Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spicin' Up An Old Skirt

So, I have had this skirt in my closet for a really long time, it was a hand me down from a friend of mine, and I was thinking, maybe it needed a little pick me up... so here's what I did...
I followed this tutorial on how to make fabric flowers. I printed out their template for flower shapes, but then I added some of my own, a few larger and a few smaller than they suggested, and I folded the circles in half to get the fullness and fluff I was going for.
I held them together with a pin until I stitched them together and added a button in the center.
Then I tacked them to the skirt by hand, stitching the flower in place and making sure the back flower had some stitches as well, so that it wouldn't flop over once the skirt was on.
Here's how they turned out, they will fray a little when washed because of the raw edges, but I like that look!
Give your hand at it, find something in the closet that's been sitting there too long- a t-shirt, skirt, knit dress, hat, hnadbag or tote, a tank top, a baby onesie- that could use a new and updated look to bring it back to life!


Nicole said...

Too bad there isn't a creative pill I could take to be more like you :) Your ideas are always so FABULOUS!!

Andrea said...

I will work on making one of those... I don't know why I didn't think of that before! A creative pill would be my ticket! Thanks for the CREATIVE idea!!!