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Fold inside and press the allowances of the narrow ruffle edges and the long ruffle edge. Stitch the edge, using a small and narrowly adjusted zigzag stitches. Cut the overlapping allowances close to the stitch line (a).
TIP: Test it using a piece of waste fabric. Use sewing machine thread or darning cotton. Test the stitch adjustment and the thread tension.
Ruffle III: Double stitch along the long edge, using large stitches. Tighten the under threads to the length of the princess seam, tighten from the top to the cross line. Knot the threads. Distribute the width equally (b).
Baste the ruffle III onto the side front piece, starting from the top to the cross line. The allowance of the shoulder seam is overlapping (arrow) ©.
Stitch the front princess seams according to the text and the drawing no. 2 (seam 1), thereby enclosing the ruffle. Trim allowances, neaten altogether and press inside the front center piece.
Ruffle I and II: Trim the allowances of the rough edge to _” (0.5 cm) and neaten. Double stitch along the edge, ones 1/16” (2mm) and another _” (7mm) from the edge according to the text and drawing no. 4. Tighten the under threads of the ruffle to the length of the front piece line where the ruffle will be applied. Knot threads. Distribute the width equally.
Baste the ruffle II onto the side line of the front piece, the right sides are facing, and stitch between the ruffle rows. Press the ruffle towards the side edge (d). Stitch the edge narrowly (e). Stitch the ruffle II in the same way onto the front line.
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