As a Christmas present, my mom got me a vintage (I guess? It looks that way, I don't know how old it is) sewing machine. A Bernina 530-2, if anyone was interested
Anyway, I'm still a sewing newbie, but I LOVE IT.
I should be cleaning the apartment, doing the dishes and doing laundry, but instead, I sew
Since my boyfriend and I never use the kitchen for eating in, it's like my own sewing room!
Anyway, here's some stuff I've made since Christmas.
I'll just put it all in one post, even though I guess they should be in different forums..
First thing I did was to make a skirt out of an old pair of loved sweatpants. They were holes in them, and they were REALLY big, so I thought I'd make something smaller out of them.
I doubt that I'll ever wear this skirt outside because it's very short, but I think it was a good newbie project (even though I did make some mistakes).
The second picture is of a flower-type thing that I didn't have much success with. I made a mistake that was painfully obvious without the "flower", so I thought 'Better this than nothing!'
The plaid skirt took quite some time. I've never fiddled around with zippers before, and it was really hard for me in general, because I made it from scratch without any patterns or anything. It's not perfect, but I guess that's the charm with making your own clothes
I found the fabric at a thrift store, it was actually a curtain and cost me 40 SEK ($5 USD)! Quite a bargain, if you ask me, because I still have some fabric left from it.
A few days ago, I was in horrible womanly pains, and mom had an old heating pad-type thing that I borrowed, but after using it a while, it kind of started to smell like cat pee. It didn't surprise me, because a few year ago, my mom used to hade two un-neutered male cats that peed EVERYWHERE.
The fabric around it was really old and worn out, so I thought I'd update it a bit. No big project, but I'm still very fond of it
And last, but not least. I made this today!
In some way, I've managed to misplace my very old make up bag, so I thought I'd make one out of some old fabric instead of paying a lot of money for something that's so easy to make.
I got this fabric from my mom. I L O V E polkadots, but I haven't had anything small to make (it wasn't a lot of fabric).
I got bored around midnight and had nothing better to do
I put some soft fabric inside it, just because I thought it would be cuter that way
Even though I'm going downtown to the sewing store tomorrow, I was too lazy to wait until then to buy a zipper, so I just sewed on some button-type things that came with the sewing starter pack I also got for Christmas.
It kind of looks like a little purse when it's filled
I don't know why, but this project has been my absolute favourite! But I guess it might be because I'm in love with the fabric.
Sorry for making the post so long, I'm just so proud that I actually managed to make these things myself. I'm a biiig procrastinator and I'm really not good at anything, so it makes me very glad to see that I can start something and actually finish it!
Right now, I'm working on a 60's type swing skirt. It will be adorable! I'll probably wear it every day