My sister needed her jeans fixed so she gave them to me. The inner thigh fabric has worn away. I hate it when that happens! I've only darned socks before, so I decided to try something new and attempt to fix the jeans. My dad donated a pair of his old jeans. I used the denim from the lower part of his jeans, so now he has a pair of fabulous cut-offs.
I made a paper pattern.
I cut it out, placed it on the inside of the jeans, pinned, and basted in place. To keep the front and back layers separate, I put a plastic box on the inside of the jeans - kind of like if the pants wearer's leg was made out of a plastic box.
I used a straight stitch to make a zig zag pattern over the worn fabric. Over the holes I used an actual zig zag stitch.
I fixed two pairs of jeans. I used up all my blue thread on the first pair, and then switched to grey for the second. The grey actually looks better. It's way less noticeable.
Thanks for looking! If you have any tips or suggestions on how to do this better, please let me know! In the future I think I'll be fixing my own jeans rather than getting rid of them, and if there is a better way to do this (that has stood up to many washings) I'd like to know.
This was for an event at the museum at my school, and for a grade in my patterning class. It's the Laughing Moon pattern called "Silverado." I think it took three weeks to make. It's my first corset. I didn't do the godets properly when I was sewing it up in the machine, so I seam ripped and hand sewed them afterward. The inside is just plain white coutil. Next time I want to do lining. It was also my first attempt at grommets, which did not turn out as nicely as I wanted.
I am a self-taught sewer, but I will try my best to help out. It looks like it will be easier to make a separate top and bottom, because I don't understand how to do that all in one piece.The bottom just looks like a wrap skirt with gathering at center back. The front looks like it was made to be too high-waisted so it rumpled down (on purpose). The edges either have some translucent ribbon sewed on or that's selvage.
I don't know how you want to change the top, but you could probably do something simple and fitted to get rid of the draping. There are a ton of free patterns online. I hope this was helpful to you!
I made an oven mitt last year. It was the first one I made, and I'm really happy with the binding except for the wrist in the second-to-last picture. I've made two more sets since this one, but gave them away before getting pictures. Now that school is out, I'll be making plenty more!
The outside fabric came from a patchwork skirt. I cut up the whole thing before thinking about pictures.
This is the binding. The fabric came from some ugly cloth napkins.
I took apart an existing mitt for the pattern. No left or right!
I have to work on my quilting, but I guess it's okay for my first attempt.
Austenmania (Jane Austen festival thing) was hosted at my school this year since we did a production of Pride and Prejudice, and I made a bonnet at the craft table. Some other students and I were helping out beforehand, cutting out the bonnet shapes from poster board. It took forever! I was tired when I took these pictures, so I look a little crazy.
Your link was to the website. It didn't bring up the page that had the product picture or description or anything-just so you know. I think I've seen what you are talking about, though. I contemplated getting covers for my point shoes, but since there is only cotton (except for the tip of the toe) the heel would wear out too quickly, and I didn't feel like covering the heel in moleskin. That would have looked sloppy, in my opinion.
So, what I did was I went to a shoemaker, and he glued chrome leather to the tips of my point shoes. It's grey (that's the only color it's made in) and he just cuts out a headstone-shaped piece and uses this super strong shoe-maker glue to keep it attached.
Here is what they look like:
Oh, and the reason he used chrome leather is because suede would have been kind of expensive. Chrome leather isn't actually leather, but some sort of synthetic material.
I'm not exactly making a mannquin per se, but hollow parts for my crash test dummy costume. You know, the plastic-looking coverings for my calves, thighs, forearms (sp?), upper arms, chest, back, and that other piece that fits over where underwear would usually go. I was thinking I could just buy hollow mannequin parts and cut them down to size, but for just one hollow calf form it's like, 20$. I don't have the money to buy an entire body's worth of parts! I heard somewhere you could use this resin stuff, but I need something that is quite a bit simpler. You know, something that not even an idiot like myself could screw up. I am NOT going to use any cardboard! Basically I need something that is not too flimsy, but not extremely thick, inexspensive, not difficult to construct, can easily be removed, and easy to be molded or something to fit over my body. I'm not messing w/ foot coverings; my converse's will suffice. Oh, and how could I forget the helmet-ish head covering? NO IDEA what I'm doing about that. Does anyone have the faintest clue as to what I might do? Any input at all is appreciated. This one guy on the internet made some, but he used this plaster-mold thingy I will screw up and probably poison myself with the vapors if I attempt.