Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ruffle fabric skirt



Have you ever seen this ruffle fabric? Well it's amazing stuff!!! You can have an awesome ruffle skirt without all the hard work of making ruffles!! And where do you get this awesome stuff, from Ruffle Fabric!! The fabric is 60" wide, so you can do a lot of things with a yard!!
They have a ton of great colors!
Aqua
Image of NEW - Aqua Cascading Ruffle Fabric
Pink with white dots
Image of Pink with White Dot Cascading Ruffle Fabric
Candy cane
Image of "Candy Cane" Cream with Red Trim Cascading Ruffle Fabric
Steel orchid
Image of Steel Orchid Cascading Ruffle Fabric
They even have colored elastic!
Image of NEW - Light Pink & Brown Polka Dot 1 1/2 Inch Elastic - Reversible
The fabric is really easy to work with and because of the ruffles, it's really forgiving! :) It's stretchy, so it makes great skirts!

I made this whole skirt and flower with just 1/2 yard of fabric.



This is how I made it:

1) I cut 2 pieces 18"x25" and one piece 18"x10

2) Next I put the 10 inch piece face down onto another piece. I made sure that I aligned the ruffles and pinned it.

3) I then cut off part of the bottom, making a curve.

4) I pinned the two together, right side up and then sewed the two together, under a ruffle so that you wouldn't see the seam.

5) Next I put the two big pieces together, front sides together, pinned and then sewed the sides together. I went in a little bit for the waist.

Here's the skirt, almost done!

6) I folded the top 1/4 inch for the top and sewed it. It's stretchy so I didn't need elastic.

Here's the top and now the skirt is done!!

For the flower:
1) I had some left over fabric from the skirt, so I cut the it into strips of one ruffle. Then I pinned it on some white felt.

2) Then I sewed the first layer and continued going around the circle to make the flower.

3) I didn't want to ruin one of my shirts, so I glued some magnet strips onto the back of it and onto another piece of felt. I can put it anywhere on my shirt or even in my hair!

And just like that, I have a super cute outfit, prefect for spring!!

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8 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh no way!! That's awesome!! I'm off to check that site now, I'm not much of a sewer so this could make my turquoise ruffle pillows SO much easier! Thank you, thank you!!

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whimsy*couture*sewing*tutorials said...

I LOVE ruffle fabric! In fact, I am working on a sewing pattern to make those adorable petti rompers!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Woo Hoo, I love this ruffle fabric, I got myself a 1/2 yard at the store the other day from the remnants bin (gotta love the remnants prices!) I'm planning on putting together a skirt of my own, but that will have to wait till I get back from our vacation.

Sharee said...

That is SOOO CUTE!!!

Karen said...

I love that fabric! I want to try this:) Thanks for sharing!!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love how your skirt turned out. That looks like very fun fabric!
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

I like this skirt, and I usually wear trousers, so that's saying something. I'll probably even make it now that I know where to buy the ruffle fabric, thanks for the tip on the good supplier by the way.
another one to add to my to-do list
Claire from Handmade by Claire Bear