If you are terrified of gathering like I was up until, oh, about an hour ago...check out this tutorial by Stephanie from Girl. Inspired. It seems that two lines of basting stitches + steaming your gathers is the key to keeping your ruffles neat and clean as you put them through your sewing machine or serger. BIG THANKS TO STEPHANIE, I shall now go forth and ruffle with confidence! Mine turned out great on this project.
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