Friday, June 11, 2010
I once used a pattern for tank top with rows of ruffles, with a blue light woven rayon, probably last summer. The result was no good on me. It was OK because the garment was made for my acquaintance but not mine. Technically, the tank top and those ruffles were pretty itself, and same as on the real owner. They weren't OK on me (I was allowed to put it on as I had to check my sewing). They looked excessive and I looked some strange and shabby round marine creature, if I have to explain. Ruffles look just too bulky on a certain kind of people, there are others who are highlighted their beauty by those flutterings around body, though.
On the last weekend, I found this white rayon jersey in my stash and I suddenly got an idea. I thought that I might be able to sew my wearable ruffles with the same pattern, if I made them in jersey. The ruffles might look less excessive. Jersey might help me, the pattern was made for woven fabrics though. I was fairly sure of it. So I checked. I omitted a side zipper and pinched an inch at both sides from the tank. I used a light silk/cotton for the upper back bodice.
Because I didn't take pictures of the first one on me, I know you can't tell differences anyway. However I can tell you that I think it's OK this time. What do you think? Jersey has made the ruffles less empowered and I feel I'm in control. cool!
I recommend you to give a thought on jerseys if you have the same kind of bitter memories on your ruffle patterns.
pattern: anneecotton* 587, tank top with rows of ruffles
fabric: thin viscose-rayon jersey and light weight silk/cotton plain woven fabric