Did you see my guest post over at Making the World Cuter this past weekend?? If you missed it, here you go:
Today I want so share a quick Fabric Embellished Shirt and Headband:
The boutique look is such “the thing” right now, but those outfits seem really time-consuming to make and I’m all about being simple. I think you can get a great personalized look by just sprucing up something store-bought. For example, this shirt. My daughter was attending a birthday party so I needed to get a gift – I grabbed this shirt at Walmart – I think it was $3.50 (my goal is to spend under $5 on birthday gifts for my kids’ friends – I’m sure this will have to increase as they get older, but for now it’s worked). The shirt is fuschia, but my craft room cannot take a picture of hot pink/fuschia – ever. And then I had some scrap fabric sitting around:
The shirt already had a cute ruffle, so I thought I’d just embellish it a little more. I cut a strip of fabric and then hemmed one side and sewed it down (fold over and then fold over again for a nice edge). The other side I ran through my serger but you could zigzag it as well – anything to keep it from fraying.My strip was 1 1/2 inches wide (before I hemmed it) by 21 1/2 inches long,
Then I sewed a gathering stitch on top of the serged edge and pulled it to gather the strip into a ruffle. Below shows the start of my ruffling. You’ll then need to fold over each end and sew that so the end edges look nice.
After the strip is ruffled, pin it down under the existing ruffle on the shirt. Then sew again on top of the serged part (the sewing should be hidden under the original ruffle when you’re done).
It was a tight spot at the start and stop of the strip so I couldn’t sew there – so I grabbed my fabric tac glue (like liquid hot glue for fabric) and tacked down where I circled. The white dashes are where the hidden sewing should be.
Stay tuned – fun giveaway this afternoon….