Double Feature : : Give Away & High Waisted Skirt Tutorial
Happy Summer! We just returned from (not so) sunny Santa Cruz for a little multi-family camping adventure! 9 families total, breaking down to 18 grown ups, 23 kids and 2 buns in the over - (nope, not prego, my bakery is closed) With the 100 degree heat back at home, the overcast high 60's were a welcome change!
Now i'm back, and with some exciting news for you. I'm offering a GIVEAWAY over at The Junk House to help Sam celebrate her 25th birthday! You can enter up to 3 times. Here's how: :
Become a follower of Sam's blog The Junk House
Become a follower of my blog
Create a posting about the giveaway on your blog!
Good Luck! I can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!
Now let's get on to this adorable skirt. I saw it on Sugartart Crafts and I knew I had to have one! Since there was not a tutorial included in her post it was up to me to figure it out! She did mention that it was made from one rectangular piece of fabric and she used elastic thread so with that, I was off to Joann's. We have a special "Western" event coming up later in the summer that I wanted my girls to have matching attire for so I went with this red with white polka dot pattern. Western, but still appropriate for other occasions as well.
When I got home, my non-sewing self wrestled with the sewing machine for a bit and concluded that elastic thread just wasn't my thing. I decided to "wing it" by sewing the inside of the fabric directly to a 1 inch wide elastic. Worked perfectly! It was a fun trial and error project for me and a good excuse to call up my sewing expert friend for a little help.
For the rest of you who aren't up for the guessing games, Toni over at Sugartart Crafts followed up her post with a tutorial - due to such a positive response from her readers. Yay! Go check it out!
I love this skirt so much! I can't wait to make more in other colors!
Before there was a Martha, there was a Belva June who sewed her own drapes, dyed her own hair, had dinner on by 5 and never left the house without make-up! I'm using all her old secrets and making them new. This is my DIY blog where classic is the new mod!