Housewife, cheapskate, crafter, mum. Trying not to go crazy, trying not to go broke.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Bloomers for Meanie*
I have been enjoying myself sewing derby shorts for the girls, each girl asks for something different, a little reflection of themselves. Meanie* (not her real name) asked for ruffles, so ruffles she got. The weight and stretch of the fabric meant that I had to make the ruffles first (which is actually pleated), then attach them to the shorts' legs.
I cut strips of fabric, then used a kebab stick to fold the fabric into pleats as I basted them.
I attached two rows on the legs, and then I removed the original basting so that the legs still had maximum stretch.
Then I added little bows because I thought it would look cute!
These are for roller derby, but they would be gorgeous on a little girl for summer, and the self made pleated trim could be used for anything!
My days have a bit of screaming, a bit of cooking, a bit of crafting, a ^*@# load of dishes and sometimes a dash of rollerskating!
I am SCREAMSTRESS, and I live in a usually messy and always noisy house with my husband the Panda, and my three spawn, 5yr old Big S, and 3yr old twins, Little S and Spawnette. Oh, and I couldn't stay sane without the help of my trusty sidekick THE WHITE CLOUD (mum).