Anyway, I figured I'd start with something simple, so I selected this New Look pattern 6960.
|I decided to view A/B, but without the embellishments|
|armhole detail - can you see how it is finished off?|
When it came to doing the hem, I decided at the last minute to add a ruffle. So I cut 2 inches off the bottom and cut a few strips of left-over fabric for the ruffle. I had bought a ruffle foot for my machine a couple of months ago, but this is the first time I have ever used it. It's a wonderful piecing of engineering! I love it. It's very easy to use and make a great pleat. It took me a while to figure out what ruffle setting to use and what stitch length but once I had that sorted, I was off like a rocket. Again, I used bias binding to finish off the hem seam, just to make it neater.
|a close-up of the ruffle. You can see how the seam was finished off as well.|