Time to Ruin a Surprise!

November 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

I told my friend I would make her a penguin, but that I couldn’t guarantee that it would be cute or even remotely resemble a penguin. It’s finally all done & I’ll be bringing it with me the next time I visit her!


My Pillow!

June 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

I totally forgot all about this! I finished my pillow ages ago, but was so excited about sleeping on it that I forgot I had intended to share it with you! Anyway, the picture quality on this blog seems to be getting worse & worse, but I was sitting in bed on my laptop when I remembered & honestly just didn’t feel like getting up to take proper pictures of my pillow. Please excuse the odd girl shaped thing in the back trying to make sure the pillow was in the frame.

Backside! I actually have a ton of this fabric leftover because I didn’t mess up as much as I thought I would! Hooray!

Coming Together

April 3, 2011 § 4 Comments

My favorite part! When you are sewing something & it starts to take shape. A really ill fitting shape that needs lots of work, but hey, a dress-like shape nonetheless!

This is nothing like what I had in mind, but the lightness of this fabric felt so wonderful & pushed my brain to daydreaming of the possibilities of summer. So I need to buy some fabric to line this sheer thing as well as notions. Then I must continue sewing away until it actually looks presentable/wearable! Now that my bank cards are back in order, I’ll definitely be spending my next day off in a fabric store.

The Start of Something

March 30, 2011 § 4 Comments

My spring break wasn’t filled with as much crafting time as I’d hoped (oh well!), but I have been doing a bit of sewing lately. Here are two facts you may not know about how I sew.

1. I sew on the floor. I guess a table would be easier, but i don’t want to clear off my entire desk every time I feel like sewing & I don’t want to sprawl all over the apartment. So basically I use my knee to man the pedal! This way leads to more backaches, but I guess it works out okay for now.

2. My machine is a vegetarian

Daydreams in the Works

March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am thinking of a sewing project involving these two fabrics . . .

Much Better

January 27, 2011 § 3 Comments

Alright then, a few simple alterations to that dress & it is now possibly one of my favorites! As planned, I took in the sides, the sleeves, & took up the hem. It needed less fuss than I initially thought it would so this was actually a really quick fix! Also, I don’t really like skinny fabric belt things so I swapped that out for a belt I bought at the same store (good finds that day) which is much thicker, more contrasting, more my taste.

I did want to leave it relatively loose & long because I felt those were things that made the dress what it was. At any rate, I’m quite pleased with this little alteration.

This Can be Rebuilt

January 18, 2011 § 2 Comments

While back home I did some shopping with my friends and we ended up going to one of my very favorite thrift stores. One dress caught my eye, but it looked like it needed work so I kind of passed it by a few times. Eventually I grabbed it, it has some great details like

cute fabric, and really adorable details on the sleeves and neck.

The major problem is the shape is kind of unappealing, or maybe nonexistent

However, it did come with a little belt thing which made me realize that all I really need to do is take up the hem & taper in the sleeves a bit. It shall be rebuilt! I just need to go buy some cream thread!

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