Picked these pants up from a yard sale. They were size 12. I took in the sides and the back. Voila!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
I didn't mean to disappear on you guys, school really did get in the way of sewing thus resulted me in not sewing anything for months.
The good news? I'm back, and school is over for the summer!
I had started on aprons that I made with my own pattern for a married couple that requested them, and I never got around to finishing them until yesterday. That was months ago, folks.
I upcycled a pair of too-short/lowrise jeans into some really nice hemmed summer shorts today too.
Sorry, no before picture. I didn't think of taking one.
Onto the aprons! They are reversible and have 4 pockets; two on each side. The wife's colors are pink/brown/green on one side, and the other is just really girly and funky. The husband's colors are blue and green.
Thanks for being patient with me!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I am so sorry I've practically been MIA for the last three weeks. School really is the busiest part of my day to day life, and I've barely no time for any sewing or knitting or even embroidering.
On a bright note, I turned 21 yesterday and I spent the day celebrating it with my boyfriend, Taylor :)
This week will mainly be focused on housework, completing assignments, and hopefully finish quilting the Sweet Pea quilt. I'm soooo close to finishing it.
Hopefully you'll see me soon with a post in the upcoming future.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Hurray! My very first quilt pattern I came up with on my own (hopefully!), and I completed this cute mini quilt today.
The block is called Square Dance, so this quilt has been aptly named, "Let's Go Square Dancing!"
be warned: photobomb.
I am extremely pleased with how it turned out, and it was so much fun putting this together, as well as experimenting with the crazy scribbling/quilting going on. It gives the quilt a nice texture and look!
This is for the Scrap Attack QAL; at first I had originally decided to make it into a lap size, but then changed my mind and turned it into a mini quilt. I actually like the way it looks in this size.
I am not sure if it will be used, but I think it deserves to be hung up on my design wall just by my stairs.
I sewed 1/4 all the way around inside the white squares, and just went crazy on the quilting all around them. The backing came from a HUGE scrap of vintage bed linen I had hidden in my fabric stash. It compliments the colors in the quilt, I think.
Again, if you readers want a tutorial - just let me know in the comments! I do know the measurements for a lap size quilt though so that can be included in the tutorial.
I used Punctuation by American Jane, and Kona White. (This quilt is pre-cut friendly, aside from the cheater binding/backing.)
For the last few months (since summer), I had vintage yellow curtains I sewed up for my bedroom window, and I had been thinking as of lately to change it but I couldn't decide what to use.
So I dove inside the storage closet and found this glittery, shiny purple nylon curtain from my first year of college living in the dorm! I had never sewed with synthetics before so it was a first.
I wanted to incorporate some kind of patchwork with the curtain, and remembered I had a charm pack of Kate Spain's Terrain. Perfect!
I cut off a huge portion of the curtain, because I couldn't have it interfere with the electric outlet underneath my window, and really I just winged the measurements by holding it up to the window and cutting it off.
I sewed together two rows of Terrain, color coordinating: the top row is pink/orange, and the bottom row is light purple/dark purple.
I love how it looks on my window. I wish I had a second pair though to go with my other window in the back of my room.
I staggered both rows on purpose. I like the effect :)
Yay, another home decor project done!
I still am working on all three quilts but the Sweet Pea quilt really is making me feel like I don't want to finish it.
What have you guys sewn over the weekend?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I haven't gotten around to finishing the unpicking of several stitches (grr!) on the Sweet Pea quilt but I really want to get it all quilted by this Sunday.
I cut up 112 4.5" x 2.5" rectangles for the Bust Yo Scraps QAL last night. I am going with Punctuation, because a friend of mine said it'd look "quirker" with the 448 2.5" squares that I cut the other day.
For the Scrap Attack QAL, last night I decided to test a block using halved charms (4.5" by 2.5") and one solid charm pack (in this case, Bella solids in white) and here are my results:
I absolutely love it! I've decided to call the block "Square Dance" because of the steps they use in square dancing, and it's similar to the formation of this block. It is definitely pre-cut friendly.
I could write up a tutorial, if you want. Just let me know. I am making a lap size with this block, so there will be 42 blocks, 252 half rectangles (3 charm packs), and one solid charm pack. I haven't decided if I should add white sashing in between blocks or rows. ETA: 11/15/12 update on this block! ...let's go square dancing.
Technically, I know the charms I have aren't scraps, BUT they have been sitting on my table for too long.
More updates later this week :)
Saturday, January 7, 2012
449 2.5" squares in total! There are blues, greens, and purple that have the most squares here but I will use them all. I haven't cut into my Punctuation charm packs yet, but I will soon. My back has been breaking havoc from sitting ramrod straight. I quilted some of the Sweet Pea quilt but there needs to be some unpicking. There are curves when there shouldn't be! Annoying.
Well, good night!