Today is Riley Blake Day! HoOrAy!
(We love Riley Blake Day.)
And today Elizabeth and I had several (thousand) things that we wanted to share but we managed to narrow it down to two different tutorials. I'll be sharing mine here and Elizabeth will be sharing hers over at Riley Blake. (Go check it out. It's super cute!)
Here's what what we're doing:
We don't need to tell you that one of our favorite things to make are skirts, skirts, and more skirts.
Skirts are the perfect project for any seamstress at any level and today we wanted to share a few simple details that can easily be added to any simple skirt.
We had a million ideas...
....which we will share...
...but today we each just chose 1 detail and we'll wait for another day for all the others.
Let's get started.
For my simple skirt detail I made an:
And when I say it's easy I'm not kidding. It literally takes like 15 minutes to complete.
Here's what you'll need:
Heat and Bond and your fabric choices.
For Gracie's skirt I used one of Riley Blake's fantastic colored solids for the main skirt and for the banner I used pieces from their Seaside line (which I am in love with).
(Did you know Riley Blake had solids? I didn't for a long time and that was sad...very sad because they have some super fun colors!)
Now for putting it together:
First follow the directions on the Heat and Bond package and iron it onto the wrong side of your fabric. Next...
Cut each of the fabrics for your banner pieces into 3 inch by 2 inch rectangles.
Then take those rectangles and...
Fold them in half length wise.
Once folded cut them diagonally from corner to corner to create symmetrical triangles for your banner.
Now peel the heat and bond paper off the back of your fabric.
Lay your banner pieces out on the skirt.
And if you'd like, draw in the line that you want your banner string to follow.
(Normal people would have used a disappearing ink pen but as you know I'm not normal so I just used a pencil.)
Once you have your pieces arranged how you like iron them down.
Stitch around the edges of each piece.
(I set my stitch length at 2.5 when doing something like this and on this skirt I thought it would be fun to use bright, contrasting thread.)
Stitch along your pencil (or disappearing ink) to create the string for the banner.
And you're done!
And ready to get down with your bad self.
Oh, it's a good day.
Skirts, solid fabrics, and little details...all things I love.
Remember to go see Elizabeth's project over at Riley Blake and then come back over here and enter to win a fat quarter bundle from Riley Blake.
To enter just leave us a comment about...oh, whatever the heck you want...your favorite color, something good you just ate, or whatever is currently bugging you..like people who stand way to close to you in the grocery line (happened to me this afternoon...I almost had to open a can right then and there).
PS---Yes, now these glasses have been worn by ALL of my kids here on this blog...you should see how often they are worn around our house. We definitely got our $1.50 worth of wear out of them.