I'm not sure it's real tweed (okay, I'm pretty sure it isn't ) but it's a quite heavy fabric and perfect for a dress to wear in the winter. Also it has my absolute favorite color in it which is the cerise-pinkish one. The pattern is from a Burda magazine, but I lightly altered the neckline to make it more open. My real pride and joy of this dress though, is the invisible zipper in the back, it's the first time I've done one and I'm ridiculously proud of the result.
Since I'd gotten a huge amount of mixed poptabs there were also quite a few that weren't the regular rounded tabs, but more angular ones, and I figured I had to use them for something too. Just doing it like I would the rounded poptabs didn't work out very well, so that's why I came up with this pattern instead. (I do not claim to be the first person to think of this, just that I've never actually seen anything like it before )
This small black one is a cigaret wallet that a friend asked me to make as a Christmas present for one of her friends. The insides are black fabric from a skirt I shortened and the zipper is from a bag that was falling apart and thus was cut to pieces for spare parts.
Afterwards I made this larger clutch in a bright yellow for my best friend for Christmas, because I know she's obsessed with this color. (And I'm only posting it here now, because I'm completely sure she's not a regular to Craftster )
Ever since I started bellydancing in February Ive been crazy about the sparkly costumes, so I devoted a portion of my (all too long) summer vacation to stitch up one of my own. The skirt is something I had laying around, that I cut up in one of the sides and added a whole bunch of star shaped sequins.
The bra is a regular black bra that I purchased at a summer sale at H&M and covered (yes literally) in a mixture of black, dark blue and purpleish/greenish sequins, dotted by the occasional star shaped one. The aim was to make it resemble the night sky, and while the picture perhaps doesn't do it justice it looks really gorgeous in real life. The dangly bits are a thifted necklace that I've mercilessly divided up for this strands, and the rest of the beads were used to secure the sequins. Let me just say, people tend to stare when you're sitting on the train sewing sequins onto a bra
The veil is homemade too, but the coin-belt is a gift from a friend who brought it home from Jordan.
I made this because I got tired of having to use physical force in order to get my laptop into my bag. It has several pockets inside, including one that's zippered, and for added stability I made a piece of cardboard and covered it in duck tape to serve as a bottom plate.
Okay, so it took me about a month from I finished this until I sewed the buttonholes and added the buttons, but now it's here and it's finished and I feel more than slightly royal wearing it.
I bought this pink heavily textured fabric that I absolutely loved before I had any idea what to make of it. I just knew that I had to have it. What came of it was this blazer, lined in white and with a large collar.
Having successfully made a wallet from pop tab crochet it was time to think big. Hence this messenger style bag made from 1601 pop tabs and lined with white from two old pillowcases (that my mother had already begun chopping up for another project)
On one side it has three little pockets for cellphones and the likes and on the other side there's a larger closed pocket where I've used some of the original pillow case to create the overlapping close of the pocket.
Two old red t-shirts, half an hour of engineering, an hour of sewing and viola! It has a shirred section in the back to make sure it fits nicely around her waist and a button detail on the front, which I in no way planned, but it just occurred to me halfway through the process that it would be perfect with a button on the front. (Who am I to pass an opportunity to play with buttons?)
Modelled by the proud new owner of this skirt, which would be my little sister.
Originally I was making headbands and bracelets from pop tabs. Then my mother told my cousin that I was collecting tabs, and two weeks later she mailed me a box with (yes, literally) 5000 pop tabs. Just making bracelets takes roughly 23 pop tabs. With this box I'd be able to make 217 bracelets. Or I could expand, so that's what I did with this pretty little wallet made from 379 pop tabs and a surprisingly small amount of pink textured yarn. Inside there's a pink lining with 8 card slots, a coin-pocket, an open pocket and an additional piece of fabric to separate it into two pockets in the rare chance that I'd actually find myself carrying cash. Otherwise let's just call it a bus-ticket-pocket. If I want to I can fit my phone inside it too, because the pop tab section is surprisingly flexible. It closes with a pink zipper.
I made these using a youtube tutorial, and I'm quite pleased with the result, though I'm considering making a pair of 1-2-1, instead of these 1-2-3-2-1, because these are quite large for everyday wear.
I recently bought a sewing machine, so now I'm getting ready for the summer to arrive by sewing a couple of things for myself.
The shorts are highwaisted, sort of retro and with snap fasteners.
And the back is just simple. I probably could have added pockets, but I rather like the simplicity.
Secondly a light summer blouse in a pretty floral pattern. It's made over the basic shape of a very 80's sweatshirt and then I just had to freestyle the neckline. The fabric was actually easier to work with than I'd expected, so a pleasant surprise there.
I really wanted to have this knot I could tie as a form of decoration (My dad later complained that I'd done it all wrong, because I'd put it on the opposite side of the blouse than what I'd indicated on my drawing of it )