i have WAY too many stupid scraps!!! i always tell myself i will make some sort of cute hair-thing out of every little tiny extra nothing... who needs that many freaking hair-things!! well... ok... my girls think they do :)
i was having a tinkerbell moment when this came to me...
a cute pink tank from H&M
tons of scraps cut into big fat petals
(i NEVER measure... sorry but big or small this will be adorable!)
make little "petal sandwiches" right sides together
stitch the the curvy edge leaving the straight edge open
flip right side out (press if you want... but i'm lazy so i didn't)
i used 12 or 13 petals and over lapped them a bit
i let Eva pin them in a circle and put them in any order she wanted
all pinned together it should be about 1 1/2 times the width around your childs hips
run a gathering stitch ( the longest stitch setting on your machine) along the straight edge
GENTLY pull on the bobbin thread to gather your petals (there is a ton of fabric so go slow or the thead will break) until your petal skirt is about the same width around as your tank
attach the skirt to the tank with a zig-zag stitch
after the zig-zag is in you can either pick out the gathering stitch or stretch the skirt till it breaks...
i added some YOYOs to the neckline because it needed an extra little something!
all done... super easy.... now YOU try :)