Thursday, May 26, 2011
Ruffled Bloomers and other Little Treasures
Awhile back I came across some ruffled fabric at a steal. I have been looking for ruffled fabric so that I could make the girls some ruffled bloomers using No Big Dill's tutorial. I was able to make the bloomers no problem, but I could not attach the elastic directly to the ruffled fabric. For some reason, my machine did not like the combination of the elastic and the ruffled fabric. The machine kept skipping stitches or creating birds nests in the bobbin.
I put the project aside for a couple of weeks and then had one of those "a-ha" moments. I remembered that the Mother Huddle recently posted a tutorial about making a smooth waistband t-shirt knit elastic casing. It works really well. Problem solved.
Little Treasures. Maya does absolutely beautiful work. Her work is flawless.
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