Today, I'm bringing this Once Upon a Thread tutorial home.
Hi No Big Dill readers! I am over the moon excited to be here. I love Katy and her lovely blog. Isn't Katy one of the coolest people alive? I'm so glad she blogs and shares her beautiful life with us every week.
Who finds a nice spot on a fence to build a web.
She gets several animal visitors asking her to hang out with them. Each one smaller than the last.
The spider never answers. She is busy spinning her web.
And when her web is done.
The rooster asks her if she wants to catch a pesty fly.
When night falls, an owl asks who had built the beautiful web. She doesn't answer. She's asleep because it's been a busy day.
Boy can I relate! Now if only I had eight arms like the spider. :)
For the tutorial on my "spider" outfit, you'll have to wait until Color Your Summer II which starts June 4! (EDIT: GO HERE FOR THE TUTORIAL) The shirt is a cotton jersey blouse from Old Navy.
As for my Natalie's "fly" dress, it's a simple shirred dress with "wings" in the back.
I started with a yard of 45 inch wide sheer polyester fabric.
This tutorial from Grosgrain is helpful if you need a how to on shirring.
Usually you want to steam the garment with a hot iron after shirring to get the elastic thread to bunch up even more. Do not do this with this kind of fabric. It's polyester and will melt.
The bloomers were created using MADE's tutorial found here.
Layer the dress over the skirt and voila...a beautiful little bug. :)
I hope you're enjoying your summer.
I'll be slowing things down a little bit for the next week or so. Thanks for reading.
Have a good day!