Monday, July 15, 2013

Do it Yourself

Hey Jessica,

I've been pretty bored lately. In order to combat my boredom I've been on pinterest and have been doing various "do it yourself" crafts. Here's what I did this week! (Or watched my mom do for me.)

Mom made me two skirts. There were based off the pattern we got here. The second skirt we changed the top a bit.

Skirt number 1

Skirt number 2

I also upcycled a t-shirt. See, for the first skirt I had to dye the elastic and since we were already dying something I thought I would dye a t-shirt just because.

I got the idea for part of the shirt on some website that I don't remember. So here's the steps!

Step 1: Draw a line, extending the seam from the top of the shoulder, all the way down the sleeve

Step 2: Down an inch from the top of the sleeve, place a pin

Step 3: Cut up the line until you reach the pin. Stop there.

Step 4: Tie the ends together

 This is what it looked like at that point.

I decided that wasn't cute enough so I went farther.

I then added lace to the sleeves. With Mom's help, I sewed lace underneath the hole. (If we were to do this again, we would've done that before cutting the sleeve.

Then I traced the neckline of a cuter t-shirt and cut so that I have more of a boat/swoop neckline.

Mom then did a double stitch about 5/8 inch from the top to give it a more finished look.


But that's not all I did this week. I made another earring frame hanger thingy for college. I used a lot of duct tape on the back. Good thing you can't see it.

I also made a coin pouch! I used leftover fabric from skirt number 1, a random zipper we had lying around from some sewing project that was never finished, and my imagination! Cute, huh?

So that's what I've been doing to stay busy. It's amazing, so much of it involved sitting around watching Mom sew. I should really start actually learning how. There's still a lot of summer left, so if you think of any crafts I could do, pin them or send them to me because even though I'm not bored at the moment, the boredom will come.

See ya!


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