my pound shop (I'm in the uk) sells loads of crafty stuff for card making, but I saw it and thought to myself 'that's too easy', and wandered off down the household aisle.
I found and purchased cotton tea towels (2 packs of 3 each containing one plain pink waffle pattern, one check waffle pattern, one plain weave check), a polycotton blend scarf with ribbed ends ("designer style" aparently), 2 cotton oxford pillowcases in a pack and finally a big-ass pack of elastic. elastic is always useful.
that's my fiver used up....
Soph has a new outfit for summer.
I did have to use a zippper from my zipper stash though, I hope that's ok. if it helps, it came off another hoodie which was given to me in a bag of girlie stuff so it's not cost anything on top
I never buy zippers unless I'm doing a really fancy project. I just take them off stuff she's outgrown.
So, out of the fiver's worth of stuff I got:
pink and green check lined hoodie,
some 3/4 length capri pants to match the hoodie,
and a shirred white top. I have enough fabric left out of the pillow cases to make another 3 shirred tops, or 1 top and a dress. I thought one was enough to show on here though, I'm going for quality not quantity.
she has worn all at least twice now and they wash realy well too, so I've got massive value for money.
Soph wearing the hoodie and trousers before I'd lined the hoodie properly
finished hoodie, lined with the scarf so that during an english summer she wont freeze lol!
and the back
lined body; I ran out of scarf material so I lined the bit to keep her most warm, then just did over the seams of the rest- those towels sure did fray! I also had to make some bias strips for where the sleeve joins the body as it really was fraying badly.
I used the ribbing fro the ends of the scarf to make the cuffs of the hoodie.
now the shirred top, this wasn't easy. I stripped the casing off the medium weight elastic and just used the inner rubber bit. I don't know how long it'll last like this, but it's an experiment on my part. I'd never done shirring before this.
she also refused to wear anything else so I had to be creative in my picture taking lol!
my machine doesn't have many embroidery or fancy stitches, but what it does have goes really well with this top I think.
and here's my shirring
I have my fingers crossed!!!