After buying the Little Girls, Big Style book a few weeks ago, I decided a ruffle foot for my sewing machine would probably make things easier. I’d been wanting one for a while, but just hadn’t gotten one yet.
Finally I was able to order one. It came, and I was excited. Until I used it. :O) It wasn’t as easy as it first appeared.
This morning I was looking around the internet for good ruffle foot instructions because I really needed help with it. Have you ever heard of the site www.youcanmakethis.com? They have a free 30-page pdf file all about how to use the ruffle foot, and it even includes instructions for how to calculate the amount of fabric needed for each ruffle! Most of the other instructions I’d found just tell how to ruffle without actually giving any indication of how much fabric is needed.
What a help! It’s getting me excited to get out my machine to try the ruffle foot again. Anna’s birthday is just a few weeks away and the girl LOVES ruffly and frilly dresses. Looks like I’d better get busy, and I’m hoping the process is easier now that I *think* I know how to use the ruffler. . .