Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I have also completed another thing on my list, but I can't post it for a few days. My fabric stash is mostly shrinking these days, which makes me happy!
Monday, June 14, 2010
My best friend's blog auction is this weekend. They are adopting a boy from Ethiopia and need tons of funds! Check out their blog this Friday to see what is up for bids. I have decided to donate a 4th of July tie strap tank top that I made. Be sure to go over and bid on the awesome items!
My husband and I talked about adopting when we were dating. It is something that we are looking forward to doing. I have some friends who have adopted and some that are in the process of adopting.
This morning, I saw that Wendy's is giving $.50 toward the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) for each Frosty that is sold on Father's Day Weekend. They are also giving $.50 to DTFA for each Frosty card that is sent. Go here to create and send a card. It's super easy!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Here is how I did it:
2. Measure the strap width. Mine was a little fat at almost 3".
3. Double this amount and add a little for making seams for the bow. I cut my fabric at 7".
4. Cut out the cross for the center and back it with some type of fusible webbing. (My husband drew this cross.)
6. Sew the straps down the open side and one of the ends. Flip the straps inside out.
7. Rip the seam out of the tank top.
8. Pin and then sew the strap onto the tank top with right sides together. I did about a 1/2" seam and then did a zig zag closer to the edge for reinforcement.
9. Zig zag stitch around the cross making sure that you're only sewing through the front of the shirt!
10. Tie a bow and try it on!
11. Trace a flower and cut out 2 with pieces of felt. I used this flower pattern.
12. Sew these 2 flowers on with a button. I also stitched down my inside flower at each petal so it will lay flat when washed.
EDIT: Next time I will put a snap on the back and on the shirt so the flower can be removed before washing and drying.
13. Ta-da!! You're done! Enjoy your new tank top with a bow strap!
I am linked up.