Friday, November 26, 2010

Getting it right, no thanks to Wright's

Yeah, I know, I have it in for Wright's. The notions and trimmings company continues to crank out products but doesn't assist, aid nor educate their customers or potential consumers to differentiate between single fold or double fold bias tape and such.

Sew4Home made and posted a bias tape cheat sheet since Wright's cannot seem to include a simple line drawing or reference for their packaging.

For shame! A blogger is posting a freaking cheat sheet for shopping.

Thanking Sew4Home
but shaking ahead in customer disservice disbelief,

I am,
Skitzo Leezra
of a very torn up and
hopefully soon-to-be-fabulous

Friday, November 19, 2010

March to your own drumset

Middle nephew was given choice of image from my new Stitcher's Revolution SR4 Rock'n & Roll'n iron-on transfers for hand embroidery.

The drums.
Excellent choice, Bratcake, rock on with your bad self.

The rest of you, please to enjoy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waist not, want not

Have been on a tear lately, what with altering seams, hems and such to personally tailor ill fitting garb. Chrysanthemum gave me a Burberry plaid skirt and the waist band either made me cry ~or~ I wouldn't button it. Even moving the button over wouldn't cure the problem but the skirt otherwise fit perfectly. Instead of blaming my own body, I deemed it to be a manufacturing misfit as the waistband was simply too small. But you know I loves me some plaid so out comes the seam ripper.

The waist band is gone, I tell ya.

Serged the lining and the skirt together.

Attached grosgrain ribbon from my stash.

Folded the ribbon to the interior of skirt.

Hand sewed the ribbon for hidden stitches.

Top stitched the skirt, following the tartan plaid for less obvious machine sewn lines.


It's plaid!

It's a skirt with a
no-cry waist band!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crazy cute Crocs

My mom has opined ugly parents often produce beautiful spawn.
And here's an example and perhaps proof of her hypothesis.

God awful 80's jewelry parts from my jewelry cemetery + plastic Croc shoes. Those giant shiny bits are from Dawn's People Give Me Stuff largesse.

Mix together and imagine the worst but smile at the crazy cute combination.

Yes, as I've said before, almost everything can be helped with a little plaid ribbon.

Enjoy your cute shoes, little girl grown ass lady RikkiTikkiTavi!