For Baby Girl's 7 month photo's I though a Minnie Mouse theme would be adorable and easy. Adorable, yes. Easy.....Well, we'll just say me and the sewing machine don't get along very well. I debated as to whether or not I wanted to make a little dress with a crocheted yoke or just a skirt with a crocheted edging on the bottom. I decided on the dress. I bought a little bit of black fabric and started on a little dress. I started making the yoke and was not happy with the way it was turning out, so decided to go with a skirt after all. Unfortunately, I used up all the black fabric for the dress and needed to conjure up some fabric quick. I remembered I had an old pair of black sweat pant that I previously chopped down into shorts to use with swim suits. I figured they still had enough fabric left on them to make a little baby skirt. This is where it got...uhm...fun? I decided to use the existing elastic waste band, so I chopped off the waste band leaving about an inch of fabric so there would be something to stitch the body of the skirt to. I chopped the waste band down to the right length and stitched it back together. I made the rest of the skirt and basted and gathered the top so it was the same circumference as the waste band.. This was really a good plan, except for sweat pants fabric is thick and stretchy and I'm not a very good seamstress. I pinned the waste band and skirt together and ran it trough the sewing machine it tugged pulled and didn't work right at all. I had to pull out the seam ripper and start over. I pinned the waste band and skirt back together, messed with the tension on the sewing machine and the foot I used. It took a couple of tries and more use of the seam ripper and I got the fabric to run through the sewing machine no problem. Hurray, I was done! And then I realized I pinned the body of the skirt to the waste band with the wrong side facing the right side of the waste band, the wrong direction! *FACE PALM* So I pulled out the seam reaper one more time and ran the skirt through the machine, again! It might be a while before I ever feel like I want to use a sewing machine.
05 August 2013
Stash-buster Challenge Minnie Mouse Outfit
Posted by Erin Alldredge at 6:30 AM