18 April 2010

First ruffle

Ha!  Do you think Tim Gunn would like my fabulous collar????  Not really -- it's just the first tier ruffle for the prom dress.  I had a bear of a time figuring out what I was doing wrong with the ruffler foot on my machine when trying to gather this netting.  Finally, after looking at lots of tutorials on-line, I came across the secret --  *hold the threads behind the foot as you start to ruffle*.  That simple.  With the open holes on the netting, the machine was having a time figuring out what to attach to and it was sewing onto the threads -- which made a big mess.   Now that it is figured out, I have lots of ruffles to make...

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