make two rows of gathering stitches on the top edge of the ruffle. pin the ruffle at the side seams and at center front and center back. draw up the bobbin thread and distribute the gathers evenly and stitch.
take your bias tape and pin and stitch it at the top edge of the bodice over the ruffle. leave about 1" of tape free and unstitched at the back. bring the bias tape together and pin it to mark where to join the tape. stitch the tape together and trim, then finish stitching it to the bodice.
|disregard the fact that i didn't line up the top edges, i ended up trimming it even. i had|
some reason in my head at the time... don't know what it was though!
|bias tape is first pinned and sewn all the way around on the outside of the garment, except for a 1" opening|
|pinch the tape together to see where the pieces should be joined|
|pin it in place and make sure it will lie flat|
|stitch right in line with your pin markings|
|trim the bias tape then finish sewing to close the opening|
|fold tape up where you stitched and press|
|fold the inner edge of bias tape in and wrap the tape around the edge of the garment|
|pin from the outside in the "ditch" making sure your pin catches the inside edge of the bias tape|
|sew in the "ditch" from the outside|
|view from the inside. remember to leave an opening to insert the elastic.|
the rest is just as easy, and i'll finish it up tomorrow!