These are the millions of threads it’s smart to cut off before attaching the ruffle. Also, notice the spools of thread on the sewing machine. I’ve sewn through two spools of thread for the three shirts and I still have two more dresses to go. Back to the fabric store I went for more thread.
A realization I had more than once while working on this project: It’s time for a new ironing board. This one tends to randomly collapse. Plus, I think my loyal readers are a bit tired of looking at the stained floral pattern.