Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Ok, so I know it’s not clothing, but it used to be! I painted and stamped the background with fabric paints then sewed on fabric houses made from my mountain of scraps. I couldn’t resist the button moon (does anyone else remember the cartoon?)
There are bits of shirts, skirts, and allsorts in there :)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Hi, my name’s Beccy and I’m a bit new here, but you might have spotted me over on WR or on my blog, Wipster :)
I just wanted to share my two newest handmade things!
The cardigan is the Que Sera pattern from Knitty. It’s taken ages because I got caught up in other projects right in the middle. I like the pattern but I realised late-on that I wouldn’t be able to get the button spacing right so I just added an extra buttonhole when I knitted on the neckband. I think it looks ok? The buttons are some vintage ones I picked up at a jumble sale and the wool is some bluefaced Leicester I hand-dyed with weld an age ago. It’s a little bit itchy, but I’ll get over it because it’s such a pretty pattern!
The skirt was one I’ve had for ages, but it was too big and had a bleach mark on the hem:
To fix it I added two box-pleats, one in the front and one in the back to pull in the waistband. Then I hemmed it shorter to get rid of that nasty red bleach spot.
Hopefully I’ll have time to make lots more things to show you,
Monday, September 6, 2010
The hat is for my oldest. I knitted it using yarn from my stash and the button is from my button book. The flower I crochet out of the same wool I used for the girls mittens.
Trinity's newest refashion is this little jean skirt. I used an old pair of jeans that were starting to get holes in the knees. Really I should have just patched the holes because she doesn't really like the skirt. I think the outfit is too high maintenance for her. She keep having to pull in down and move it around. I was just trying to find a way for her to wear all the damn leggings my MIL buys her. While I love leggings on my youngest I don't like them on Gooey.... I think I might just give up on trying to make them work for her and pack them away or refashion them.
More pictures and pattern and yarn info on my blog.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This skirt started out as a tablecloth which I then tried unsuccessfully to turn into a circle skirt. It sat on the UFO pile for a while and then I got my butt in gear, unpicked it and started again.
This one started as a pseudo smocked dress which was s disaster. Then it became another dress but I cut something terrible wrong so again it was consigned to the UFO pile. Now it's a simple dirndl skirt.
To make the petals I used and old t-shirt I had and cut wonky four leaf clovers. I kinda just bunched them out when I hand sewed them on. It didn't take as long as I thought it would. Other then going a little heavy on the petals on her shoulder I pretty happy with it. And, well, she loves it so that's really all that matters.
If you want to see more pictures of her being goofy in her new shirt you can can visit my blog.