I am not a seamstress. I can sew. A little. Sometimes I get ambitions and think that I can make really fun, whimsical things for my daughters.
Sometimes I can. Other times . . .i wing it.
This is my story:
I splurged on some ruffle fabric for my two year-old's birthday. It is a little pricy, but when you consider the fact that someone else has taken the time to make ruffles for you, the price might be worth it. It runs about $15-$20. I got it from Ruffle Fabric(.com)
(and this is NOT a sponsored post)
This is what you need:
3 yards of tulle
1 yard of Ruffle Fabric
elastic, tulle, glue gun and decorative brad, matches, candle
What I like about tulle and ruffle fabric . . . no hemming!
Using my daughter's measurements, I cut the fabric 15 in in length and 6 in in width.
THIS WAS PART ONE OF MY MISTAKE: My little dog, Maddie tried to tell me that since the ruffle fabric stretches, I could subtract 3 inches so that it would fit snugly around my toddler and not fall down , but I never have been good at speaking dog, so I didn't listen.
Maybe I could have tapered the top so that is was more of an A-line, the top could have been snug and the tulle wouldn't have been tight . . .
Anyway, it wasn't so bad, but it won't grow with my girl for very long . . .
unless, I cut some small slits in the tulle now . . .
Anyhow . . . I sewed the tulle to the ruffle fabric and then sewed up the sides of the bodice of
ruffle fabric and got this: