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Posted on: 1/22/10 1:20 AM
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You can very easily keep your ruffles from wiggling around when you are sewing them down to your fabric, as I did when I was sewing my daughter's birthday dress.
I gathered my tulle in the normal way (using threads 1/8" apart) and pinned it into place on the underskirt. I then pinned over the top of the ruffles with long strips of tracing paper, which allowed the sewing machine foot to have a smoother surface on which to sew (rather than the bumps of the ruffles). When done, I simply cut/tore away the paper.
For a more detailed description, follow the link to my sewing blog:

http://wannashareaneedle.blogspot.com/2010/01/painless-ruffles.html

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Kirstenw said... (1/24/10 12:31 PM) Reply
More than brilliant, thank you.
fryman said... (1/23/10 7:07 PM) Reply
nice hint!
vasallese said... (1/23/10 8:54 AM) Reply
Thanks. I keep forgetting that lovely tip.
petro said... (1/23/10 3:23 AM) Reply
That's a great tip. Thanks.
svetlana said... (1/22/10 7:46 AM) Reply
My friend and I have 2 flower girl dresses coming up. Good timing for this tip. Thanks!
 
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