Sunday, June 21, 2009

Emilie's ruffles

Emilie
asked for a dress with ruffles.


She has selected a nice black and white fabric. This is what I made of it:

Our plan was to have a large ruffle at the bottom, and a smaller one somewhere above it. So I started pining the second ruffle to find out where to put it. But I have doubts. This makes the dress more girly, even sophisticated. Which is nice in itself, but maybe too much for Emilie...
I guess I better wait until she comes home to make the final decision and the final seam.
I also have to wait for her to finish the back: I have to check the length of the straps.

This dress has been the excuse to buy feet for the sewing machine, one for narrow hems, and one for ruffles. I ordered them after reading a post by Wendy of West 38th . Making ruffles has become fun! Making narrow hems (over 24 meters for this dress...) is much easier, but not yet perfect.


6 comments:

Gail said...

the long black and white dress is gorgeous. I hope that you have more luck with your narrow hem foot than I did. They can be quite tricky.

Aussie Jo said...

That is a lovely dress, I really like the twisted straps.
Perhaps you could put the second ruffle on asymmetrically

Wanda said...

Oh, I don't know...sometimes a girl just needs to have a different look. It's a beautiful dress and I think she'll find the mood to wear it! Looking forward to the modelling pictures. She's such a pretty girl...she'll look beautiful for sure!

ClaireOKC said...

This is so cute....I vote for no second ruffle, but of course the dress isn't for me! I love the style so far and worry that a second ruffle will take away from the line and style.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are right Vero. Emilie will look so sophisticated in this dress.

Plays with Needles said...

Looking forward to hearing what happened...I really like the black and white fabric. I'm going to have to check into a ruffle foot...