Monday, 29 August 2011

Before and after:man's shirt-->woman shirt

This summer I've made another "before and after", this time with a man's shirt, turned into a woman shirt!!!Starting from a size quite big for me...
...I made several cuts (neck, to get a V-neck shape, arms and waist line)
To reach my size I had to make a lot of plaits (upper part of shirt on the shoulders, front and back and around waist line)
..and this is the result (before ironing, as usual..).I also made two "strings" for the back case I wanted the shirt more or less stretch on waist line..) much fun!!!!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

My creative space

Sometimes when I'm studying, (actually, when I have to repeat to remember) and perhaps I'm a little tired, my eyes tend to wander around in search of something to "absolutely do it now",breaking the rithms of studying, as I have to start all over again..
So, I found that crocheting simple items like this necklace,(my first crochet necklace!) keeps my attention.
The crochet movement is repetitive and I don't need to "think or count"to do it, but keeps my attenction focused, so I can concentrate on what I'm studying without delays, and I can say that the punctuaction I've received on exams so far were very good, so that's working for me!
Thanks crochet!
I'm currently doing other two necklaces, but I still don't have any pictures...
..anyway..check out more creative spaces at Kootoyoo!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

My creative space

I almost finish a pair of cotton fabric "bunnies" to place around the neck of my daughter during long trips in the car...she usually fall asleep, and her head is falling down on the side..
I've seen head pillow around but they are usually slimmer than mine, so I assume that the head still fall on sides. So far it she said it's comfy, so I have to finish to fill it and then sew it close.
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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

My creative space:Happy new (chinese) Year!

Today is the new chinese year, or springtime! The gregorian calendar changed this date later on so what we call springtime isn't the real thing. It will be the year of the Rabbit, and it should be calmer than last year, but underneath, should carry on silently whatever started last year..
So I made this fast springtime mobile for my daughter bedroom!
We will then draw different items to hang, depending on the season..or whenever we feel!
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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

My creative space:Before and after

I hate to throw away clothes, so I usually store them, waiting for inspiration. I also love the "Desigual" style of clothes, but I don't like the fact that you find so many people wearing the same exact item as you do!So I decided to create something for myself with their "style"! This is an example of it. Starting from an old(more then 10 years old) linen shirt, I create a completely different look !

I cut in two pieces the shirt, the waist it was too large for me, so I made some pleats to stretch it. Then I sew some fabric (recicled from another shirt) a belt line with a fabric starting from the front. Two pieces that meet on the back line and continue (I then decided not to cut it, but to make a bow... sometime inspiration comes suddenly! ;D)
..then I sewed the "below the wrist" old sleeves two different pieces of fabric, in each sleeve, so that I can turn it and it still look nice, or leave it as it is. (you can see the 2 version in the last picture)
I sewed the bottom piece of the shirt, pleating once again to get the new waist line..
And sewed some more decorating fabric to the bottom. (I wanted to alternate sleeve/bottom, but the shape of the flowers didn't look nice, in the other way around!)
..this is the back "bow"..(and linen before ironing...owful!)
And then I hand sewed with a cotton thread around the neck, wrist and bottom, along the fabric and changed the buttons.
And this is the finished new shirt (ironed!). I'm looking forward to make some more! It was really a pleasure to do it!
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