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Thrifty Thursday

Today Ms Dani is bringing us another video. I”m sorry if there is a weird lag between the video and audio. She’s done a great review on a bunch of different cosmetic foundations. Check it out!

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Thrifty Thursday

I’m very excited for today’s thrifty tip! My wonderful, beautiful, and very talented sister-in-law is sharing with us today. Dani is a phenomenal make up artist. She has made her first tutorial just to share with us. A time thrifty day to night make up style. Enjoy!

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This will be the first of a small series I’d like to call…
The Bandanna Project! Dun dun dun

I have a few bandannas I just found in my closet that I didn’t even remember we owned.  So, we’re going to see what we can do with ’em.

#1-Ruffle Bum Pants

Wouldn’t you love these in your size? Well, maybe we don’t need to accentuate that part of our body. 😉 But here is a tutorial on how to schnazz up a pair of pants for your little one. Because they can get away with it!

What you’ll need:
A pair of slightly boring pants
A scrap piece of fabric (in this case a bandanna)
Measure across the bum of the pants to determine the length of fabric you’ll need. For these pants the measurement was 10.5 inches. I like to add about another half of the length to get a good ruffle.

  • My fabric strips then ended up being 2.5 x 16 inches.
  • I cut 4 to cover the bum area.

Your next step is to iron in both short ends and one long end of each strip 1/4 inch.

You will then take the remaining long side and iron that in 1/2 inch.

Next you will take the long end with the 1/4 inch fold and iron that over again so that it overlaps the 1/2 inch fold. Once this is done you will have no raw edges visible on your fabric pieces.

Set your sewing machine to the longest stitch width on a normal straight stitch. Sew down the center of each strip only back stitching on one end. This way you can pull the threads to gather. Gather up each strip to the required length (10.5 in) and place a square knot (right over left, left over right) on the end to hold the gathering.

Once you’ve done that, it’s should be a squiggly mess like this. 🙂

Pin each ruffle and sew into place. I set my first line about 2 1/4 inches down from the waist band. I then set the next one just a hair under the previous.

And there you go! Ruffle Bum Pants!

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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