Anyways, I embellished the white T and made the cute chiffon ruffle skirt. Fun stuff!
The embellished T went a little like this:
I found a white t-shirt in her closet that had some stains on the front of it. Then I took some ribbon and folded over and over and over to cover the stain on the collar:
I then cut out a heart in a green fabric and pinned it to the front of the shirt at a bit of an angle:
I first would like to say that if I make another one of these I will definitely buy the no fray satin. I can't believe how much this stuff frays. so on to the skirt. supplies needed:
- 1 yard of knit
- 2 yards of chiffon
- one container of 4 yard elastic
- a quarter yard of satin
fold this over twice and sew into place. This is the bottom of your skirt. Now fold the piece in half and sew up the sides using a zig zag to make it secure. Next fold down the top top of the fabric a half an inch and then another inch. This will be where you put the elastic waste band. sew this up leaving an opening to get the elastic band through. Now attach a safety pin to both ends of the elastic band (I made my elastic band 26inch) attach one end to the skirt with the safety pin and pull the other safety pin through the casing (the part that you just sewed on the top of the skirt). Work the elastic through and close the casing by sewing in place.
Set your skirt aside and make some chiffon ruffles. Cut about an eight inch thick by 72 inch long (it should be 72 inch if you have two yards) strip of chiffon. Do this three times. Now put your stitch length on a higher setting ( I have a Brother sewing machine and I put mine on 4.5). Fold over the chiffon and stitch down the side close to edge of fabric. When finished, take the top stitch a slowly pull until fabric starts to bunch together. repeat repeat repeat:
Do this for all three ruffles. To join the ends together flip the sides under and together. This way you won't see the stitching on the ruffle. Now cut the knit about two inches above the top ruffle. Then cut about 3 inches below the elastic casing on the top. This will make it a shorter skirt ( leggings with it will be perfect). Now re attach the two pieces:
here. Attach this ribbon right below the elastic: