Monday, March 17, 2008

Something old, something new....

I believe this started life as a curtain panel from Ikea. I saw it and knew it had to be an A-Line skirt. I used the book "Sew What! Skirts". Both skirts are the basic A-Line from the beginning of the book.

Curtain skirt

Easter skirt, new fabric from Walmart.

Thanks for looking. :)

The Hat Pattern

Since I had two requests for the hat pattern in the last post, I thought I should give the link in a seperate post. Hope you all enjoy making it as much as I did.
And let me know if you need help with this. I have the pattern drafted already so if you prefer that, then contact me through my blog and I will be happy to post it with a tutorial if need be (yes, I want to make another one).

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Refashioning

I started with a dress that I found at the thrift store but I took it apart before I photographed it as is. It was a plus size dress that I could have altered but instead..........

I decided on accessories. I made the hat from a Japanese pattern that I found accidentally one day (email me if you like it and I will try to send a PDF or find the direct link to the page with the pattern. The site I found it on is in Japanese and was hard to navigate unless you read Kanji). The purse is my own take on the clutch bag you can find in the Quick Stuff to Sew Spring issue. I liked the original pattern but I like my bags to stand up on their own so I did some top stitching along the bottom and sides as well as sewed in the corners to give it shape and believe it or not, used tulle instead of interfacing to get the stiffness. It stands nice and tall now.
I have enough fabric left over to cover a pair of flip flops but flip flops haven't hit the stores yet around here. After that, all I will need is a white framed pair of Jackie O sunglasses and I will be good to go.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Another repurposing...

These were made out of a sheet. :) They don't look as wonky on me as they do on the hanger. I love them!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Some random sewn things...


I've been doing a bit of sewing lately. Most of it is new things, but I do have a repurposed project *almost* finished (just needs a hem!). I thought I'd share some of my things...

My first knitting project bag:
Since finishing it I decided to turn it inside out (the lining is a cool camo with skulls) and add a different string with a cord stop.

Another knitting project bag:

An apron:

And a messenger bag to carry my laptop. :)

Thanks for looking!