Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
On one of my many wanderings around the internet I came across this picture below of a dress from Modcloth. I loved it so much I decided to attempt it as a T shirt using velvet ribbon.
I started out with a basic Tee shape from my measurements but you could also follow this free pattern for a Kimono Tee. All you'd need to do is cut the pattern down the middle to make front and back pieces.
As you can see I started out by marking my seam allowance in chalk. Then I cut up lengths of velvet ribbon and arranged them on the shirt.
Now for the fun part. I pinned one length of ribbon to the fabric at a time and very carefully handsewed it on. You might notice that it is puckering beneath all the handstitching but these really calm down once you give it a really good iron.
Once it's all handsewed on simply sew up the Tee as normal and voila!
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
My highlights of the week were:
- A beautiful Monday morning sky
- House hunting
- My first sewing project that I've managed to finish this year
- Colourful soap suds going through the car wash
- Laneway Festival where I saw M83 and Laura Marling!
It was a pretty good week.
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Friday, February 3, 2012
So I finally managed to stick with a sewing project from start to finish for the first time this year. Huzzah!
This is a top I made from the same free pattern as the Top with 3 Collars. It's also available on Burdastyle if you spend a lot of time there.
I used this great geometric fabric which I got from my favourite fabric store (yes favourite fabric store is a big claim, but trust me this place is uber awesome). I edged it all with interfacing and it all came together pretty easy. Which is even better because I actually don't know what this fabric is. It kinda feels like silk but it really isn't. I wasn't sure when checking it out in the store but I'm really glad I still bought it.
So there you have it. A top made for $3 and some great photos that Boyfriend geeked out on in Photoshop. Thanks Boyfriend!
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