Yay! Modern Hippie Happiness.
In all honesty I don’t like this fabric. I got 2.5m of it from an opshop one day as I thought it would be good practice sewing with knits. I thought of making a wrap dress with it but the idea of being wrapped in this pattern was sort of off-putting so the sewing of the wrap dress kept being put off.
Here is the wind demonstrating the drape.
That aside, check out those seams! Pretty happy with it 🙂
I’m more likely to wear this now it only covers the lower half of me, but I don’t think it will be one of my favourite skirts. The sewing pattern however, I hope to make many more of these in other fabrics!
Let the filters on my photos take you back to a time when fringing was all the rage!
Years ago I bought a bag of ribbon and trimming scraps from a fabric department store. In it was a 1.2m length of 20cm fringing. Score! I thought. I’ll have to do something with that.
Recently I was in a slap-dash let’s make something mode and decided I had to have a Trashy Lampshade Skirt.
Don’t over-analyse it, as I’m not sure what is going on here:
In a way it’s my first attempt at lining a skirt, as I wanted the fringing to be independent to the outer-velvet layer. So I made two skirts, one velvet and one black satin, made the black satin one 1 inch shorter than the velvet, attached them at the waistband and sewed the fringing on the inner black satin skirt’s hem.
Not bad. Now if I ever need a Halloween costume I just need to wire in some lighting up there.
Another Portrait Blouse! I’m getting closer. So close I may be starting again soon.
After a proper muslin from an old bedsheet, some suggestions from Sweetheart and an SMS consultation with Nana, we are getting very close. This blue version is the best yet, but it has some gaping issues around the arms above the bust.
Everything else is fine. Only the future can tell what the next version will be like!
More opshop fabric goodness! I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this awesome wool and a whole lot more at one the opshops I frequent. It ended up being one of my biggest spends ever in a opshop.
I believe this rectangle of wool was intended to be a blanket. It still had a loose thread and needle in one side and the hem was incomplete. I finished the hem, and in winter I needed a warm jacket to wear out and about and thought a super simple cloak design would be great for this blanket.
It’s almost a crime how easy this was. After checking the measurements against my body, all I did was cut a slit to the centre and hem it. To wear, put the end of the slit behind your neck and throw one side over your shoulder…
And/or the other side over the other shoulder!
I believe I saw something like in a Vogue once.
Hooray for thrifty warmness!
Here is my third but not final attempt at Gertie’s Portrait Blouse.
I’m not really digging this version, but I keep it as it’s wearable and would be a good layering piece under jackets and stuff.
In all keen to get this one right!
Remember the Starry Nights Dress? It didn’t survive my creative clutches. A few months back it got the chop and the bottom half went into my scrap pile, side seams in tact. The top is in my regular cycle of comfy homey tops.
While sorting through my stash for good bits of fabric I thought this would be good to have as a skirt, so I made a casing for some elastic and threaded it in. In true homemade style I’ve left the bottom raw.
This should add some glamour to those summer supermarket trips 😀
Seriously why do I need a matching skirt for a top that I don’t like and the colour is hideous on me?
Sometime I wonder what past-me was thinking.
I’m talking about failures here.
This blouse has remained in my in-progress pile for too long. It’s time to decide: Finish or Forget.
I choose forget.
Aside from being a horrid colour on me, it doesn’t make me feel nice wearing it and I don’t like the fit. I should have written it off as muslin and tried again without trying to finish this… but hey.