Would you like to know what Chubby Fashionista wears to church on Christmas morning? Let me show you. A humongus feather bow and a winter white cape covering a cream and gold dress.
1 Old Sweater
About 1 yard of 2 inch Ribbon
OK. So I've had this winter white boucle' sweater for a couple of years. It had been a favorite, but now I'm just kind of tired of it. The sweater had been washed several times so it is all kinds of soft. Hmmm... It's always fun to sew things for Chubby Fashionista! She makes everything look good!
Start by laying it flat on a Christmas quilted bed. I like that the bottom of the sweater is already kind of swingy.
I sewed a straight line using my longest sewing machine stitch with the hope of gathering the top part of the sweater.
It was nice to have the straight seam there, as I used it for a stitching guide. Using the ruler, I would measure a one inch pleat and stitch it about halfway. With the needle down to hold everything in place, I would measure another one inch pleat and sew it halfway. I kept repeating this until it was pleated all the way across.
So, here is our stand in model that will actually hold still while photos are being taken!
Chubby Fashionista's Hat !
I know. I know. Bring out the real Chubby Fashionista! Here she is... ready for church on Christmas morning!