|Sewing back through previous beads keeps them lined up.|
I sewed on this design from Minneapolis, MN to Raleigh, NC to Atlanta, GA to Chicago, IL in airports and on planes!!!(By the way, each man that sat next to me on these planes was amazed that women actually sewed anymore as none of them could get their wives to sew on missing buttons or fix ripped seams. )
Here is the finished surface design that is part of my entry for the Project Run and Play Challenge.
This dress/top was made using the Georgia Twirl from Shwin Designs, with one design addition from me. I added a button-on strip at the waistline seam.
|I made the buttonhole strip myself using a strip of bias fabric and my sewing machine.|
This design element is the "secret magic" so you can change the top into a dress by buttoning on another curved skirt layer.
|This shows the inside of the lined now "dress".|
Two different fun fabrics were used to create the shorts to coordinate with the top.
Notice the top yoke and ruffle on each of the shorts. On the cats shorts, I applied the elastic in the "paper bag" fashion. In the turquoise shorts, I just made a 1 1/4 inch casing and inserted a 1 " piece of elastic.
Miss E told me that she likes how the skirt twirls... and that's why I overlapped the third layer and sewed that layer shut.....we don't want any flasher episodes happening !