13 October, 2013

~Ruffled leg pants~

'Remember the: pink and avocado dress for my granddaughter? Here is a better view of the matching ruffled leg pants. A pair of long pants in granddaughter's size were traced to make a homemade pattern. At mid-calf level, I cut the pattern off and added the wide ruffles. The ruffles are 2 times the width of the pants leg to allow for really full gathering. Be sure to add seam allowances. It was pure luck to find more of the avocado floral fabric, as it was a fat quarter. We were in a store after I'd given up on finding it, when mother asked,"Isn't this that fabric you need?" Yes, it was. So granddaughter Macey got the whole ensemble. This style is so popular now, and I am so happy because ruffles on girls' clothing are so adorable. Do you like the new styles in the boutiques? Here is a little tip on preventing elastic in waists from rolling and getting twisted: on the finished garment, stitch vertically through the waist at the center back and center front seams, and both side seams while lightly stretching the elastic. This technique really does help to solve that problem.
This pattern technique/finished garment is so easy to construct, so its rating is:

2 comments:

  1. These remind me of Edwardian childrens photographs. I bet they never had them this colourful though.

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  2. Cuuuuute! You are quite talented! Thanks so much for checking out my post about the olde book collection. :)

    Much appreciated!

    Jillian

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