I began with this, a t shirt that my boyfriend had forever. It is beyond soft. It is full of holes, from welding, studded belts, and the general beating that all my boy's shirts seem to take. Also, bloodstains. Whee.
The wound that made this shirt unwearable for him:
So I took my favorite t shirt ever, and traced the pattern onto this lovely soft snuggly t shirt. I used this soft sweater-knit ribby stuff I bought for like a dollar a yard at Jo Anns awhile ago.
Fabrics from sewzannes, and I serged the zipper again. It seems to be working well. I didnt put pockets on it because its sort of cropped and pockets are seemingly useless and awkward on cropped hoodies, at least for me.
I bought some henna from www.henname.net on Monday morning and got it by Friday (even with the holiday!) and this proceeded to happen! Both of the pieces are about 6 hours old, so they'll get a little darker.
This is on my little sister's forearm/wrist area. She is a Pisces. She didnt let me do the original design I drew out, which sucks because it went together so much better.
Paste on, covered in the lemon sugar goo. Oh, she scratched that part off, it kept crumbling and she got mad at it.
When I say minidress, I mean it. This baby needs leggings to make it decent.
This is just some Alexander Henry fabric I picked up on sale at Joanns the other day. I think I might need to go back and get some more...I dont know what for. Maybe a skirt. Its just ridiculously cute.
The top is just as basic as you can get. Theres a box pleat (I think?) on both the front and the back.
And for fun, how I decided I needed to do my hair/makeup for work this morning:
It was a big hit. I've been getting compliments on it all day. I kind of love it to death.
Its got little pleats that you cant really see with the pattern being as busy as it is. I love it. Its got a perfect heft to it (its lined in teal upholstery fabric that should not ever ever cover a couch or a chair) and its just the right size for my Macbook and other things a girl needs to carry with her.
I dig it. Its nice and simple and took about 4 hours start to finish. Unfortunately I have managed to pile all this fabric on top of my bed. Ick.
I thought this was going to be less stiff, I wanted to make a t shirt out of it. I guess I can deal. Haha.
I threw around the idea of a few things and I settled on a hoodie. A girl on another forum I frequent (Mitch Clem if you're curious) was interested in it after seeing the fabric, so this is for her. She's little like me. I kind of really want to keep it...its so comfortable.
Anyway, this went off without a hitch. I didn't use a pattern, just kind of winged it from hoodies I already own. It took around 4 1/2 hours start to finish.
The photos are crappy, I might take better ones tomorrow.
I sewed the zipper in backward. I then had to take the stop off, pry it open, and put it back on. A learning experience! I also serged the zipper in there. I might topstitch it, I dont know yet.
My best friend went to New York City last month, and before he left, I requested that he buy me some fabric ("Something printed, and stretchy!") and he came back with SIX yards of this.
I guess he went down to the Garment District and looked at quite a few stores. One man presented him with KITTEN HEADS on a knit (I dont think I would have minded this, actually...) and other such terrifying prints.
He found this print eventually, and took it up to the counter. He asked for two yards, and was told the price was $6 per yard. He said "Alright" and as the guy was cutting it, he took his wallet out...he had a bunch of singles so it looked like he was carrying a ton of cash (This is best friends first trip to NYC, if you cant tell) So another employee of the store comes up to him, screams "ITS 12 DOLLARS A YARD AND YOU MUST TAKE THE ENTIRE BOLT". Eric obviously is WTF-ing the guy and they proceed to haggle for a good 20 minutes.
He got six yards for $16. I dont even know how that works.
I used the same idea as the American Apparel easiest dress evar for the top, plus banding for the collar and the sleeves because cheera hates hemming, added a coordinating kelly green band, and then took a ton of fabric and pleated the hell out of it for the skirt. The green is a knit and not a lycra like the print, so they photographed differently and look like different colors. They're not perfect, but they're pretty close, in real life.
As you can see, I am a shameless hipster that loves Apple and Ikea. Also note that cheera participates in the ancient bloody sport of crochet.