Ruffler Foot Made Sew Easy It's Hands Free!

If you've ever used a ruffler foot you will know you need to guide your fabric carefully.

I've been making a Victorian Gown. That means lots of ruffley goodness. I have about 150 meters of ribbon I'm using on this project most of which I've been pleating using my sewing machines ruffler foot. 
Carefully guiding that much yardage through would drive me insane!

I needed a way to make it easy and fast without needing a lot of concentration.

I needed to automate guiding that ribbon through.

It's so easy and simple and effective I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier.

Vintage Cuff Links

A Gentleman's Brass Cuff Links

Vintage Cuff Links in a row

These understated cuff links were found at a thrift store a few years ago by yours truly.
I don't know much about them.

A single brass cuff link

Obviously the original owner kept matching sets, possibly in case he lost one, that way he would always have matching spares.

brass cuff links piled together

It makes me think of dapper gentleman that open doors for ladies. Maybe they were part of his uniform.

Matching vintage cuff links

 There were four sets. Each set was tied together with a piece of string.

swivel cuff links post one turned the other not

They have the little swively post thingos that hold them securely in your cuff.

back view of cuff links

The flat triangular head is attached at a precise angle, for best effect when worn I suppose. 

4 sets of vintage cuff links

I wonder what he did for a living, perhaps he was a driver or a pilot, a soldier or a doorman?
What do you think the gentleman might have done to earn his bread?


  1. Hmm..maybe he worked as a house staff, such as a valet, who usually receives the past used items of the gentleman of the house that he serves. Although in that case, they will have seen two owners. :) P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)


    1. I like your theory :o) good luck with your costumes!


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