Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bikini Top I Made Not To Wear But To Practice Sewing Knits

I bought this fabric remnant on sale for a little over a dollar because I wanted to practice sewing knits before trying to make something to wear. I found the smallest knit pattern I had in my stash (a vintage bathing suit pattern) and got to work. It all came out pretty well except the bottom-the fabric got a little stretched while sewing it. Overall, though, it was much easier than I had expected.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pull On Pajama Pants With Pockets

A couple of weeks ago I took a two night pajama pants sewing class. Back in middle school we made flannel pants but I haven't made any sewn clothing since then. They weren't very hard to make but it was a good review of how to shorten/lengthen patterns (since I'm tall I always have to lengthen them), what to do with seams and how to fit stuff for your body. I have a couple of knit fabrics I bought on sale that i've been wanting to make a sundress out of but I think I still need some more practice until I'm ready for that.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Living Room Floor Pillow

I found this remnant at JoAnns on sale which matched our living room walls and couches perfectly so I bought it for a floor pillow. My husband likes sitting on the floor with one so I finally got around to making him one. The scrap was the perfect size- all I had to do was to trim the edges straight, sew around the edges, stuff (then stuff some more cuz he wanted it super thick) and see up the hole. If only all projects were this quick and easy.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Vintage Teal Illustrated Drink Tray

My husband also got this vintage Pepsi tray at the auction he works at one night a week. The outer color matches our kitchen so I think I'm going to hang the pair on the wall in our eat in area.

Schlitzerland Drink Tray

My husband got this for me at the auction he works at part time. Schlitz is not my favorite beer by any means but I love the mid-century tray.