I have been wanting to try my hand at making a bunting for the last month. What you see here is my second attempt ... and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Admittedly, I tried to make my first bunting the morning of my oldest daughter's high school graduation ... not so smart! We were having her party outside that afternoon, and I thought a bunting would be a perfect addition to the garden decorations. Well, as you can imagine, nothing went right. I was following the directions from a tutorial I found online, but their suggested way to calculate the measurements was just not working for me. I finally gave up when I realized that I was going to be late to her graduation ceremony if I kept persisting with this frustrating project :(
Three weeks later, I'm here trying this project again. This time, my hubby was so kind as to help me calculate the proper width of the unfinished piece in proportion to the length. That is where I kept going wrong before. My unfinished piece (the piece before I started gathering the fabric) was too wide. So every time I tried to gather the fabric towards the middle I never got a nice half circle shape. The beauty of persistence is that eventually (most of the time, anyways) you figure how to put the puzzle together! So, after I made the first one successfully, the second one was a breeze.
If anyone is interested in making a bunting of their own, just let me know, and I would be more than happy to share on my bunting pattern!
till next time,