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I have been asked a couple times to show how I did the ruffle on the polka dot dress, and so I am going to show you!
See how simple that is?
Ask and it will be given you.
These first few steps are not pictured, but they don't need to be,
I am rambling, I'll get to the point!
Step 1: Cut a strip of fabric, mine was 2 1/4 inches wide by.... I'm not sure how long, but it needs to be super long! I ended up doing mine in sections, just because that is easier for me!
Step 2: Baste in half.
Step 3: Line up your needle with the basting stitch you did before, this is going to make everything strait,
well as long as you sewed your basting stitch strait!
Now starts the fun part, I use my machine as a guide. The end of the metal plate was were I folded the fabric.
Which equals about an inch.
I grabbed that place in the fabric and folded it all the way back to the needle.
So it touched the needle.
Slowly sew until you are through the folded part of the fabric, leave the needle in, then fold again.
This is time consuming, and take some practice.
I'm sure there are better ways out there, this is just what I did for this dress.
I got to the point were I could do a couple of folds, or pleats at a time, but never more than 3.
I'm sure using pins, and a ruler, this could go faster sewing, but to me, especially with a 2 year old next to me, if not on my lap, pins, are not good to have around all the time.
Plus, the time it would take to get the pins all lined up and set in place you could be done, by just guesstimating.