Friday, April 5, 2013
Carla of Lollyquiltz is a blog friend that I follow. You must go over and check out all the wonderful things she makes, like this adorable skirt. My granddaughter, Maddy saw it and wanted one too. I let her pick out the fabric herself, I was a little worried she would want the leopard print.....
The waist band looks a little weird because I need to fit it to her the next time she comes over. She is a skinny minny so no guessing here.
I also like making SOME of my birthday gifts. Not everyone appreciates a HANDMADE gift so I am selective. My sister's birthday is coming up at the end of the month and I decided to make her an infinity scarf using some very slippery fabric. Don't you think this fabric looks very summery?
I found this cool fabric. I made a scarf from it for my daughter in law, whose birthday was last week.
The nice thing about this one is that it has stripes which make it a little easier to match up the edges. I will give you some tips about using this fabric. You can iron it on a low iron, I used #2 on my Black and Decker. Use starch to tame it a bit, I used Mary Ellen's Best Press. I used my pinking blade on the rotary cutter to cut it. Use a good 1/2" seam allowance. The best part is it is very forgiving so if it is not perfect you really won't notice!
So here you go, please ignore the turkey neck.
Yes I did buy enough fabric to make 2 for myself! I got the fabric at Joanne's because I don't know of any quilt shops that sell this silky slippery stuff. You could make it out of a voile or very soft silky cotton too. I like the drape of this fabric, plus it will be cool in the summer.