About a year and a half ago I got an embroidery machine....my life hasn't been the same since. I don't think I've blogged about it (?). I haven't gone into business or anything. I wanted the machine b/c I'm always taking things to get embroidered, so this saves me a ton of time. I also had a learning curve, but...I'm getting better.
I embroidered this shirt for a former co-workers little girl. She sent me a picture like this and there was a tutu and banner as well to go along with it, so I told her I'd make the whole outfit if she brought me the fabric she wanted...and ribbon.
She bought about a half yard of four fabrics, and two rolls of ribbon,which was more than enough!
I sewed a piece of elastic together that was about 18 inches (overlapping). I also sewed a ribbon to the two ends of the elastic so I can stretch it or gather it in depending on her little girl's waist size. I then cut the fabric in 18 inch by 1 inch (1 1/2?) pieces. I used pinking sheers. This prevents fabric from fraying (the pinking sheers).
I just tied it on with a knot. I alternated several pieces of fabric, and then a piece of ribbon. You can use the pinking sheers for the ribbon as well, or run it through a candle flame to seal up the ribbon edge.
Here it is with the bow.
I also cut triangles out of the fabric using the pinking sheers and used hot glue to fold the very top of some yarn to make a little banner for her back drop.