Archive for August, 2012

A Veil for a Bachelorette’s “Hen Night”

My little sis recently had a bachelorette weekend as she’s getting hitched in a few months. I made her a veil. Since she loves chickens, and since ‘Hen party’ is a synonym for ‘Bachelorette party’, I took my cue from a hen. The beaded tiara is red, like a hen comb, and there are little feathers on top of the veil. I made the veil short since my sis is not one for long flowy veils. She loved it!

August 15, 2012 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Wrap skirt, about 2 sizes ago

I found this photo on Facebook… I made this skirt several years ago before i had this blog, and when I was 2 sizes larger. Worth posting up as I think the pic and skirt is cute! It is made with a vintage Hollywood pattern in some bright red synthetic linen. I had to shorten the length to get it to my preferred knee level. It was the first time I’d used hem tape and I had to sew the hem by hand.

 

August 15, 2012 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Ironing Board Cover

Catching up on posting some pics of things I’ve done in the last 2 years… done quite a few but I only have pics of a few, unforch- tsk tsk. Here is a brand new ironing board cover and pad I made up just before I moved out of my old apartment in summer 2011.
Board itself is about half a century old (grandma’s) and the cover was nasty and padding was falling apart and sticking to metal. The only thing bought specifically for this was the insulbrite (silvered batting). I used an old woolen blanket for extra padding and very bright green/purple fabric in stash. (Very bright! Pic does not show it, alas…) Now it really feels like my very own board. On to the good sewing now!
 

August 15, 2012 at 10:53 am Leave a comment


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