Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fear No Ruffle!

My mother-in-law gave me a little package of odd attachments to a sewing machine....
Among them was a ruffling foot. Ah....a ruffling foot....Up until now, I did NOT like making ruffley gathering threads broke and I would sew it on w/ gapping flat places and then tightly gathered areas...all uneven...irritating...frustrating...

 Megan's little three tiered skirt took less than an hour to make - that's ironing, cutting, ruffling and sewing! (and w/ some minor distractions!)
But now, I have spent a couple of days sewing....(not straight sewing, mind you...I do have many children at home that are being schooled, and today Sarah teaches lessons, so I have friends coming and going all day w/ their children)  - sewing; happily, cheerfully, joyfully making ruffles!

Thank you! Grandma Nancy!
Hooray for Twirl Skirts!


  1. I am in awe! Less than an HOUR! These skirts are absolutely gorgeous.... as are the wearers, I must say! What lovely photos. But I'm still sitting jaw-dropped at the skirts. Is it wrong to envy the skill you have??

  2. I still like a 'twirly' skirt myself, lol!
    Your skirts look really wonderful, Keri.
    Well done !!
    I love the colours and the ruffles :-)
    What lovely photos of your pretty girls, too.
    I can see they are enjoying your new creations!

  3. Very cute skirts and the girls are precious twirling and modeling their ruffles!

  4. Keri, These are adorable! I have wanted to ruffle attachment (even though I rarely sew). These skirts are wonderful and twirly. I know my little girls would love to twirl just like your little girls.

    I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

    You have precious children.

  5. Those are absolutely adorable! You did such a great job!!! I have always wanted to learn to sow...But for now, Charae does all the sowing :)

  6. Those skirts are gorgeous! I never even heard of a ruffling foot before! How does it work?!

  7. Those skirts are so delightful! I wish I was young enough to wear one :0)

    And your little girls are so sweet, twirling away in the grass.

  8. The skirts are so cute, and so are your girlies! :)

  9. Wow, I had not heard of a ruffling foot. I "need" to look into that! Thank you for sharing this. And I LOVE love love your dd's skirts. I only wear skirts and I would love to make a skirt like the three tiered one. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  10. Keri,

    Your daughters look very cute in their three tiered ruffled skirts. So glad that you found an easier and less frustrating way to make them. :)


    -L. Rose

    P.S. I wanted to listen to the Beth Moore video, but it didn't show-up on my computer. Ugh! Maybe it's my browser?