Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sewing Update

I got this huge stash of cute retro print fabric from spotlight on super mega sale ($3 per meter!!)- It's quilting fabric but I have no urge to quilt yet, only to make toys. But I really wanted something to wear, so I made this obi wrap belt. I kind of made it up as I went along and it turned out well. It has red detail stitching on it with a black backing and the tie wraps from the back to the front. I just measured my waist and made it that long with ties one and a half times as long each. not sure if that makes sense. I also made the necklace out of old buttons, I have made lots of button necklaces but none so simple. I have decided I quite like simple.
The above images are of a flower brooch I made out of curtain sample fabrics, layered and smooshed into a crinkley flower with buttons and beads in the centre to add interest. Have not worn it yet, will have to try it on with a few things. Currently its on my new favourite blazer ($15 TradeMe find!) The button necklaces are a mixture of large and small buttons threaded on waxed cord. The little buttons are able to slide up and down - good for playing with while daydreaming at work. I did single strands this time, doubles are very long to thread and I have no attention span at the moment. Its not unusual.

1 comment:

  1. Great work!
    I'm stealing your belt idea - it's fabulous (and just what I was looking for).
    Sometime can you show me how you make your button necklaces (I've been admiring them for years!!). Would you swap for crochet lessons?!