I got a little burned out while working on some pattern drafting and harder sewing projects lately so I decided to give my brain a break by whipping out some quick and easy fun projects.
Have you been over to MADE and seen Dana’s new video tutorial series? They are freaktastically awesome. And I don’t use “freaktastic” lightly. They are PERFECT for a beginning sewer or anyone who needs a little sewing pick-me-up. I’ve watched them all!
One of her videos is a quick and simple rundown of a basic elastic skirt with bias tape trim. Such a fun summer wardrobe addition that takes literally 20 min (or less!) to make.
And now that I mention bias tape…she has a video on that too. And I’ll admit. I was never much of a bias tape aficionado but she makes it fun. In fact I just bought several fat quarters to make cute tape with.
I’m also a huge fan of these lipgloss-holder key rings. I made a bunch for Mother’s Day gifts for my sisters and SIL’s.
Aren’t they cute? Instead of chapstick, I bought fun lipgloss from Forever 21 and just added about an inch to the length of the pattern.
Whew! That was fun!
Now back to the drafting…wah, wah, waaaah!
**For reference, here are the measurements I used for my skinny just-turned-5-year-old:
Raw fabric = 20” wide x 13” long, elastic = 19” long, bias tape = 20” long
Finished measurements were 12” long with an 18” waistband.