Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bleach it out!

Sew yes (ha pun intended) I've been sewing lots of stuff. I made up this cute hoodie from my Craftsy class.  I ordered the fabric online and in the end wasn't thrilled with the color, but the top is cute! And well I was browsing Pinterest and came across some pins about bleaching tops and so I had to try it! Most pinners said this works best with 100% cotton fabric, and my top was. This hoodie was a great opportunity to give it a try!

So I took my hoodie out on the deck, and got a Clorox Bleach Pen,
And started doodling away! It was pretty fun, I had to stop myself before I got to carried away with the drawing!

Then I let it sit for like an hour (Oh I'd done a test run on a piece of left over fabric from my hoodie, you could try the inside of a hem if you were doing this on a ready to wear shirt. Also if you are doing this on a tee you want to put something inside your shirt to keep the bleach from bleeding through!)
Then since I was outside, I laid the top down on my patio turned on the garden hose and rinsed all the bleach away.

Then threw it in the washer and dryer. And Voila! I love it!

Now I want to go bleaching all my shirts! I ordered some black fabric today to make a t-shirt for Halloween with a spider web on it! My students would think that was cool!

Monday, July 22, 2013

SOS number 3 Cinnie

OK I lied...I had another sweater I finished that I forgot to blog about! What?! How did I do that?!

Anyway it deserves it's post!!
It's Cinne by Chic Knits.

I started this last year in April 2012, why did I put it down, again who knows....something shiny must have caught my eye. I picked it back up and plugged along and finished it on June 19th.  It's knit out of Debbie Bliss Amalfi yarn, which is a lovely summery yarn! I rarely knit with neutrals but I chose this tan so I can wear it with any color tank underneath. I've already worn it several times this summer it's a great little layering piece It's  a super cute little sweater and great for summer air conditioning to throw on over a tank or a sundress when it gets a bit chilly! As usual a few more details can be found over on my Ravely Page for Cinnie.

SOS number 4 will be up soon~ The Apres Surf Hoodie!

Radio Silence...

Oops I've already let this lapse..but Hey I've been doing lots of cool crafty stuff! I've been knitting (a SOS 2013 post coming soon! Just have to sew in some sleeves!) and crocheting

...but mostly SEWING- with KNITS no less! (It seems like it's been so hot I've retreated to my sewing room with the AC going!)

I wear mostly knit tops. They're comfy and when your big busted like me, they fit better than a button down top! I've sewn with knits before and done a bit of research around the net for tips...but I found this cool Craftsy class on sewing with knits. (have you seen craftsy? If not you must check it out!) Meg McElwee is the instructor and she gives all sorts of great hints and tips. Even if you are a new sewer check it out!! It comes with patterns for a Tee, with either a scoop or V-neck, yoga pants or shorts, a yoga skirt, a hoodie and a cute little dress. I LOVE the tee pattern. It fits me great! I've sewing up oh I don't know like 4 or 5 of them so far

(and made a nightshirt), a hoodie, made 2 skirts and 2 pairs of yoga shorts! Plus I've sewn up a couple other patterns using knits I had. I really need to make myself one of the dresses too! I also have been buying up some more knits for more tops and shorts...