Vanessa of V and Co has posted some really cute tutorials using ruffle fabric, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Here's what I made out of one yard (it's 54 inches wide).
First, I wanted to try the ruffle tote. So I made two.
This one is for me.
The lining is my favorite Heirloom print.
The second one is for [name redacted]. The lining is actually purple in real life.
I made the flowers using Vanessa's Flower Corsage tutorial.
After making those, I had just enough fabric left to make a ruffle scarf.
Kindly excuse the weird self-portrait.
I had to fudge it a bit and cut my strips at 12 inches instead of 14, but it works just as well! Not bad for 1 yard of fabric!
The ruffle fabric is definitely a little different to work with. It's very stretchy, so cutting it accurately is hard. But that stretchiness also makes it very forgiving. If you can keep your ruffles out of your seams, you're in good shape. I'm interested to see how it holds up with use, but I'm happy for now, and I marked someone off my Christmas list!
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