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Posted on: 4/4/13 4:28 PM
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I made Kwiksew 3958 and 3965 for little girls and their 18" dolls.

The instructions on both patterns said to sew two rows of basting stitches on the purple piece of ruffling. Then gather and pin in place. Then it said to sew the ruffle onto the outfit by stitching in between those two rows of basting stitches. And of course, remove the two rows of basting stitches.

Instead, I sewed one line of basting stitches to gather the ruffle, pinned it on and used my coverstitch to sew on the ruffle. I used a twin needle coverstitch so the single row of basting stitches fell between the twin needles. This meant I only had to remove one row of basting stitches and was done. It went so quickly and worked so well using the coverstitch. Plus the ruffle is attached more securely because of the twin needle coverstitching. Coverstitched Ruffle

Now that I've done this for these patterns, I realize how easy it would be to make and add double edged ruffles to any little girls dress pattern because after all, little girls do love their ruffles!

Just wanted to pass this tip along to all those who sew ruffly clothes for little girls AND to encourage all the coverstitch owners out there to use yours--they are for much more than just hems!

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Stargirl7 said...
Oh those dresses are adorable! And what a great use for the coverstitch. I am so glad I took the plunge and bought one - it really is a wonderful machine. I have used mine to sew a sheer ballet skirt to the grosgrain ribbon waistband - really helps to keep the ribbon from rippling, and so quick!
4/16/13 0:39 AM
quathy said...
Very nice! Thank you for this great tip!
4/10/13 8:40 AM
MartiP said...
Looks great; so professional! Going to borrow this one!
4/7/13 12:59 PM
sewingsilly said...
It looks so professional! Great tip!!
4/6/13 3:11 PM
seweibhlin said...
clever and looks great thanks
4/5/13 8:00 AM
Judy Kski said...
Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
4/5/13 0:52 AM
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