Sewing is not the only crafty thing I do. For instance, I am an avid friendship bracelet maker, and for some reason I can't stop making envelopes out of everything I can get my hands on. (p.s. I love mail!)
Okay, and I cook and I bake too. Yum!
Check out what I figured out I can do with my hair wrap today. That’s my hair wrap on top of my headband. So glad I didn’t get it cut off when I cut my hair.
I made a new lap top bag. I used the fabric from my baja hoodie. I really liked my baja hoodie, but when I resized it, I didn’t do the greatest job. It didn’t fit quite to my liking. Also, the fabric is kind of weird. It’s hard to describe how. A lot of lint sticks to it. Anyway, I thought it would make a cool lap top bag. For the lining I used this teal and gold fabric, which I LOVE. I have plenty left over from the dress I made. I’ve made 3 headbands out of it too so far.
Here are the instructions if you want to make your own lap top bag. This was actually one of my first sewing machine projects, a couple years ago. It’s a bit tricky, but fun.
Really happy with my new bag. :)
Number One: I made this dress. I really like how it turned out. I would definitely make it again. The only change I would make is to leave out the buttons (Are they hard to see? They’re in the front.). They were just a pain, and they’re not really useful. I suppose you could leave them open and wear a tank top underneath, but I didn’t think I could successfully sew button holes, so I ended up just sewing the buttons through both layers of dress, and they’re just decorative. I kind of hate when functional things are used for decoration, like fake pockets. Why would you use a pocket for decoration, when you could just put a real pocket that might actually be useful? Augh!
Number Two: I CUT ALL MY HAIR OFF! Okay, there’s still a fair amount of bob left, but I had about a foot and a half cut off (donated, of course). I really like it, and I’m so glad to have bangs again. I thought I might like short hair with no bangs, but I changed my mind. I need my bangs. Besides, this cut will be PERFECT for headbands, and I’ve gotten pretty good at making headbands, so I may just make tons and wear ALL THE HEADBANDS. YES.
Confession: I’ve been wanting to make my own underwear. It’s probably a terrible idea, but I found this pattern yesterday, so I bought it for whenever I feel ready to give it a shot.
I thrifted these patterns for 25¢ each. 25¢. This was particularly awesome because there was no tax, so my total was 75¢, and I had 3 quarters, so I actually put 3 quarters in the cashiers hand to make my purchase. In addition, all 3 patterns are uncut. Uncut! I did well, I would say.
Lastly, check out those duckfaces on the underwear chicks.
I made a thing for doggie! It slips over her collar. The only thing is, it’s going to go from white and light neons to dingy brown in about 1 day. Oh well. It’s cute now.
This is such a horrible picture of it, but I made this dress last night. I rediscovered the pattern the other day (I had thrifted it a year ago or so), and thought it would be much easier to make than the other dress I’ve been working on (which is aaaalmost done, just need to make button holes). So i stopped by SAS, my favorite discount sewing supply, and found this cool African fabric. They have a tone of beautiful African fabrics at SAS. I wanted them all.
The dress turned out pretty well. The neckline is a little too big, because the previous seamstress had cut out a 16, and I cut it down to an 8. I couldn’t uncut the larger neck hole, and decided to just go with it instead of spending an extra hour trying to make a new neckline.
Anyway, I didn’t do the greatest job ever, but it turned out wearable, and I may just want to make another, with a different fabric. It was a really easy pattern. I’m sure I could make it even faster next time (but not in an hour, as the pattern envelope says).
Also, I should really get new fabric scissors
Making a dress. This is going surprisingly smoothly, but the hardest part is left-neckline and arm holes.
Bad photo, but these are some envelopes I made today. They want to be freed into their natural habitat. Who wants mail?
Curing E.V.O.s or getting a free soda, all in a day’s work.
So yeah I might be getting into a new fandom… (Having just marathon-ed 3 seasons of Generator Rex in a lets focus on something other than massive tests and fallout from them.)
I am also kinda in love with how his jacket turned out.