Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Here is quick refashion that I did from an old necktice in my stash. Have gotten lots of compliments on it. I got the idea from this book called "Sew Subversive" by Melissa Rannels, Melissa Alvarado and Hope Meng.It's a definite book for the refashionista....Will use the other end to make a matching neck collar....
Sunday, February 25, 2007
For those that remember the camo ruffled skirt...I found a shirt to match in hubbie's closet. I shortened it and covered the collar with some fabric from the stash. Will be adding cuffs from the same fabric, too. Haven't quite decided what I am going to do with the hem. Definitely will be removing the blue tape! Based upon all of this, I will this a work in progress. Will post the completed pixs soon w/ the skirt to boot.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
A friend of mine asked me to make her a cake for the day of love. I had free reign so she ended up with a strawberry flavored cake w/ strawberry buttercream and white chocolate-covered strawberries. It was a big hit and she was pleasantly surprised....
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This wool skirt found me at thrift store not too far from my house. It was a size 10 and I am far from that :)!! I have a friend that was in need of a bag to carry her lunch and "stuff" in so I made her this bag. She absolutley loved and it didn't believe me when I told her that it was made from a skirt.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I refashioned this purse from a suede skirt that I found at a thrift store. It was supposed to be part of a costume for Halloween ( was going to be Pocohantas) but we ended up changing our minds. I thought that I would wear it out on, but when I tried it on, I felt that it was a little short to wear out. The sides were mid-thigh but the front and back came to a point in the front. Sorry that I didn't take a picture before, but here is the after. I cut the front and back to be even with the sides. I then used this to be the fringe. I punched holes into the leather and threaded the leather "string" through the holes and double knotted it. The handles were attached with strips of the same leather and then attached to the bag w/ a leather glue.
My necktie bag came about from my stash. I butted the edges of the ties together w/ a zigzag stitch. I made the back from some denim that was also in my stash. The handle is made from one of the ties and stitched to bag on the sides. Big brown buttons were placed on the ends as decoration only.
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
I've had this striped skirt in my stash for quite some time and couldn't think of what to do with it. I am all for the preppy look, but this was too much for moi. So... I chopped off a portion just above the hem and made this be the strap. I attached this w/ D rings. I kept the integrity of the top of the skirt so that the pockets could be used. The bottom was simply stitched across and and sewn across in the usual triangle stitch to give a boxy feel. Kinda reminds me of a messenger bag in a way. I have some pink fabric in my stash, so this will probably be the lining. I had some white 1/4" ribbon so I did a blanket stitch on the pockets (don't think that you can see this in the pics). This was a fun project, will definitely keep my eyes open to make something like this again.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Saw this litle white skirt at my local thrift store for whoppin' $1.98. Didn't want to keep it that way so I jazzed it up w/ a sheet that I found in the housewares section of the same store. The result- a great skirt that can go from Spring to Summer. I am now on a misson to search for a great pair of green slides or sandals to go with.....
I found this tutorial while surfing one night for turning a pair of pants into a ruffled skirt on www.scorpiosattic.com. Liked it so much that I made two =)! The camouflage skirt was made from a pair of my husband's pants from his military days. The other skirt is made from a pair of pants that I found at a thrift store for $2.00. I have worn them alone, but I think that they would look better when worn with leggings.
Today is not a good day. My husband has kindly informed me that my digital camera is having some technical difficulties. Apparently they have done a recall on my particular camera for the lens so I have to send it back. OH NO!!! What will I do, the horror of having no camera to document the creative process just leaves me in a funk. Okay so maybe I am being a bit dramatic. My husband has a back up camera that I can use, so I will be okay. Hope to be back at it soon. Have several projects on the table, so I hope to post again soon....
Friday, February 2, 2007
I found this size 4T girls sweater at 1/2 price day at my local thrift store. It was in my stash for a long time until it hit me-BAM!!( in the words of Emeril) why not make a hat. I used the hem from the sweater as the hem of the hat. The "pom-pom" was made from strips cut from the same sweater. It turned out too small for me, but my friend has a three-year old daughter who would love it. I still have the sleeves left, so I am definitely open to suggestions. I have also put this on my blog at www.doubletsewdiva.com.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
I found this suede skirt at my local thrift store for $1.98. It wasn't my size,but my plan was not to wear it but to carry it! I am such a purse and shoe gal so making a tote bag or purse was my only option. My husband was pleasantly suprised with my first refashion. I now have a great bag to carry my books, sketch pad and lunch. I will definitely be on the look out for more leather and suede skirts. Hope ya like!