Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lots of crafting lately

My creation

1. Shirred shirt. Made with elastic thread. I wish I could say my machine handled it better but it doesn't. Also wish I could say that its flattering, but that is also not true. I still like it though...

2.Made from two camo jackets. I also made Cale a pair of shorts. Someone asked me the other day where I bought it! That's always a complement. I love the way it fits.

3. I made this last year, but altered it the other day to fit better. I put a lot of work into those pintucks (done before I had a serger or a pintuck foot!) I made it longer and made the straps skinnier.

4. Okay so I finished this months ago, but forgot to post it. I started working on this before Cale was even conceived! I had to add little panels to make it fit (Thanks Cale!) Its a halter dress. I have yet to wear it out.

5. I made this corset top. Its fully lined with bleached muslin. I decided to not use boning or hook and eyes because the fabric was so sweet. I wanted to keep it sweet so I went with buttons. This pattern was much easier than I expected. Its an older pattern, so its not in stock anymore. The very top doesn't fit well, so alterations are still needed. I just need to figure out what to do.

6. I am really loving long projects lately. I made this quilt recently and I am quite in love with it. It was very much inspired by this Denyse Schmidt quilt. I changed the colors a bit. The background is chocolate brown with a green vine and red and aqua flowers. I used really cool varigated brown thread. I'm loving the varigated thread lately. Sorry for the crap pic. I really need to take lessons or something.

7.I finished my Cabo halter. I had no invisible zippers in my stash and no desire to wait for one to come in the mail, so I made it button up the back instead. I may go back and change it eventually but for now it works. This pattern was incredibly easy to make and really fast. I actually got confused because that Amy spells out every single little detail.
Let me note that it took about a yard of fabric, even for medium. I also made this with jersey knit and it did not turn out so nice. It reminds me too much of a sports bra.

8. I bought plain white plastic and ceramic bathroom stuff so I could embellish them. They're too rounded for real mosaics so I faked it. I used tissue paper and watered down glue to make these. They need a few coats of spray paint and they should be good to go.

9. Oil painting of a dandelion. My husband brought home a huge box of art supplies one night and some oil paints were in there. I finally tried them out and this is the results. Plus messy hands, a headache and nausea. :D I was really going for a not dreary typical oil painting. I kinda like it.

10. My absolute favorite creation of late. I made this skirt from Denyse Schmidt fabrics plus a strip of vintage fabric for the waistband. I was going to do ruffles but once I got some on, it seemed a little too square-dancey for me. So here it is finished and lovely.

11. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or when your husband goes through his clothes to get rid of stuff, grab stuff to make new stuff out of! This used to be a polo shirt. Its vintage and so soft, I couldn't let it go. So now its cute and girly and ruffly. I love the way the ruffles turned out.

12. This shirt used to be peach. But I dyed it red and it came out pink with red trim. I liked it so I made it short sleeved, and cut it shorter. I'm still trying to decide if it needs some Sublime Stitching. And rickrack perhaps?

I hope I have time in September for crafting. I have several baby showers coming up in the next few months so probably lots of cute stuff. Maybe some travel tags for my luggage to distinguish my black suitcase from the sea of other black suitcases. More experimenting with Sergio, my lovely serger (I just changed the thread from white to black and tried out the rolled hem!!) So more of that is due.


Blogger beki said...

My goodness, you've been productive! Kudos to you for all your work!!!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow - totally in awe of everything! If you're ever in the mood to do a tutorial, I'd love to hear the direcrions for the polo shirt reconstruction!

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

That was a lot of crafting woman. Everything looks really good. Impressed as always. I really like that Denise Schmidt-ish skirt too.

2:55 PM  
Blogger MéLisa said...

Goodness you did use your computer free time for craftiness! Good for you! I love the Cabo Halter. I want to make another one.

8:40 PM  
Blogger *s* said...

Wow Emy. That stuff rocks. You're really good! I think I definately need some lessons from you. ;)

12:53 PM  

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