Big difference, huh? I'll show you how I did this in about an hour. Very simple. I didn't choose these fabrics. My friend, Cheryl, did. She had a shirt embroidered for her dgd and wanted the jeans to match.
The belt was easy. I cut a 4" strip the WOF. Folded that in half, opened it back out and folded the edges in to meet the fold line. Fold again and stitch down both long ends turning in the short ends and stitching those closed.
Now for the ruffles. This is not rocket science, so no worries about getting these perfect. We wanted the ruffle on the bottom slightly larger than the other two.
Here are my pieces. I cut the pink polka dot at 3.5" X WOF and the other two 3" X WOF. 2 strips of each, but I wound up only needing one.
I hemmed the long edges using a rolled hem on my sewing machine because my serger is in the shop.
I tried ruffling the pink and purple together, but it wasn't as full as I wanted. You can see the pink isn't as full.
So I took it apart and ruffled them separately. I used my ruffler foot, but you can easily do this with a gathering stitch. I ran it right on top of my stitch line of my hem. We didn't want any length added to the jeans, so I only dropped the ruffle down 1/2" below the hem line of the jeans. I pinned the ruffle in place.
When you get back to the first pin, overlap the ruffle by 1/4" and mark with a pin.
I used my pinking blade to trim the seam.
This is why I say no need to worry about exact measurements. I have a smidge extra width on my purple ruffle. See where my finger is poking through? That's roughly 1/2" too much.
And it should look like this now.
Pin this back to your jeans legs and use a basting stitch to attach. **Note. I put a piece of tape on my machine and lined up the hem line of the jeans to be sure the ruffle was stitched on straight. If the ruffle
And here it is stitched on.
Repeat the same procedure with your next ruffle. I aligned it on the same seam so the seams would be stacked. I used a basting stitch again.
Now it's time for the last ruffle. I ran my ruffle stitch line right down the middle of this last piece. I wanted to be able to move it just above the first two ruffles to hide the seams.
And I thought I'd give you a modeled picture. Isn't she adorable??
Happy Birthday Emma!
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to ask any questions especially if I haven't made something clear.