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Old 07-08-2015, 10:18 PM
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Hey gang.
I have a pattern for a bag that is really cute, but I want to make the ruffles a little bigger. The pattern for the ruffle is a circle with an oblong circle that stretches to make the ruffle open out to fit the strip. (confused?) What I want to know is: If I make the outer circle larger will that make the ruffles longer so that they are looser? I wish I knew how to make a diagram, but technically challenged is my middle name.
Can anyone help before I just try it on my own and make a mess?
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:57 PM
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I think it is the depth that needs extending. Try with a sheet of paper. Not to sure what an oblong circle looks like.
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Old 07-09-2015, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
I think it is the depth that needs extending. Try with a sheet of paper. Not to sure what an oblong circle looks like.
An oblong circle is an oval.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:44 AM
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Which pattern is it? Why or why wouldn't one just ruffle a strip? No way would I cut out circles to "ruffle". Lots of fabric waste IMHO. I would love to see the pattern cover.

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Old 07-09-2015, 06:36 AM
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I have never done a bag with that type of ruffle but I did extend a circle (used as the bottom ruffle) several inches for an apron pattern for my daughter who is tall and wanted the apron longer. Take a piece of muslin and cut a new ruffle the size you are thinking of and pin it on to see if it will work. Not sure if this advise will help any but give it a shot.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:22 AM
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Cutting a ruffle from a circle allows it to "coil".
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:03 AM
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I would like to see the pattern. For my info.
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:18 AM
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If you are unsure, you can use newspaper or old muslin to make the ruffle any width/length you want, and play with it before you commit to cutting your fabric.
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Dottymo oblong circle was my very own play on words. The whole thing looks like a flat football. I think I figured it out with some scraps, will TRY to post a pic when done, this bag is really adorable and I had to have one for myself.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:59 AM
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"Cutting a ruffle from a circle makes it coil" and that is exactly what I want it to do. I drew one on graph paper, and it is going to be ok. I am anxious to show you guys the finished piece. Hang on, Dr for daughter today, but tomorrow is mine and I am going to spend the whole day in the sewing room. Finally have a little help for one day, and I am going to take advantage of it. (Locking the door)
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