Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I really like how Cara cropped her shot. It leaves a lot to the imagination. It seems like an innocent exchange of toys, but according to Cara it was not.
The posed shot on the couch.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Start by choosing a sweater. Any type of sweater would work. I had this sweater that was not 100% wool so it never felted. It was soft and cuddly and I liked the color. Since I was lining the whole scarf, I knew it would work perfectly.
After you have your sweater and fabric picked out, make your pattern. My pattern piece is 6 inches wide by 17 inches long. I rounded one end.
If you cut 2 pieces, sew them together like I did below.
Then I folded my contrasting fabric in half and placed the sweater piece on top. I wanted to make sure that the lining fabric was one piece so that there are no seams inside.
I cut the lining fabric a little bigger in case the sweater stretched a little bit while sewing the pieces together.
Place the sweater and lining fabric together with right sides facing.
Then sew all the way around leaving a 3 inch gap for turning.
Trim up the edges and clip the curves. Then turn the scarf right side out through the opening. You could then top stitch all the way around the scarf. I chose to hand sew the opening close using a ladder stitch.
Take one end and scrunch it together. I scrunched mine together about 7 inches in from the point. Then hand sew a couple of stitches through to secure it together. Repeat on the other side.
Turn right side out. Then feed one side of the scarf through the tube placing it over where you scrunched. Now you can place it around your neck and squeeze the other side of the scarf through the tube to secure it around your neck.
You are done.
This is for personal use only. If anyone decides to make one, please add it to my flickr group.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Harper was Hannah Montana for Halloween. I made her a sparkly, sequin tank dress lined with a knit fabric to keep it from being itchy. I drafted the pattern from an existing dress. I was very proud of how it turned out. It actually fits her and is also comfortable. The only problem is the sequin dots are glued on so it is not very washable. It will have to be a dress up outfit. She was very anxious for me to finish the dress. She kept asking me when I was going to make it so it has been finished for a couple of weeks now.
This one is a little better.
I also made her headband, which you can't really see either. She loves the headband. She even wore it to school today.
Happy Crafty Tuesday everyone!!