Once I had the tree on and all the ribbon secured, I added my bow to the top.
I did a quick hand stitch to secure the bow, and then topped it off with the liquid stitch for extra security.
The whole thing took me a couple of hours, but probably could have been quicker if I knew how to sew and had a machine to do all my gathering! LOL.
It's all good though, because the finished product was cute enough to make my 6 year old jump up and down with glee. She is excited to wear this for her program at school!
from the October Ribbon Club Assortment.
The bow on top is Shimmer Satin Gold.
The tree trunk is 1 1/2 inch brown grosgrain.
And of course wonder under and liquid stitch.
Now...I did find few things out that I would have done differently had I have known, so I am going to share those things with you all....
1. The grosgrain ribbon was MUCH easier to work with and made a prettier "gather"
2. The satins looked more "crunched" than gathered...probably will not use satins again for this type of project.
3. The wonder under only holds what ACTUALLY touches it. Everything that was layered needed the liquid stitch. I would try to have more of the ribbons touch the wonder under before ironing next time.
4. Last but not least...I would remember to take the all important photo BEFORE I let her dribble her drink on the front of her shirt! LOL
All in all...it was a super easy and really FUN project!
I even let Skye pick out her ribbons, so that helped her feel like it was a joint effort in creating her shirt!
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Have a FANTABULOUS Week!!!