Steampunk-Victorian style children's clothes for adults, facts & fictions from a bygone era
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Step five: Make ruffles to add to the bottom of skirt. I needed to make two layers of ruffles. A 16" and a 12". Here is the 12". I used a nearly 1/8 " shirt tail hem for this layer of ruffles as they would be most visible.
Step six: Here I am using a zigzag stitch to attach the 16" ruffles first. As you can see I used two rows of straight stitching to make the ruffles, more strength so the thread wont break so easily as the fabric does have some weight to it.
This is what the 16" bottom layer of ruffles looks like after attaching to raw edge of skirt and removing the bottom row of stitches that gathered the ruffles.