Here is a recent appliquéd project: Rainbow Butterfly Skirt.
After the front and back of the skirt was cut out, I sewed one of the side seems together and laid out the skirt flat. Next I drew out the butterfly design, I used the skirt shape to dictate the cropping on the butterfly.
Iron the butterfly onto the black fabric.
Next- cut it out.
Peel off the paper from the back of the butterfly, you will need this for a template in a minute.
For my butterfly I wanted a rainbow, but at this step you could use a cute print or a solid color. I choose my colors and sewed them together in 1.5 inch strips.
Iron the black part of the butterfly onto the colors. Take another piece of interfacing and iron it onto the back of the entire butterfly. Then iron that piece onto the skirt.
Next you have to zigzag around all the black raw edges. I sewed with black thread...
but with a gray bobbin thread so that I didn't have to line the skirt.
I sewed the skirt together at the other side then I attached the 1.5 inch black eleastic as the waistband.The skirt turned out very eye-catching with the bold, big butterfly but it is a really simple jersey knit skirt with very limited sewing skill needed (the zigzagging around the pieces of the appliqué takes the most practice.)
My daughter loves the skirt and wears it everytime she finds it in her drawer clean.
I took these photos with her wearing a black leotard as her top but a 3 year old wearing a leotard all day is really not ideal for going to the bathroom. So I refashioned a slimming black tank top from an old (very old!) tube top if you hop over to my blog you can check out the tutorial!
Thanks for inviting me to guest post during this month of Flicker Friends! I am so glad to be able to get in on the fun! I hope everyone is having a great summer!