Saturday, 15 March 2014
First thing to do - print out a new pattern and stick it together and cut it out in the next size up as my child has already outgrown the old one!
Thursday, 6 February 2014
It is 3 tiers and next time I may go 4 or 5 tiers.
Join strips if you need to to get the lengths.
A 1cm seam allowance is used.
Sew the strips into wide tubes by sewing along the short sides.
In the top strip make a channel for the elastic by turning over 1cm and then another 2cm and sewing along the edge.
Gather the second tube along the top edge by hand sewing around it and pulling the thread to the desired size. Pin to top piece and make sure gathers are even and then baste and machine stitch into place.
Repeat that step with the bottom tier and then hem the bottom tier. I hem by hand but do it however you want.
Use 2cm elastic and thread it through and make the waist band the required size.
I used rick rack around the seams but any ribbon you had would work. You can use two or three different fabrics. I wanted to use 3 but did not have 3 that looked good together.
Stand back and admire your work
My little girl loved it and has worn it everyday since I made it, except the day I washed it. That is 5 days. Also, she wore it in bed the first night!
Yes those are skechers runners. She loves them too as they are sparkly.
I also made a few hexagons
And I got some fabrics.
Happy New Year! In two days time it is a year since I started blogging. Happy Birthday to Sew Paint it!
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Now it is Christmas day and the presents have been opened and mostly played with and the best presents this year voted by child A and child B? Bucket of slime of course!
We have enjoyed our Christmas dinner and I for one enjoyed a nice nap.
It is raining here in Sydney but that is perfect because we can stay in and not feel bad about it.
I wish you many blessings and a safe and peaceful Christmas wherever you are.
I wonder if 2014 will be a more creative year with more homemade stuff than 2013?? See you then! x
Friday, 20 December 2013
This cushion is for a friend who is moving back to the UK. I haven't given it to her yet but it is ok, she never reads my blog so there is no way she will see it :)
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Monday, 16 December 2013
I am so glad I did!
I would call them french provincial chairs, or maybe shabby chic chairs?!
Somebody had already made a rather halfhearted attempt to start to reupholster the back of one using the navy blue brocade, but that came off and went in the bin.
And these ones;
Here are mine all stripped down, every staple has been removed and I will start sanding them... when I get a minute. Making these amazing will be a labour of love.
Merry Christmas all and I hope you all find what you need, be it by the side of the road, or elsewhere!!
Friday, 13 December 2013
The Christmas decorations came out the other day. The tree was standing there naked for a few days when I lost all motivation. It is now done and looks great and the kids love it of course.
With the decorations came the stockings I made.
To make the stockings I took lining and batting of the stocking shape and made the front sort of by quilt as you go, placing on the pieces and the trim and sewing it together until I had a quilted stocking shape with lining on the other side. Then I took another two more pieces of fabric, one lining and one the back and sewed them to the front right sides together. I turned it the right way out and sewed around the edge to make it nice and flat. Then I bound the top raw edge.
And now all that is left is for these to be hung up on Christmas eve so Santa can visit us!
Seasons Greetings all xxxx
Friday, 29 November 2013
It looked like this.
I love pinwheels!