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Friday, December 21, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I always find there aren't enough selection of tops for girls to coordinate with skirts. Especially during the holiday season. There's frilly, fancy skirts. Then there's lovely, sparkly tops. But you can't pair them together. And I always feel a simple tee won't do a frilly, fancy skirt justice.
So I took matters into my own hands, and made my own.
It's perfect with all her skirts and with the color being an off white, it goes with anything!
You'll need an plain shirt, lace and scrap jersey knit material (preferably in the same color as your shirt).
Cut your knit fabric in strips using your rotary cutter or scissors.
With your sewing machine on the highest tension and the longest stitch, ruffle your strips of fabric.
Begin by pinning on one strip of the ruffled fabric, like so.
Sew it on to the shirt going along the existing stitch.
Then, lift your ruffle and pin on your lace using the same length. You want the lace to show, but just not the top of the lace.
Sew it on the same way.
It should look like this so far.
Continue along doing as many layers as you like, I went with 3 layers of each.
I love how its fancy without being overwhelming. And the best part is, my daughter LOVES it!
Hope you have a fabulous Christmas, everyone!!
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
First off, I used sheer ribbon and an embroidery needle and thread.
I cut the ribbon in half lengthwise.
Then began to sew along the bottom edge of my ribbon strip, like this.
Once I had about 8 inches or so of the ruffled ribbon, I knotted the end of my thread and cut it off.
Then spiraled the strip so that I had a few layers of the ribbon stacked like a rosette.
After adding a few stitches to keep it together, I burnt the edges of the ribbon.
Using a pretty filigree button for the center, I stitched it in the center with the embroidery thread.
For the back, I cut a circle of red felt and glued it on.
For the other flower, I used a thin, white gauzy fabric and a jar lid for a template.
Once I had a circle shape, I layered my fabric and pinned. Then cut out my circles all at once. You'll need 6 or more circles.
I kept 2, then trimmed the other 4 down to two different sizes. Two of each size.
Then using a lit candle, I burnt all the edges of my circles.
Then I stacked each circle, biggest to smallest and stitched the center a few times.
I then used 3 pearl colored beads for the center and sewed them on with a needle and thread.
Then I used white felt and cut a two circle shape, like this.
Hot glued onto the side of my headband.
And then glued on my flowers.
You are done!
Fancy enough for this gal!
Have a terrific day!!