December 30, 2009

Linen Shirts

I made these two linen shirts this week for a friend of mine. They don't look very good on hangers because they are so big! Apparently shirts in the Regency time period were very loose fitting--and they take so much fabric!

Despite having sewn for years, this was my first time working with real linen. It was wonderful, I loved its drape and its texture, and it was nice how easy it was to sew with.

The first shirt was very plain, with a wide collar and cuffs.
The second was a little more detailed, with ruffled cuffs and a unique collar.
You can't see in the above picture, but the collar is cut to look like the one on Colonel Brandon below.

I didn't do any buttonholes or detail work because my friend wants to do them by hand himself.

December 21, 2009

Re-fashioned Shirts

Recently I came upon a lovely blog called My Mama Made It. It is a filled with sewing inspiration. I love all the tutorials on revamping old t-shirts. This is the inspiration I used to re-fashion a plain black shirt.

It was so easy to sew on a wide strip of chiffon, and I think that the result is a great improvement.

Later I used this flower tutorial to make a pin with my black scraps.

I have so many other t-shirts that I hope to re-fashion over the break, thank you Alexis for the inspiration!

December 20, 2009

Sunday Thoughts

Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

~Joshua 1:8~

December 19, 2009

I'm alive!

I know this blog has been dead, and the only excuse I can claim is that of taking 18 credit hours at school, working, and having finals. However, I'm home for three weeks and I plan on doing a multitude of crafty things. I hope that you all are having a wonderful time preparing for Christmas, and hopefully spending time with family!