I made this in sewing 2, and yet I crocheted it. Each appendage is a vegetable, and the dress is sewn with a corset back. I've been working on it for about 3 weeks in class, and I spent a weekend crocheting the pieces. Hope you like!
The pictures don't do it justice.
*EDIT* Here's a new picture, with the first place award I won at the state fair. I won first place in "Hand Crocheted Items 14-17 y-o". I know it's not that great of an achievement, but I'm excited
I originally intended this to be from all one fabric. Of course, this is my first shirt from scratch, my second outside sewing class. I should've expected this to happen. Then it was too small, so I added the side strips in a contrasting cloth, and decided to make part of the front match. Oh yeah, and I added small slits on the sides to make it fit around my hips. Despite the huge change from my plan, I absolutely adore it. I hope you like it! All cloth from the thrift shop!
I'm officially in love with packaging tape. After making a wallet with it, I settled down to a movie with my family, with a ton of pictures, yearbookish notes, and cute messages my friends have written to me that I've kept, in front of me. I went slightly mad, and refused to go to bed until I finished. I used up the entire roll of tape, and I still need to reinforce one of the sides. Here are the pics The entire bag
Closeups of the front
closeups of the back
even the straps are pictures
and a very bad picture of the inside, there are a few notes in there too
To sum it all up, I took a bunch of things that make me happy, which I look at about once a year, and made them into a bag I can look at all the time. I hope you like it!!!! Please, comments and critisisms very much appreciated! This is my first time trying this.
I went to the thrift shop and found a TON of this gorgeous cloth, so I decided to make a circle skirt. I've never made one before, but I have no patience for patterns, so I took a swing at it by myself I had to seriously trim the bottom edge, because it was so uneven, and trimmed it too much. So I sewed some of the cloth back on the skirt(you can't see it in the picture). This is how it turned out. Sorry about my pale legs, I'm just getting over a dislike of them and trying to wear shorts for the first time in ages. I also have gym shorts underneath them, 'cause with circle skirts this short, you'd see my underwear constantly straight shot
action shots!!!!!!!!! :b I think I've fallen in love with the 10 second timer on my camera.
Is it too short? Do you think I can pull it off? I'll always wear shorts underneath it. Maybe I'll try and stay out in the sun longer so my arms aren't 10 times tanner than my legs...... Thanks for looking! Comments mucho appreciated!
I was looking around the site yesterday, and happened to notice a pattern for a tiered skirt. I was caught by it, because I realized I could make the skirt without actually looking at the pattern When I started on it I was feeling really weird and it was the only thing I could focus on. By the end I was miserable and it was soothing me. I haven't hemmed the bottom yet, but I still love it. Please tell me what you think. I've never made a skirt like this before. Are the colors too much? Also, how can I make it so the sides don't puff out and make it look insane? Front View
Sitting View(with dog attached )
Thanks for looking! Oh, and I'm 17. I look much younger than I am in pictures, so I thought I would clarify that.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I need help! Three of my friends are/have graduated this year. I'm planning on sewing pillows with my favorite pictures of us on my computer. I've been ironing freezer paper onto the back of the cloth and putting it through the printer. It's working, but it's not waterproof, and I'd rather not have the picture all drip off if the pillows somehow get wet. Any thoughts? If there is another cheap easy way to do it(I'm a highschooler with a free weekend, no drivers license, and little money), I would love to know it. I've never really done this before. thank you! -Rachel
Three of my friends have birthdays in april, so I decided to make their presents over spring break. It took FOREVER, but I love them. While normal people socialize and do weird things on the computer, I sew and crochet. They start out lovely and get progressively worse as I began getting tired of making them.
inside(she's a tarheel fan)
inside I'm really proud of them, because this is the first time I've really made an effort to do everything correctly so there are absolutely no raw edges, and the zippers are as perfect as I could get them. I'm only 16, so this is quite an achievement of focus for me. Thanks for looking!
I'm making 3 pencil cases/whatever you want in 'em cases for 3 birthdays. The trick is, I'm trying to make each with a different design. I finished the first one with a bunch of tiny squares, and I started the second one with triangles, but I'm having trouble with the triangles. I can't think of a single design for the third. Does anyone have any ideas for interesting simple designs with a lot of colors? I'm trying to finish these by thursday(which I probably will not manage) so please if you have ANY ideas, tell me. thanks, Rachel
You know those dove milk chocolates with the "promise messages" on the inside? Well, I love them, and some of the messages make me really happy. I collected them, and decided to make a bag! I'm not sure how much I like it, but I though I'd get some other points of view.
front with flap down.
My two favorite wrappers.
Back! Thanks for looking! Any comments or advise would be greatly appreciated.