Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fabric Scrapes

I always have fabric scrapes and I think the fabric is either too cool, cute or nice to throw away but I think I have come up with a good solution...fabric bracelets. So easy to make and the pattern is just a few squares.

I made a bunch for the holidays and it didn't take long at all. Just cut out a 3" by 6" piece of fabric. This will be the top of the bracelet, so pick something flashy or fun. Then cut four 3"x 3" and one 2.5" x 10" for the contrast/lining. I picked a silky black polyester fabric with 5% spandex, so that it would be more comfortable to wear. Don't forget to cut out interfacing. I used a fusible, stretch interfacing.
1. Sew the 3x3 pieces to the main fabric on the width edges.
2. Sew the 2.5" x 10" to the main fabric/contrast fabric on the length side edges.
3. Flip the bracelet to the right side and finish the edges with bias tape.
4. Add a snap to the edge of the bracelet.
5. Place on wrist and tell all your friends you made it.

This is how mine turned out...

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Most people know, but in case you don't, I'm a twin. Her name is Kathy & she recently started a blog! She's artsy and does artsy things like make funny silk-screened canvas bags, write children books and draw silly characters.

I was given one of her canvas bags last year and I loved it to death. I have toted that bag everywhere and it's still going strong, minus the stains and abuse.
Here is a picture I took of her bag. (yes, those are my favorite lace-up boots strategically placed.)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Doggie Outerwear

I love dog outfits...really, what's not to love?!

This is a photo of my twin sister and her bestie, Kiwi. Kiwi is wearing a Santa's outfit in anticipation for Christmas (she is a holiday fanatic!). The outfit came with a hat, which she hated.

Kiwi, in general, loves wearing clothes. She's little and is cold most of the time, so putting on her daily outfit is a treat and necessity. So what better gift to give her for Christmas than a doggie down jacket. Kiwi's lux outerwear jacket coming soon!


Saturday, November 7, 2009


A few weeks back, I decided to pattern & sew a capecoat for my sister. Guess what?! I'm done. I actually finished it a few weeks ago, but just recently had time to take some photos of it. It's a little different from my initial sketch due to lack of fabric (no hood) and once I started sewing, I decided to change a few things around.

photo credit: Matt Dolge

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bare Bellies

A few posts ago, I commented that crop tops were coming back....take note, ladies!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I remember when I was younger, I would dress my Barbies up in an array of outfits...tank top & shorts for a day at the beach or a mini skirt for the hot dates with Ken (now that I think back, Ken dated all my dolls!!). After growing out of Barbies, I still wanted to dress people up and it looks like I'm not the only one.

I recently visited Looklet. It's a website that feels a lot like dressing up your Barbies, except now you're dressing them in designer clothes. It just doesn't stop there either because when you are all done with the outfit, you can add a background, effects and accessories. I had some time to kill and obviously some outfits in mind that needed to be made, so I came up with this little number. Fun!