A Couple of Projects to finish by the end of 2015

I find that there is a lot of fashion I like, until I notice length of garment, or a fopaux in mass produced item that they took based on a zero and try to make for the average sized consumer without altering key pieces of the design. Example – moving down the waistline, or increase the size of the breast cups of a top so they do not look like an A-Cup top on a D-Cup consumer.

Sometimes my protest is as simple as “You want how much for that maybe $5 worth of fabric?” <— And I know the prices of fabrics, between my sewing hobby and previous position at a Fabricland I know….I also know the work involved in most designs…Asking WAY too much for me to justify.

Anyways, the following are some projects I am considering:

^This needs length added to the bottom, preferably in the draping sleeves as well…Skirt I will sew from scratch, may just alter a thrift store shirt for the top half. 

Jumpsuit

I have serious love-hate relationships with jumpers, but I desire to create the perfect (for me) jumper of some sort. I have had the jumper-esque dresses, but I have not acquired the perfect work to social event jumpsuit…it shall be done.

Audrey-Hepburn-Style-Dress

Note the dress top left – I have an “in the works” of this style dress currently. The design is that the two fabrics are sown together at the shoulders, then it is designed to go over your head like an art smock, and then the back piece comes across the waistline and is fastened by a single button…..by far the easiest pattern and I have some vintage looking fabric to do it with.

Obviously, I also have the Peplum Top and Hanky Skirt to finish, but that. If you can believe it I have not finished or worn it and a friend has requested to borrow the skirt…**Pats myself on the back**

I will probably venture into completing multiples of the items I have on my sewing to-do list, and I may even stumble on completely unrelated projects. Here is hoping for no procrastinating.

 

A Peplum Top DIY

Work in Progress

My Peplum T-Shirt Project

My boyfriend and I subscribe to multiple “daily t-shirt” websites, these sites have a t-shirt done by an outside artist and for 1 day it is at about $10.00 and then it goes up after 24 hrs. I like:

http://www.teefury.com/

http://www.riptapparel.com/

http://www.redbubble.com/

There are many others, but these are defaults for me, especially Teefury & Ript Apparel and the reason is Grab Bags. These sites offer a random pick of past shirt designs, you pick size and pay the same price as a new design, but you do not know what you have until it arrives….Dangerous for some, especially if you by the shirt of the day often enough. Due to this my boyfriend and I opted for XLarge men size shirts…..these are appparently more than 3X the size of a female XL shirt….But we are going to leave that topic alone or it will result in a really long rant that will get me way off topic.

Now I have this huge shirt that I can wear as a nightgown and that is about it, unacceptable, hence why I found a quick and easy tutorial for a Peplum Shirt….Enjoy, it is really simple.

peplum waist size measurement chart

The First Column is your waist in inches, find it and scroll across to Column 5.

This is the number required for the inner circle of the skirt piece of the top.

Watch video for full instructions.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/coolirpa

Hanky skirt

Hanky skirt

Hanky skirt

I get inspired/bored, and suddenly I am sewing a skirt, I am sewing a shiny Fuchsia lining to the fabric to poke out from underneath, but not sure about the waistline….