Dana Egbert from The Freckled Pear is up next with detailed instructions (plus a nice PDF download) for how to sew ruffles into a neckline. Hop over to take a closer look, then watch for the tutorial with a chance to win free patterns!

From Dana: I’m Dana Egbert… Pattern designer, extreme sewing enthusiast and obsessive collector of fabrics. I’ve sewn all my life, but becoming a “Gammy” really sparked my interest in making things for the grandkids. That led to opening an online shop specializing in handmade creations for babies and kids, as well as designing and sewing for several children’s boutiques. One of the aspects I’ve enjoyed most with these ventures is the design process. It was a natural step to want to get involved in pattern design. Now I enjoy sharing and facilitating the sewing and creation process for others with my patterns. I have an online shop called The Freckled Pear where my patterns can be found. Keep an eye out for some fun things I’ve been working on for the fall.