As I was folding the laundry the other day, a little stack of three t-shirts caught my eye: orange, green, and fuschia. It looked so cheerful and summery, and I found myself wishing I could wear all three of them at once! That would be a little tricky, but it reminded me of a piece of fabric I had in my stash--a very VERY bright piece of fabric that I always liked but would never wear as an article of clothing.
Next, I'm poking through my basket o' clothes I'm dissatisfied with, and I come across a plain, khaki skirt. I threw it in there thinking I might put an applique on there someday. I don't wear a whole lot of plain skirts, and this one was not only plain, but also just about the same color as my legs. Too weird.
Right away I thought AHA! I can trim the skirt with that fabric! Out came my trusty bias tape maker, and here are the results:
If you've never made your own bias tape, TRY IT! It's not hard to do, and the results are pretty slick! And look how great my nicely-colored but stodgy-patterned fabric looks once it's been bias-ized.
And here's the stack of tees that started it all! I think the trim is just enough to set it off and make a basic skirt and tee look more polished.
P.S. If you don't want to buy a bias tape maker, check out this blog for another way to get the same results.