Friday, May 1, 2015

cupcake punks

i were in a gang or a band.. i'd want to be known as the cupcake punks.  but really, this post is about peanut butter steampunk sprinkled cupcakes.  6 of one, half dozen of another, eh?
in $1 spot michael's cupcake liners.  theyre cute and floral and yellow...which blends weirdly with the yellow cake and tan frosting.  its the thought that counts, no?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

sewing and some refashions

  • fabric: fluffy stretch knit
  • pattern: simplicity/new look S0446 
  • look: d [plus sleeve and waist ribbing]
  • thoughts: def shorter than i thought, hence the ribbing
look at them fancy armscyes!  all angular and stuff.  and the pattern calls for 1 1/4 yards minimum... i managed to eke it out with a poorly cut yard.  i think the fabric was a remnant i bought years ago cos its fluffy on one side and not itchy on the other.  it makes an excellent cropped sweatshirt for the lack of spring this year.  also, all that remains from that yard are the scraps on the floor

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

completed sewing and a quick refash

to finish start my reupholstery project, i of course had to go to the fabric store.  then i found the knits section and went a little nuts.  but i actually used the fabric i bought instead of hording it away like a little squirrel prepping for the fabricpocalypse.  also $3 patterns.  yesssss.
  • fabric: heavy ponte knit
  • pattern: simplicity/new look S0446 - apparently doesnt exist anymore
  • view: c
  • thoughts: very small neck hole, baaarely dress length, good fit across shoulders/back
unfortunately you cant see the painstakingly angled sleeve armscyes here.  they were a bitch.  and they look goooood.  i ended up cutting off the collar after the first pic and widening it a few inches.  now the dress/tunic can actually fit over my head without getting stuck in my ginormous hairs, and it doesnt strangle me.  i have a thing about high necklines.  like a choking panicking crazed thing.  i think its called a feeling.  also, not sure why i look like a suspicious little elf in the last pic.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

what i want to buy

an old category i havent used in several years.. and likely why after i allocate the monies in my account to bills, i have about $.45 to my name.  but i digress - things i want to buy.  the fabric edition:

  • what: knits
  • where: fabric.com
  • why: renewed obsession with sewing knits
i have some sewing projects [finished!] to post, but between working and naps, there just isnt enough time in the day.

Monday, March 30, 2015

the upholstery project

first, a little background on my family.  my sister and i love to clothes shop, and i'm a big fan of thrift stores for over-enthusiastic furniture remakes.  our parents, the mums specifically, abhor shopping of any kind that has to be done in person; i think internet shopping was invented for them.  my sister also stand at a towering 4'11.75"... or 5' according to her doctor.  but i digress.  needless to say, regular chairs dwarf her, and her little feet dont touch the ground. 

mums, of all people, found the tiniest chair ever at some kind of estate sale where they live, and brought me the chair to reupholster.  and then it sat in my living room from thanksgiving 2014.  over christmas, my sister and i perused fabric.com for the appropriate fabric, i ordered it, aaand it sat in my sewing room for the next 4 months. 
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