Thursday, 6 June 2013

FROM FABRIC STASH TO WARDROBE... AND COUCH

I opted to ignore the garden this week and pay attention to my sewing machine. I emptied the entire contents of my fabric stash on the floor, and had been working through what is a keepable piece, and what needs to go. I got half way through the clean out and stopped to make some cushion covers.



The front is from a vintage piece of fabric, and the back is a fat quarter. I used three vintage buttons and some home-made loops to finish it off. If I had more inserts lying around I would have made more.


Then I started on with this piece of fabric. I have had it for several winters and I have never been sure what to do with it. So this morning it has started to become a skirt. Since I love the way the Target Logo Skirt sits, so I thought I would emulate this.


With my normal no pattern style of sewing I simply cut the fabric into three equal pieces and a section left over for the waist band.


I attached the three pieces together, using French seams. With no brown zipper on hand I used a hot pink one. But I think I can get away with this because of the pink love hearts.


A waist band, then hem it, and it is done. Because someone has been insisting on napping on me every day, I am not getting as much sewing done as I like, but this skirt should be ready for viewing soon. Any ideas on what I should call it?


I also have a gorgeous piece of caramel cord that is only 60 cm long, but think it should be just enough to make a pair of sarouels for Jarvis. Now if only I could sew when he naps in my arms….


11 comments:

  1. Love that vintage fabric you used. Pretty!

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    1. I love vintage fabrics, combining that with homemade, ensures no one else has the same.

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  2. Love it can't wait to see the skirt finished.

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    1. Same! I will try to do it tomorrow.

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  3. Nice post and thank for your sharing. I am sure I will share your blog with all of my friend. At the same time, I will also like to invite you to visit my blog at http://1newbornbabyclothing.blogspot.com/

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  4. what a sweet skirt!...and great cushion. oh I remember babes sleeping on me!!...its a pain in the butt (but feels really great at the same time!!). xx

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    1. I keep thinking it is time for Jarvis to stop sleeping on me, but then when he does he wakes up so happy and we have an easy day/night. Plus being my last chance to have a baby I just want to cuddle him as much as possible.

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  5. Your cushion is just gorgeous! look forward to seeing your completed skirt

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    1. I made a deal with myself to not buy anything new this year. So my sewing projects are based on my stash or on other people donations. So it makes it slow to sew all of the things I would love to. But then I am happier with what I am doing because it is all recycled or reused.

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  6. I love this! My mom bought an old sewing machine last summer, I may have to put my hands into making pillows and other fun things. <3

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    1. I love sewing, normally all of my sewing is for Jarvis, so it is nice to do something for the house and for myself

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