Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dear Fluffie Rufflie Pantaloon Purchasers:

One day I woke up and looked here at my pages and noticed that my Fluffie Rufflie Pantaloon tutorial is missing. I dont know what happened. Its just gone. So my profuse apologies and I beg your forgiveness if you came here looking for help and there was none to be had!

What you CAN do while Im working on making a new tutorial for you is to follow most of THESE instructions for the Fluffie Rufflie Dance Pants. You wont be working with a knit upper body, so the construction for your pantaloons will be similar, but not the same.

Seam allowance for the Fluffie Rufflie Pantaloon is half an inch. You can serge (overlock) the edges, but sew it with your straight stitch. This will give your garment more durability.

Fold the upper part of the Pantaloon over to form a 2" casing for your elastic. After you have stitched down your casing (leaving about a 1.5 inch opening in the back to insert your elastic.

The rest should be basically the same - you'll just have a lot more fabric to handle and a wider pant leg to attach the flounces to.

Hope that helps for now!


Rose said...

Hi, Kathleen,

thank you for the great tutorial on making your lovely fluffy ruffly pants. I bought one of your patterns last year, but I haven't made it up (yet) I really appreciate all the detailed pictures. I noticed that the insert/bands were cut out in two colors: Black and white, but I cannot figure out where the white bands were used in the finished garment (I don't see them when the trouser leg was turned inside out). Am I missing a key instruction?

thank you again!

Rose in SV

Kathleen Crowley said...

Hi Rose! I can see how I was confusing you with this, and as soon as I can get to it, I'll take some better photos to illustrate the steps!

Dont pay attention to the leg band colors in the tutorial. I was just trying to show the steps to making these pants and I was obviously using several different pairs of pants in progress. But I can see now how that would make someone want to pull their hair out - so thanks for mentioning this!

There will be 5 tiers of circled flounces that need to be sewn onto these leg bands in the order of your preference. I was attempting to show the steps to sewing them onto the bands and what it will look like inside out. Try not to pay attention to the various colors that I used - there are no missing steps! Thanks!

Rose said...

HI, Kathleen,

Thank you for the explanation-I understand now. Thank you a bunch!

Rose in SV

Kathleen Crowley said...

So glad I could clear this up!
Happy sewing!!