November 2, 2011
In the middle of September Lori interviewed Lynne for National Sewing Month as a podcast through Sew Forth Now. The theme was returning to sewing and one of the links Lori included was to Ruffle Fabric and a tutorial for making a ruffle skirt. I immediately ordered both the silvery grey and a rich brown ruffle fabric.
I thought the ruffles would run parallel to the selvedge, so I ordered 2 yards (needing enough to round my hips). However, the ruffles run perpedicular to the selvedge so my 2 yards of each color was enough to make 4 knee length skirts - for adult women! Of course it helps that one of the friends I made a ruffle skirt for is short - seriously - her skirt is 18" long verses mine at 26".
These are super easy to make, althought I'm not sure how to wear it. (and honestly - posture?) I'm not positive the sweater was the best choice, I think a belted button down might have been better.
While JB said it was just "Meh" it was fun to wear and I felt girly all day long. So - do you have any styling tips? How would you wear a ruffly skirt?