I shared with you the Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles Outfit a few days ago and now I will share with you how it's made!
It begins with a plain white tee and some white leggings (I got mine from Wally World for about 3.50 a piece!):
Find some super cute fabric and cut your strips (You could even use coordinating fabrics!). I cut three for the top and four (two for each leg) for the bottoms. The top ruffles were about 4 inches by 52 inches. The ruffles for the leggings were about 3 inches by 20 inches. (the more fabric you use for the length, the "rufflier" your ruffles will be. Play with it and see what you like!)
Iron one side of your strip down about 1/4 inch. (If you do not have pinking shears then you can iron down both side to prevent fraying... and if you have a Serger, then I am jealous!)
Sew the side of the strip that you just ironed down:
Then fold your strip of fabric in half and sew the two ends together.
No do a RUNNING stitch (set your stitch length on the longest setting) around the top (the raw edge of the strip):
Pull ONE thread and create your ruffle! Then slip over one leg inside out AND upside down then stitch around the top (raw edge) end of the ruffle. I like to do the bottom ruffle first and work my way up:
Repeat the first steps again to add the second ruffle. Mine were about an 1/2 inch apart. Then repeat again and again for the other leg too!:
Sew ruffle onto the top:
And iron down:
Then add second and third ruffles. Mine were about an 1 1/2 inches apart.
And before you know it you have a cute outfit with ruffles, ruffles, RUFFLES!
How cute it this?! But wait! That's not the end...
Then I decided to get out my Silhouette and use the Heat Transfer Vinyl to add a little something to the top. But it did NOT work and I ruined the top (boooohooooo!)!... If ANYONE knows how to use the Silhouette heat transfer and it actually worked, PLEASE email me! I need major help! And yes, I followed the directions perfectly.....
Instead of pitching a fit and tossing Harper's newly ruined outfit in the trash, I decided that I could cover this major mistake up the "old fashioned way" with Heat n Bond and applique a bib with Harper's initials on it:
Then I decided to add ruffles around the bib and neck line. So I pinned the little ruffles on and stitched them down: