I went a little crazy for Christmas this year! (and this isn't all of it!)
I thought about posting these separate but didn't want to seem like an attention whore!
I'm a costume tech for my university's theater department as well as a few other odd design jobs. I don't have any real 'training' besides working and my own practice. My boss gave me the keys to shop (only two blocks from my house!) and shop + winter break = sewpalooza! I made all of the following in the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas:
For my mom, free because all materials were scraps from costume shop. No patterns.
My mom and I going to Christmas Eve service!
For my brother, who never leaves the house. Free, everything found in shop. No pattern.
There's crushed velvet in the hood! <3
Freudian Slippers (and robe)
For my dad, the psychologist. Get it?
Slippers were $9 for soles, no pattern. Robe was about $15 for fabric but I already had it so it was sort of free. pattern was a 70's dressing gown, single-sized, 12 inches too small. Grading grading grading!
The guts! The sole is made out of grippy fabric, leather, memory foam insoles from amazon, two layers of batting, and an Ultrasuede-like material. No pattern.
(the insert in the one slipper is after he wore them for like a week...he has uneven legs so he always puts those in one of his shoes)
(He's wearing this a little strangely....the cuffs aren't meant to be rolled, there is supposed to be a belt, and the lapel is a little off. Oh well!
Also for my mom. Bought 50sq ft of garment leather. Never worked with leather before! Made it in two days, so it's sadly imperfect. The hem is wonky and I need to go back through with an even stronger needle to fix some skipped stitches. $155 for leather, found lining and zipper. I heavily edited a pattern for this one.
Hand-embroidered my mom's name....hand embroidering leather is just a dumb idea!
You can see the most annoying skipped stitch - at the collar. My machine was just not having it! Also, check out the dotted line pattern next to the seams. I ran it through without thread to create that tiny detail on all the seams!
That's all for now - until I get pictures of my boyfriend's shirt, vest, and tie!