Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Check out MADE: pajama shorts tutorial for easy to follow instructions. I traced out pattern pieces for extra roomy loungers but had only enough frog fabric for one leg. Fabric stash provided a coordinating vintage floral from an estate sale fabric grab.
Had the last little bit of frog fabric remaining for a side pocket for the remote or a cell phone. Looka! Pajama pants designed for shut-ins!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
While Crysanthemum and I "pirooted" through the goods at the salvage store, I picked up a cute and colorful skirt. Chrysanthemum kinda snorted and said, "I think the size 16 refers to a girl's size, not misses."
And while I've lost a few pounds, I am not so delusional to think myself to have a pre-pubescent waist. No, instead I already had in a revamp in mind.
Take a look.
Measure your non-size 16 waist and match it to a corresponding width of the skirt. Chop off the fabric above the measurement. OR~~~ forget the measuring part and guess like I did. See if you can shimmy the pre-junior skirt over your very womanly hips.
Check out my posts on foldover elastic. It is sewn with a stretch zigzag stitch on Angry Chicken's blog.
You can change it up by zigzagging only on the interior of the skirt waist and top stitching the outside for a neater appearance.
Get yourself to the girl's department and see what you can find.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Wash Away Wonder Tape is super useful for fabrics that cannot accept lots of heat or steam steam pressing or if the sewing area cannot be easily pinned. Plus, it's easier to use than fusible tape.
Because it is water soluble, the manufacturer recommends storing in an airtight bag. Instead, I tried this little trick of cutting a slit in the plastic blister pack for easy removal.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Not at all considering the perils of applying high heat directly to porcelain, did you suppose I would hesitate to aim a heat gun to vintage glass? That's right, it never occurred to me I could be in craft danger.
The clear glass knobs your great grandmother probably had on her cabinets? Yeah, Elizabeth gave me a half dozen or so. Look at the clear glass with red embossing powder applied to the knob base. It's magic, I tell ya! It glows from within.
Not editing my images
posting all of 'em for your blog enjoyment,