Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Pinterst Challenge #2 - Baby Harem Pants

Hello dear readers!

Don't worry I'm not going to make a habit of adressing you as "Dear", it's weird. Anyway...I'm feeling pretty damn good this morning because I am on schedule, which is kind of a big deal for me. I am so damn excited in fact that I'm getting straight down to business:

Week #2 of the Pinterest Challenge

and also
 

Wildeman Wednesdays #1

Okay, I'm starting a new thing. I know I said schedules make me uncomfortable and yes my palms may be sweating a litttle bit right now but I don't even care. If I'm going to "stare scheduled sewing in the face and laugh at it's puny attempts to scare the crap out of me" may as well go big or go home.
 
So, Wednesday's have become Wildeman Wednesdays, on which I post a new piece I've made for Wildeman (my baby boy new people). 52 new pieces a year sounds reasonable for a growing boy. I won't be posting full outfits most of the time but there will be a baby boy tutorial/post every week!
 
For full outfits keep tabs on the Wildeman Holiday Challenge 2013
 
Clearly I am all about the challenges this year. Speaking of which:
 
My pinspiration for this week was these ridiculously cool little man harem pants. Not sure why a dropped crotch makes little boy clothes so much cooler but it really does!
 
Pinned Image

 
My version:
 

 

Monday, 25 February 2013

Pinterest Challenge #1 - Baby Rompers from Adult T-shirts

Hello crafty foxes and foxy crafters!

Welcome to Week #1 of my Pinterest Challenge.
(ps - check back every week to see the rest)

My pinspiration for this week combined three of my favourite things: refashioning, awesome baby stuff and graphic Ts:

Pinned Image


My Version:

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bow Tie Button Down from Extra Petite

Happy Sunday to Everyone!

Today I am sharing one of the first refashions that I made for someone else. I won't post a tutorial for this one as I made it following this tutorial at Extra Petite.

I started out with shirt that I found at my favourie thrift store. It wasn`t my style at all but I thought the fabric would be a perfect match for my sister`s trendy sophistication.


A close up of the great texture.


My sister is a no pictures on the internet kind of gal so here is the shirt on me, I had to take it in afterwards as my sister is quite a bit smaller than me. She loved it (yay!) and looks fantastic in it.

It is an incredibly satisfying feeling to know that someone is wearing something that I sewed for them.

Be sure to check out the tutorial from Extra Petite above!



Friday, 22 February 2013

Pinterest Challenge Accepted!

Hi!

You know what? I love Pinterest, and I'm willing to admit that it is possible that I spend a little too much time there, but only a little. And I'm standing by that statement, which isn't to say that I don't spend much time there, rather that I actually do many of the things I pin. And for still more I have bought materials that are just waiting to be stitched back to life. Which is cool, except that I have this somewhat-irrational-and-somewhat-totally-understandable fear: scheduled projects. So, the point? The point is that Merrick over at Merrick`s Art, who you should follow if you're not already, is challenging me (and, you know, some other peopl...maybe you) to complete 6 pins in 6 weeks. Alright Merrick, challenge accepted. I'm going stare scheduled sewing in the face and laugh at it's puny attempts to scare the crap out of me for me...or be super anxious until everything is done. Either is good.

Sisters Share It All: Pinterest Challenge
 
My list:
 
 
Yes, it is ambitious, but Wildeman sleeps a lot so I'm taking a shot!
 
1. Rompers from adult T-shirts
          > My version.
3. Funky Baby Sweat Pants
          > My version.
4. Baby play gym - Not a tutorial. it's a 162$ play gym that I'm using as inspiration. My goal is to make my own for under 30$
         > My version
5. Wildeman's much belated mobile.
6. Ellis Shirt Dress from Burdastyle - No tutorial that I can find but I love a challenge!
 
Check back for the tutorials.
I need luck. Wish it!
 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Exhibitionist - Baby Flannel Shirt with Cotton Panels Tutorial

Hello Everyone!

This is Part 2 of a tutorial for my Project Run and Play Sew-Along. This week was Week 6: Signature Style. Part 1 is over here (the hoodie and pants). The tutorial is after the jump.

My Signature Style:
 

Wildeman's version:
 

The Exhibitionist


He was getting grumpy fast, that flannel shirt was warm even with the cotton jersey panels for venting. My little man is a bit of a whiner when it comes to temperature.


Friday, 15 February 2013

The Exhibitionist - Alien Skull Hoodie Tutorial

Hey folks :)

Over at Project Run and Play this weeks theme is "Signature Style" and I had no problem at all identifying mine. My husband describes me as someone who "talks like a textbook and dresses like they are out of a music video". Couldn't have put it better myself. I like obnoxiously bright colours, bold prints, mixed textures and unexpected pairings. I have a mohawk and bold glasses, I don't think I'll ever switch to contacts. I like every aspect of my outfit to shout with personality.

But above all my number one factor will always be comfort. I have had fibromyalgia for over 4 years now and I avoid anything starchy, stiff or elastic, I wouldn't last a half hour. Luckily, the day I found out about this week's theme I was wearing an outfit that I though perfectly represented my signature style:

For mom:
 

I made every part of this outfit too! Skull T. Flannel. Pants.
 
For Wildeman:
 


The Ehibitionist

 

 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Baby Trench - PR+P Men's Shirt Refashion

Hello everyone!

I'm so sorry that took so long, I didn't end up getting a new charger until this afternoon but I am finally back and with a lovely tutorial (if I do say so myself). I was having the hardest time thinking of something unique to for this week's Project Run and Play sew along. Men's shirt refashion is a pretty well-loved theme for refashioners the world over and though it is a very versatile piece it seemed that I had seen everything.

To make matters slightly more challeneing my only little model is a baby boy, adorable though he is, I'm not sure of he could rock a girlier (therefore easier) men's shirt refashion. Thankfully hubby came to the rescue with a brilliant idea: a baby trench. A classic for a reason. So, a little internet hopping and I discovered this adorable Burberry trench for 4 years old and upward for 350$:


Yes, that's right: 350$ for a children's coat. Seems a little unnecesary to me. Especially when this little peice of adorableness cost

2.50$
 
 
Want to see that again?
 

 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Wildeman Holiday Challenge ***Valentine`s Day Jeans***

Hello Crafty Crafters!

Welcome to the first edition of the Wildeman Refashion Challenge 2013

This is part two of my baby Valentines tutorial, check out Part 1 if you haven`t already. Let`s get this party started!

The Jack of Hearts

Wildeman Holiday Challenge: ***Valentine's Day Polo***

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the first edition of the Wildeman Holiday Refashion Challenge 2013

First holiday refashion challenge and I'm 2 days late...Please forgive me. I will do my best not to have it happen again. Without further ado I give you...

The Jack of Hearts

 
 



Monday, 4 February 2013