Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Painting the roses red....errrr.....PINK!
I am still doing skirts. Are you sick if them yet? (Sorry if you are....) I have this one and one more on the way and then I am switching to Easter outfits for the fam.... but I am pretty excited about this one.
I love to take simple shapes or concepts and make them into something new....it's my favorite thing to to. So, for this skirt I combined the rolled roses that have been so popular with a skirt....and here's what I got.
"The Painting the Roses Skirt."
Here's how you make it....
I used some cotton twill for the skirt base and some hot pink broadcloth strips for the rolled roses. The strips were cut to 1.5 inches for the rolled roses.
Cut out an A-line skirt shape for you or for your girlie....
Make your rolled roses. Since everyone does them their own way...I will tell you how I do mine. I make a very loosely rolled rose--like most of the tutorials out there---but I don't use any glue and then I iron them flat. (You really can do them however you want, just don't use any glue and then iron them flat afterward.)
Here is what it looks like.....
I made 13 for this skirt but you can judge how many looks good on yours. Pin them on both the front and the back randomly (skirt front and back are still two seperate pieces) and then get ready to sew them on.
Sew on all of your roses on both the front and back pieces. I did a wonky pattern, I kind of like the randomness, but just make sure that you have all the little rolled pieces down.
After all the roses are sewn on, pin the sides of the skirt together (right sides together) and sew up the sides.
Hem the bottom of the skirt.
Finish the top of the skirt however you want....side zipper, elastic, ect. I did a flat front and then elastic in the back. (If you are doing a flat front like I did, make sure your front piece is a bit smaller than the back....just angle in your front waist a bit....so the skirt will be even)
And now get ready to paint the roses red.......err.......PINK.