Canada in December!

Just a really quick post. I just found out that I’ll be going to Toronto in the first week of December. I’m really excited. Now to find some winter stuff for the trip. I wonder who I can borrow winter stuff from… But, gosh! Toronto!

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A sherlock bag and a teaser for another skirt

Thanks to the bag I got from the whendonverse swap, I saw the potential in making bags from pillowcases. I found the one I got really useful because it takes up so little space in my usual bag, but it’s really useful during shopping. I decided to make one for one of my girl friends who just had her birthday last November 8.

I cut a pillowcase in half and used the bottom half to make her bag. (I’ll probably make the top half into another bag).  I zigzagged the raw edge, folded it down and just stitched around. I sewed a couple of inches from the corners of the bottom to give it a squared bottom. I sewed gold ribbon as handles.

Here’s the top of the bag

Bottom of the bag

Since she’s a Sherlock girl, I decided to stencil I believe in Sherlock Holmes on it (I got the image off the net). I think I took the stencil off too early because I had some messy edges.

Stencil in progress

Here’s a couple of shots of the finished bag.

Another sewing project I just finished is another skirt, but I don’t have pics of it done yet. I’ll do a post on it soon. It’s made from wrap pants that are too small for me. I basically did the same thing as with my first reconstruction. It isn’t obvious in this picture, but it barely overlapped on the sides and I really don’t think it looked flattering on me.

Sewing updates

So, I’ve done a shorts to skirt (I posted about it on craftster, but will have to post about it here too), resized (and dyed!) a shirt from high school, and let out the seams of two sleeveless tops so I can now button them up to my bust! Yay for sewing. 😀 I’ll post pics once I’m done with the HS shirt project, I just have to finish the neckline.

I’ve also got one of my brother’s old button ups that I’m thinking of making into a shirt dress if I can make it. Eep, that means darts. Oh well, no time like the present to learn. I’m also thinking of rummaging through the closets here to see just what can be reconstructed now.