June 29, 2008

Anything and everything:

Posted in design, fashion, irish dancing, patterns, sewing at 9:48 am by sewcrazy4fashion



June 26, 2008

I’ve been doing some sewing

Posted in design, fashion, patterns, sewing tagged , , , at 2:51 am by sewcrazy4fashion

…I just haven’t been posting! So let’s see….Well, I made two skirts out of old pants. I created a very cute Denim vest, and below are pictures of my plaid summer dress. I made the pattern based off of two old dresses.

Summer dress on the beach

April 21, 2008


Posted in design, fashion, patterns, sewing at 7:14 am by sewcrazy4fashion

I finally had the time to make some clothing for myself. I made up this pattern and was very pleased with the result. =)

I made it out of a curtain which was lined. I used the curtain lining as a skirt lining.

Me in my new skirt

March 17, 2008

Machine still down

Posted in design, fashion, irish dancing, patterns, sewing tagged , , , , , , at 4:25 am by sewcrazy4fashion

Thankfully I have a backup machine. Technically this dress is done now. I wound up making it a two piece dress. But of course, me being so picky, I decided to make a new top as well. So this entire project went from just making a new skirt, to making an entirely new costume! Ah well, it’ll be so worth it.

Hmm…I realized the date is off on my blog…Today’s the 16th, not the 17th. Good thing too, because I want this new top finished.

March 14, 2008

We’re experiancing technical difficulties, please stand by…

Posted in design, fashion, irish dancing, patterns, sewing at 8:52 am by sewcrazy4fashion

What a time for my machine to die on me! I’m in the middle of getting the skirt attached to the top, when the whole thing decides to jam up. My Dad took the whole thing apart. The Needle is moving again, but the bobbin thread isn’t catching anymore….My Machine never has any major problems, not until Saint Patrick’s Day is 4 days away!!!

March 10, 2008

Satin stitching and whatnot

Posted in design, fashion, irish dancing, sewing, Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 3:06 am by sewcrazy4fashion

I’m really on a roll now. I have 4 “pleat” panels finished, plus all 8 panels completely lined, embroidered, and the edges are satin stitched. I just need to finish 2 of the smaller “pleat” panels, which wont take long, and then I can just throw it together in no time. (well, that’s the plan anyway)

(Click thumbnails for a larger view)

Skirt Panels Close up of panels