Monday, February 10, 2014

Sewing and refashioning

So basically it's all about keeping cool these days, and cleaning up the mess made by my favourite 2 year old terror. Oh how I've missed my sewing machine lately, so I really needed to sew on Friday, although my sewing room gave new meaning to the term 'sweat shop'.

On Friday I made a super hero cape for a little man turning 3 (Kayden). I was really working up a sweat on this one, but not the little man is now fully equipped to save the world, so it was obviously worth it.

After feeling as if my brain would melt on Firday, Saturday I opted for a no sew refashion of an op shopped dress that was way too small for me, but I bought because I liked the print and feel. It's been sitting in my craft room for months, and in less than a minute it was ready to wear. Just a snip and a fold. Simple but cute me thinks.

Then today I picked up a free dress that was ripe for refashioning. I love the funky print but it was large and shapeless. I unpicked, repaired, put some darts in, took in the sides, chopped off the sleeves and changed the buttons for some big old vintage ones. Now I have a new summer dress. As if I needed another one. :-/

Hopefully I will have time to do some more sewing in the coming weeks, as I really do crave it when I don't get enough time with my machine.

What have you been up to?

by Sharon Newth

1 comment:

  1. Great job on both refashions, and I think the skirt is my favorite. Even if I ever get my sewing machine set up, I don't know if I would have the patience to do any kind of serious refashioning, altho I've thought about a lot of things I would *like* to do, lol. Maybe some day!
    I haven't been up to much at all. Worked over the weekend, but lucked out and have five days off this week, and still get my three days on payroll, so I'm happy...sort of. It means i have to work this coming S-S and Monday, and I don't like three in a row any more. Two is almost too much lately. Ah, me, the joy of getting older, lol. I've made a couple postcards to swap, and kept up with the zentangle a day, and read a LOT! And have four more days to do that, lol!!

    I hope it starts to cool down pretty soon...when does your autumn start? We should start getting into our nasty warmer weather probably around the end of March.

    Headed for's 2:15AM Tuesday here!!! Joyce