It was a learn-as-you-go type of project, so I couldn't really do a tutorial.
My 7 yr old took the pictures, so it was kind of hard to get a good photo with me making a decent face!
My headband was made by my new bloggy friend Kitty. You can enter to win a headband and necklace set until March 31st! Enter the giveaway here!
My earrings are from a crafter on Whoopdwhoop. Check it out!
My second dress turned out really cute too! I didn't use a pattern, just kept trying it on to get the right measurements. The great thing about this is that the elastic waist just scrunches the whole dress together. Before I added the elastic, the dress was a sack. So, the measurements don't really have to be perfect.
To sew elastic, make sure that you have an accurate waist measurement. Sew the ends together to make a circle. Pin it to the waist of the skirt, making sure to stretch the elastic as big as the skirt. Make sure to use a lot of pins. Then sew with a zig zag stitch along both elastic edges.
(If you want a step by step tutorial, check out Made's Circle Skirt!)
I also made a skirt by tracing a skirt that fit me well on the fabric. Then I sewed up the sides.. I hemmed the edges and then added a small piece of elastic at the top on each side. I stretched it and sewed a zig zag stitch across it. This way I didn't have to deal with sewing elastic on the whole waist.
I am super proud of what I made this weekend! These are the first clothing items that I have made that I will actually wear!