Add a splash of color (and pattern) to an ordinary skirt using this fun technique!
It's easy -- all you need is a miniskirt, some scrap fabric and ribbon, and a sewing machine.
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Start by sewing the ribbon onto the piece of scrap fabric. I decided to make stripes, but you could make a checkerboard pattern, or even do a loopy design...!
When you're done, tidy up the edges of the fabric by clipping off the extra bits of thread and ribbon.
Then, take your miniskirt and mark off where you want to add the color splash. Make sure your desired splash isn't bigger than the scrap you just embellished. :)
Set your machine to a short (2.0) stitch length, and stitch around the line you drew. This is called "staystitching".
Cut out the middle of the splash area, being sure to stay about 1/8" away from your staystitching.
Slip the splash into the miniskirt, and play around with it until you like the arrangement. Pin it down, and sew it into place on top of your staystitching line.
Clip off any extra splash material from the back, and if you want, go ahead and zig zag around the edges to finish them. From the front side, rough up the raw edges of the skirt with your fingernail, to give it a slightly distressed, "lived-in" look.
Then, all that's left is to have fun styling your splashy new skirt into your doll's wardrobe :)
Thanks, and have fun with this!
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