Today I've been working on a pair of pants for myself. It's the first pair I've sewn except from a pair of baggy jeans I made in school about two years ago. So you could say it's the first pair I make without any help. And so far so good. I've made a test and it looked good, so next I'm gonna start cutting in the real fabric. And then start sewing when I get my serger.
I've constructed the pattern myself from basic pants. (proud!!) Pics will come if they turn out good, but it's going to be like some kind of mix between theese two I think:
In a few days, I'll be the owner of a Brother 3034D serger! I ordered one yesterday and I can't wait till I get it. It will make it so much more fun to sew, and the garments gets much more professional with nice seams.
Maybe I'll start an etsy-shop and start selling my garments? That would be so fun, but I don't know how to reach out to people so that they get to know about the shop and buy stuff... Feels kinda pointless with a shop without anyone noticing it. ;) Any ideas?
Today is christmas and the last day of my advent calendar. It's been so fun, I'll definitely do this next year too!
Todays project is a dress that I re-made a while ago, I didn't make it today because christmas is one of few days I'm not sitting by my sewing machine ;)
This is the dress before, too long, too big, too boring:
I added an elastic string in the waist and shortened the dress. Then I made two bands and a bow tie from the fabric I cut from the bottom of the dress. I sewed the bands in the sides of the waist, attached the bow tie to one of them and finished with snaps.
Ive been knitting on a headband for a while now. Knitting isn't really my cup of tea I've discovered. It's so interminably and I'm so slow. But I'm happy to have finished something just for this once. Here's the result:
I knitted a long band that reached around my head and sew the ends together. Then I knitted a small band that I sew around the first one so that it gathers a little.
If I could change something now, I would've made it a little wider. But I like it anyway!
And I've painted something as boring as dishclothes. But after the re-make they aren't as boring as before:
Hearts on one side..
..and rabbits on the other.
Elephants on one side..
...and polka dots on the other.
I bought some white dishclothes and painted it with a pen for fabrics. The instruction says: "Fix the paint by ironing on the reverse of the cloth for approx 2 minutes with the iron set to cotton", but of course I read that after I painted both sides of the cloth! So I put a cotton-fabric between the dishcloth and the iron so that the print wouldn't get destroyed.
Maybe washing will get just a teensy weensy bit more fun now? Nooo, I don't think so, but still! ;)
I've been home and sick today. I slept through half of the day and the other half I've been so tired. But I've made one small thing for today anyway. Got the idea from here. A little heart to hang in the christmas tree. I'll definitely make more of them!
Mix some glue and water so that it looks like milk. Cut out a paper-heart and use as a template. Trace the shape to a lace fabric and cut out. I used some kind of crocheted lace that I had home. Wet the heart with the glue-and-water-mix and put it on a paper or something to dry. When it's dry, tie a band or a string to it in a loop so that you can hang it in the tree.
Today I've made a bookmark. This one is for myself, but I think I'll make one for every book I'll give away at christmas. It's perfect if you have scraps lying around that you don't know how to use.
Make a template in paper (you know you fold the paper and cut out a half heart). Put it on the fabric and cut out two fabric hearts. Sew the pieces together right sides facing. Leave a little bit at the top so that you can turn the heart right and put in the string later. Cut down the seam allowance and turn the heart so that the right side is out. Take a string or band and put a pearl on it. Put in the ends of the string in the hole and then stitch all the way around the heart. It's ready!