Thursday, October 1, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
This is a greenish beige, and should never ever be used in a bathroom. Not only that, it's fairly dark, so not only did I need 2 coats of paint, but I had to prime too. I hate priming!!
Before I painted the bathroom, I took some advice from pinterest and stained the existing cabinets with General Finishes Gel Stain in Java. It took 4 coats, but it was worth it.
I also replaced that light fixture which again, required me to cut the drywall, install a metal electrical box, and then patch, tape, and spackle. Ugh. (The master bathroom has these kinds of lights too...I am putting off replacing those)
The new paint color is Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue, which I love!
|Cream on bottom, yellow on top|
Our new house has 1 less bedroom than our previous house, so we have lost a guest room (and my sewing space--sniff sniff). We gave the queen size guest bed to my eldest daughter. I made the headboard for that bed probably 8-9 years ago using plywood, 2x4's, foam, fabric, and a heck of a lot of staples. Here is a photo of it before:
After covering up the Bleeker Beige in her new room with primer & 2 coats of "Grape Ice" paint, I got to work on covering the headboard. I ordered several samples from fabric.com and chose this one by Premier Prints:
|Premier Prints Abigail Lavender|
One seam and a zillion staples later, boom! New headboard:
|Premier Prints Dandelion White/Candy Pink|
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
|Pfaff Expression 3.5|
|adding twill tape to back yoke|
Monday, March 2, 2015
My pattern started at size 16 so I needed to grade it down. I made a quick muslin and was pleasantly surprised how nice it was. I made the back quite a bit narrower, which is a normal adjustment for me, and added a CB seam to conserve fabric. The fabric was a Leaf Green active-wear knit from Fabric Mart, leftover from my Jalie 2566 cardigan and the green just so happened to match the green in my refashioned Target skirt!
Last up is a chiffon cardigan made from McCall's 6559, view B:
I was straightening up my fabric closet and discovered a bright pink chiffon saree I had purchased in India. The color perfectly matched the bright pink in the striped ITY skirt I had just made!
Making a cardigan from the chiffon saree would give me more variations in my Travel Wardrobe, so I popped a brand new size 9 needle in my machine and off I went. I knew that chiffon was not easy to sew, so I lowered my sewing standards so as not to drive myself nuts. I knew that my sleeve caps would have visible gathers and I was ok with that. I cut the pattern pieces on the cross-grain so I could use the selvage at the hem. I added 2" of width across the bicep. I needed about an inch of extra room and I knew that any stress would split the fabric so I made it 2" wider.