Just because a design works for one fabric doesn’t mean it will work for another. I made a pattern that I want to make in denim. The denim is a bit heavier then quilting cotton.This means that ruffles and elastic gathers work differently. This means that I will be sent completely back to the drawing board to craft a new pattern. I am starting from scratch to get to the same end result as the cotton version.
Here’s my first attempt. I worried about the pointing bib edges.
The drape of the skirt was just what I wanted. Why I had a burning desire to work with twill tape, I have no idea but there it is.
I made various bibs, shorter ruffle, gathered more, gathered less…
My worse attempt looks tight and like someone who snarls a lot would wear it…..
I also tried cutting more of a curve, less of a curve, even straight line….
And since the bobbin ran out, I used a darker thread as it was only a sample and didn’t matter. I liked the darker thread. Definitely using the darker.
This is my last attempt and what I like best so far. It has a straight edge, a wide ruffle with slight gathers with dark thread topstitching.
Onward to a formal pattern and then samples to test.