i am so bummed i forgot to take a before picture of this coat, but picture it with no ruffle and about 8 inches longer – kind of a knee length trench coat.
i cut 2 strips off the bottom of the coat, one strip about 5″ wide and the other about 5 3/4″ wide. the widths were different because the first strip already had a finished hem and the second strip had raw edges and needed to be hemmed to match the first strip.
i sewed both stripes together, end to end, did a couple basting stitches to make a ruffle, then stitched it to the coat. i finished it off with a top stitch to hold the ruffles down a bit.
i kind of love it, although i do look a bit like a ballerina in it now!