Ribbon Skirt

15 Jun Dare to Wear

When I started sewing again in August 2011, I vowed to wear my clothes in public. I’ve been true to my word with two exceptions - here and here. While a job well done should be reason enough to do one’s best, knowing that others will see (and judge) my clothes is one of the incentives to get it right. Hubby and I spent the weekend in Charleston, SC, where my daughter and her fiancé were honored with a party hosted by friends of the groom’s parents. I packed a Me-Made suitcase and hoped for the best.  Clockwise from the top left: The...

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08 Jan Inspiration Defined

According to the Oxford dictionary the word inspiration is defined as: the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. An example is "Helen had one of her flashes of inspiration"  _________________ I have received many comments from readers who said they were inspired to sew after reading my blog, and I am always inspired (mentally stimulated) upon reading such comments. As a matter of fact, I believe living a creative life is the only way to live.  Recently, Cathy Rogers, a reader talented in her own right illustrated the epitome of flashes of inspiration by taking the Ribbon Skirt Tutorial (blogged here and here) to...

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31 Aug Trunk Show and Giveaway!

Two years ago I turned over a new leaf, but you might say I've branched out this past year :) This year I'm celebrating 45 Me-Made garments on my 2nd blogiversary! The ruffles continued...

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15 Jul Ribbon Skirt Conclusion!

I originally planned a three part Sew-a-Long for the Ribbon Skirt, but I discovered after sewing the ribbons in place the rest is simple enough to complete in a single post, thanks to Julie Starr. For newcomers to the Sew-a-Long, everything you need to know is located HERE. PART TWO: If you have marked and attached all rows carefully, the side seams should match at each ribbon row. 12.  Press each completed section and with right sides facing, pin and sew the front to the back at the right side seam. 13.  Finish the seam allowances as desired.  Julie serged her seam allowances and pressed...

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08 Jul Julie Starr – Ribbon Skirt Sew-a-Long Part 1

Greetings! At last the time has come to make Julie Starr's 'Spoleto Skirt' inspired by the                         J McLaughlin ribbon skirt.        Many have asked how to sign up and the answer is you simply follow along on my blog. ________________________________ If you are just now joining in,  you will need the following materials. 1. Your favorite straight skirt pattern (Julie used McCalls 3830) 2. 1 yard good quality prewashed cotton fabric for your skirt base (Julie recommends Kona cotton) 3. Fusible interfacing for the skirt facings 4. 1 9” invisible zipper in a color to...

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26 Jun Ribbon Source for Skirt Sew-a-Long

Julie Starr & I are delighted at the enthusiastic response to the Ribbon Skirt Sew-A-Long! If you have not found ribbon yet, RTW Faster Cissie Wellons has shared the following link for purchasing ribbon at great prices. The company ships internationally. http://www.hairbowcenter.com/Grosgrain-Ribbon.aspx  Look forward to making our skirts soon. Best wishes.  :) ...

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