- I wanted mine to twirl when I spun around (I was in a nostalgic mood today I guess. :) so instead of one piece of fabric that was 1.5x my hip measurement, I used two pieces. It worked perfectly, and it was extra ruffly.
- I used 1" elastic (because that's all I could find...)
- I sewed two rows of machine basting (one with 1/4" allowance and one with 1/2" allowance).
- Instead of one long row of basting all across the length of the fabric, I did my two rows halfway across the fabric, left long threads, and then basted along the other half. This gives you more threads to pull to make the ruffles.
PS, the red top is my very first refashion, attempted after this tuxedo top from DownEast Outfitters.
What are you doing for The Fourth? David and I are headed down to Sandy to visit family and see OneRepublic! Last Fourth of July was one of the best weekends of my life, so I'm pretty excited to head down there. :)
I'm showing off my skirt at these parties!