Tutorial: Hershey’s Kiss Halloween costume

With Halloween round the corner, you’ve probably been receiving several dress-up party invites over the weekend. If you’re in to sweet treats and would like to give out Hersheys while dressed as a Hershey chocolate kiss, this is the tutorial for you. We took four hours to complete this but that time included staring at…

Tutorial: Peek-a-boo Xmas Dress

So I got really busy yesterday, started work on a project with a very Christmassy looking fabric. This was a birthday present and is called America The Beautiful, CRK-70295-3. It’s 100% cotton, not something I usually work with, or experiment on. I have found that knits are more forgiving for an experimenter who doesn’t follow…

Sheer layering piece with cross-over bust

I’m in the process of making a jumpsuit for a friend and that involves prototype pieces. In the first prototype, I made a whole piece without measurements and actually didn’t get too far off! It was a wee bit snug for my friend’s tastes but the test showed that straight cut for the pants would…

Doggy summer tank top

I was practicing sewing some sleeping shorts with this orange mesh and had some relatively large pieces of scraps left. So I combined them into a doggy summer tank for my little Coco. I started with two rectangles and sewed them together lengthwise so they’d form a wider cover for the back of the tank.…

Heated eye pad with removable Velour cover

Simple half hour project that makes a thoughtful gift. I used remnants of an old white pillow case to make the shell that holds the uncooked rice. Making the insert 1. start with a long strip of white fabric. Fold it in half lengthwise to increase the durability of the cover. Straight stitch all around…

Purple Velour Dress

I’ve not been doing much sewing for me and it’s been hard. Really hard. It’s like the sewing machine calls to me when i walk by. “Use me! Pick up some thread! Let’s sew!” Anyway, it totally broke down my resistance. So i present to you… my new purple velour dress. 🙂 This was material…

Refashion: Dog Beanie Sweater with Sleeves

While rummaging through my closet, I chanced upon an old beanie that I haven’t worn in the longest time (The beanie-flattened hair look just isn’t for me) so I refashioned it into a sweater for Coco. 30-45 minutes is all you need, especially if your furry little model is cooperative. Coco loved her new sweater.…