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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dress becomes a skirt

 Finished my wrap skirt! 
The gingham is from a $3.99 3X dress from Old Navy.
The floral fabric is a cotton japanese print from Stitch Lab
which has very cool fabric.
For fun, I added some kick pleats in the back. 
You can see what the floral fabric looked like before.

Using a free motion embroidery pressure foot I machine stitched around the flowers I wanted to keep. This is a take on the ancient embroidery technique called Mola, which I learned at a class at Sew Much More. Carefully, I cut around the flowers revealing the gingham below. 

 I came up with the idea of lacing the front like a corset. After marking the fabric with a pen, I made tiny button holes using my buttonhole foot. Having the bow at the top makes it easy to take on and off. 

A matching acid yellow cord add just a touch of fun. 
I love all the contrasting colors against the plaid. 

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