Sunday, December 30, 2012

Long Maxi Skirt Tutorial

1. I used a yard and a .25 of a yard. I used my serger and sewing machine.


 2. I serged each short side of the skirt. 

3. I then folded over the long sides of the skirt that aren't surged, pattern sides facing each other and surged these sides together.   This will give me a long tube. 

4. Next you will turn over one of the top ends so the pattern side will be facing in.  This will only be folded over 1 to 2 inches.  I made mine bigger because of fabric issues.  But you will just need it to be able to be big enough for your elastic to fit through and sewn down. 
 5. I used a 2 inch elastic and added 1/4 inch overlap to have room for my seam.  To measure how long I just wrapped it around where I wanted it to sit and tightened it a little more so it would be more snug. 

 6. Sew your seam to fit your elastic in and leave a space about 2 inches.  Sew ends of elastic together and sew up the bottom of the seam opening.

 7.To finish it off I put a safety pin at the end of my elastic and feed it through the seam opening, this helps pull it through easier. Once fed all the way around the skirt top take off the safety pin.  



 8. The last step is to fold over your bottom hem that you surged or have sewn and sew it under.

The finished product! There are many different varieties you can do with this skirt, I'd love to hear your experiences with sewing skirts like these.  Happy Sewing!!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Triple Turquoise Necklace

This necklace is made from three different kinds of dyed howlite turquoise. They are single strands wrapped so they look like they are braided. This necklace hangs 8.5 inches long this is also made with stretch cord and silver findings.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Miks Jewelry Giveaway

It's another jewelry giveaway!!  I have recently started making and selling jewelry and I want you to get some of your own.
Link through to my friend Shannon at http://www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-weekly-creative-12-giveaway.html to enter to win a pair of these adorable turquoise wire wrapped earrings.  For more fun check out my etsy page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/MiksJewelryShop

Have fun and Good Luck!!
Mikaila

Thanks for all who participated in the giveaway.  The winner was Capi Cohen, I look forward to doing another soon.