26 March 2008
Happy trails. To you. Until. We meet. Again.
24 March 2008
20 March 2008
I'm into the slow crafting, handmade, support the artisan so it's a wee bit more expensive than is ideal but... ehm... I choose food + shelter.
(PS- You wanna see something precious? Check out the new oliver + s line of "contemporary sewing patterns for children's clothing. Really, the website is just toooooo sweet.)
17 March 2008
12 March 2008
Drinking coffee, dancing around in a vintage apron and crockery cooking... ain't nothin' better.
05 March 2008
Although I think some variation of this project is in the DIY book Sew Subversive, I used the directions from ReadyMade magazine. Completely skeptical that this project could produce a skirt, especially not a wearable-in-public skirt, I had low expectations. But it worked out. Check out the directions here to see how simple it is. I don't think this would have worked with a regular cotton pillowcase; the jersey material gives a little extra stretch to the skirt. Methinks that the Sew Subversive project might have tips for using two pillowcases to alter the size of the skirt... seems a bit more realistic than cramming yourself into one pillowcase.
It literally took about 10-12 minutes to make. Would have taken longer if I made the drawstring out of the jersey fabric, but I just used brown ribbon instead.
PS- I'm growing tired of these mirror self-portraits too.
03 March 2008
For some reason, I never really wore this cream colored turtleneck sweater. A fine piece of clothing, just never did it for me. Armed with scissors and a small dose of courage, I completed perhaps the SIMPLEST refashion ever:
- Look at turtleneck.
- Cut straight line from top of turtleneck to the collar line. I made my cut over the right shoulder.
- Fold "turtle flap" (gross) over.
- Sew some buttons on, if desired.
BEFORE aka THUMBS DOWN
AFTER aka THUMBS UP aka A Hand Signal I Use Too Often in Real Life