As you know, this month is about sewing more from the fabric stash (and in my case this also includes the “to refashion pile”), so off we go with a new tshirt surgery.
What do you get if you cross a tshirt with a shirt? A tshirt-shirt? Ok, ok, bad joke, I’ll stop.
Thing is this new piece of clothing born from the mutation of a v-neck white tshirt and a pink shirt is as comfty as a tee and as dressy as a shirt. Plus it’s really comfortable to wear under sweaters.
It’s easy to do to: i just cut the front part of the tee, from the v down. Then I cut the shirt in a spoon-like shape: the collar and the part with buttons. And then just sew them together on the wrong side of the fabric. And voilà!
I decided to join Zoe’s sewing challenge because it sounded like immense fun. Then, as the days were eating into September I realized keeping a diary of the clothes you wear is more difficult than it sounds. I wanted to get out of the challenge until I read the comments and posts of other people in the same game. And then I said, ok, let’s see.
If the other day I was writing about how to make a fabric yoyo it’s because I’m in a yoyo mood these days and I didn’t want to lose the opportunity to share.
So, Yoyo earrings, here we go:
This is a super super simple project. It doesn’t get simpler than this, I swear. You just need two – or more, depending on how many pairs you want to make – ear hooks (you can buy them on etsy, ebay or dawanda, they’re very cheap); 2 tiny metal rings and 2 fabric yoyos.
You pierce the fabric with the metal ring, put on the ear hook and close the ring. And that is all. The best thing about these is that they are very very light.
A quick post to share one of my latest creations: a medium sized pink handbag.
Made from pink canvas from Ikea (yep – I’m a fan too) and yellow cotton from the same pattern as my leftover bag. I quite like the rings there, separating the body of the bag and the handles, I think I will continue to experiment with them.
It’s also very easy to customize the length of the handle and make it shorter (now it’s almost one meter long): just unseam one of the ends of the handle, cut and sew back.
I don’t know if this happens to you, but I never have enough fabric. For some reason, I always have the feeling that I should go and buy more, heaven forbid I would start sewing one day and realize there is no fabric to work with. What a sad day that would be. Continue reading
This weekend I’ve realized with great surprise that sewing is not at all like riding a bike. It’s more like cooking: once you know how to make a certain type of food you’ll always know; but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still mess it up really bad.
This weekend I tried to remake the sculpted handle square bag I made some time ago. But it was impossible for me to remember the trick. Continue reading
Been playing with colors lately. Browns and blue, brown and pink, navy blue and different greens; this is what I got.
I know, I know I have not been posting for a while now. But I have been really busy enjoying the sun and the sea
This is one of my newest bags: pink with a green accent! Hope you like it.
I am curious what Dana will think of it
Just made this today and I am all smiley about it. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I will not be anymore.
This is on the heart medalion principle: you can give both, keep both or give half of the heart to someone you love. Coul be a nice Valentine’s Day gift, even though I am not such a big fan of the Holiday. (I think gifts like these should be random
Available on Dawanda.