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How to make ruffles

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Model: Me (my hands, my machine, ...)
Photographer: :iconalethia-ava-alicia:
Manipulation: in Ps CS4, all made by me
Sewing: Me
Background: [link] I found it randomly in the internet ...

I promissed myself to do a tutorial about ruffles. The reason why I'm doing this it's to help future cosplayers or any other kind of person who has interests in sewing.

When I started cosplaying I didn't knew a thing about sewing in a machine. Everything was new to me. When I finally got my hands in a machine, I couldn't figure it out how to do such a simple thing as a ruffle. I've heard many ideas of my fellow cosplayers and this one was the most easy and fastest method, tho it's not the profissional one (so I've heard)

Hope you like it :3

P.S: My english it's not so great as you can see, any doubt just comment
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SoulClowWinx's avatar
Nossa, muito útil e achei fofo Giggle  E vou fazer  cosplay de Card Captor Sakura no proximo ano, isso vai ajudar :happybounce: 
Cat-sama's avatar
Tente e depois diga-me como correu por favor. É para ter feedback :D
SoulClowWinx's avatar
Ok! Amanhã eu vejo se dá pra comprar o material que falta.
Cat-sama's avatar
Força nisso!!
LauhMalfoy's avatar
this is really handy :D and pretty straightforward :) excelente trabalho!
Cat-sama's avatar
Ahah! Obrigada :D Espero que te ajude :3
necronekochan's avatar
ahhh this looks interesting, next time I need ruffles I'll give it a try! :D
Cat-sama's avatar
Nice! Please give feedback :heart:
MisatoLx's avatar
better yet, if you use large stitches and make two parallel rows of stitching (around 5-8mm apart), you control the ruffle better to end up even (and not in lumps) when you sew it to the flat piece.

you can make the ruffles 1 1/2 the size of the flat piece for less fluffy ruffles.
Cat-sama's avatar
Thank you so much for the advise! Gotta try that one but I'm afraid the gathering will be harder. You only use large stitches? You don't lower the pressure?
MisatoLx's avatar
both my machines are old, one from the 30's (pedal) and another from the 60's (electric). the newer one needs repairing and I'm not using it now, but neither can regulate the pressure. or do you mean the thread tension?
anyway, just the largest stitches the machine can do is usually enough. you can use thicker thread if you don't want it to break easily. I only change the tension according to the fabric thickness.
Cat-sama's avatar
Gosh what a typo. Yes, thread tension. Don't know what I was thinking when I wrote pressure ...

Thanks for the advise, I'll totally try it out! This tutorial just shows a simpler, yet amateur 'cause I don't have any sewing degree what so ever. It's always good that a professional like you "teaches" me how to do it right. Thank you so much :'3
MisatoLx's avatar
well, I also don't have any kind of degree (in sewing, mind you), I learned by myself and through books, the right books. I just have more experience ;)
anyway, I'm glad to be of some help.
Cat-sama's avatar
My mistake then ;_; Sorry if I'm bothering you with this!
MisatoLx's avatar
no problem ^^
ChoCoBa's avatar
bom plano =O eu normalmente faço á mao!!!! acho que vou experimentar este metodo =D
Cat-sama's avatar
Experimenta e depois dá feedback, comigo resulta muito bem :3
MirianRose's avatar
Experimentei isto hoje =D acho que resultou
Cat-sama's avatar
Oh ainda bem! tens de fazer com cuidadinho para a linha não romper :S
MirianRose's avatar
eu sei, ela tentou várias vezes mas eu não deixei
Cat-sama's avatar
Faz um ponto mais largo e solto então :3 às vezes ajuda bastante!
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