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« on: May 29, 2009 07:30:30 AM »

When I saw diminishedsheep's "wood day" outfit a while back http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303653.0, I really liked the way the ruffle swept across the skirt.  I decided to make my own version.  And what better reason to figure out the ruffler foot attachment that my honey found at a yard sale a few years back.  It worked great!

I wanted to add a third row of ruffle curving down the front, but ran out of the strip that I had already pressed and hemmed.  There's a full lining, with ruffle.  The bow fabric was from my Grandma, and the ruffle fabric was from my husband's Grandma.

It's not full enough for really good twirling.

But in an effort to be "fair," I needed to make one for my other daughter.  (At least that's the excuse I give so I can do more sewing!)  This time I used lace and gathered it down the middle--no hemming involved.  Unfortunately, it turned out too small for her.  That's what I get for winging it while she's at school.

I really like the way it looks, but can't think of what to do with it.  The length makes it less usable for a smaller girl, so I can't really give it to some one.  Maybe I can turn it into a doll dress.

So I got to make a third version.  This was barely A-line, but it fits.

At least I thought to make this one into a skort.


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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009 08:05:59 AM »

aw, they are cute! i like the first one very much


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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009 08:07:45 AM »

I love the color combinations you have going on! On the little red skirt you can cut the waist down so she'll fit into it--it'll just be shorter. I'd say it's worth the trouble for such a pretty skirt Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009 08:17:43 AM »

They're very nice. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009 08:39:52 AM »

NIce work! That third one is super...loving that you added shorts to it!

The ruffles & lace on all are great!

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009 09:00:53 AM »

i love #3, it is so something i would wear to bring my babies to a playdate! love the whole thing, and frankly, i am inspired. i am now so in the mood to play with ruffles. i wish i had a ruffle foot, but i wouldnt know where to begin with it anyway , so off i go to hand ruffle!

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009 07:46:02 AM »

I have no clue how to use a ruffler foot, but it looks amazing!!! Is it hard to use?

« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009 12:56:42 PM »

I really really like these! So nice!

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009 06:43:21 AM »

These are so pretty!  Great job on them.  I hope you can find a use for the second one, since it is darling.
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2009 03:20:58 PM »

The ruffler foot wasn't too hard to use.  I would've tried to put it on the shank backwards if I hadn't found this:
Mine was old and needed a touch of oil on the joints.  Mostly I just had to fiddle with it to find a setting I liked, and a child's skirt was the perfect opportunity.  The girls don't care if it isn't perfect, as long as it's cute!


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