Skirting the Issue... this time around it's 5 Lazy Days Skirts, a free tutorial (no pattern required) by Oliver+S. The Lazy Days Skirt & it's tutorial are great, but then again everything by Oliver+S is great !
So here's the scoop about each skirt...
The above skirt: Raspberry pink floral with white trim
the fabric: Heidi Grace Designs from JoAnn Fabrics (I had 14.5" left of this fabric after sewing the aprons)
the ribbon: 1 inch wide white grosgrain
size: girls 4-6
the fabric: I had 14" of this one, I believe it is Heidi Grace Designs, it came from JoAnn Fabrics
the ribbon: 5/8 inch wide red grosgrain ribbon
size: girls 4-6
I sewed my daughter one over 2 years ago)
the fabric: "juicy" by The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection, from JoAnn Fabrics
the ribbon: 5/8 inch wide yellow & orange floral vintage ribbon (I have a ton of it)
size: girls 4-6
the fabric: Heidi Grace Designs from JoAnn Fabrics (having 17.5" of this one I was able to make a larger size which I was happy about because they are in need of larger sizes)
the ribbon: 3/8 inch wide blue grosgrain
size: girls 7-8 ~ sorry no one around here that size to model it :)
the fabric: Dumb Dot by Michael Miller (NOT bought at JoAnn Fabrics), 5/8 yard & I was thrilled to have so much of this one so I could make a teen size because they are really in need of teen skirts
the ribbon: 5/8 inch wide turquoise & brown striped grosgrain
size: girls 16
many thanks to my 4 year old daughter who used my camera (on a tripod) to take this photo of me modeling the skirt :)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Altered Couture magazine for publishing the octopus hoodie I sewed for my octopus-loving son in their Aug/Sept/Oct 2012 issue. In the 5 page spread (pages 119-123) there are 16 of my photos that show step-by-step how I created it, including all the tools & materials needed, complete instructions, as well as some helpful tips. I'm thrilled to be included among many wonderful artists with fabulous projects !
Take care, everyone !! :o)
PS Altered Couture magazine is available for purchase at JoAnn, Michaels, Barnes & Nobles stores... it's also available through subscription.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Here's a tutorial on how to sew this farm skirt which was inspired by a 1970's prairie/peasant style denim skirt.
Farm Skirt (size 4-6)
:: 3/4 yard chambray
:: 21 inches 2 inch wide black elastic (or child's waist measurement plus 1 inch)
:: white thread
:: black thread
:: Cut the fabric into 3 pieces:
top piece: 7" X 25"
middle piece: 7" X 35"
bottom piece: 13" X 45"
:: Press seam with iron
:: Now that all 3 pieces are sewn together, fold in half with right sides together & sew together down the side (which will become the back seam) with 1/2" seam
:: Press seam open with iron
:: Switch to the black thread
:: Take the black elastic, fold in half & sew 1/2" seam, open seam & sew down both sides of the seam
this is a great tutorial)
PS this is another skirt being donated to the Skirting the Issue event ~ if you don't know what that's all about, be sure to check it out !
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I sewed it following this layered skirt tutorial, using blue broadcloth, white seersucker, & red broadcloth. Simple in design & easy to follow tutorial, just a little tedious & time consuming.
Happy Bastille day !
PS This skirt will be donated to Skirting the Issue which has motivated me, by the way, to get some skirt sewing done. This French flag skirt has been on my mind for a few months, for example, so it was nice to finally make one... more skirts for Skirting the Issue coming up this next month...
Monday, July 9, 2012
I have an exciting announcement today... I was asked to guest post for a new sewing series with a musical twist. It's called Sew in Tune & will consist of sewing projects for boys inspired by songs ~ should be fun !
Sew in Tune will be hosted by Melly Sews (from Project Run & Play season 4) & Boy, oh Boy, oh Boy! and will run July 23rd through August 17th.
I'll be sewing something for my recently turned 9 year old son. That will be set for Monday August 6th, over at Melly Sews :)
Happy Monday everyone !
Sunday, July 1, 2012
:: a square of thick white paper (I used a 12 inch X 12 inch piece of white card stock)
:: image of France
:: French postage stamps in blue and red
:: black marker
Fêtez la révolution en faisant le drapeau tricolore timbré.
:: un carré de papier blanc
:: crayon gris
:: image de France
:: timbres bleus et rouges
:: marqueur noir
Tracez une carte de France (par exemple, en utilisant l'image ci-dessus) sur un papier avec le crayon.
Avec la règle, faite 2 lignes verticales, divisant la France en 3 parts à peu près égales.
With a black marker, draw over the pencil lines on the France borders of the white section.
Happy Bastille Day !!!
Replissez les tiers de gauche et de droite avec les timbres bleus et rouges respectivement, les attachant avec la colle.
Tracez le contour de la section du milieu de la carte avec la marqueur noir.
Vive la révolution !!!