|Skirt pattern McCalls #5429|
I recently found two pairs of jeans for $1 each, how cool! I made this skirt out of them, but thought it was still a little boring so I'm going to add some flower applique's around the hem to dress it up a bit.
2. Cut out two 3/4" x 33" strips for the vine. Trace the flowers and leaves on the back side of the fabric with a pen or pencil. For this skirt I cut 8 of each 1, 2 & 3 flowers and 16 - B leafs.
3. Cut out all the pieces and lay them out how you will layer them. They don't have to be perfectly lined up.
4. Sew the flowers together using a straight stitch and leaving 1/4" edge to fray. Sorry it's hard to see the white thread!
5. I sewed a few pearl beads in the center of each flower. Then I laid out the design I wanted on the skirt and pinned the vines, leaves and flowers overlapping a little.
6. I used a zig-zag stitch for the vine and a straight stitch for the leaves and flowers leaving a 1/4" edge to fray around the edges.
7. I washed and dried the skirt to help with the fray. (I only did this once, but the more you wear and wash it, the more it will fray!)
8. I cut all the long strings off. I'm finished! It is really pretty, although hard to see here. (You can click on the picture to see it close up)
I love this new skirt! And I can't go wrong for only $2! I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial! (Next time I won't use white!) Happy sewing!
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