|artwork by Marilyn Murphy|
I recently saw instructions for making ruffles that was brilliant (unfortunately I can't remember where). The kind where you don't gather them, they just gently ruffle as if cut on the bias. The technique was to just cut a spiral out of a small section of cloth, I mean
small, like I used one T-shirt sleeve for the ruffle on both legs of a pair of yoga pants! So I did that for a gray pair and then a black pair of pants. For the other black pair I used ric-rac trim around the hem which caused it to ruffle out on its own. Very cute.
I wore the gray pantaloons the next day under my reversible T-skirt with a tunic top, vest, and boots to a coffee date with a friend. We got to sit in front of the fire place drinking our cafe au laits. warm and cozy that.