Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rocket Science

Ok, can I just say that I really like this one? And mostly because it included so little effort and turned out so cute. Sometimes you just need those low effort projects (and anything that uses bias tape is good with me;))

This used to be a tunic/top that I just didn’t wear enough.


So, I turned it into this dress; well it was supposed to be a dress, but turned out shorter than I wanted, so it’s more of a tunic:) Nothing some cute little, white shorts wouldn’t fix! The top is just a basic top pattern that I cut in half to make it shorter (more of an empire waist). I bias taped the edges, gathered the skirt and sewed it on! Ta-da!



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I got my new shoes on

Just a quick post to show off my new shoes;)



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ring of Fire (cue deep Johnny Cash voice)

I had a couple of large handkerchiefs given to me awhile back. I had no idea what to do with them. I mean, I had SOME ideas, but none that would work for so few handkerchiefs of the same color/type/pattern. So, what to do with a small amount of fabric that’s slightly obnoxious in its own right?? Yep, make shorts for your nephew!;) I just used a basic shorts pattern and whipped these up in an afternoon. He loves them; he calls them his “dragon pants”! Gotta love 3 year olds;)


Monday, May 16, 2011

Watermelon (hold the seeds)

Occasionally I will step away from the sewing machine to crochet something. My niece needed a summer hat, so this is what I came up with. I didn’t plan it this way, but I think the colors make it look like a watermelon:) Sorry for the lack of detail shots; but she is cute, no??;)



Friday, May 13, 2011

Running in circles

Tada! My very first tie dye project! I have always wanted to try it, but never did. Until…I got this pink shirt. I don’t wear pink, so obviously it had to change;) I tied it up in various places, and dyed it purple!:)


I love how it turned out; my only problem was that the rubber bands I used were a little abrasive and put some tiny holes in the shirt… does anyone have a different way that they tie dye? I thought about using string, but thought that the color might leak through. Any suggestions would be appreciated!:)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We now return to our regular programming

yes! Freedom!!! School is out for the summer!!!!! I took my last final today; on Saturday will be graduation, so technically I’m celebrating a little early, but I don’t have any more papers or tests, so woohoo!;)

Aaaannnddd…….a project! Remember that dress I was telling you about? Well, I finished it! I didn’t get very good pics; sorry:/I used this pattern: it has a cowl neck, flare skirt (with tulle underneath for added poofiness) and little tiny flowers at the waistline.


Lets just say I’m glad I’m done with it. White is a horrible color to work with, especially when you have as many animals in my house as I do. I felt like I needed to have it quarantined or something, and only work on it in a pristine white room.