Thursday, November 20, 2014
the ruffle at the hem
Well, since there was some interest, here is the dress with a ruffle basted on. I won't know how well I like it till it's done and I put it on.
What I'm trying to achieve is the look of a fuller petticoat underneath, but without bothering to make one. Here are some images I saved on Pinterest:
This dress is actually hanging outside a Welsh pub, and it is two layers - this kind of thing appeals to me greatly.
This is from Etsy, I believe. The ruffle isn't attached to the dress, but it could have been done that way.
This is called the Blanchefleur - it's really what I was thinking of. But my dress is fuller than this rather slim one, and the flounce is quite extended. So, mine isn't going to end up anything like that.
I just want to finish it and move on to something else, because it's way too cold now to be wearing it.
But never fear, I'll keep trying!