Sunday, March 30, 2014

Recycled denim backpack and Playing with my embroidery machine

I've been thinking about making a denim backpack, this is one style.
 I have another one in my head too, unfortunately I don't sketch.

I've also been playing with my embroidery machine. I would like to make interesting labels. I need to learn a little bit more about how to customize it. I can't wait till my kids are old enough to help me figure it out!
 I'll try to keep posting my progress.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Angela Wolf's March 2014 Wardrobe Challenge

I kinda dropped the ball on the February Challenge. I got busy with trees and couldn't keep up! I still have a shirred refashion that I plan on doing, we'll see if I can get it on here. If you read lots of blogs be sure to thank constant writers! Its hard to stop and take pics and write down while you are doing.

The March Challenge is sewing Designer Jeans!

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Same as last month, use Pinterest for inspiration, Flickr to share your hard work. Lots of great prizes.

Sew with Angela in her online class, Sewing Designer Jeans. 

Please share and comment at my Detroit Sewing Examiner page!

Trees, trees, Trees!

The youth theatre is doing "Into the Woods, Jr.". They have 4 shows with two casts. Everyone who tries out gets a part. That means about 50 children will get to be singing trees. I got to sew the trees!

Here is the inspiration:
I was able to modify an angel pattern to be A-line and put 1/4 circle panels in the side seams, the boys costumes have legs.
 The treetops cut and with ties.

 They have horsehair braid in the hems.

 43 Trees, only a few could share because they were full length.

Treetops painted.

Getting decorated.
 And I also made a dress for Cinderella last minute.
 The play is this weekend! I'll get final tree pics asap.
 Looking good!!