Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Sew Sew

I realized recently that I have only done one post about my sewing adventures. I would hate for you to think I haven't touched my machine since then. So to prove that I didn't build up a bunch of hype about wanting a sewing machine, I took a few photos of my new sewing projects.

I have not yet delved into using patterns, so for now I just find the fabric, get inspired, and use other objects in my wardrobe to be my guide.

Hope you enjoy the new creations :)

I bought 3 of these tops on sale ... 3 for $10.
When I was looking at them I noticed they didn't fit right. I believe the designers intent was to have the sides scoop in and make baggy pockets. When I tried them on it just looked all wrong. I decided to buy the tops anyway and cut them down to size and
use the extra fabric to make cute details.

Here is the process
I used the extra fabric to make ruffled flowers.


After the flowers were made I hand sewed
them on so they would be secure and not flop around.


Here is the finished project up close.



Here is the second top I redid. It was fall time when I did this
one so I decided it would be fun to do a leaf pattern.

Here is what I came up with.


When I was at the craft store I found this supper cute plaid fabric.
I don't think I own anything plaid so I decided to give it a shot.
I spent some time researching images of plaid skirts and other
regular skirt styles until I decided on this one.



This skirt was inspired by a Fashion Week designer.
The skirt I saw was a mini skirt but had looser
ruffles and more layers. I took the concept and made it my own...
I think it turned out really fun and flirty.



I have also been wanting to make a vintage looking necklace out of old keys... After some searching and cleaning and scrubbing I came out with this little gem. I really love the look of it.



I have a few other projects in line that I should be posting soon!!
As my husband would say... "Craft Hard"

4 comments:

Mychel January 28, 2011 at 9:58 AM  

Ashley, it's Mychel Larsen :D You are so fabulously talented! I love how cute all your clothes turned out, amazing. Hope you both are well! <3/ Mychel

The Matthews Family January 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM  

Oh. My. Gosh! Where are the tutorials? Because I want to make BOTH of those skirts! I have NO clue how to make things like that on my own (heck, I even struggle with patterns!). I need a full picture, step-by-step tutorial-- so get on it girlfriend! : )

Scott and Jillian January 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM  

Oh my heck!! All that stuff is so cute! That plaid skirt is sexy sexy!! I need to be more brave with my machine and make some cute stuff.

Lisa L March 14, 2012 at 9:19 AM  

HOLY KAMOLY!
Girl, you've got talent! I second the comments for more tutorials! All of your garments do not look homemade (which is a complement) BUT I love that you are taking styles you like and altering them to work for you. That pink ruffled skirt is TO DIE for! I shall be back to keep checking out your blog. Found you through Kojo-designs. WOWEE! I'm sure glad I did.

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