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Halloween Contest - Children

This Little Bo Peep costume was inspired by Janet Gilbert's silk dupioni dress in the 2007 November/December issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine.  The dress has a back-smocked center panel, with a...

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Re: Book Giveaway: "Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s"

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Re: Halloween Contest - Children

Debi, I just used a straight legged pants pattern for the pantaloons. I drew lines where I wanted the ruffles to be with a washaway marker. After narrow hemming the two upper ruffles and gathering them, I sewed them RST to the legs with the ruffle pointing toward the waistline along each marked line. Then I pressed the ruffles down toward the hem and top stitched them in place, thus encasing the raw edges. By encasing the raw edges like that, I had to allow at least another 1/2" in length for each ruffle. The bottom ruffle was simply sewn to the bottom of each leg, the seam serged, and then top stitched to hold the ruffle in place. I hope I explained that so that it makes sense! If not, I'll try again. :)

Thank you so much for your very kind compliment!