Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Last week

Under my machine last week but turned out good, I have a very hard time taking pics of the back of my items so pardon the lack of pic it's super cute! I bought a filet style crochet sweater at the thrift store. Attempted to nicely deconstruct it but that ended up taking too long so I just cut it. Cut out the back of a baseball shirt not out just cut. And pinned actually using a lot of pins the sweater to the baseball shirt. And sewed :) looks great! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


The other day was my friend Avery's birthday she is 1. Her mom is a photographer so I decided I would make her a dress. The stars were aligned bc Joann's was having a .70 pattern sale. So I purchased McCalls pattern 6529
And then I decided I should make something for her 2 siblings too! Lucky I found this nice tutorial :)
Other child's outfit is still just an idea and fabric waiting to be stitched. 

Food this week

Things I cooked this week. 

Quality control?

I have been unlucky enough this past week to purchase some crap products. What has happened to quality control? Name brand sewing notions quality is down the drain!! Admitiy I use basting quilt spray and lots of things bc I don't care for pinning uggg I mean who has time for that. So my needles get gummed up and funky. So I bought some new ones instead of doing what I knew I should and sewing a metal mess inside a pin holder. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Black jacket

So I was lucky enough to get signed in to the Volcom warehouse and get 45% off. So I scored this plain black light weight jacket. But it needs something I decided. So I dug thru Evans too small pile and found a skully bones shirt. And sewed it into the back. End result is affordable cool. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Steam function

So I'm not skilled in the ways of my new dryer YET. But I bought some fabric. And well it had a nasty crease in it. And I bed to cut on some interesting folds so I figured I would "try" it. Well my fabric is sipping wet. I rung it out. Wiped out my dryer. And put it on a dry cycle. What is up with that? There was a puddle in my dryer! I wasn't washing it. I just wanted to steam it. Lesson learned I guess it wasn't faster then ironing, but I did free me up to cut the bottom of the dress. Do the dishes and make tomorrows coffee. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Under my machine today.

So I scored this awesome apron for .49 yep half a dollar and took an old from when I was uber skinny favorite tank top I saved all these years. Not sure how a managed it considering. And repurposed it. Ahhh hopefully another long life.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mans dress shirt upcycle attempt 1

So I have this favorite shirt, and it's getting pretty worn out. I try and wear it less but I love it. So I am trying to recreate it. The first attempt wasn't quite right it was a tad too tight on my boobs :( 

Monday, August 5, 2013

My new jacket

So I scored a cool military style coat from thrift store. And a huge doily :) so I put them together!!! Love it! The pink under is a t-shirt.