Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Refashion: Grey & Blue Dress

IMG_0817I took this clearance XXL dress and took in the sides and waist. Took it up inches and inches in the shoulders. Re-cut the sleeves and reattached them.


I’m still playing with how to make the pockets better. Thinking I’ll add a pleat to them, so they don’t gape open as much. Or maybe some shirring. We’ll see.

And now I have a super comfy simple dress, that fits! And for about $3.00, and an hour of tinkering.

Here’s me and my hubby after church on Valentine’s Day (wish I had a few fabric flowers pinned on too, forgot):


More Fabric Flowers!

So the inspiration for these flowers comes from having to read a book for a class over the weekend. I got an audiobook version of it, and blissfully listened my way through it, while making pretty little flowers. Here some of my creations:

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  • Instructions on how to make the flower in this post.
  • Then I sewed on a pearly shank button in the middle.
  • Then, folded a piece of sheer ribbon and stitched it to the back.
  • Next, sewed the pin piece to a circle of white felt.
  • Last, I used Tacky glue (inspired by this tutorial) to adhere the felt to the fabric. I love this stuff now!

I did a few singed silk flowers too. I mentioned them earlier in this post. 


I really love the way they turned out this time! Plus it kept my hands busy while I was listening to my homework!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Some Lite Reading

I have so much to learn. I love my Library.IMG_0951