Monday, June 04, 2007

Leftovers.

guess who finally got around to doing her laundry? Here's all the sewing i did last week. i made two scrap skirts using this tutorial. the first uses my amy butler leftovers, some brown kona cotton, and some khaki linen.
Scrap Skirt
then, as i was combing through instyle, i saw a cute skirt that basically follows the same pattern. i copied it using navy and khaki twill and brown kona cotton. this time i took 1/2" seams instead of 1/4" and made the bottom flare out more.
Scrap Skirt #2
but alas, neither of these skirts fit well. they are both too big. basically i'm a lazyass who doesn't want to do the math. the example skirt in the tutorial uses a 30" waist. i halfassed my measurements and said, eh, i'm about that size. only i'm not. now you would think that i would fix it on skirt number two. i did try to, but i guess my math was off in adding different seam allowances, because i actually had to leave out 1 section of the skirt, and probably should've eliminated two. neither skirt falls off my body but it's a close call. meh.
McCalls 3935
i also sewed some linen pants that fortunately do fit. i used mccalls 3935 and cut out the petite size 10. i only had one hook, so the closure isn't the best, but the pants feel fine.
Crochet log cabin rag rug
finally, i recycled some old tshirts. i cut them into strips and randomly tied them together. i single crocheted through the back loop log cabin style on an N hook. log cabin-ing is much less painful using crochet instead of garter stitch. if i were ever crazy enough to want an afghan, i would do it this way. now i have a nice cushy doormat.

15 comments:

  1. You always make me feel so unproductive! Love the doormat, I have a ton of old t-shirts that would love to become one of those.

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  2. Wow - these are great projects. The skirts are too big, huh? Perhaps they would fit me :). (just kidding - ok, not really :).

    I love the idea for a scrap skirt. If I can get motivated enough I may just bust out the sewing machine.

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  3. That's too bad about the fit of the skirts because they are both SO CUTE! I especially love the combination of fabrics in the first one.

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  4. What a busy bee you are! The clothes are gorgeous - I'm particularly impressed with the pants - they look fantastic!

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  5. Bummer that the skirts don't fit, because those are SO freakin' cute! I may have to learn how to use my sewing machine for more than cushions!

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  6. All very cute stuff! The doormat is especially fun.

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  7. I love the blue/brown/khaki skirt!

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  8. Love the first skirt! The rug looks so much fun too ;)

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  9. Your sewing looks fantastic! Everything fits beautifully, I love the both skirts, and the fit of those pants makes me jealous because you just can't get that off the rack.

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  10. Forgot to add -- to me, the fit of those skirt looks perfect. Then again, I like my clothes loose on occasion.

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  11. Goodness, that's a lot of work. Your linen pants are fab! And the doormat is just astoundingly cute for rags to me. The skirts could be altered if you really wanted to, but I am starting to think you like the doing more than the end result. What do the snobs call this, a "process" person?

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  12. I love those pants. Actually, I kind of love everything in this post. And the wellies! You take great pictures, because if you hadn't said anything, I'd be none the wiser about those skirts, they look so pretty!

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  13. Love the skirts and pants! Hey, maybe just wear a belt with them. Can you just take in the waist a bit. They are too cute! Go you!

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  14. Holy cow you've been busy! I love those linen pants and what a cool rug!!!

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  15. I really enjoy reading your blog and the latest sewing updates (I don't know how to knit, yet). Those scrap skirts are really cute. I can't wait to try out the tutorial.

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