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Adding a ruffle to the shorts

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    Profile photo of Cindy HardyCindy Hardy @Cindy Hardy

    I want to make some ruffled shorts for my DGD….has anyone used this pattern “as is” to do so? I really don’t like these kind of shorts slim. TIA, Cindy

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Where would you like to add the ruffle, my love?

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    Profile photo of Cindy HardyCindy Hardy @Cindy Hardy

    To the hem…like boutique shorts. I have tried pj patterns but they’re too slim and the stride is way too long!

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    Profile photo of Cindy HardyCindy Hardy @Cindy Hardy

    This is my first time posting. Please forgive my mistakes ( like posting twice and not being more specific in the subject line!).

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    No problems at all!

    Happy to have you here!

    I would add the ruffle to the front and pin and stitch the blinding over the top of it. That would give an ‘up’ ruffle.

    To add a ruffle pointing down the leg could be trickier, or you could finish the shorts as per instructions and then add a gathered piece to the inside, baste it and then topstitch it in place…..

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Although it’s not the puppet show shorts have you seen this tutorial for adding ruffles to the class picnic shorts? http://siestasandsewing.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/ruffle-shorts-tutorial.html

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    Profile photo of Jess M.Jess M. @mommy2maria

    Finally getting around to making these again, thank you Heidi for the ruffle link! I really need to get a Ruffler!

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    A ruffler is a great piece of equipment 🙂
    I’ve also recently been using elastic thread in the bobbin as a quick and easy gathering/ruffling method. I like it because I can easily stretch the gathered piece to fit.

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