tart by stitching the ends of each ruffle strip together to make one continuous circle of fabric. Finish the lower edge of each ruffle with a narrow hem – turning the edge under ¼” and then another ¼” Then, machine-stitch close to the second folded edge; this will form a 1/4" wide top-stitched hem. Press.
|This shows the 1/4" wide top-stitched hem on 2 of the ruffles.|
#2 Sew the 2 pieces for each tier together at the side seams. Press open seams.
#3 Using a long machine stitch, sew a row of gathering stitches 1/2" from the upper edge on each ruffle. Gently draw up the gathers on the top ruffle, distributing the fullness evenly, so that the gathered edge measures the width of the lower edge of the jean top yoke. With right sides together and the side seam of the ruffle matching one of the side seams on the jean yoke, pin the lower edge of the yoke to the upper edge of the first gathered ruffle. Sew it with the gathered side up using a 1/2 inch seam.
#5 Gather Ruffle 2 and sew it to the bottom of Connecting Tier 1.
#6 Sew Connecting Tier 2 to the bottom of Connecting Tier 1 and on top of the Ruffle 2.
#7 Gather Ruffle 3 and sew it to the bottom of Tier 2.
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#8 Finish the seam allowances with either zig-zag stitches or serge them.
|inside of skirt|
|Now you are ready to sew the flowers to the outside of the skirt along the lower yoke seam of the jean top.|
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