If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you’ll recognize that this skirt is a re-do of this one. Here’s what the original looked like:
I just didn’t love the way the binding worked. I even had one person comment that they would’ve hemmed it instead of binding. I haven’t worn the skirt all summer. So I decided to re-do it.
I started by ripping off all of the binding. I had zig-zagged it, so it took forever. (Who zig-zags binding? I don’t recommend it.)
Ok. Actually I had to do a few hems before it looked decent. I’m self-taught when it comes to sewing. And still learning. Especially when working with knits.
Next, I decided it was too plain. So I contemplated several freezer paper desigins…dandelions, (too hard to cut, since I hand-cut all my stencils, no Silhouette cutter!), butterflies (too little-girly for me to wear…and finally settled on birds.
If you need a freezer-paper stenciling tutorial, go here.
I was inspired by this vintage skirt.
I obviously need to work on my sewing skills when it comes to using binding. That stuff is just hard for me to work with. Anyone else find it difficult? Any hints to share?