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Adding a Ruffle to the Popover Sundress?

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    MyBellaGirl @MyBellaGirl

    I’ve seen a ruffle added to some of the dresses on Flickr. Is there a general calculation for cutting the ruffle? Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!

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    janimal @janimal

    I think it depends on how full you want the ruffle to be. I considered adding one recently, and I figured on cutting the ruffle one and half times larger than the bottom hem.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Is there a tutorial for how to do this? I have no where to start.

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    Sarvi, I would do it this way:

    1. cut strip of fabric

    width = 2 times the length you want for the ruffle

    length = 1 1/2 times the measurement of the bottom edge of dress

    2. fold the strip in half lengthwise and press

    3. unfold just at the short ends and stitch the ends together

    4. press seam open

    5. refold lengthwise along previously pressed line

    6. gather the strip along the raw edges

    7. sew ruffle to bottom of the dress, right sides together

    8. press seam allowance toward dress and finish raw edges

    9. edge stitch just above the ruffle, catching seam allowance in the stitching.

    I’m sure others would do it differently, but this should work for you. Have fun – I think it’s a very cute idea!

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Man, this is like having a magic box that can answer any question! Thank you so much, these instructions are just what I needed.

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    hmmmm…a magic box that answers questions…. I know – let’s call it the INTERNET! I know – I love it too!!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Sahm is becoming the new April !

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    Oh I don’t think so, mo5!! LOL

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    nimwe @nimwe

    thank you for sharing this

    have taken notes

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