How the heck do you create a ruffle in something over 150 inches long without breaking a few basting stitches in the process? The answer is ... string. Thin string. You apply it to the (wrong side of the) fabric with a zig-zag stitch (hint: make that zig-zag stitch fairly long and wide to make your life easier), making sure to leave 3 or 4 inches of string on either end to give you something to pull on.
Ever wondered how retailers keep clothes looking great after makeup, deodarant stains, picks and piles. Here are the secrets I learned to repairing clothes based on my time in an upscale clothing store. DIY fashion fixes!