But then....Kaila got into my bag of scarves that I've collected for future creations, and I decided to try to make a dress from one. Here's what happened:
Fold scarf in quarters, cut off point:
Cut apart, line up, fold down twice:
iron, sew with straight stitch, then do the ruffle technique from the last post:
Sew to the bottom of the t-shirt:
Ok, here's where I messed up:
First I put right sides together and sewed, but it made a strange poufy skirt. Poufy could be good, but this was NOT GOOD. So, I took it apart, and sewed it back together, with the skirt on the outside. That's how it is in the picture below, and I haven't taken it apart to try again, but if I do, I will sew it back together with the skirt on the inside and t-shirt on the outside, using a zig-zag stitch, so it stretches a little with the shirt.
If I make another one (not likely), I'll use 2 coordinating scarves, so there's not so much open space between the triangles and it's a little more modest. Then, I'll use elastic to ruffle it, instead of the loose-long stitch ruffle system that doesn't stretch.
Then, I decided to spice up the plain white t-shirt with some applique. Using a Creative Memories Custom Cutting System template, I cut a heart out of the leftover center of the scarf. Then I cut out a smaller heart freehand, and zig-zag stitched them onto the shirt.
As if that weren't enough experimental creating, I decided some ribbon flowers would be just perfect. So, thanks to Google, I found out how to do it from Make It Do.
I wound up not using the flowers on the dress, but I'll do another blog entry on them. and maybe I'll make a hairclip to go with the dress. But why? Since she'll probably never wear it outside the house
Here it is:
I really like the skirt part, but the top doesn't really work with it.
Back to the drawing board, or in my case, ironing board.