric I used. Four strips of 19inches by 3.5 inches. Then the second ruffle was four strips of 19inches by 2.5 inches.
I then sewed all the strips together
(4 and then the next 4) and pressed down the seams.
Then, I folded and ironed down one side of the long strip for a hem and sewed that.

Next, to make the ruffle, you want your machine on the longest stitch length and a higher tension (this makes it ruffle automatically)

Start sewing on the non hemmed side to start the ruffle.

Now, you want to make sure that the ruffle length is the same as the skirt bottom. You will have to tighten and pull the thread to make it work. Then you want to pin both ruffles to your skirt (this is what takes some time) You pin them right sides together and upside down, with the shorter ruffle against the skirt...does that make sense?

Next, sew it on!!

Then flip it over, the right way, press it down and then sew a top stitch over the ruffles. This isn't necessary but it looks nicer and flattens out the ruffles a bit :)

ET VOILA!! You are finished!

I hope you enjoyed my Tutorial! If you have any questions just let me know in the comment section. If you make one, I'd love for you to link it up to my comment section!!

Projects 22-25

Hello Bloggers :)

Projects are just a flowing out of me.... I need to make a list of all the things I want to try!!

I forgot to mention that Sundays' Mission was Project #22!!

As mentioned before, I'm really into sewing and re purposing things right Project #23 is this micro jean mini that my 8 year old wants to wear (but I wont let her cause its too short!) I added ruffles to the bottom!!! It was alot easier to do than I expected but did take me some time!

Project #23


Next I had this striped shirt that I loved but grew out of *ahem*, anyways, I found this awesome link on youtube to make a bag out of it! So here it is:

Project #24

Then with the scraps I made this ruffle scarf for Julie :)

Project # 25

More to come!!!

I am currently working on another ruffle skirt (once Julie saw Jamie's she wanted one ) I am trying to make a tutorial for it :)


Monday, March 07, 2011

Mission 37!!!

I was a little late posting this, and the silly thing is I had it finished.....I just forgot yesterday was Sunday :) I went shopping instead! LOL

Here is my take on this weeks Mission:

I would love if you went and checked out the Mission and gave it a try! You can find it here!!