I just finished this using Viking of Norway Yarn, Flowers. It was a yarn I wouldn’t have normally bought for myself but I’ve come to love the result. It has nice texture and is soft. I used the Petals Scarf pattern on Ravelry.
I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year! We were traveling so I hadn’t even thought of my blog. I have been quite busy though and will start updating!
I made a few items for my niece’s American Girl doll. I made a headband, a caplet, and a dress. I used a couple tutorials to help me along with sizing and ideas, here is one. I didn’t save the others and didn’t follow them exactly anyway. Thank you kindly for the help! I am always so thankful for people sharing their experiences (especially for beginners!), not only so I don’t have to pay for instructions and patterns, but I think sewing is something of a life skill. You never know when you might need to make your own clothes (like during the inevitable zombie apocalypse).
I made the dress on mycupoverflows website, but at first it looked like a hospital gown so I added a flower to the waist and it magically became cute! Sometimes just one thing can change the entire look of a garment.
Then I made daughter #2 a crown since sissy got one a few weeks ago. I just cut a shape on the fold of some craft felt and sewed the elastic on. Voila!
She is not easily amused and would not smile for the camera.
Here is a quick felt flower I hot glued onto a hair band for sissy:
She on the other hand, LOVES the camera.
Well this was interesting. I originally took a white and pink striped shirt, cut the bodice off, and started attached elastic and tulle for a puffed skirt. It did NOT turn out well. I gave up on the skirt and took an old onesie that was too short, cut off the bottom snap section, and added the tulle skirt to the inner shirt (there is a yellow undershirt in there). I didn’t like how the tulle edges were raw and didn’t want to do (or didn’t have enough) bias tape, and I figured a lace border would just get ripped off. I ironed on stitch witchery on the hem and well…you see the result. But it’s done and until I decide to change (fix) it, it’s getting put in her closet for play clothes!
It is SO cute and she loves it. She is a dress kinda girl. Sister? Not so happy in the photo, but she’s always kind of emo!
Here is my newest refashion project. I have taken an old romper and chopped the bottom off (the bum is ripped anyway). I also chopped off the sleeves but left the ruffles on. I am going to add long sleeves from the pink tank pictured. I will leave the lace on where it will fall on the wrist. Then I plan to sew on the skirt somehow! It doesn’t fit the oldest anymore and it’s breaching on tight for the younger. I may be able to open the skirt up and widen it a bit…not sure yet.
I got this idea from http://www.lemonsqueezyhome.com/2010/12/long-mittens-tutorial.html. I couldn’t find the link again before I started cutting and sewing so mine are not exactly the same. I have definitely run into some kinks doing it all by guessing and using the brown mittens in the photo. I have almost finished one mitten now and will post a photo tomorrow. I spent basically 4 hours on the damn thing today so yes…I am slow and working blindly.
One mitten down, one to go! These are a slim fit, perfect for Éva. I couldn’t figure out how to sew the thumb on other than hand sewing it. Guess I should have cut the bottom fleece with thumb attached. Oh well, this is how we learn, right?
I have finally started something for myself. I wonder if sometimes I don’t start projects for myself for fear of screwing them up! I have a cropped cardi I am halfway done knitting that I started a month ago but I just can’t seem to finish it (partly because it s mostly in stockinette and that’s so dull to knit!).
Well anyway, the pieces are now cut so here goes…