Not so long ago I saw this post here on craftster and inmediately fell in love with it. And as my holidays were aproaching, I decided to make my own travel wallet, with specifically the things I need And this is what came out!
The wallet has a passport slot, a flight ticket slot and two big pockets on both sides because I adore travelling with tons of printed out stuff (travel itineraries, hotel reservations, train/bus tickets and timetables, map to reach the hotel... you know the drill). It also has a zippered pocket for storing gum/mints, earplugs, and my inflatable neck cushion, as well as a little key holder for the keys to the suitcase lock.
And here it is closed. Keep in mind that it's already been in two travels, including a week at a metal festival, so I'd say it's holding up pretty well
I didn't include any space for money and credit cards because I hate the thought of moving everything from one wallet to the other contantly >.< I wanted something that could be used for travelling and then left in the suitcase while I go around being a tourist with a way smaller wallet in my purse
This is a very simple and cheap project, but I really like how it turned out, so I figured I'd share in case it serves as inspiration for somebody
There you go, the Wall of Horror! This corner of my room had been previously occupied by a dusty poster that got a much-needed retirement. I then got some pictures of my favourite horror legends, photoshoped the hell out of them (I wanted them to look almost like stencils, but without losing too much detail), and got them printed on regular photo paper; I then proceeded to buy some photo frames from the dollar store and that was all
To be fair, it's a regular dress with halloween themed fabric. I had wanted to make a dress for my 8 month old goddaughter for a while, and this fabric had just the right amount of cuteness and horror movie monsters. I had some buttons to go with the theme as well, so I got down to it, and here's the result!
Also, am I the only one who's confused by baby sizes? I find it very bizarre that everything is sized by age, considering that babies have the randomest sizes and grow each at their own time. So I picked a dress that looked like overalls and sewed the 9 month version, hoping that if it was too big she could wear it with some long sleeves underneath when it gets colder.
I put a velcro closure on it, because my baby handling experiences have shown me that real buttons in baby clothes are a royal pain. I'm not one to pass up the opportunity to use bat shaped buttons, however, so I put them on the back for decoration.
This was my first shot at baby clothing and, although I made a lot of mistakes, I managed to fix most of them. There's a lot of things I wish I had sewn better, but all in all it wasn't the catastrophe it might have been C&C welcome!
Sooo, who of us hasn't heard of the Robert Kaufman Horror Movie Monster Fabric? probably many craftsters, actually. But nevertheless, I heard of it, fell in love, and proceeded to pay a shameful amount for shipping a few yards of it across the atlantic ocean. Aaaaand who of us hasn't heard of Rae's Buttercup Bag pattern? Exactly.
So I went ahead and created a bag with a craftster classic pattern and a craftser classic fabric. It's a creativity blackhole. But I needed a bag for the summer and darn it if I don't love it. Here it is:
I made it slightly bigger than the original (a good 35x25cm), because if I can't fit a book, my sunglasses case and a camera in it, then it's not my bag.
You can see the pleating properly there.
I also added a zipper closure because, well, let's say that if you CAN fit someone else's hand in it while it's "closed", then it's not my bag.
Also, as a side note: the buttercup bag pattern is *fantastic*: easy and quick to make, no wonder there's so many around
These are two t-shirts that fell into my hands and were too awesome to use as PJ's:
This one was generously donated by my boyfriend, when I was disappointed to find out that Heavy Corner doesn't carry girl-sized merchandise. It started out as a guy's XL and I didn't even think about fitting it, I just cut it open and cut out the t-shirt pieces.
I used a t-shirt that already fitted me to draw the pattern, and then sewed the elastic lace around the top edge to make the stripes.
This one started out as a men's M t-shirt, so I could fit it in instead of starting from scratch like with the other one I decided to make it into a sleeveless shirt, and although I used a t-shirt i had as reference, I kind of winged it... it doesn't show much while you wear it, tho, unless you're posing absolutely straight and still (which I don't usually do ).
And just the t-shirts laid out:
Let me know what you think! and if you have any good tips on making a sleeveless top, do share
As many others, I've been lurking around craftster for a while and decided it was time to start participating So I proudly present my first bag!
I used Lisa Lam's Reversible Bucket Bag pattern (which she generously posted online for free here). I changed the pattern a little bit, by adding a zipper closure (a bag that only has a button as closure is an invitation to pickpockets in my city!) and some inner pockets, as well as a key hook. Although I've been sewing for almost a year, this is the first time I've attempted to make a bag, and it was surprisingly easy! So it's definitely a good pattern for beginners.
Although the pattern is for a reversible bag, I never planned mine to be reversible... would have been a bit harder with the zipper