Silly trends come and go and for the most part, my wise r 33 year old self who has spent years developing a grasp of what it means to dress - and sew - in a classic, timeless manner can see through, and therefore avoid, the ones that lack longevity. Then along come two silly trends in one season that make the three, 13, 23 and 33 year olds in me all rejoice. Ruffles, wrap skirts and clashing gingham Sounds wrong?
This MDS Stripes ruffle bottom skirt features a high rise waist with a pleated design and a long tiered hem. American Samoa. Antigua and Barbuda.
Making a ruffle aka gathering is a basic sewing technique that you can use a million different ways once you know how to do it. There are a lot of ways to ruffle or gather. In this tutorial, I create the ruffle as I sew, instead of gathering the fabric ahead of time.
An elastic waist is easy to construct and is forgiving in sizing. Before we start sewing, we need to know how big to make our skirt! Begin by measuring the waist of your child.