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« Reply #220 on: August 06, 2010 09:57:39 PM »

Wow, great job with the ruffles!

I give up. Even my mom's 78 year old friend does this better than I do.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftylittlemonkey/4866791123/in/set-72157623909886880/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftylittlemonkey/4867371356/in/set-72157623909886880/

She cut apart a sweatshirt, covered it in all this stuff and then stitched it back together. Pretty neat, right?
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« Reply #221 on: August 07, 2010 03:37:33 AM »

Mmmmm ruffles!!!

And craftylittlemonkey, that's one funky 78yr old!! Such a colourful and crazy piece of clothing Smiley Thanks for sharing that, it's really quite awesome!

I am not making any progress atm, i've got a 5 shelf set just arrived and i need to severely organize my room to make space, it'll take forever Cry
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« Reply #222 on: August 07, 2010 05:23:41 AM »

I would love some ruffling tips for those that don't have a special foot.

A special foot? Didn't know that their was a special foot?! I reduce the tension on my machine and just sew down the middle. I then pull one of the cotton threads to gather the fabric.

PS: Thanks for all the ruffling compliments!  Wink
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« Reply #223 on: August 07, 2010 06:08:12 AM »

Yes, they do have a 'ruffler' foot. *grin* I think they have a foot for everything.

So you sew with top and bottom thread? and then just pull one thread? and no backstitching? I would like to attempt this for my blue dress. Thanks for sharing this.
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« Reply #224 on: August 07, 2010 07:11:59 AM »

When I ruffle I don't change the tension, but I do change to a long stitch, and pull one thread (make sure you hold or fasten the other end).
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« Reply #225 on: August 07, 2010 07:40:34 AM »

The traditional way to do this is to loosen and widen the stitch and sew 3 rows as close together as possible, knot all the threads at one end and pull all of either the top or the bottom threads at the other end. After stitching the ruffle in place snip and remove all the ruffling threads.
Of course that's the "proper" way to do it, one thread or a ruffle foot is much, much easier! Cheesy
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« Reply #226 on: August 07, 2010 10:35:19 AM »

Howdy! So, I'm new to gibbous but quite happily obsessed now. I'm going to be a ragdoll/voodoo doll for halloween, and so I'm making my costume and though, must do gibbous!! So I am. And I just started the corset the other day. It's not gonna be a functional corset so I guess it's really more of a bodice.

Here's my fabrics and trims:


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The denim base of my corset (thanks to my kid sister's size 11 JR jeans!!):


And the close up of the only decoration I have so far:


Everything's going to be by hand, except the pieces of denim I had to do with a machine. Anyone got suggestions for what I should use for the lacing loops? I want something unusual and cool.
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« Reply #227 on: August 07, 2010 01:45:16 PM »

Voodoo Ragdoll!  What an awesome idea, McTastical!  Could you use rusty links of chain for the lacing loops, in place of D-rings?

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« Reply #228 on: August 07, 2010 02:02:13 PM »

Ooooh rusty chains. That'd be so tight, but where could I find some? I suppose I could just get a hold of any old chains and spray paint them if I cant find rusty ones layin' around.
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« Reply #229 on: August 07, 2010 02:15:45 PM »

The advantage of spray-painting chain links would be you wouldn't get rust rubbing off on your outfit.  If you do find any real rusty chain, you might want to spray it with clear sealer to protect the garment, if you don't want rust to get on it (of course, you might want just that!)

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