I've been collecting supplies for making more chokers, but I am waiting for my local craft shop to get more extension chains in stock before I can complete them (I could order some on-line but I like to support the shop because it's independent and the owner is such a lovely woman).
In the meantime I've been working on a few projects for myself. I think my obsession with bat prints is starting to get a little serious =P
I brought this fabric in Poundland before Halloween. It's supposed to be a Halloween scarf, the bats are velvety and the green is a gauzy type of fabric:
I do love the green but for this project I carefully cut out some of the bats and then hand-stitched them onto a skirt I got in the charity shop for 2.50. It's a pretty shade of purple but I wish I had checked the label before buying it; it's linen so it creases really easily! Still I can't too much complain because it was so cheap. Sewing the bats on took me about 6 hours, but I really love the effect!
I know that when you look closely there are tiny traces of green left but from a couple of feet away you can't tell so it don't think it matters too much =]
I might add some stripes of black velvet ribbon too when I have another 6 hours to spare!
I've also finished some sock animals I started making a while ago, well almost finished, I need to get some buttons to add to the butterflies wings. I might put them in the Etsy shop if I don't give them as Christmas presents.
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Officially completely batty!
Posted by The Cemetery Dreamer at 09:12
Labels: clothes, making things
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I love the bat fabric, and the cutout bats around the bottom of the linen skirt look great!! (I love linen clothing...) What are your plans for the rest of the green fabric you didn't cut the bats off of? :o)ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it just yet. I have a few ideas sewing around in my brain but none are concrete yet. When I finally get round to making something I will post it here =]
can i give you a tipp? next time you can use double sided cello-tape for fabrics :}
You have to iron that stuff on, but the fabric I used can't be ironed, so hand-sewing it had to be.Delete
Thanks for the advice though and I'm glad you like it =]Delete
Oh my goodness! That skirt is gorgeous! Well done!ReplyDelete
The skirt is awesome! I love the hem with the bats on :)ReplyDelete
Oh more sock animals! I have my sock owl you sent me on my office desk. sometimes when I feel angry or just exhausted I look at it and it makes me smile again. Its so cute <3
That makes me really really happy. I'm glad that I can make someone smile when they are having a bad day from so far away!
Yay for supporting small business!ReplyDelete
I adore that skirt! Jealous! I might have to make one like that one day! Just need to find some bats! and a skirt. Arrrgh! :P
Hehe! I'm sure you can find a suitable skirt in a thrift store/charity shop like I did. Maybe a stencil and fabric paint for the bats though? It's got to be easier than cutting them out like I did!Delete