For another project, I needed to make a LOT of bias tape. Making lots of bias tape can be a disheartening sort of process. Making it the old fashioned way is nit picky work, boring and tedious, too. But, then it costs way too much money to buy it. Thinking there must be some better way, I googled. And, I found this post, by Prudent Baby, which explains how to make a whole bunch of bias tape relatively painlessly. I say relatively because it still takes a good chunk of time if you don’t have that fancy bias tape machine. Go, take a look though! It is fantastic. Prudent Baby, there is a sure spot for you in heaven.
During the shortened-but-still-lengthy making bias tape process, the Lazy Day Skirt kept popping into my mind. It is trimmed in bias tape or ribbon. You can whip it up super quick in as many combinations as you need to complete a little girl’s wardrobe. It’s sort of go-to for creating a garment to match any orphan top you want to make into a full fledged outfit. Mira has had Lazy Day Skirts that she started out wearing as a three-year-old and continues to wear as a very tall 7 year old. That is a lot of wear for the simplest of skirts.
Since learning about Prudent Baby’s technique for bias tape making, the Lazy Days Skirt has gotten a whole lot lazier for me. Here is Genevieve modeling her new LDS that I made up for her to match a cute tank top that my mother-in-law gave her for her birthday. Doesn’t it make you want to try one for the cutie pie in your life?