Friday, April 15, 2011

Fabric Frenzy

Last month, I caved in to another fabric frenzy buying. And this time, I ventured into the territories of real e-commerce - US fabric vendors.

It started with Pink Chalk Fabrics. They had a sale and there were so many beautiful cotton designs (although by the time I clicked half of them, they'd been sold out!). This is what I bought, which included some laminated cotton. The package arrived about two weeks after my online purchase was made. I must say that I was satisfied with what I bought.

Designer cotton designs

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Seventh Sewing Project: Polka Dots and Roses Wristlet

I figured that I would be needing a wristlet or a small pouch, that would hold my wallet and cellphone, for when I go for lunch. So I decided to try out this tutorial I found online.

Although mine didn't come out as nice as I would've liked it to be, but the important part to remember is that this is my first time and that it is usable! :)

The turquoise satin lining was from a whole lump of extra kindergarten concert material I found at home. And the grosgrain ribbon that serves as the wristlet handle is from a skirt I bought many years ago (I've thrown away the skirt months ago!

I just loved the cotton print when I saw it in the cloth store! And funnily, it looks pretty similar in colour scheme to the pouch in the tutorial.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Sixth Sewing Project: Polka Dot Pleated Skirt

It's pretty embarrassing to admit this, but I accidentally printed the PDF pattern out in the wrong scale and ended up having to modify the pleats to make more space so that I could fit into the skirt! Anyhow, it ended up wearable - that's the important part, I guess.

My polka dot pleated skirt