31 August 2007
Did I say I was disappointed with how this bag turned out? I’ve changed my mind. I’ve been carrying it for a week and it’s very roomy without feeling big and awkward. And, I have had so many compliments here are at wardrobe refashion and on Flickr, how could I not like it?
So, if you would like to make your own wasp bag, you can download the pattern from here. I hope the instructions are clear – it was so hard to get it out of my head and onto paper with words and pictures. I would love any feedback you might have, so that I can improve it. Happy sewing!
31 August 2007
30 August 2007
:: tomato flowers. Maybe this will be the year I manage to grow tomatoes successfully.
26 August 2007
I bought this dress at Vinnies, for $3, and it split up the back the first time I sat down in it. Yet another hint from the universe to try things on before buying.
It’s a beautiful linen and fully lined. Too good to chuck out.
So I chopped it off to make a tunic top. I used a bit of the skirt to make facings for the vents at the side.
I made those pants too, about 3 years ago, but for the last 2 years they’ve been languishing in the too small pile. I finally got around letting out the darts and side seams which took all of half an hour. How many clothes are lying about unworn because no-one has half an hour to adjust them? Feeling very virtuous after that, I also mended the zip on a favourite dress, which has been split for, oh, about 18 months. That took 5 minutes.