Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sewing Pattern for Girls Top Update

I am still working on the girl's top but have made some significant changes.
I am not using the aqua and white fabric after all. I have switched over to an adorable floral print and want to bring in some contrast fabric for the sleeves and maybe as an insert in the middle, similar to the original drawing, but no drawstring.
Check back for the finished top. I have also decided to add shorts and make this a set. Hopefully, I'll have it finished tonight and will have pictures up shortly.

To see the progress from the beginning, click here.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Fabric for Girls Top, Part 3

Here's the fabric for the top I am making.
This photo shows how the red rickrack will look against the aqua/white fabric.

Part 1 here
Part 2 here

Making a Pattern, Part 2

I have revised my plan for this top.
Instead of the insert, I want to add a border/flounce with some white eyelet. I'm keeping the longer length.
I have some beautiful aqua and white cotton fabric and I cannot get enough of the red/aqua color combo, so I think I will use some red rickrack for accent to bring in more red. The black squiggly lines you see in the drawing are supposed to be rickrack.
Coming next: cutting out the pattern

See Part 1 here.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Pattern Design for Girl's Top

Here's one example of how my design process starts. With a drawing like this.

I liked the blue top I made for this outfit so, using the same basic pattern, I want to make this top longer with an insert. I'm thinking about using either some kind of lace or decorative thing or maybe a contrast fabric.
My plan is to make some capri pants to go along and I'm thinking of using a ruffle at the hem, so it may be the same fabric on the ruffle and the insert. Check back to see how this project is coming along.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Soda Can Pop Top Belt

I know I like to recycle but this soda-pop-top belt takes recycling to a whole new level.

Curious Girl was inspired by an article in Budget Living Magazine, which is now out of print.
She used over 100 pop tops.

Very clever.

Curious Girl
Complete instructions on how she made it here.
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