Wednesday, February 6, 2013

studio work update. day one-hundred-eighty-one.


It has been awhile since I have done a DIY and its not cause I am not doing stuff but mostly because I am not doing much that is exciting or different. But because I am behind on posts I figured I would update ya'll on whats been happening in the studio. 

I have been mending lots of sweaters. This one in particular I have worn a few times but when I bought it a lot of the beading was falling off. This was a tough one and I am still finding loose beads. I just take a simple need and thread pass it through the bead and knot it on the inside. 

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I did a SUPER SIMPLE hem on these pants. If you are lazy and don't feel like sewing or don't have a sewing machine this is a great way. I bought these pants with the hem taken out. My mom had this permanent fabric fuse so I thought hey why not. All i did was 1) press the pants to the hem i wanted and then  2) cut some of the fuse tape and 3) taped the inner edge of the hem. VOILA. they also are really only semi-permanent. You can get them out with enough heat from your iron and some gentle pulling. I was just feeling lazy and wanted to wear these pants like ASAP so I just wanted to get it over with. 

This is the start of a REALLY EXCITING DIY coming soon! I took some pants in for a project and here I am cutting the new seam. Cannot wait to show you how they are coming along :D 

Thrifting is so fun in general but generally I don't find great fabric, however I DID the last time i went out. I am planning on making Megan Nielsen designs with them. I have the pattern for the Kelly skirt and the Briar shirt.  She is AMAZING and does such fun sew alongs on her blog. I cannot wait to make something. What fabric do you think I should use for what pattern? 

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Here are these same pants, they were also a little big so I took in the waist band at the side. I would normally NEVER do this this way because it reduces your pocket size but these pockets were too big anyway so it was like no biggie. All i did was mark where i wanted the stitch to start and where I wanted it to end and did a quick stitch with my machine. 

My new baby. I have been wanting a vintage sewing table for some time. This is in almost MINT condition it is so amazing. It even came with all this cool vintage sewing gear in the drawers, old needles and ALL of the feet. I cannot wait to get this thing going and start knocking out some vintage pieces with this 46' baby. 

Thanks for keeping up and check back soon for my interview with my friend from Hightower Chains who I am doing the GIVEAWAY with this month! Don't forget to sign up! 

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