Since Marc by Marc Jacobs showed accessories covered in bunnies, and talks began about whether the bunny is the new cat, I thought that it was about time that the squirrel got a little fame of its own, too. Therefore, this blog’s only intent is to bring justice to other cute furry animals besides cats and bunnies. Let’s fashion up, squirrels!
Who doesn't like jewelry?!
I've been thinking for a while to make my own. I started lightly, with pendants. Given that I have some beautiful fabrics laying around, not used, I thought about starting with that.
And what's more appropriate than emerald-green velvet?!
What you need for this project:
- fabric, scissors, needle and thread, and a string necklace you can buy from a mercer's shop
1. Since you sew it by hand, you don't need a lot of preparation beforehand. You can either search for inspiration and follow a certain pattern or you can let the fabric guide you while sewing it. For me, it was the latter.
2. This is how it looked like after I had done sewing it.
3. Using that matching thread, I made the hook for the pendant.
I love dresses, even though from time to time I find myself buying more pants. But still... browsing through my dresses, I came over an item I haven't been wearing for two years now. Like in life, a little change may do the trick. Check out what I did and do the same dress dance to one of your beloved items.
1. The dress.
2. The change bearer (bought from a mercer's shop).
3. I pinned the ribbon to the hem of the dress.
4. Then, I sewed it.
5. And voila! A new dress in the town of my dresses.
There are no such things as useless items of clothing. I think you already know that by now. Since I hadn't been wearing this skirt for a while now, I decided to give it a make-over and turn it into a bag.
Here it is how it went.
1. The skirt.
2. Some scraps of fabric, laying around.
3. For the bag handles, I cut the fabric into two parts.
4. I folded them and sewed them by using the sewing machine.
5. There they are:
6. Since I wanted to use one of the embroidery stitches from my sewing machine, I did it before sewing on the handles.
7. Then, I folded on the inside the hem of the skirt, and sew it.
8. I pinned the handles to the skirt and sewed them.
9. Because the ends of the bag were too pointy, I sewed them by hand.