|I added a sequin motif on the front, which does happen to tone in quite well. There's a small hole underneath!|
Monday, 26 September 2011
As they say on a well known UK television programme, this is one I prepared earlier! I am still finding spots of dye in the kitchen and even had to sand down the surface of my cutting board which didn't escape a blob of blue. I made this from a tie dye kit and managed to get three more T shirts out of it as well. It is a fun process to do and I'd love to do more experiments with dye in future.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
This was my offering for 'Plaid Week' at Sew Weekly, which can't have been that bad because it's appearing on the front page! It's a 100% pure wool Pringle skirt, new, which I've altered to fit by taking out the zip, letting it out and re-sewing the zip in, along with a hook and eye. I only paid £5 for it, yet I've since seen on the Pringle website that they can sell for a lot more. Conscience is wondering what I should do ... though I have had to alter it and it could have hung there forever unloved and unused, plus I do contribute on a regular basis to that particular charity, so maybe if I wear it a lot and tell all those who compliment me that I got it from the Cancer Research shop, then I can encourage others to shop there and contribute. Never underestimate the humble charity shop for beautiful clothes ....
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
I had high hopes for 'Plaid Week', with some beautiful cloth (found at an RSPCA shop of all places), named Hunter Thomson. I hopefully cut out an, 'easy one piece skirt' thinking, hey, only one seam to match up! There was even an illustration of a plaid skirt on the cover ... how wrong could I be! The tartan met at strange angles round the back and there was no hope of saving it at all ... I even cut it into two to try and make a front and a back but it was ruined ... THOUGH, it is now in the process of being turned into a plaid tote for me for autumn, and it's looking good, even though I do say so myself! Image to follow soon ...