Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sari blouse is done!

Here is the blouse I was working on! Ready to go off to it's owner!
All the darts and hand hemming inside!
So there you have it. Another finished project.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Repurpose reduce recycle!

Just couldn't get myself to throw away this lawn seed bag, so I decided to give it straps and repurpose it into a tote bag! Having sewing skills is AWESOME :))
Also finished up about 5 table runners....Made them with coordinating strips of solid fabric, on which I free hand drew some patterns, and added some sequin appliques for a bit of jazz!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Indian Sari blouse- drafting a pattern!

So, I sew Indian Sari blouses from scratch!! Realizing about 17 years ago that there was a demand for this skill here in the United States, I learnt how to draft patterns and have sewn quite a few for people over time. Here is a picture of my latest order being sketched on paper.
This is the silk fabric for the blouse. It will need lining, for which I normally use broadcloth.
Here is one side of the front drafted on the cotton lining with tailor's chalk. Now to get back to the sewing machine :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Faux leather crochet bracelet!

After trying out 3-4 barefoot sandals crochet patterns, I really caught the bug to try some crochet jewelry. Had some faux leather on hand, so this is the result......I also started two more, but those have machine stitched edges, so I could speed up the process. Poking through leather with a sharp hook repeatedly is not exactly fun :(

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Barefoot crochet sandals-
Just had to try out this pattern! These are the Goddess barefoot sandals from Gleeful Things.
I made mine using 2 threads together- sz 3 Ecru and sz 10 metallic gold to give a hint of sparkle to it!
Now, I'm tempted to try out more patterns of these fun summer accessories! Have you tried out and found any fun patterns?

Monday, May 12, 2014


After a couple of years of not wanting to get sucked in, guess what!!! I got sucked in....:(( Yup, starting a blog today...Hope to write about my creative meanderings, the 5 C's of my life, and other stuff as it comes along!
Today's project:
A little girl's purse or cell phone purse :)