July 25, 2010

Everybody's Doing It.

Well maybe not everybody - but certainly lots of people. Angie even had a tutorial. It wasn't nearly as horrible as it sounded. First I wound 2 bobbins with white elastic thread. Then, I stitched row after row of straight stitches. Separated only by between 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch. It's not exact and it's not always straight. Fabric came from Marjie last summer. She had it - didn't love it. I already used half of it to make a skirt for me that needs hemming. So I used the rest to make a skirt/dress/swimsuit cover up for the Princess. It looks tiny - but it fit over my hips so it'll fit you fine ;)

10 comments :

  1. I think I'll leave that one alone. Maybe a few years and pounds ago.

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  2. I'm so glad that fabric went to good use! It was just going to live on a shelf forever if it stayed here. That's a cute beach coverup. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who ends up with wavering rows of supposedly straight stitching.

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  3. It looks like the perfect summer skirt.

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  4. so is it like smocking?
    i love the fabric!
    you make me want to sew!

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  5. I have the elastic to do it, but I cheated and bought some pre-shirred fabric...it was 60% off (my justification) Made a heckuva a nice easy sundress! :)

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  6. Darling!! Will it arrive in time to go to the Hamptons with her?!

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  7. 人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

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  8. That is a pretty skirt! I don't know that I would have the patience to try it. Maybe a few easy things more before I get braver with my sewing machine ...

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  9. It fits, and I love it! Thanks!!

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