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And Then I Actually Used It

The bias tape, that is, and I didn’t even wait a year to do so.


Ms. Fancy is on quite the skirt kick lately, so I managed to crank out a couple last week. Well, not so — I managed to finally finish a couple last week, but they’ve been on the back burner (already cut, in the case of one) for a looong time. I use this tutorial for the double-tiered skirt and love it; it’s very simple. The Tutti Frutti line at Joann Fabrics [which I guess are just available in the store, because I’m not finding them online] are great for these; just the right weight.


Here’s just a little side note: I think that I cut corners a little bit when attaching the pink binding [above], and didn’t press it into place before attaching it to the back. As a result, this one looks a little…puffier. You might be able to get away with doing that and not have the same results, but I’ll be pressing from now on.

Not that it matters that much. She’s worn the skirt three times already in the past week, which shouldn’t be too surprising since she goes through three outfits a day. In fact, she’s wearing that chicken skirt right now. It’s not the one she was wearing at breakfast.

Clearly, I need to get back to work.


5 responses »

  1. alethiea taylor

    You did well. I haven’t confronted making bias tape and using it yet. Got all the supplies for making my own. You have given me inspiration. πŸ™‚

    • Hey, thanks!! You can totally do it. I forgot to post a pic of the 1st round — it was all criss-crossed with my mistakes and then hacked apart. Such a mess. But it’s smooth sailing now! Get in there and get after it! πŸ™‚

  2. Those are soooo cute! I think the chicken one is my favorite!

    • Thanks, Elizabeth — I love that chicken fabric, too! I bought a couple of yards years ago, and have been happily chipping away at it ever since. Sadly, it’s almost gone, but it’s worth it to get to see it on my girl…so very often.


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