My little sister spent the night with me last night and part of the day with me today. My stepmother also gave me a bunch of her old shirts she didn't want anymore last night so I decided to make a practice skirt for my sister to see how it would turn out before I made one for me.
It's not the best skirt in the world as I didn't really feel like hemming it. It's also a bit short on her but you get the point
This was my bigggest thing I've ever done, I'm a stinky sewer so I'm kinda proud of my skirt It took 338 squares, about two black shirts and two gray ones. The squares took forever to cut out and then sew together, it was really annoying after awhile.
Me in mah skirt
It's nice and wide but not really long enough in some places so if I make another one I'll know how to make it longer.
I sewed a pair of shorts on underneath because I have a bad habit of tripping when I'm in a skirt
I made this bag for school so I wouldn't have to carry my backpack to school on the first day. The fabric was hidden in the bottom of one of my grandmother's trunks. When I first pulled it out it was going to become a stuffed animal but I went for a totebag instead.
I didn't feel like pulling my books out of it so it looks kinda wonky but whatever. The inside material is a light minty sort of green.
I had this jean type of fabric laying around for ages and finally decided to do something with it, I made my first skirt :-) I plan to sharpie or bleach the skirt up with skulls and hearts. Maybe I'll post that some other time.
Gah! the waist ended up being two or three inches bigger than I thought it would turn out, and now it's falling off my waistless dress form
Don't mind my messy closet, My clothing is just lying on the floor 'cuz all I wanted to do was post my pics lol
I was in (grrrr) the middle of a very important (ok, ok, it wasn't THAT important but I was very involved in this project) skirt when oh! my thread snaps! I adjusted the tension not thinking anything of it and startd again when 2 seconds later it happens again! And again and again. I've had problems with the thread snapping before, I chalked it up as the thread was too thin/I was sewing too fast/the material is too thick/whatever but I never really got too involved with any of my projects on the machine before because I really enjoyed hand sewing (what was I thinking???) Anywho I dragged the sewing machine I got two years ago out from underneath the layers of dust and grime figuring this would be a faster/easier/more efficient way to sew my skirt I hooked it up made a simple skirt the thread broke several times but I didn't really think anything was wrong, I got used to the machine and was loving it and decided to work on a couple of very small projects and finally started a light denim type of fabric and started making a skirt. For the first hour or two everything was fine, the thread didn't snap and I had no problems with the machine whatsoever it neared 11 and my thread began to snap every two-five seconds, as soon as I would re-thread it it would snap again. Then the needle refused to move at all, the whole control system kind of jammed so that when I pressed the foot control the wheel would move as it was supposed to but make a noise that it wasn't supposed to and the needle didn't move up and down. I set the machine up for the night thinking it needed to cool down. Today I started sewing again and it still refuses to work, adjusting the needle doesn't work as it still refuses to move. Sometimes it starts as if it's going to work again but then doesn't follow through. I called the company and asked for help but their suggestions (unscrewing the balance wheel and flipping the washer around) didn't help. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? My step mother is ordering a new machine for me but if I can fix this one I would be very happy.
Yeah, being bored is always my downfall. I walked to the store with my friend and bought a bunch of poprocks, and ate waaaaaaaaay too many poprocks. So what's a girlie to do? Make a purse, that's the logical answer :-) I ran out of clear packing tape so of course the edges of the purse are collecting hair, and it's only the purses first day out :-( and yes, yes, those are safety pins.