Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The fabulously talented Mandy is here today from Sugar Been Craft Edition. Check out her blog where I am taking over for the day too.
Hi, I'm Mandy from Sugar Bee Craft Edition over at http://www.craftedition.blogspot.com/ - I am excited to be here on Fun to Craft and swap spots with Stacey for a day. I love staying home with my 4 kids and all the fun that comes with it - I also love heading up my craft blog. I do crafts (obviously!) with tutorials, give photography tips, try out recipes - I've got it all! I feel like if I can do something, you can too. I have a link party on tuesdays, so be sure to pop on over for Take-A-Look Tuesday to check out some fabulous projects shared by the readers.
For you today I wanted to share a quick and easy sewing project - this would be a fun one for a beginning sewer, or even to teach a child to sew this summer to fill some of those "I'm bored" moments.
It's an Apron Dress-up Skirt - let's get started:
Cut a rectangle of fabric as the base. Mine is that cheap satin - it's kind of hard to work with but has a fun sheen. Cut it the size you'd like - anything will work. Since this is just to play in, I serged around the 3 edges (leave the top) - you can hem it for a nicer finish.
Then you cut several pieces of tulle (the fine netting stuff) that are slightly longer and about 6 -10 inches wider than your base fabric. Once again, this is for dress-up, so I wan't aiming for perfection.
Then I cut 4 strips of tulle, layered them 2 and 2, and sewed each to a side of the waist of the apron. I zigzagged it on for additional strength.
Sugar Bee Craft Edition!
Thanks again for the cute dress up idea Mandy. Just love your blog and all that you have on there. I always look forward to your posts! Thanks for swappin'. Go check out Mandy and leave her some comment love. She has some great ideas!!