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I am a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. I love to sew and create new and innovative items to share with my customers. The most popular area of my store is my Walnut Grove section which features clothing reminiscent of "Little House on the Prairie". Please take a moment to visit my store and see my latest creations. www.pattisoriginals.etsy.com

Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring Skirt Completed

Earlier this week I wrote about a skirt I was trying to create for spring. The skirt was a six gore with 2 decorative bands on the bottom. I had finished the skirt and was searching for trim to accent the bands.

I visited every fabric store in our area and was about to give up when the idea occurred to me to use ribbon. I brought the skirt with me and went up and down the ribbon aisles. . .

My first idea was to use a white ribbon with black dots, to try to bring out the black in the floral print. But when I laid the white and black ribbon on the fabric it really did not look good.

So with the help of my local fabric department manager, Jenny, we found 2 lavender and lime green ribbons that looked really good on the skirt.

It is important to prewash the ribbons before attaching to any garment-you would not want the ribbon to shrink after it is attached.

Today I washed the trims, sewed them to the skirt then washed and ironed the finished product.

As a treat, my sweetie took me shopping for a shirt to wear with the skirt. I settled on a plain white tee shirt because it is so versatile. Now I have a new outfit for church this week!!

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