Thursday, April 12, 2012

#43 Draped Cardigan

This was meant to fill out my conservative work wardrobe. The biggest pain in was the cutting. It was much easier to put together than I thought. I did substitute the double folded hems for a serged rolled hem.
I also shortened it as it was wicked long. This cut about a 2/3 of a yard from the required fabric. It is made from a very light rayon jersey of mid grade quality.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#44 Flowery tank

This is a basic recon of a ruched shirt I made a while back. The photos don't do the fabric justice as it is a pretty nice rayon jersey print.

Quick project... 45 min tops using the rolled hem feature on my serger.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

#45 Exposed seam sweatshirt jacket

So I was looking for a stylish sweatshirt for those days when a coat is too much. I used a basic raglan sweatshirt pattern and a circle skirt and serged the seams and darts. I then installed a high collar inspired by many a sci-fi movie. Then installed an exposed zipper.  It was a pretty quick project and not expensive.

4 yards of fleece, 1 zipper
About 3.5 hours worth the work... mostly in drafting the pattern.

Monday, April 9, 2012

#46 "Shirt" Skirt

This is a recon of 3 men's shirts into a high waist-ed circle skirt. I left the seams exposed for a deconstructed look and then added a pop of color around the hem with appliqued yarn strands.

This project took about 4 hours including figure out how to do put it together.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

#47 Vintage style wood tags

These little tags are for my mail organizer kept by my front door. It was created in an effort to avoid the mail avalanche that was building.

Click here to download the PDF.