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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Not a bad use for a FQ and a $1 dish towel.. plus some ribbon and a couple of buttons from my grandma's button jar.
When I started, I wasn't quite sure how I was going to finish it. I started by turning down the top of the dish towel about three inches and stitching it...
..and sewing some polka dot ribbon across the top edge. Then I turned the corners down and stitched them into place, and added some buttons. Then I hemmed three edges of my FQ..
..gathered the top edge and sewed it onto the dish towel at the midpoint.
So to finish it I just had to figure out how to finish the waist of it. I decided to use ribbon to cover the waist stitching on both the front and the back.
And then I used some scrap ribbon that I had saved to make little belt loops on the back side of the waist band..
And added a long length of polka dot ribbon for the tying, and voila!
So the long ribbon goes around the neck, through the top corners of the bib, and then through the belt loops, and then ties at the back.
And I really wanted to see it on, and to know if it worked before I gave it away as a gift, but I couldn't find a model.. so.. I had to bribe a certain someone who lives here and promise not to show his face. ;)
The bib is a little loose, but overall it works.
*edit: I think the bib being loose will work out fine, if I use a longer length of ribbon, and instead of having it go through the corners of the bib and straight down to the waist loops and tie, have it go through the corners of the bib, then under the arms, crisscross in the back and then through the loops and tie. Does that make sense?
And then he couldn't wait to take it off. haha
Happy Wednesday! :) If you haven't already, don't forget to enter the Mad About Patchwork Anniversary giveaway of a yummy FQ pack here.
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