Saturday, 14 February 2015

Ruffles


No one can be a true Flamenco enthusiast without appreciating the beauty of Flamenco dresses, skirts and - RUFFLES! Having said that, I recently came across a lovely collection showcased in 2014 Mercedes-Benz fashion show. It's a fairly long video and while I'm unaware of the names of all the designers, I quickly fell in love with some of the more modern designs combined with traditional Andalusian aspects!

In this video, my favorite collections begins on or around 11:20 and continues through to about 22:20.




In the interest of not making this post solely about my personal appreciation of the designs, I wanted to ask if anyone, at any point, has attempted to create their own practice skirt - and if your answer is 'yes' - what ruffles do you prefer?

My knowledge of ruffles extends as far as circular ruffles, gathered ruffles and lastly continuous circular ruffles. It's hard to say which type I prefer the most because it all depends on how the ruffles are structured on the outfit.

There are also many ways to hem ruffles, such as using over-lock edge stitch, bias tape, cording (piping), trim or even fishing line!

Please share your preference or even lack thereof!


2 comments:

Anke said...

Circular ruffles definitely are more common for dance skirts. Gathered ruffles are a great choice when you are looking for a more "old fashioned" or antique look, or when you are short on fabric (they need a lot less) and/or want a light weight skirt.

Ana Ling said...

Thanks so much for your feedback, Anke. It's always great to hear a designer's perspective!

Haha. I am guilty of falling back on gathered ruffles when I don't have a lot of leftover fabric for cutting circular ruffles. (^_^;)