Right now I am experiencing an incredible sense of irony. At school, art class was right up there with PE (physical education) at the top of my ‘dreaded/oh do I have too’ list. I was much more the maths, physics and chemistry girl who loved to go to history class. And if anyone were to ask my children what Mum thinks of computers, they would tell you – she hates them. This is where IRONY starts screaming loudly. I am now launching both a website and a design and ‘ready to purchase’ sewing…Continue
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I really, really need to find a Mccalls pattern #8876 size 12 or 14 from 1984. Anyone have it for sale?
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Our professional sweater upcycler ReSweater posted a photo (above) of a skirt she recently made out of felted sweaters. Complete with an…Continue
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I made these very simple coffee table covers, after realizing my little tables that are about 15 years old look horrid, too horrid to be naked for my jewelry party! I had ordered some really cool quilt 1/2 yard panels from Fabric.com after Christmas last year (super cheap), and had picked up some beaded fringe from the Dollar Store (YES, the Dollar Store!) as well...just…Continue
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This skirt was inspired by Princess dresses that were all over the place on Halloween. I wanted to make a skirt that has scallops like on a princess dress but is still easy to make. The Claire skirt fits the bill I think.Continue
Added by camomma on November 10, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments
Simply create and enter a unique table runner for your holiday table with a place card that mentions Sew-Whats-New.com (to authenticate your runner) for your chance to win a pair of Silvermark Multi-Purpose Kitchen Shears.
I recently made this headband for my cute little model. This was very easy to make with some Tulle scraps, Foldover Elastic and satin ribbon. I love how cute it looks on her and that it will work with both casual and formal clothes.Continue
Added by camomma on November 8, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments
Used Georgette and Lizzy Bizzy fabrics for this. Sleeves are puffy short one. And added an elastic band on the waist.
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Since my little monkey needed some full sleeved tops for the fall-winter season, I was slicing and dicing some designs in my head and I kept on coming back to the sleeve part again and again. Why does it have to be such a long process, there has to be a better way of doing it. Finally I thought of this design and decided to give it a try.
I like how it turned out, it fits…
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Here's the infant butterfly romper that I recently made.
I like that this romper doesn't require any complicated pattern, so it can be easily scaled to the size of any child. The shoulder straps and the elastic at the back ensures that it will grow with the children.…Continue
Here's tutorial for making two color pieced pants for toddlers. These will work great with a multicolored dress or top. You could also use the same technique to add a couple of inches to an existing pair of pants, which fit well at the waist but have become an inch or two, too short with a growth spurt.
I have paired these pants with a matching…Continue
At the end of summer, I was left with a pile of perfectly fine, well fitting almost new Tshirts of my daughter. These Tshirts would work perfectly except that they were all half-sleeved. "They would be too short by next summer...if only they had sleeves..." I found myself thinking. And then I realized, adding sleeves won't be that hard, after all I…Continue
I stitched this ghaghra (Lehanga) for my niece. I used an old net saree, a brocade material (for lining) and a cotton lining.
Used remaining material from saree for dupatta. Top(Choli) is not yet ready, so used a blouse for top. I plan to have a long top (till waist) and hang dupatta from side.Top will be a combination of lining…Continue
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