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Posted on: 1/22/10 1:20 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 9 people   
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:

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