This is going to be my first time sewing along with Project Run and Play each week - I hope I can complete each project!!!! :) This first week is a challenge to take No Big Dill's Very Biased Skirt idea and remix it on your own. I knew I wanted to make Eva Mae this applique so I thought a little owl apron type of front would be cute on a skirt! I was thinking the feathered breast of an owl - not sure if I completely pulled it off, but it will be adorable on her! :)
Here's the tutorial:
First, measure your little girl for the skirt. Since I made this an elastic waist I could just do a simple rectangle. Mine is about 40" long.
Cut your bias strips just like in the original tutorial. Here you'll see a picture of my skirt panel and all the bias strips!
Layer your bias strips and sew them to a smaller square the size you want to make the little owl breast patch.. I used 3 colors - print, light pink and a darker pink.
Using a fabric marker, draw the shape you want for the patch and sew along that line. I did it twice to make sure the stitching won't come out. Trim the edges.
Hem the bottom and top, giving you room to insert elastic into the casing! I hemmed my bottom 1/2" and 1/2" and the top 1/2" and 1". I used 3/4" elastic.
Then, add a cute sash to tie around the waist and you have an adorable shabby owl skirt!