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genevieve | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I am planning a waterfall of not-quite circlular ruffles vertically down the front of a knee length silk dress I am running up for a wedding. Does anyone have advice on the doing this? I want to graduate the fall to only an inch at the hemline, but starting at the scoop neck with ruffles 6+ inches wide. Mostly, what I am hoping for is suggestions about the size (angle/degree) of each segment I will need to add into the drafted frill. Happy New Year everyone Genevieve.


  1. Josefly | | #1

    Thought you might find this link helpful. The directions are for how to draft a flounce for a sleeve - not what you asked for, but the process will be somewhat the same. I suggest you cut several different curves using either muslin, or perhaps a roll of paper towels, to see if the flounce will have as much fullness or "ruffling" as you want.

    The blog entry is dated 1/04/10. Hope it is useful to you.


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      genevieve | | #2

      Many thanks Josefly - just what I wanted!

      1. Josefly | | #3

        Good. Good luck with your dress; it sounds lovely. I'd love to hear more about how it turns out.

      2. KharminJ | | #4

        Oooh!Oooh! Pictures, too, if you can! :)


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