Friday, August 20, 2010

Field Trip Friday with Scraps N' Strings!

Scraps N' Strings

Hello to Aly & Ash readers! This is Ruth and Sammy from Scraps N' Strings and we are so excited to be doing our blog swap with Jax! We figure we had better introduce ourselves a bit before we start.
I'm Ruth and I am a stay at home mommy of 2 (3 and 1) and a part-time photographer, you can see my work here. I enjoy making "stuff" and taking pictures of them! I especially love to sew and like to break out the Modge Podge. I love anything that is quick and simple! After I got married, I started crafting with my sister-in-law Sammy as a way to make our homes cute without spending a lot of money.
My name is Sammy and I have 2 darling little boys, 2 1/2 and 1 year. I'm a stay at home mom and I like to spend my zero amount of free time trying to be crafty and beautifying my home. One of the first things my husband said to me when we bought our home was, "You want to put crafts up, don't you?" So that's what I've done. And now we've decided to share some of our ideas with you! We've got a little bit of everything on our blog, from baby and home tutorials to recipes!

So on to the tutorial...

My niece needed a new skirt for a special day that she has coming up. My sister saw a skirt similar to this figured that I could make one for her instead of having to buy something. So here is my Pretty Petal Skirt.

First off I measured my niece around her waist twice and then cut 2 pieces of 1 1/2 in ribbon at that measurement. I then took the 2 pieces of ribbon and sewed them together right along the edge, wrong sides together.
Next I took some sheer satin and cut it to the width of my ribbon. I then folded it enough that the folded amount length went from the hip to the knee and pinned it all the way across.
I then ironed down the seam...
and sewed across the top right at the edge.
Next I took a white lining fabric and cut it to the width of the ribbon and the length just shorter than the satin. I used my rolled hemming foot on my machine to finish off the bottom, but if you don't have one, you can fold it over and use an iron to press the hem and then sew it across.
Next I laid down first my lining fabric, then the satin, and then the ribbon on top- hem up.
And sewed all the way across, again right at the edge, making sure to catch all layers.
Then I took some petals and stuffed them into the satin part of the skirt
And then turned the two edges together and sewed the skirt shut in a loop, leaving only the ribbon part unsewn.
Then I spread the flowers throughout the skirt and threaded a 1in green ribbon through the pink ribbon and cinched the skirt around her waist and tied a bow.
And then I let her play, because what fun is Pretty Petal Skirt if you don't get to play in it?!

Make sure to check out our blog for a ton more fun projects including baby gifts...
and more...
 You won't be disappointed!

Thanks again Jax for letting us visit! We had a blast!
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Happy Mom's Daily said...

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Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Beautiful! I bet she wears it all the time :D

Lolly Jane said...

hey girl! just checkin in on ya. that skirt is too cute, i could never make it! haha. happy tues! :)kelli

My Mad World said...

Beautiful! Thanks for this tutorial!

I just wanted to let you know I tagged you in a meme over at My Mad World

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