yup. I've officially dubbed the Ruffle Your Stuff project the "Candy Cane dress". You see, there are two pieces of fabric I was going to use... I thought they were the same stripe size, so I showed you the one with the red stripe dominating.... and then I realized they were different and decided I would use the white-with-red-stripes fabric and save the red-stripe-dominating fabric for something patriotic.
These were taken a few days ago... on Tuesday I sewed the lining and fabric together. It looks rather professional.
Yesterday I worked on the skirt.... The skirt is full, and will have a long ruffle on it. (or two?)
I stitched the hem of the ruffle by hand, and only stitched in the red stripes with red thread so it's less noticeable.
I'm still undecided about the sleeves, and whether or not I'll have two ruffles (a small, possibly white ruffle, on top of the large striped ruffle). That idea was in my earliest scetch: (as was the V neckline)
Please comment about what combination you think would look best.... particularly, the hem ruffle(s?).
Thanks for reading this!