Monday, October 12, 2009

Ruffler Foot- Friend vs. Foe?

Skirt for Ellie, originally uploaded by threedancingmagpies.

What was I waiting for? I decided tonight to break out the ruffler foot and OMG it ROCKS! I have had it for over 6 months and have just been plain too scared to give it a whirl. The foot looks like a torture device and has just had me nervous. I had about a half hour to sew before bedtime and was starting to gather and thought, why not? So from the time I broke it out of the box, put it on the machine, did a test on a scrap and then gathered this skirt . . . less than five minutes. No strings to pull, not strings to break, no gathers to rip out and start again, no swearing, just a very wonderful pleat and EASY PEASY! The skirt is really cute and the pattern was very easy to follow. I have had some Pink Fig patterns hanging around for awhile and think I will have to give them a try. This Tina Givens fabric is very fun. I got both the pattern and the fabric at KC Custom Fabrics in Saratoga Springs and also their website.

I can't wait to try it on her and take some photos in the morning!


lorna said...

What a great skirt! I have a small cut of this print and haven't been able to decide on a project. It love the way the birds look with the gathering. Your little girl clothes are darling. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!

Jaime said...

It turned out darling!!!! Love it :)

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