Pattern: Farbenmix Caroline
Caroline is a cute tiered skirt with leggings. The leggings come in three lengths.
Fabrics: Mad Sky Daisy print for the skirt and Stella in lime for the shorts.
The leggings underneath
Close up of the gathering
For both tiers I used my ruffler foot, but with the upper tier I made sure the gathering stitches were on the seam line. With the bottom tier the gathering stitches were too far from where I was sewing the seam because I'd forgotten that I'd cut my pieces with a 6mm seam allowance. (sometimes I use a 1cm seam allowance.) The gathering stitches were over 1cm from the edge, so too far where the seam was stitched.
My second mistake was that I didn't use my walking foot when I sewed together the middle and bottom tier. I just did it on the overlocker. So the two factors combined gave me uneven gathering that looks really flat. When you use a walking foot, it doesn't compress and push the gathered piece as much as a standard presser foot. It is also important to make sure your gathered piece is on top, so that you can adjust and make sure the gathers stay even.