the not-so-ruffled skirt
A few days ago, I came across this tutorial on Craftaholics Anonymous. A simple skirt with a super-cute ruffle on the bottom? No zippers required? Yes, please!
I used fabric I had on hand (got it at Walmart on clearance a few years ago, actually), so all I needed to get was the elastic for the waistband. The body of the skirt was so easy, but I ran into a snag with the ruffle for the bottom. I tried it several different ways, but for the life of me I could not produce any kind of ruffle. The thread would break when I pulled it, or my sewing machine would suddenly generate really jacked-up stitches, so after a long struggle (we're talking maybe a combined two hours over a couple of days!), I let it go. I found leftover ribbon from my bathroom window valance and sewed it around the skirt, and added a little bow for where the ends of the ribbon overlapped in the front. After that, I added the elastic and that's all there was to it!
So there you go. The not-so-ruffled skirt. I really like it. Especially when paired with a $3.88 tank top from Walmart.
And no, I have no problem coordinating with my bathroom window valance as long as I look cute doing it.
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