Crafting Chavs

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Projects

New Look 6872 (and pockets from Simplicity 2758)
Fabric from Karen Pavelka

I got this cute fabric from one of my instructors, also a sewing enthusiast. I got it last December, and I've been trying to decide what to make with it ever since, because if Karen gave me the fabric, I knew I'd have to do something good with it.

The back is a little puffy, but that's ok, it makes it look like I have a butt.

I used this BurdaStyle tutorial to learn how to make an exposed zipper. It takes a lot more effort than a regular one, but is totally worth the time.

And added some cute pockets from another pattern.


Then I put together this book for someone special.

I sewed the design on the front. I want to experiment with making books out of fabric next, we'll see how that goes.


Blogger connie said...

Very nice (both items)! Just like Anna, not only do you add a pocket that wasn't originally on the skirt, you add that cute button.

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