Sewing machines and I were frenemies for a semester or so back in high school. I argued with a bobbin for awhile, fought with thread, and got a couple of cute teddy bears out of the deal, not to mention a tank top that was so scandalous that it made my mom gasp and that I never ended up wearing.
But then Pinterest happened.
And I saw a pin from Jackie and noticed that there was very little sewing involved. I figured there had to be a way to cut that down to NO SEWING.
I went to Hobby Lobby and explained to the nice woman there that I had no idea how to even buy fabric, and she was wonderful and helped me pick out all this stuff:
My first few tries were duds. First off, I just stuck whole strips of tulle through the stretchy ribbon instead of looping it through.
So I pulled them out and started over. But this was fine with The Boonga, since it gave her time to play with the carpet tape.
My second mistake was that I spaced the tulle too far apart. I went back and filled in each little square on the stretch ribbon.
This was also fine with The Boonga, since it gave her a chance to invade the 90%...Yes! 90% BAKING chocolate I had on the counter. I won't even eat that stuff.
Did I mention that I don't sew? I also don't measure. So the first one turned out to be too small. Which was also okay.
It gave The Boonga another chance to experiment more with the materials. And use some of the nice white tulle to wipe her tushie afterward.
Why did she decide that her tushie needed wiping, and not the chocolate all over her shirt? Who can really say.
Meanwhile, in my determination not to sew, I just tied the ends of the stretch elastic ribbon together. I meant to buy some stick on velcro, but I forgot.
And the too small one wasn't a total loss, since she could wear it as a veil:
I hot glued on some little stars - some of them buttons and others little hang-y things I had found in the July 4th section at Hobby Lobby. Finally, the correct size was finished!
The only problem was that she a little bit hated it.
Did I mention that I don't measure? It was too long and she kept stepping on it.
So I wrestled with the scissors again and made it shorter. Much better.
All said and done, it was tedious, but only because I started from scratch so many times. If I had only done it once, I think this would be about a $10 project, maybe $15 at the outside. And most importantly, NO SEWING!!!!
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