November 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
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!
April 3, 2011 § 4 Comments
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.
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
March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
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.
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.
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!