Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer fun!

I haven't blogged in a while so I have a few things lined up but I just had to put this one first. I finish my swimsuit top today and it is so cute!! The original pattern had it as a bikini top so I did a bit of altering. I added the skirt like part as well as the little bit in the front to hide the cleavage. Making it took about $20 (plus the pattern) and 6 hours. It just slips over your head and hooks in the back. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A little bit of fun.

Anything can come from a pile of scrap fabric. This is one of my favorite creations. I didn't use a pattern but I did use one of my purses as a guide.

The straps are made from braided strips of denim.

The lining is made from part of an old ninja costume that we found in a thrift store. One side as a zipper pocket, the other has a cellphone/Mp3 player pocket.

The outer fabric is left over from a dress I made. Plus to add a but of fun, I added iron-on letters to spell my sister's nick name (the purse was for her).

Ta-dah!!! A master piece!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Old to new(ish)!! :)

While I was at my grandma's house for easter, she gave me the sewing machine she bought because she liked her old one better. Now I have one that is all mine. :)

Below are pictures of my (mom's) old sewing machine. It is super heavy and a pain to carry. Also, it didn't have an on/off switch for the foot pedal, it only had one for the light.

Below are pictures of my somewhat new sewing machine. It has a handle and it isn't too heavy either. It also has an on/off switch. The switches for changing the stitch options are simpler as well.