So, this skirt was so scary to make. I used fabric that my uncle got me from Egypt. I kept this fabric in my room for a couple of years, scared to cut it up or ruin it. I finally got my nerve up today, and made a simple skirt, one I was sure I couldn't mess up. I absolutely love it - it twirls so well! But I need to wear something under it, because the fabric is really sheer - I'm thinking black leggings.
This fabric was hard to sew, by the way. It's stretchy AND slippery, so...that was fun.
Anyway, I REALLY love it.
(Sorry for the link, I can't get images to work right now)
Hooookay. It's been a long time since I posted anything, so enjoy a barrage of images!
So, let's start with Halloween. I turned a green T-shirt into...this! The hat was the hood of an old sweatshirt, and the ''feather'' was a bit of a red knit sweater. The belt is the bottom band of a tank top, and the sword was the back cover of an old sketchbook.
For the next one, I tried making a nightshirt with the yellow flannel, but it was too poofy, then when I took it in it looked like a bubble-hem kinda thing, which wasn't what I was going for. So I had to take a break from sewing and do chores, and in the middle of folding laundry, I came across the purple shirt. That shirt was too small in the shoulders, so I cut the top of it off, addded the bodice and sidepanels, and...ta da! The bodice gave me a hard time 'cause my chest is flat, but I like it anyway.
This top was just a plain t-shirt that I did the knitty-front thing on.
This sweater was originally an odd, light blue color, so I tried dying it black. I like this color better than black, I think.
And, lastly, another hat I made. I may have posted this before, but I loves it so. It was originally a flannel button-up (the grey), and a green jersey top.
I altered it a little, and didn't use the pattern she provides - I just traced an old hood and added little flappy things to the front. The grey was an old sweater (don't use a knit/stretch fabric like I did. Please, trust me on this), and the lining was some plaid flannel from one of my dad's old button-ups.
I made me a hat. It started off life as a huge flannel button-down from my dad. Not sure if I like it, but it was fun to make. I might add some kind of a brim to it, but I'm not quite sure how. Any tips would be lovely.
Okay. So. I got bored, and I had time on my hands. A lot of time. The skirt involved handsewing 60+ pieces onto the waistband of an old dress. The skirt itself started life off as 5 old t-shirts, a pillowcase, about 2 yards of teal fabric, and the waistband of a dress that was totally icky-looking.
The funny part? I doubt I'll ever wear it out. I'm looking for opinions, really, so comment, please.
Also, if anyone wants to know how to make this oddity, I wouldn't be against putting up a tute.
Just me standing. Sorry for the shorts.
And the twirliness. Sorry for shorts again, but I kind of needed them.