Ribbon Skirt

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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24 Aug Serendipitous Silk & More

 My dear friend Libby teaches abroad every summer - this year she taught in Bangkok. On an outing to the National Museum, the lost driver dropped Libby and her class off at the wrong location. They found themselves at the Jim Thompson House & Museum instead. Jim Thompson, an American architect who was stationed in Thailand during World War II, created an international business exporting Thai silk. While wandering through a local market in Bangkok, Jim Thompson spotted Thai silk. Captivated by its beauty he traced its origin to a Muslim community where the weavers were making silk by hand. His discovery not...

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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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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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