All posts tagged: Refashion

Me-Made-May… maybe next year :)

I’m just getting into this whole sewing world, and I’m realizing more and more every time I come online that the online sewing community is massive! :) It’s awesome. Seriously… lately I’ve been going online in the evenings and Danny keeps asking me what I’m doing. My answer is always something like “oh, you know, surfing the interwebs”… then he says “pinteresting?” (lol)… then I say “no… reading¬†sewing blogs!”. Can you tell how I spend my time online?… :) I’m not sure which one makes me awesomer… but I’m pretty sure he thinks I’ve gone a little insane. But that’s okay with me!… and anyway I can’t keep up! There are so many! (And yes, I realize I just created a whole slew of words in that paragraph…). So anyway, it seems that everyone and their sister (and mother and brother) is participating in Me-Made-May or “MMM’14” – it’s a challenge for people to make a conscious effort to wear the items that they make. I would have loved to participate… but I have two …

Pants to Shorts Refashion

Once again (see my¬†last post), Danny provided me with inspiration for something to make. After ripping his work pants :/ …I decided instead of tossing them in the trash I’d attempt to make something with them. In came McCall’s M6756 — and my second time using a printed pattern. (SP29) Because of the rip in the front, I couldn’t get enough fabric for all four pieces I was cutting, so I added a strip of blue and used the same blue fabric for the pockets. I re-used the waistband I had cut off the pants (this probably would’ve looked a lot nicer if I’d made it new, but oh well). And this was my first time sewing in a zipper(!!), so that was a challenge (especially because I was using the old waistband) but it worked for the most part :) Because the waistband was already kinda funky, I just used some Velcro for the top instead of going out and buying a hook-and-eye clasp. They bunch out a lot around the pockets which is …

Getting ready for October

Okay, so maybe it’s not technically October yet. But I’m definitely already getting into the Halloween spirit. Especially because I am making Seven Dwarfs costumes for myself and 6 of my co-workers. I’m 2 down right now… only 5 to go! Plus the shoes and belts (we are determined to win the clinic’s Halloween contest this year) :). But, today, I decided to take a break from the costumes and start getting ready for my own Halloween. I’m slowly collecting holiday decorations of my own, but I really don’t have much. So, I decided to put just about everything I have together this year to deck out my entry table. Here’s what I came up with: Then, I took inspiration from here and here to make a Halloween pillow cover (Sewing Project #9): The ribbon isn’t exactly straight… I didn’t feel like putting in the additional effort that would have required… but I’m still pretty happy with how it turned out. And it cost next to nothing (maybe a dollar, if that… I used a …

Birthdays and PJ Pants

Happy Birthday to two of my favorite people in the whole wide world! Bethany yesterday and Danny tomorrow! Bethany is finally old with me… and Danny is basically ancient… he’s turning the big 3-0! :) We were supposed to go down to Ft Collins yesterday for a cooking class… but this rain has been so insane the past few days… the highway was closed! Of course we didn’t look before we left, thinking for sure it would be open (yesterday morning was actually sunny for a while), but then we reached the flashing lights and barricade and had to turn around :/ Then we had plans to go to dinner with my pharmacy people (the guys were planning a shrimp-eating contest at Red Lobster)… but the weather killed that too. And of course we didn’t realize that one until we got there either. We walked in, said what party we were looking for… the girl wasn’t sure so we walked around to find them… once we didn’t find them I checked my phone… sure enough, …