Can you believe it??!! I actually sewed an article of clothing. I still can't believe it. NO pattern, NO help, completely from scratch. I had saved one red and one blue bandana from a charity event because I knew I wanted to make something out of them. A few days ago - I pictured it. I cute little skirt for Keely with pointy edges at the bottom. But how?? How do I take these two bandanas and turn it into the picture that's in my head???
I decided I needed to cut the bandanas into fourths. I didn't know what I was doing - I was just going to have to piece this thing together and hope for the best. So, Keely and I laid it out on the floor to see if we could make it work.
I know a few tiny basics about sewing (thanks to my mom) - so I knew that I needed to sew "right sides" together, etc... I went along and sewed the alternating colors together, and then folded over the top points and ironed them so that I could sew an opening to thread the elastic through (I did this part backwards - but it turned out cute with pointy details on the waistband). Keely documented my progress...
I cut a piece of elastic to fit around Keely's waist, and then threaded it through my openings and sewed it together. I had to make a few stitches here and there to make it all work out.....and had to re-thread my sewing machine SEVERAL times (WTH....that can't be normal). ANYWAY....it's NOT perfect.....but someone very special to me LOVED it, and I was SO excited that it turned out just as I had pictured.