So I was challenged to think outside the box and craft something using the new Scotch Blue Edge Lock Tape. I have seen so many painted rugs, geometric pillows and striped walls using this new tape. I was very impressed with the lines that this created on fabric. I thought it would be fun to paint stripes on an old t-shirt (that got accidentally bleached – DOH!) and turn it into a ruffled striped skirt for my daughter. Roadkill Rescue baby!
Martha Stewart Crafts Fabric medium and acrylic paint
Foam roller and tray
plastic to cover work surface
1 1/2” non-roll elastic
scissors or rotary cutter and mat
1. I deconstructed my t-shirt. I wanted to keep the bottom edge of the t-shirt so that I didn’t have to create another hem. The middle part of the shirt was for the top part of the skirt.
2. Then I cut open the t-shirt loops and started taping my fabric in place onto some plastic drop cloth to prep it for painting. I did horizontal stripes for the top and diagonal ones for the bottom. I just used the width of the tape as my guide for the width of my stripes.
3. Then I used a foam roller and some white acrylic paint mixed with Martha Stewart Craft Fabric medium and rolled two coats of paint on it. The paint seeped in but I didn’t want stark lines so that was just fine with me.
4. After it was completely dry I ironed it with a press cloth to set the paint and then I washed both pieces to take the stiffness out of it. Then I trimmed the pieces to even out the edges.
5. On the longest and widest stitch I ran the bottom piece through my sewing machine to create a small gathered ruffle. I also cut my top piece to give it an angle and then sewed one side back together.
6. I pinned the ruffle to the top piece of the skirt right sides together and sewed the ruffle on. I then top stitched it so the ruffle would lay flat.
7. Then I pinned the sides of the skirt right sides together and sewed.
8. Next I pressed the top of the skirt under 1/4” and then under 1 3/4” to create a casing for the elastic. I sewed that leaving an opening for my elastic to slide in. Using a safety pin I slide my elastic through the casing and then sewed the elastic together. Finally I sewed my casing shut.
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