Crafting Chavs

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Birthday Apron

Birthday apron!  I made this for my sister, Joy, out of red corduroy (purchased at a fabric garage sale) and trimmed it with the blue and white fabric I used in a dress (here).  The blue button was in my stash and goes very well with the blue and white fabric.  This is an over-the-head apron as she likes to be fully covered when cooking.  She told me after she opened the present that she was jealous when she saw the aprons I made for myself, Anna and Katie out of the Seattle fabric (here).

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dad Hat

Fabric from B. Black & Sons and Beverly Fabrics 

I made my first hat! It turned out a little wonky, but ok.

The wool from B. Black & Sons was luscious green wool that felt thick enough for this fedora, but it doesn't have the structure that fedoras are supposed to have.

You can see it looks a lot better on dad than me, and that was the point. I had to wear dad's frat shirt for the picture (from a server I had at a pub later that night: "why are you wearing a shirt in russian?").

I lurrrrve the lining. It's this fantastic silk/cotton blend that was much easier to work with than regular silk. I want it in every color.

Watch out, everyone! Expect more gift hats!