Thursday, October 15, 2009
One more easy peasy project. I liked this animal printed fabric, wondered what could it be used for. I made 2 caps and one rectagular piece - to cover desk for my sewing machine. It s very slippery so I can easily clean from threads and pieces. Adding tutorial sooon...(I need to grab some daylight to make better photos)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I love this blouse, so fluffy. Made without any pattern, edges doesn t fray, those fabrics are great for experimetning. I remember it was awfully hot that night I couldn t sleep, so I just took my scissors and started to cut:) If you would like to make something of a sort, you can watch this video on you tube, this is sort of tutorial how to do something similar.
We chose one of the last beautiful hot days to make these photos for the Burda sewing contests. These photos were taken by Aleksandra Misic, a girl that wishes to become a professional photographer so this was a good opportunity for her to experiment. I m not really much of a model, I d be happier to find someone else to pose, but at the moment I just couldn t find anyone that would be the same measurments like me. So, we started..
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I had two pieces of leather for a long time, finally i used them in this bag. I hope it turned out fine, it s a strange mixture of very shiny snake skin leather and mat linen. This is one of my first bag patterns, I was actually very excited about the result.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
My first tutorial, and first post on my blog:) It s a nice new experience. I hope my explanations will make sense.
You will need:
scissors (sharp, please)
leather (you can recycle some leather jacket or bag)
glue for leather
Now, start with some sketches: design your belt, you can use simple shapes like squares, circles, or flowers, animals, whatever you like. Decide on how many of them do you want. Once you' re happy with the result, make one paper strap the size of your future belt and try on. Mine will go around the hips and it s going to be 56 inches long (1.50 m) (!) along with the parts that hang down. (later I altered for the A line skirt so it goes round the waist, up to your preference)
Draw your pattern pieces on a paper in their real size, cut them and pin around your paper belt. Now you can calculate the length of your straps, or strap - if you have one piece of leather long enough that' s fine. Write down those measures, and count how many of them do you need. Now, cut paper pieces for each type and write a number: how many of those you need, and get ready for the next step...
Well, at this stage you ll know how your belt is going to look like so you can start admiring it:)) Howerver, it s right time to correct little mistakes, trim the excess of leather (if any) and press the belt with some heavy books if necessary. Let the glue dry. Voila!