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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructed green dress on: August 05, 2010 07:06:57 AM
Hi there!
A couple of months ago I bought a dress that was a little bit different from which I was looking for. That dress had long sleeves and it was big for me, but it was really cheap so I decided to buy it and alter it.
The first think I made was cut the sleeves but keeping the dark green hems. So, once they were short I sewed the dark green hems.

Then I separated the top from the skirt in order to make the first on a little bit narrower. When that was finished, I decided to add some fabric from the long sleeve and I made a waist.

I also had to add some pleats in the skirt, otherwise it would have been too wide for my new waist.

And, tadaaaaaaa. At the end I had a new summer dress of my size!!
This is the final result. Do you like it??

Thanks for reading!!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Two scoodies on: January 20, 2010 02:58:33 PM
Last Monday was my best friend's birthday and I wanted to made her an special present so I sewed for few hours and I did her a scoodie! Well, I did two at the same time (the other one was for me  Tongue).
They both are green and orange, and they have the particularity that they're reversible. There is one difference between each other; a detail in the scarf. Mine has an ice-cream and hers a watermelon  Smiley
The Scoodie fabric is polar fleece and it's pretty warm !! The details are made by felt.
I did the scoodies following this tutorial http://cyatutorials.blogspot.com/2009/12/scoodie.htm It was very useful for me, although the tutorial is for a large size scoodie, so I did the hut a little bit small.
After some hours of sewing and lots of patience and enjoyment this is what I achieved:

This is me with my scoodie

The orange side of the scoodie

Both scoodies together. The left side one is my friend's present. By the way, she was very happy with her new scoodie.

And the two details

If you like scoodies try to made them, it's very easy and it's a very useful garment.
Thanks for reading!!!! and keep on sewing  Wink

13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Rolled up toilet kit and glasses case on: January 11, 2010 02:51:50 PM
Hi there!
Last week I did these two cases....I saw this idea in an art street market and I just made it. The most difficult thing is calculating where do you must to sew the beginning of the zipper because it will determine the width and the length of your case. If you have that clear the sewing matter is quite simple.
My first creation was the toilet kit. This was made by denim in the outside and by white cotton fabric in the inside.

My second creation, the glasses case, was made by leather and the lining was polar (this fabric is very soft so I thought it would be perfect for the glasses).

I hope you like my cases. If you made some of them, please show it to me!
Thanks for reading!!
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Lime bag on: October 25, 2009 03:56:19 AM
Hi, this is my creation: a lime bag!!

And this is how I made it...
First I made all patterns. I have to say that this bag it's inspired on my mother's bag; both have the same shape.
I cut all leather pieces... this was the most boring part!!
Here you have the back and the front of my bag

I chose this colour because I wanted a very colourful bag Smiley
Next step was sewing the segments of the lime. In order to keep symmetry I used this pattern

The upper part of the piece, the one not covered by the pattern, was folded down and sewed with the zipper.
And some minutes later I had the lime cover done.

Then I sewed the handle. This piece has the same width than the bag and it goes round. I did it cutting two strips and sewing them to each other. After that, I joined them with the lime covers.

In order to strengthen the handle and give it more colour, I sewed a second strip. This one was light green and went on the inside. This time I only needed one strip; I sewed in the visible part of the handle, the one that goes on the shoulder.
I made the lining with red fabric. I thought it would give my bag a little unexpected touch. I used the same bag patterns and I added a little pocket and a zipper.

Then I sewed two strips of leather. These pieces would be joined with the main bag.

When I had all these pieces joined together I made a last detail. I sewed a cotton strip on each side. This gave my bag a better look because all the seams and threads were hidden.

And finally I had my bag completed!! This is one picture of the colour contrast

and one more of the final result

Thanks for reading!!

15  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Trapeze boots on: August 30, 2009 06:12:03 AM

This is my first creation with leather. I use my sewing machine once in a while and I never took any course so I'm very happy with these boots. Thank you for watching!!
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