I had never made ruffles before. This was big! Following directions I have read on so many other blogs, I set my tension on my machine to the highest it would go, with a long basting stitch. It was awesome! As I sewed through the middle of the strips, the fabric came off the machine perfectly ruffled! I pinned it on, sewed through the middle (after I adjusted the tension and stitch back to normal) and Ta Dah! Some freezer paper stencil magic (my husband is whiz with that exacto knife!) and a Syracuse jersey/dress was ready to wear!
(Don't you take pictures of garments hanging from your microwave door? No? Oh...)
I think my ruffle should have been narrower, it's a bit heavy.
But not heavy enough to slow this kid down!
Ah, the secret to getting a toddler to be still for a few seconds to take a picture. Give her a cracker.