My Ruffles have been gathered, and thankfully none of my gathering thread broke during the process. Next stage was to attach them to the skirt lining, remembering to attach it to the wrong side of the skirt lining (on my test one I did it the wrong way round) this way the inside of the dress is nice.
I am really pleased with the softer tulle and glad I didn't use the rather stiff white net I used first time round, and as you can see the skirt is able to stand up entirely on its own, which is mainly due to the organza. The other benefit of this softer tulle is that it wasn't so rough to handle, and should be nicer for the little ones to wear.
As you can see from the picture of the wonderful can can dancers, there are nearly as many ruffles in these little bridesmaid dresses as they have ha ha.
I didn't spend as much time sewing tonight because I thought I had better bite the bullet and tidy up my sewing room a little. My lovely friend Viv is coming on Friday to help me fit my dress muslin, so I figured I had better make some room up in the sewing den before she arrives.
Catch you later...................