i finally found what i was looking for.
elastic thread. (what? did you think it was going to be something more monumental than that?)
i can not tell you how many times i have checked at wally world for this stuff the past few months. (and it's A LOT cause it seems i am there about 5 times a week, no lie.) scanning the sewing area, meticulously checking the thread display, cause silly me thought that elastic thread would be with the THREAD. silly me, neglected to think about the first word of said product. eeelaaasss-tic. yep. it was by the elastic. go figure.
anyhoo. i have been itching to try my hand at sewing a few projects with this stuff so last weekend (two weekends ago? i dunno anymore) i dusted off my sewing machine and started in with my fabulous new find.
i made all this:
first off the easy peasy t-shirt refashion following this awesome tutorial
next up was this skirt:
cue fabulous elastic thread
i picked up a 3X t shirt that was on clearance at wally world for only $3, hacked it off under the sleeves and ruched the top with my snazzy new elastic thread.
i followed this tutorial. well, in the long run i did. first, i tried to add a tier to the top of it before i did the shirring because i thought it would be too short and i ended up sewing it together wrong but i shirred the top anyway and did too many rows and then it didn't fit, so i took it all back apart and just followed the tutorial like i should have in the first place. lesson learned. no close up pics cause it is far from perfect!
and lastly i made these two "ruffly" scarves:
so that was my weekend of sewing (along with mending a couple things for my girlies). pretty productive, no?
linking to some blog parties i follow:
Polly Want a Crafter
Between Naps on the Porch
A2Z Tutorials and Tips Tuesdays
Finding Fabulous (friday)
Tatertots and Jello (friday)
click on the links to see some fabulous-o stuff that others have linked up. :)