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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / cupcakes! on: December 14, 2008 08:01:33 PM
Because everyone needs to own a cupcake zipper pouch


and the inside is blue polka dots:
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / lined pouches with zippers (6 photos) on: December 09, 2008 02:41:40 PM
For a Christmas gift I made this little pouches for my friend Charlotte from this tutorial that I shrank down by 2 inches:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875

Alrighty first up is a little western number

and the inside:

Next we have a white one which I embroidered using the Tattoo Alphabet pattern by Sublime Stitching. My friend Charlotte loves New Kids of the Block, mostly Joey McIntire. So in this case the J is for Joey. Um and I am not incapable of using iron on transfer patterns *cough* *cough* er it would just be a topsy turvy world if this was the case.

the inside is lavender matryoshka dolls:

Finally, I made a coaster...or candle rest, or something out of some scrap fabric (my cat darla is sneaking into the picture). I was too lazy to measure the squares and it shows, but not to lazy to use interfacing to make it sturdy. I made another lined pouch out of the poodle fabric, but do not have any pictures of it since it was sent off in the mail before I remembered.

the back side:
enjoy!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pink & blue t-shirt recon on: October 06, 2008 06:38:38 PM
A few years back I bought a shapeless very inexpensive Gap dress and I didn't end up wearing it much...because the lower half made me look like I was auditioning for a hip-hop video instead of the easy cotton dress I imagined. So I finally got around to solving the problem and changing the dress into a t-shirt.


And from the same pre-curve era I had this azure ray shirt that is now wayyy to small. I took another pink shirt that was too large and made it fit better, and then hand sewed the Azure Ray logo on.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / built by wendy - tank top on: October 05, 2008 02:09:00 PM
I started this tank top er well an embarassing long time ago....but originally cut it too low. I was going to find some fancy fabric to cover up the excessive show of cleavage and this so this top ended up on my "to sew" pile. Well many months later I was digging through my "to sew" pile and pulled it back out, I finished it off with some moderately sheer silk fabric and here it is at last. It is an altered built by you wendy mullins pattern 4111

sidways Smiley fabric detail:


semi-action shot:
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / tea party skirt on: September 24, 2008 09:27:29 AM
I think this pink wrap around skirt is just dying to go to a tea party. I do need to tweak the ties a bit to get them just right...but for now this will do. I used the skirt pattern in Sew Everything Handbook and it was easy enough.

Action shot


Close up of the fabric w/ Darla (because of the eyelets I wear it with a slip...and then also never need to worry about the breeze/wrap around dilemma)
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / revamped hoodie w/ oodles of buttons on: September 14, 2008 10:46:18 AM
I did this a few years ago with a similar brown hoodie which has since passed on Sad
With the cold weather coming up I got out my stash of buttons and created a new and better one. All I did was sew buttons around the edge of the hood, this hood had a tie which I simply removed, and around the edge of the pockets. I sewed the buttons on about 5 at a time which makes it easier to make repairs in the future....which I learned the hard way from my last attempt.

Picture 1: a snapshot of some of the buttons around the hood, some are vintage from the local swapmeet, others I just bought in a bulk bag at joanns a long time ago


Picture 2: the full view


Picture 3: action shot with darla also attempting to model
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / small fruity piece on: August 27, 2008 08:20:03 PM
My good friend is coming back from Novia Scotia tomorrow and rumor has it there is a present in her luggage for me, so I whipped this up really fast to decorate her new house. It only took about an hour, and all I had lying around was muslin fabric which is incredibly fragile so it was hard to stitch.

ta-dah!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Shhh! Sexy librarians are ahead on: August 19, 2008 10:21:49 PM
As an aspiring librarian I was thrilled to see this pattern and went straight to work! This is the largest/most detailed embroidery I've ever done. Everything else I've done has been limited to er a couple of monochromatic horse shoes, but I've dreamed about greater things. It's mostly back stitch, and some wonky things I made up to fill in the lettering. Iron on patterns are not my strong point, and you might note a few slip ups. I still have to iron this out a bit more, frame it, and try and remove the pattern transfer stray markings (any tips?) but I am super happy with it and excited to share. I used the sexy librarian sublime stitching pattern, and the tattoo alphabet for the lettering. It's larger than the size of a notebook sheet of paper, but I don't have exact measurements. Also, the colors look brighter in real life, but alas I'm not a photographer.  Smiley


9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sew U skirt & button-up blouse on: June 24, 2007 06:53:46 PM
I received Mullin's book Sew U recently and finally had a free weekend to try it out. This shirt and skirt had alot of firsts for me, let's just say my sewing prowess thus far has been an extensive collection of elastic waistband skirts and shoddy tote bags....




I changed the pattern on the shirt by shortening the sleeves and adding some neat ribbon detail. I rounded the yoke a bit more, and attempted to round the collar as well. Instead of using buttons I applied snaps because they are awesome!




(I know I look positively thrilled in all of the pictures)

The skirt pattern has a contrast waistband with dark brown piping. I also added 2 neat buttons. I didn't have too many problems following the patterns but I was pretty angry that this size is the largest of both patterns. The skirt is not too wonky, but I would have been more comfortable with a bit more wiggle room so I wasn't trying to squeeze every bit of fabric out of the seam allowances. I don't understand why this is the largest size (I suppose I could always alter the pattern), are they marketing this book to itsy bitsy 11 year olds...? Did anyone else have this problem?
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / rag quilt on: August 10, 2006 05:28:24 PM
Well this is my first attempt at a quilt ever, and I'm very happy with it. It's made with 3 different cotton flannels. The ragged-ness hides my mistakes though it's kinda hard to see in the pictures. It should fray more when I wash it.

the front:


the back (there are pink squares in each corner, the bottom row just got cut off):


and a closeup of the bowling fabric that I adore:


What do you think?
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