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Old 03-31-2013, 01:13 PM   #3301
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Heather, thank you so much. I PM'd you.

Thank you for all the ideas, everyone! Now I just hope I remember how to do this!
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I did, thank you! The stroller bag is absolutely beautiful (though way out of my league ). Kindly, another disboutiquer has offered to sew each of the girls a cross body bag. Thank you for sending me the pictures I may try something like that once we're home from our trip, since Ja spends so much time in the stroller here at home, too.
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Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a nice day! We had our usual morning craziness since dh and I both sing in the church choir. Then a huge family dinner at my MIL's house, made a little more nuts since today is my middle child's birthday. But, now all the kids are in bed and I can sit for a few minutes.

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I am just dropping by while I have an internet connection to share my boys' superhero outfits. We let them have their easter baskets this morning since the outfits are only going to get use while we are in florida, the weather back home in Chicago is still terrible.

Looks like the outfits are a hit! I hope you all have kicked the yuck for good by now!

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I finished this outfit yesterday. It is the Emma swing top and I paired it with a pair of easy fit capri's.




I have to admit that I did not enjoy making the swing top. It looks like such a cute pattern but I found the assembly difficult and I didn't enjoy it at all. I am going to try to modify the way it is assembled and see if it turns out better. Otherwise I probably won't make another one after that.
I'm sorry it wasn't a fun pattern to work with, but the result sure is cute! I love that bug fabric!

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Hi everyone! I'd love to join in if you'll have me. I am mostly a quilter, but I sew a ton and I'm busy making my 2.5 year old son a little backpack to stow his travel entertainment. Here's the pattern I'm using. I'm not "Disney-fying" it unfortunately, but I may do so in the future if I like how this one turns out. For this one I'm using blue fabric with cars on it. It's a Japanese fabric from Echino if you're familiar with that.

Something y'all might find interesting! A blog I follow is doing a Princess sew-along using Simplicity 2377. It's an easy dress pattern and she's explaining on the blog how to make princess dresses from it. So far she's done Alice (turned out so cute!), but I know there are more in the works in case you want to follow along. Here's the link. Maybe y'all already know about it, but I thought I'd share just in case!

I can't wait to share more with y'all. I am on Threadbias too (like Facebook for people that sew!).
Welcome, and great job on the backpack! It turned out very nice! The piping looks great!

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I caught up -everything (as usual) looks great.

I Have Sewn!! in my new semi-clean Room of Sewing and Evil....but mostly Sewing.

I can't post on Facebook yet: the PJ pants are a present for a friend who isn't on the Dis (yet)


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Just your basic PJs...from a mainstream pattern. I added the pockets, though.
Sparkly purple.

I may have mentioned that I am not a Tinkerbelle fan, but the friend is and this flannel is crazy soft.

I have been drooling and wishing over embroidery machines. I know everyone here sings the praises of the P770. What I'm really wanting it for is lettering. Anybody have any suggestions?
The pants turned out very cute! (Add me to the Not a Tink fan list, too. )

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There a few things I wish I had done differently for the costume, like figured out how to angle the skirt front down and added the bump thing along the waist but not too bad. I have to cut a bigger bow for the front because the one my DD cut was way too small and I bought some pleather to try to make slip over her shoes boots for her.
Very clever idea for your table! Your dd costume looks great, too!

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I also wanted to share with you all that I had my PET scan on Monday this week. I saw the oncologist yesterday. My scan was fine and she doesn't want to see me for another YEAR! I used to get scanned every three months and then we pushed it out to every 4 months. Then every 6 months. Going to once a year is a huge step. It is exciting and scary at the same time!
How wonderful! Congratulations!

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It's been over a week since I've been on here, so it's taking a bit to get caught up and I had to split my responses, so if seem a half beat behind, that's why. My granddaughters loved their little purses and also the tic tac toe boards I made them. Of course I spent hours yesterday playing tic tac toe. But it's so great to be spending time here in Virginia having fun with the 5 grandchildren!

These are from froufrou by Heathersue


The tic tax toe boards are cute! Glad to hear your grands enjoyed all their little gifts!


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My two latest creations - Tiana themed Precious Dresses for my two youngest for Easter. My first real applique' on the apron! [Some of you saw this on my FB...pardon the duplication!]



Very pretty!

My only sewing for the week (other than embroidering charms) was to repair two split seams on a stuffed KISS (the rock band) doll. Not something I would normally do, (not a KISS fan at all!) but it was for a little cousin. He was so thrilled and gave me a huge hug, so I guess it was worth it.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:11 PM   #3304
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Just to let you know, everything on the Five Star Fonts Embroidery website is on sale 50% off until april 3rd. I've used a couple of her In-the-hoop designs and her instructions and projects are wonderful. Haven't stitched out any embroidery yet.
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So a little bit of update from my corner of the world:

The last month has been crazy since my aunt died from the traffic collison (it was a double hit and run). We are now the "responsible adults" to my cousin, which added to our work quite a bit. However, I finally got back to the sewing room this weekend and started sewing again. It was very theraputic. I finished a few things for the Gives and I hope to get around to making something for myself. Some of you may remember that we were talking about a September trip. Well, we decided to go in the beginning of December instead - we wanted to attend the Candlelight Processional and this year is one of the few years we can do that given DH's work schedule. Also we can redeem airmiles for plane tickets if we go in December. This means I will have to plan some fall/winter outfits for our trip. I will have to look at the average temperature for that time of the year and decide what we need to bring. Let's hope everything works out so we can take the trip!
I am so glad you've gotten back to sewing and it has proved to be therapeutic for you. I'm sure you and your DH will be great influences in your cousin's life.

DH and I have been twice in December. In 2010 we froze. Only wore shorts 1/2 of one day. (out of 8 days) Last year we went and wore shorts every day. It was beautiful weather. No matter the weather, though, it's such a great time of year to go. You will not be disappointed by the Candlelight Processional. Or the Osborne Lights. Or the park and resort decorations. So glad you are getting to go at that time!

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I really want to join the disboutiquer club. It's one of the coolest ones on the board and I want in. I don't sew but have always wanted to learn. I got really inspired by Dgeurts bags and some of the other fun stuff that people have done so I wanted in. Today I tried to join.

I have been reading this thread for months. I watched youtube videos, I visited some sewing machine stores, fabric stores, read books and did lots research.

I was committed. Even if no one else understood, I was going to do it. I went to Sears because they had a couple of different choices, I had some rewards points and a 10% coupon. I had my heart set on a brother machine but when I got there, the Singer Stylist had so many more features (some I learned about during the research stage) that I decided to get that one.

Why, Sears are you making the little old lady that sells vacuums and sewing machines use an Ipad to ring people up? Why are you torturing her that way? The coupons never work so we wound up going over to the register anyway.

Anyway, the coupon would not take because it was some everyday low price and I could only use my points. Anyway, it was $191.00 once my points were taken into consideration, with tax $202. Not a great deal but I felt bad for spending so much time with this lady so I bought it.

I got home and looked on Amazon for the same machine. $164 . I took it back to Sears right away. I have $80 in gift cards on Amazon so my OOP cost will be a lot less. I can get my rotary cut and mat this way.

I also have Amazon Prime so free shipping. I will become a disboutiquer, I will.
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I just got lessons on my Bernina 440 qe embroidery machine. I am so happy to know how to use it. I see so many of you do beautiful work. I can use download designs, not ready to create my own.
Can someone recommend a place to get Disney designs for me to download to embroider? I several on ebay, but am not sure if they are safe to use. I also see some on etsy. Any help would be appreiciated.
I'm glad you have learned how to use your machine and that you will have lots of fun playing with it. I see lots of people told you about Heather Sue. Love her designs!

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I am just dropping by while I have an internet connection to share my boys' superhero outfits. We let them have their easter baskets this morning since the outfits are only going to get use while we are in florida, the weather back home in Chicago is still terrible.



We are all getting over the crud, even I am feeling much better, just coughing a lot and still really tired. But hey, vacation is great for rest. I am thankful that we decided to not go to Disney World on this trip, it would be misery to be so sick and so fatigued and trying to have a good time. At least here I can just send the boys out to do something like look for lizards in the yard, which is insanely exciting for them. Hopefully they keep them outside. I do not wish to be finding lizards or other creatures in their pockets...
Glad you're getting over everything. The coughing sticks around forever it seems! Love the outfits and the pictures of the boys! (Do I see a lizard sticking out of one of the pockets??)

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Finished the final thing for my neighbor's grand-daughter. I used some of the leftover Cinderella fabric and still have enough that I cut out a second apron and another block remaining. I think I over bought.


Very nice work!!

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I finished this outfit yesterday. It is the Emma swing top and I paired it with a pair of easy fit capri's.




I have to admit that I did not enjoy making the swing top. It looks like such a cute pattern but I found the assembly difficult and I didn't enjoy it at all. I am going to try to modify the way it is assembled and see if it turns out better. Otherwise I probably won't make another one after that.
The outfit turned out darling, but I'm sorry you didn't enjoy making the top.

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Hi everyone! I'd love to join in if you'll have me. I am mostly a quilter, but I sew a ton and I'm busy making my 2.5 year old son a little backpack to stow his travel entertainment. Here's the pattern I'm using. I'm not "Disney-fying" it unfortunately, but I may do so in the future if I like how this one turns out. For this one I'm using blue fabric with cars on it. It's a Japanese fabric from Echino if you're familiar with that.

Something y'all might find interesting! A blog I follow is doing a Princess sew-along using Simplicity 2377. It's an easy dress pattern and she's explaining on the blog how to make princess dresses from it. So far she's done Alice (turned out so cute!), but I know there are more in the works in case you want to follow along. Here's the link. Maybe y'all already know about it, but I thought I'd share just in case!

I can't wait to share more with y'all. I am on Threadbias too (like Facebook for people that sew!).
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For a few years, I have been following the amazing work that everyone does. I like to sew but my machine is getting old and just doesn't sew too well. A fabric store in our area has two machines on sale and I was wondering if anyone has either of these machines and if they are any good.

They are the Brother CE5500T & the Brother XL351OT.

I just noticed them in the circular and haven't really had a chance to do some research ( will check into them later).

Just wandering....

Thanks in advance,




Janna
I see in a later post you have decided to wait on a machine. I didn't know anything about either of the machines you were wondering about, but just wanted to welcome you and wish you luck finding the perfect machine!

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I have been busy today and yesterday making cake pops for my sister's baby shower, I now remember why I haven't made them for over a year. Too much work to do alone. I also finally made a tablecloth for my Mickey table and have been doing some work on my daughter's Sailor Moon costume which she tried on today and it just needs a few little tweaks.





There a few things I wish I had done differently for the costume, like figured out how to angle the skirt front down and added the bump thing along the waist but not too bad. I have to cut a bigger bow for the front because the one my DD cut was way too small and I bought some pleather to try to make slip over her shoes boots for her.
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Who wouldn't love anything made by D???

I also wanted to share with you all that I had my PET scan on Monday this week. I saw the oncologist yesterday. My scan was fine and she doesn't want to see me for another YEAR! I used to get scanned every three months and then we pushed it out to every 4 months. Then every 6 months. Going to once a year is a huge step. It is exciting and scary at the same time!
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Great news about your PET scan! I hope it's more exciting than scary once you get used to the idea.


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My two latest creations - Tiana themed Precious Dresses for my two youngest for Easter. My first real applique' on the apron! [Some of you saw this on my FB...pardon the duplication!]



Very good job! And your daughters are adorable!

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I've finished the little backpack for my son. I love how it turned out. Although now I wish I would have done one with a Mickey head applique on it. He loves it too, and wouldn't take it off all morning!

How cute! And what a great job you did. I've never sewn a zipper in that wraps around like that, although I plan to on a project really soon. Hope mine turns out as nicely.

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I know I have missed a lot! I did see all the wonderful creations on this page.

My new computer has been in for repairs more than I have had it this month. Still doing strange things. So I'm trying to catch up on all the computer stuff since my old computer is so slow, checking e-mails takes long enough.

Working on a dress for my oldest niece and needed to see the applique tutorial to make sure I do it correctly.

Sorry no photos of the Christmas nightgowns or the PJ's for my nieces and nephew. I'm not adding anything to this computer until I know it is working properly.

Hopefully, I will be able to show of some of the things I have made soon.

I hope everyone is doing well and have a great Easter.
Computer problems are the pits! Hope yours stays up and running now.
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Help !! found a sewing machine at a Saver's and couldn't resist. It does not have a model number on it so I am hoping someone here can help.





I think it is 1951 and I tried calling Singer but keep getting the "all circuits are busy" speech.
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Tips for making a tiered twirly skirt

I'm in the process of making my first tiered twirly skirt. 3 tiers plus a ruffle. The first tier is one width of fabric, 2nd tier is 2 wof, 3rd is 4 wof, and the double ruffle is 6 wof! I've finished the first 3 tiers, I just have to do the ruffle. My question is are these skirts always such a pain in the tush?? It's not they're hard exactly, just rectangles sew together and gathered to the tier above it. I've found several tutorials for one online. But trying to do the gathering, then distributing the gathers and fabric evenly makes me nuts. And trying to handle such large quantities of fabric, the ruffle should be a lulu I'm just looking for some tips for making these skirts. I know you folks make them all the time, I see gorgeous ones posted regularly. So any help would be appreciated.
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Help !! found a sewing machine at a Saver's and couldn't resist. It does not have a model number on it so I am hoping someone here can help.





I think it is 1951 and I tried calling Singer but keep getting the "all circuits are busy" speech.
I am sure D~ will chime in here, but if you put the serial number in on the Singer site, you can find out the model info and approximately when it was made...

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I am sure D~ will chime in here, but if you put the serial number in on the Singer site, you can find out the model info and approximately when it was made...

Nini
I can only find out it is from 1951 but I want to download the manual and need the actual model number for that. I am on hold with Singer for over 30 minutes now.

After an hour on hold with Singer, They told me it was born on July 26, 1951 and is a model 15 something. I think it's 15-91. I downloaded the manual and maybe I can figure out how to clean it ???
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Help !! found a sewing machine at a Saver's and couldn't resist. It does not have a model number on it so I am hoping someone here can help.





I think it is 1951 and I tried calling Singer but keep getting the "all circuits are busy" speech.
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I can only find out it is from 1951 but I want to download the manual and need the actual model number for that.
D will chime in when she gets online and can give you all sorts of resources. NOt sure if she still has the resources in her table of contents on her PTR though that may have been her last PTR.
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Your sewing machines was made in 1951 and is a model 15 if I'm reading the tag correctly. http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html This is a great resource for looking up the serial numbers of Singer machines. I don't know anything about your machine, but you should be able to find the exact specs for it.
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It came. My sewing machine is here. I got it set up sort of and was able to sew a straight line. I have my getting to know your sewing machine class scheduled and then my next in the series of sewing classes.

Once I get it to stop bunching up, I will be happy.

So happy to come home to it after my crappy day at work.

I already went over board on patterns that I found at Joanne's for $1.
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Help !! found a sewing machine at a Saver's and couldn't resist. It does not have a model number on it so I am hoping someone here can help.





I think it is 1951 and I tried calling Singer but keep getting the "all circuits are busy" speech.
It's a Singer 15 model - thinking it's a 91. Made approximately between 1951-52. There were 50,000 made in that lot.

It does look a lot like my Patience... except that Patience did not come in a case - she was in a desk. Does yours run? More importantly, does it make a stitch?

Here's a couple of links for you if you are interested:

The differences between the Singer 15 models: http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/10/...ne-review.aspx

http://www.ismacs.net/home.html

HTH!!! COngrats on your new machine - you will love him/her!

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Oh and I forgot to mention - yours is a bit more rare because it has the "Centennial badge" Super cool!

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I know I have missed a lot! I did see all the wonderful creations on this page.

My new computer has been in for repairs more than I have had it this month. Still doing strange things. So I'm trying to catch up on all the computer stuff since my old computer is so slow, checking e-mails takes long enough.

Working on a dress for my oldest niece and needed to see the applique tutorial to make sure I do it correctly.

Sorry no photos of the Christmas nightgowns or the PJ's for my nieces and nephew. I'm not adding anything to this computer until I know it is working properly.

Hopefully, I will be able to show of some of the things I have made soon.

I hope everyone is doing well and have a great Easter.
Sorry to hear that you had more computer problems. I hope you will be able to share pictures soon.

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Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a nice day! We had our usual morning craziness since dh and I both sing in the church choir. Then a huge family dinner at my MIL's house, made a little more nuts since today is my middle child's birthday. But, now all the kids are in bed and I can sit for a few minutes.

My only sewing for the week (other than embroidering charms) was to repair two split seams on a stuffed KISS (the rock band) doll. Not something I would normally do, (not a KISS fan at all!) but it was for a little cousin. He was so thrilled and gave me a huge hug, so I guess it was worth it.

Have a great week, everyone!
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Sounds like you had a busy day! I think it is cute that your cousin gave you a hug for repairing his doll!

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Just to let you know, everything on the Five Star Fonts Embroidery website is on sale 50% off until april 3rd. I've used a couple of her In-the-hoop designs and her instructions and projects are wonderful. Haven't stitched out any embroidery yet.
http://fivestarfonts.com/index.php?route=common/home


I am so glad you've gotten back to sewing and it has proved to be therapeutic for you. I'm sure you and your DH will be great influences in your cousin's life.

DH and I have been twice in December. In 2010 we froze. Only wore shorts 1/2 of one day. (out of 8 days) Last year we went and wore shorts every day. It was beautiful weather. No matter the weather, though, it's such a great time of year to go. You will not be disappointed by the Candlelight Processional. Or the Osborne Lights. Or the park and resort decorations. So glad you are getting to go at that time!
Thanks for the information about the sale. I am very happy to be back in the sewing room. I have been thinking about outfits to make for our trip so it sounds like I better plan to make both warm and cool weather outfits!

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I'm in the process of making my first tiered twirly skirt. 3 tiers plus a ruffle. The first tier is one width of fabric, 2nd tier is 2 wof, 3rd is 4 wof, and the double ruffle is 6 wof! I've finished the first 3 tiers, I just have to do the ruffle. My question is are these skirts always such a pain in the tush?? It's not they're hard exactly, just rectangles sew together and gathered to the tier above it. I've found several tutorials for one online. But trying to do the gathering, then distributing the gathers and fabric evenly makes me nuts. And trying to handle such large quantities of fabric, the ruffle should be a lulu I'm just looking for some tips for making these skirts. I know you folks make them all the time, I see gorgeous ones posted regularly. So any help would be appreciated.
Mary
Welcome Mary! I cheat and use a ruffling foot for patchwork twirl layers. I hope other people will be able to give you some tips.

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It came. My sewing machine is here. I got it set up sort of and was able to sew a straight line. I have my getting to know your sewing machine class scheduled and then my next in the series of sewing classes.

Once I get it to stop bunching up, I will be happy.

So happy to come home to it after my crappy day at work.

I already went over board on patterns that I found at Joanne's for $1.
Congrations! Please post a picture of your machine when you get a chance. I wish I could get patterns at $1 each, even though my pattern box is already overflowing with patterns!
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My two latest creations - Tiana themed Precious Dresses for my two youngest for Easter. My first real applique' on the apron! [Some of you saw this on my FB...pardon the duplication!]



So sweet! I'll bet they were adorable on Easter. I saw them on FB but wanted to comment again.

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I've finished the little backpack for my son. I love how it turned out. Although now I wish I would have done one with a Mickey head applique on it. He loves it too, and wouldn't take it off all morning!

Great job on the backpack! I've never made one because the whole zipper thing looks challenging.


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Help !! found a sewing machine at a Saver's and couldn't resist. It does not have a model number on it so I am hoping someone here can help.





I think it is 1951 and I tried calling Singer but keep getting the "all circuits are busy" speech.
I know that D would be able to give you some good information. What a cool find! I hope it works!

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I'm in the process of making my first tiered twirly skirt. 3 tiers plus a ruffle. The first tier is one width of fabric, 2nd tier is 2 wof, 3rd is 4 wof, and the double ruffle is 6 wof! I've finished the first 3 tiers, I just have to do the ruffle. My question is are these skirts always such a pain in the tush?? It's not they're hard exactly, just rectangles sew together and gathered to the tier above it. I've found several tutorials for one online. But trying to do the gathering, then distributing the gathers and fabric evenly makes me nuts. And trying to handle such large quantities of fabric, the ruffle should be a lulu I'm just looking for some tips for making these skirts. I know you folks make them all the time, I see gorgeous ones posted regularly. So any help would be appreciated.
Mary
Yes, they are absolutely always a big pain in the rear end! Anything with ruffles is a pain. There are a few things you can do to make it a bit easier. If you are making a ton of ruffles, buying a ruffler will help but it is something new to learn. Also, with the bottom ruffle on a tiered skirt, if you don't have a serger to make a rolled hem, cut your fabric a double width. So if you ant a 4 inch wide ruffle, cut an 8 inch wide piece of fabric. Sew all your ruffle sections together and then iron the whole long strip in half so that it is double. Then sew the doubled ruffle to the bottom of the skirt. That gets rid of needing to hem the ruffle. It does take a bit more fabric though.
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