Sunday, December 26, 2010

On the 2nd Day of Christmas

This is one of the gifts that I made. I actually made two different ones, but forgot to take a picture of the second one. It’s a Cd Visor (I think that’s what you call them). I stumbled across the tutorial awhile ago and thought they would be really cool to make as gifts. Once you’ve made one, they come together really fast. Plus, its really fun to mix and match fabrics with the giftee in mind. Fat quarters are also a very good idea for these.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Club Failure

So, since school is done I thought I’d do a little celebratory post. And what better way to do that than with posting a failed project?!?

Remember that fabric I showed you guys awhile back? Well, I turned it into this dress. And while the dress itself may not look completely atrocious, I do NOT like it! I used this pattern and followed the directions to the letter. The only problem? The first time I used this pattern I made my own adjustments, and forgot to do the same thing for the second dress. So, while I still love and wear the first dress, I do not think I will be loving or wearing the second dress.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Just a little note: everything in my Etsy shop is half off (items are already marked half off)! If you have a minute, check it out!Smile

Also, school will be done in just a  few weeks……. that means I can dust off my sewing machine and get back to work! YaY!! I cant wait to show you what I’m working on for Christmas presents!Smile


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

These Boots were Made for Walkin’ (if you want your feet to kill you)

In case you were wondering: school has started back up again. And since my teachers have seen fit to bury me in an avalanche of homework, that means a slow down in any craft projects of any kind. And by slow, I mean sllooooooooooowwwwwwwwww.

So, that means no project for this post, butttt….. I do have these lovelies to show you!:

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These boots are my birthday present to myself!:) They are absolutely fabulous, although I wouldn’t recommend walking long distances in them. ;) The pictures don’t really do them justice:)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Man in the Mirror (or behind the camera)

Mens sewing patterns frustrate me. There isn’t much variety in what I’ve seen, nothing new or exciting, and half of the patterns aren’t anything my brothers would wear.  I mean, how many button down shirt patterns can you make?!

But, I’ve been thinking about some t-shirt designs lately and this is one of them. I’ve been wanting to try out the whole applique thing, and it seems to be a good  way of “decorating” a shirt without it seeming too girly or over decorated. And this shirt is brother-approved! I made it for my brother (also known as my camera man:)) and he actually likes it!

I started with a basic tee:

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Hemming and Hawing

Have you ever been looking for a perfect piece of clothing (skirt, dress, capris) that you really want, but that no matter what store you go to, you can never find just the right item? That was me, looking for either a pair of bermuda shorts or a pair of capris. I wanted them to have cute pockets (I’m reallllly picky about pockets:), low rise, that “perfect” shade of blue, and just the right length. And yet this perfect piece of clothing eluded me! UNTIL……..

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I was shopping at Goodwill (I really don’t live there.. really;) and came across this pair of Aeropostale jeans, that were my size but… they were a short! And believe me, at 5’9” they weren’t ever going to fit length-wise! They looked like wading pants! But, they had cute pockets, a low rise, and I liked the shade of blue! So, home with me they went where I made them into this!!:

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On a side note, I am working on a dress, in this fabric:

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Just so you know, that I am still working on real projects!:)

P.S. what do you guys think of shorts (denim or canvas/twill) with tights? Yeah, or big fashion failure? If yeah, what kind of shoes would you wear with it (don’t say combat boots;))?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Why you so Obsessed with Me?

I couldn’t resist using the Mariah Carey song as my title!;) So, you could say I am a little (really! only a little!) obsessed with dying things! But it’s just so easy and I love the results: new clothing without having to actually buy the clothing! This used to be a white peasant top that I wear allll the time! I love it! But, because it is white, it started to show signs of wear in the form of stains!:( So, to JoAnn’s I went to buy a box of RIT dye! I bought the same color that I used for these pants; I really like blue!:)

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You can’t really tell in the first picture, but this top has white flowers embroidered on the hem and sleeves. And when I dyed it, they stayed white-ish, which i think makes it look even better. I have found that with a lot of industrial threads, there’s too much nylon in the thread for it to dye properly, (especially embroidery thread) so it doesn’t change color as much!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Interview with Trudy

Just a little post to say that I am being interviewed by Trudy over at Sewing With Trudy! Go check it out! And while you’re there, check out her blog too!

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Rainbow of a Different Color

So, this isn’t much. Not some fantastic post with a fabulous DIY or great tips on how to become friends with your sewing machine. But, it’s what I have!:) Until Summer classes get out, there won’t be much more than this!:(

My niece turned four the other day and this is her birthday present! She still has to try it on tho, so I can make sure the elastic is right. I’ll try to get some good pics of her in it!

I made the skirt from a flat shirt purchased at Goodwill. I loove flat sheets! they have an enormous amount of fabric in them!!:)

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Floral patterns in a Grey Sky

This was a boys shirt that was too small for my brother. So I took it and turned it into this! The t-shirt fabric was too soft to pass up and the colors are great! The pocket is a square of jean fabric from an old pair of jeans. The neckline is a little big in comparison to the rest of the shirt, and I don’t know why…. hopefully he’ll grow into it. Excuse the faces; my nephew didn’t want his picture taken!:)

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