Archives for August 2009
Step 1: I cut out two legs from a black t-shirt (you can find my t-shirt pant tutorial here).
Step 2: I cut an 8.5 x 11″ piece of freezer paper and printed my template directly onto it (make sure to print on the paper side…NOT the waxy side or you’ll have a real mess). I cut the template in half…. one flame for each leg.
I really wish I was just a LITTLE more patient. I was working on this top….. the idea was sort of an “inside-out” top. Wow….. it was SO cute until I thought it was just a little too flowy….. then I was a rotary-cutter-happy refusing-to-measure-anything-out-stubborn crazy person…. and then it just turned into a disaster. A huge frumpy-lopsided-wonky-frustrating mess. Maybe it can be salvaged into a dress for Sienna……but I am SO OVER this project for now.
Other image transfer tutorials to check out:
I used every ribbon combination imaginable. The more colors, the more interesting. Making the belt I worked in small 6 inch sections and tried to limit the repeat of ribbon throughout.
:: 1.5″ cotton webbing
:: Dritz Fray Check or thread glue
:: 1.5″ D Rings
:: Coordinating thread
Tools needed: sewing machine and scissors
Here are photos I took today for YCMT showing my halter/tie-back dress as a jumper for the fall. Sienna was such a good sport considering the high today is 103! Fall won’t come to the desert for a long time……