September 1, 2011
So, I had bought some lace a while ago for really cheap ($2 a yard) thinking it would be a cute skirt. I hadn't gotten around to making it quite yet, but I had the idea in my head. And then I got my DownEast Basics catalog, and there was my idea, right in front of me. So I knocked it off - or maybe they knocked it off of my and my unspoken-lace-skirt-vibe. Anyways.....true to DIY, mine's super cheap, although I'm sure theirs is better constructed.....
So, grab a rectangle of lace and lay it over a rectangle of fabric (I used sheet, of course). Both need to be already hemmed, so do that first. The rectangle needs to be as long as you want it, and big enough that you can hold it away from your waist quite a ways.
Then cut a piece of big fat elastic the size of your waist. See how the fabric is longer than the elastic??
I made the fabric flower by using a Rolled Fabric Flower for the center and a Gathered Fabric Flower surrounding that, using ripped strips of fabric. Hot glued it all together and onto a clip. I had all that laying around, so it was free (versus the $8 from DownEast).
That's it - wear and enjoy. You can make it - really!! Go try it!
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