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Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Tank dress: Dragon

I have seen these dresses everywhere and though I could make my own for much cheaper. I found that I wasn't the only one with this idea in mind. I found Amber of Ruffles and Roses,
tute on how to make them... So I set off the JO-anns and found this great dragon print fabric and had a coupon for 50% off, then hit target and got the tank for 8$.

And from that came this. Sorry about the blue shirt underneath but my dress form and tank are the same color.

His Shirts 1

On May 25th My husband was riding home on his bicycle and was struck and killed my a motorist.
I am dealing with everything in my own way and a big part of dealing with this is figuring out what to do with all his clothes. He was an active duty Corpsman in the Navy(A medic.) and in addition to all his uniforms, I also have his civilians. I didn't want to donate them to good will, because I really can't part with them. So I have decided to make them into things that I can wear, So he is always with me where ever I go.

Here is the 1st thing I made. I simply took two of his Banana Republic tee shirts and hacked them up to give me a tank with a more modern feminine twist.

I know it's not a good picture, but I love how it turned out.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ring pillow

So I haven't been super into sewing right now as my husband passed away in an accident. I am finally starting at my machine and how knocked my own socks off with this ring pillow.
I love , love , love it!

My cousin is getting married in September and I was going to make my dress but due to current events have decided to just buy one and make the pillow.

I love the way it turned out and it was so simple.
Satin, lace, ribbon, 1 crystal button and 4 bi-cone crystals.