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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Say hello to my little friend...We call it "The Ruffler" (which totally sounds like an arch nemesis of Batman, but it is totally NOT).
The Ruffler isn't cheap (around $30 at JoAnns)...but I was in the mood for a little retail therapy (buying something besides 450 bags of potato chips for girls camp) and this was the result. I have to admit, it looks more than a little scary, but fear not, it was pretty dang easy to install and use. What surprised me most is that it will fit on most sewing machines - so even if you don't have a fancy shmancy sewing machine, you can make yours do some pretty fun stuff.
The ruffler that I purchased came with three settings - I used the middle one and as you can see, I have some lovely little pleats...because that's what it does - not actual ruffles - but I don't mind - the pleats are pretty fab.
I didn't use a pattern for this skirt - everything was totally eyeballed - if anyone is interested I could measure the two pieces (yes, there are only two pieces).
The pink gingham is a Riley Blake fabric from Porters (in Rexburg), the lovely aqua print is something by Moda that I found in the clearance stack at Mormon Handicraft (in Salt Lake).