Thursday, 24 January 2013

Vintage frills

I'm really enjoying the ruffler foot on my new machine - can you tell!!??

It is so smooth and easy to use that I have been ruffling up a storm, making these two little skirts for Misses A and G as well as another in apricot as a gift for Miss G's little kinder buddy.


These are made with a really soft stretch tulle, trimmed with cotton lace and finished off with a handmade satin flower.


One has a beaded centre while the other has a very sparkly jewel button as chosen by the owner of the skirt.


These are a fun thing to sew as I really enjoy mixing and matching the trims and decorative elements, and quite rewarding to make as far as time goes too.

They are 'fancy' enough to wear out to a party or dinner but functional too, as they can simply be tossed in the machine once they get dirty.

Now, how about something for me...

10 comments:

Leah said...

They're so pretty Karen

Mary said...

These skirts are adorable! I'm curious about a ruffler foot...off to investigate now :).

Tanya said...

Hi dear friend, you've inspired me to write a blog post- it's been a while- since I've read any blogs or visited mine- but it was so lovely to see all the great things you have been up too. Sewing day with the girls is great- impressive end results. And, swoon over your red mod bag- did you want to keep it?

Belinda said...

STUNNING! My ruffling foot never worked well, and is now broken :( I think I need to invest in a brand specific one, rather than the universal ruffler I bought.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Your skirts are gorgeous! Love the fact you can throw them in the wash. So easy. :)

KathyB said...

Love the skirts, do you have a pattern or tutorial on making them, my granddaughters would love one or two? Very envious of your new machine, my Janome is 20 years old, might be time to start saving for a new one!!

Green Mama said...

Hi Karen- just a quick message to let you know I have just linked to you in a post- I bought that giant roll of lycra off you? We had the party on Saturday, and the fabric was perfect! Although do you think I managed to get a photo of the draping in place??

Cheers

Holly

Ellieboo said...

You make ruffling foots look easy....are you sure they are that easy? :) Skirts look fancy nancy and gorgeous

Kylie said...

Something for you, I can't wait to see what it is.
The skirts for the girls look great (I'm guessing there will be a third soon)

Austysmum said...

These are gorgeous! I hate ruffling but love ruffles so have been thinking about a ruffled foot for a while. I think you just won me over!