Monday, March 16, 2009

Fashion Redesign Class

This weekend my friend Lesley and I took a Fashion Redesign class at a local sewing machine shop.  We had a great afternoon, and only wished the class was a bit longer.  

We each brought a bunch of stuff to reconstruct.  Here's my bag of things, and though I only got to one skirt project, I got a few ideas for the other things in here, (I think my next project will be a sweater-cardigan conversion.)  

These are some of our classmates and the teacher.  

Lesley was working on a sweater to cardigan conversion herself!

And I was turning a pair of torn but well fitting jeans, (plus another torn pair from my husband's pile) I'd saved into a skirt with some petals.  

I really like the way this is turning out... I've done some pin tucks in it to hide some seams, and I can't wait to work on it again so I can wear it this spring!  I have yet to wear something I've made, (other than a small knit/crocheted item), so I think this will be a good test of my skills! 

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fishy Hair Clip Holder

I found some cute little hair clips on sale the other day, and my daughter's hair is just long enough to hold them now, so of course, I needed to have them.  

But where should I keep them?  

So I had to make this little fish with a ribbon hanging from him.  

I cut pretty much on the fly, and hand sewed the whole thing while watching TV.   I'm pretty satisfied with it, though there are a few things I  might change about the shape if I did it again.  

The star at the bottom is weighted down with beans.