Pleated Plaid Skirt

I made this skirt using just a little over a yard of plaid flannel fabric and about 18 gold buttons. The flannel had been purchased so that I could make a nightshirt for my dad. However, when I had finished making him a nightshirt, I had just enough fabric left to make myself a skirt.

Plaid Skirt Front

The skirt was pretty simple, made from just two rectangles pleated in the front and the back. I didn’t even make a waistband!

Plaid Skirt Side

The most difficult part of the skirt was probably trying to get all of the buttonholes to line up properly. I would have used a simple side zipper, but I did not have one and I had just been to the fabric store. Since the skirt is made from flannel, it is very warm, which will be great for the fall and winter.

Plaid Skirt Side 2

Winter Gifts! (Part Two)

I apologize for this post being so late, I did not have all the pictures until recently.

P1010683For Christmas,  my friend Hilary gave me some beautiful red alpaca yarn, which I quickly made into fingerless mittens from this pattern. The pattern was quick and easy to make, and looks beautiful!monkeyIn return, I made Hilary a knitted reversible cowl, called the Boomslang, in dark pink and white yarn (modeled by my sister). This cowl worked up fairly quickly for a cowl but still took quite a bit of time. I’d intended to give her the cowl before winter break, but I ran out of time and instead had to give it to her after break.cupcakeFor my cousin’s birthday on January 13th, I made her a hat! I based it off off of this pattern. I had to heavily modify the pink cupcake shape in order for it to curve properly, and then I ran out of yarn and was unable to make the icing ruffles around the edge, but I’m still pretty happy with how the hat turned out.

 

Winter Gifts! (Part One)

georgia with present with hat also hatI made this hat out of a very nice wool blend yarn for my friend Georgia. I modified my “Spark” Slouchy Hat pattern by adding a band and stopping the dome of the hat early so that it would be a closer fit.
I’m allergic to wool, but I did not have any difficulties working with the yarn, and the hat worked up fairly quickly. However, when I went to try the hat on, I discovered I was too allergic to wear it. Georgia had no problems with the yarn and was very excited to receive her gift.

kates slytherin hatThis hat I made for my friend Kate, who lives far enough away that I had to mail it to her. I originally wanted this hat to be an earflap hat, but I miscalculated how much grey yarn I had, and ran out very early on. I was able to fix the problem, and made a green brim for the hat instead of earflaps, adding the Hogwarts house name “Slytherin” to the brim in the remaining silver yarn.

Over the next few days/weeks I will be uploading pictures of the remaining gifts I have given to my friends, as well as one I received. I will also be taking pictures of older garments that I may not have mentioned before, and posting those.

Cupcake Bears!

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These cupcake bears are crocheted out of yarn with felt eyes and  an embroidered mouth and nose.

Upcycled Tie Necklaces

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Each necklace is actually a carefully hand sewn tie. These ties have been upcycled to fit a different group of people and can now be worn for much longer than their initial lives. Each necklace is an individual handsewn piece and cannot be found anywhere else.

“Pretty Skull” T-Shirts

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Screen-printed white skulls on black t-shirts with fabric bows.

Pop Tab Outfit

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Pop Tab Outfit Side View

This outfit is made up of a shirt and skirt. The shirt is made out of pop tabs and fastens in the back with a zipper. The bustled skirt is held up with a tie in the front, with an uneven hemline: high in the front, and low in the back.

Alice

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Alice in WonderlandThis garment is the “Alice” dress from the Alice in Wonderland collection.

A halter top and a zipper hold the dress on the model. Godets are inserted in the back, each representing another character from the collection.

Red Queen

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Red Queen

This is the “Red Queen” garment from the Alice in Wonderland collection.

This garment consists of a red plaid heart shape on a black corset, a red and black striped skirt with a large slit on the side, and a pair of red shorts. The corset is laced up in the back and the shorts have a front zipper, while the skirt requires only a clasp to keep it on.