I am lucky to stay home with my four kids and enjoy all the fun that comes with it. I also (obviously!) love crafts and creating. Here's a picture of the whole gang from Halloween:
Today I am going to share a fun sewing craft for Valentine's Day (or really, any day - it's that cute!) I call it the Pink Fluff skirt. I tend to ramble, so below is the brief version - for a full tutorial, all the rambling and more pictures included, visit it on my blog: Pink Fluff Skirt Tutorial. Here we go - -
A quick synapsis of the tutorial:
--Use satin to make the base, or underneath part, of the skirt. I found a perfect tutorial over on Chica and Jo : the best part - their link to a tiered skirt calculator - how cool is that!? You just type in a waist and length measurement along with how many tiers you want, and voila, it does all the math for you. I'm still amazed!! I went with 3 tiers.
-- Don't complete the skirt by adding elastic and sewing the sides together - leave it flat to add the tulle (you don't have to, but it's easier this way).
--Gather strips of tulle. Mine are double-layered but if I had more tulle (you'll need more than you think - trust me!) I would have gone for a triple layer. You can stack your strips and gather the stack. Then lay out your strips onto to skirt to make sure you have enough and to determine your "look". I made one stripes and one gradiated.
--Sew the gathered tulle onto the skirt where you placed it. Then pull out your gather stitch.
--Slip elastic in the casing of the skirt (you followed the directions on the link and made a place to put the elastic, right?) and pin it on each edge. Then with right sides together just sew up the side seams. Cute, right?? --Total cost, about $2.75.
My models - they LOVE their Pink Fluff skirt!!
Remember, a longer-winded tutorial can be found HERE.
Also, I had scraps and made some skirts for my girls' dolls - check them out HERE, Pink Fluff for Dolls.
A little more about me.....
I've been blogging on my craft blog for about a year and half now, and it just keeps growing. I feel that if I can do something, you can too, so a lot of my posts are tutorials. I do a lot more than crafts (although plently of those!) - - I especially love easy sewing projects, like this Shirred Pillowcase Dress.
I love making glass tile pendants and made some with pictures and even clipart using the school mascot (perfect gifts for grandmas and teachers!)
I love to feature favorite recipes of mine, like my go-to treat whenever it's potluck: Furnkies!
I also dabble in photography and photoshop elements tips - I'm not an expert, but I like to share what I know, like how to get that "blurry background" look from your pictures.
And I did a whole redo of our basement and created a great Playroom all centered around the wall tree that turned out perfect - I LOVE it all!!
I hope you'll swing by and see me in my part of the blog world. Thanks for having me!