Lol, just kidding. This is just the crappy tank top I made out of one of Dennis' old shirts, this being the back, which I wore with my weird sweater in homage to the eighties. I like it but it is not what I came here to show off today. I have some truly neat things to show off:
I call this skirt the "Victorian Cupcake". I am in love with this skirt, it is so flirty and feminine! I adore this fabric, which I got at the CVS Pharmacy by my house a while back. I love toille but it is always too busy for me to buy much of it, but the understated pink bows and scalloped ribbons are just enough for me. I made it using the same method as the Twirly Turnip skirt, but since I only had one yard of the bow fabric I cut it longways into thirds and then joined the panels for a very full and short version. I was thinking about edging it in some giant rickrack in a pink similar to the bows but Dennis kind of vetoed the idea. Plus the skirt was a bit on the short side, good for only my most confident of days, so I used almost all of the Victorian lace I had left to extend the hem. It worked perfectly and I have another amazing skirt that I just want to wear all the time!
So there is another cute outfit, but it gets better! While sissy was visiting she found me an amazing thermal stretch material at Stonemountain & Daughter on clearance. I love the colors and the little apple trees:
I really wanted this shirt to be a long-sleeve but I just did not have enough fabric so I made it 3/4 length. I had a bit of trouble with the fit on this one because it is much stretchier than anything I have previously worked with, so the first try came out way too baggy. But I took the sides in a little and added a box pleat at the center of the back neckline and now I am very happy with it. I wasn't sure how much this kind of material would fray so instead of leaving the edges raw I did a zigzag stitch over the very edge, kind of like an overlock, and then I did another zigzag a bit further in just to make sure the hems kept their shape and to add a bit of interest.
And lastly, a while ago I received a box with a huge length of wide black silk ribbon which I folded into a one-inch strip of bias tape and sewed up the side to make my hair ribbon:
It is pretty much the only hair accessory I consistently wear and I just adore it. Recently I found out that the Paper Source near me has a huge selection of the same ribbon in bright hand-painted colors and I want to make some more of these for me and some to sell, but I wonder if anyone would buy a hair ribbon like this? Is it silly to put something like that in my etsy store?