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Ruffle Wrap-around Pinafore

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Dress Front

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Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques taught by Amy Alan

Take your serger out of the closet! Learn the fundamental setup stitches, then make three posh projects: an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf.

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Category Sewing
Sizing Girls
Style Casual, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Funky
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What materials did you use? polycotton remnants in black, green, blue, purple, red, orange; threads, overlocker, snaps

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What are you most proud of? Making something cute and useful and using up some of the stash!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the last ruffle sit ABOVE the hem - it's really hard to deal with the loose ends of the ruffles neatly when four are in the seam allowance and one is not - I pinned it out of the way while sewing the lining on, then had to handstitch it to make it sit in the triangle shape to look as though it fits the curve of the dress. I also cut my threads off one of the ruffles to early and had the unsecured ends unravel - if only it hadn't been the very top one! So my advice is, don't trim any thread tails until they are in their final resting place and stitched down firmly!

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Awesome! I haven't taken my serger out of the box yet....but I've watched several of the lessons. Will probably get to it by end of Jan.

12/08/2012 Flag

Looks great

12/08/2012 Flag

Smart idea. Neat.

12/08/2012 Flag

giving me ideas for my Grand-daughter. Don't need an apron either but she would love anything with ruffles. Great job and always appreciate hearing the pitfalls before I make my own mistakes!!! Thanks for sharing.

12/08/2012 Flag

This is SO ADORABLE! What a great idea to use ruffles for a dress like this instead of the apron. I love it!

12/10/2012 Flag