Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Black High-Waisted Shorts

We had to draft a pair of pants in my Advanced Apparel Construction class.  I totally forgot I already made a pair of black high-waisted shorts this past August...so now I have two pairs.


I used one yard of stretch denim from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Total Cost: $6.36




I have a drawer full of zippers but I forgot to bring one into class so I used a leftover purple zipper for the fly front.  For some reason I never have the right zipper color for my projects, so I guess mismatched zippers are kind of my thing.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Simplicity 5357 (Vintage)

I made a halter top in an unsuccessful attempt to bring summer to Massachusetts.  It was a gift to the sewing gods; if I gave them a halter they would give me halter weather.  I suspect Mass is going to give spring and summer a pass and continue on with winter.  I am suffering from seasonal depression.  In April.  I am wicked sick of the east coast. 

My mother picked me up a bunch of vintage patterns at a thrift store when she was visiting my grandmother in Kansas.  She did pretty well.  This pattern is from 1974.  It's funny that a pattern from 40 years ago is on-trend now.


I used leftover fabric from my Gingham Button Down Shirt and some buttons I bought over a year ago for a project I never actually made.  Stash busting like woah.










I love the back!  I think the buttons are such a cute detail.

I don't have much to say about this project except it was quick and easy.  I'm really happy with my finished top.  Maybe it will get warm enough sometime in 2013 for me to wear it.





















And I forgot to thank Sally of The Quirky Peach for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award!  I have already been nominated and my post is here.  I am feeling the love for sure.

Sally is my Renfrew twin! Aren't we cute?


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Knitted Lambie Tablet Case

I knitted myself a  cute little case for my cute little tablet using some left over yarn in my stash. I got the pattern for free on Ravelry.

I worked on this between classes in the library for a few weeks.  It came together really quickly.

I especially love the textured grass.  It makes me happy.

My old tablet case.  A hospital sock.  Social suicide.

Look at the cute button!