Friday, March 24, 2017

Use it Up (And learning a new skill)

I really don't like wasting fabric.  I had just enough left from the gown I made myself to make a simple doll gown.
I had to turn a piece on its side for the ruffle....but I don't think it matters that much.
In the process, I used up the last remnant of the pink bias binding, the last of the bunny fabric, and I learned something new.
This was my first experiment ruffling and sewing it on at the same time.
Normally I make a ruffle and then add it.
It isn't perfect, but now that I know how it works (and pulls in the foot) I won't be afraid to try it again.


  1. It looks great. I don't think it matters either that the fabric is turned on its side. :)

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    1. Thanks. We have several American Girl Dolls in our house. I used to sew for my daughter and make matching outfits for her dolls.

  3. Cute! Isn't it fun to learn something new? Been trying forever to find a zipper foot for my sewing machine. ANd one day I need to get out the DVD that came with it and learn how the button hole maker works.


    1. Thanks! I am always happier when I am learning something. I don't know why. (What kind of machine do you use?).

      The new buttonhole makers are a million times easier to use than the old "line it all up by hand" buttonholes were. I could do those, but talk about frustrating lol

  4. Cool! I am not a very good seamstress so this sounds difficult to me. You could even turn making AG clothes into a profit making endeavor if you wanted to


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