Ok on to the fun stuff!
When i had time i was doing my thing!! You know.. well here check out what i was up to.
Aside from gluing or stitching on the back pocket detail these jeans are pretty much ready. I had planned on gettting some silvery embroidery thread and doing accents around the front and back pockets but we'll see.
Aside from that i hand dyed, designed, and sewed my own Halloween costume.
bodice top with red lining.
me as a bumble bee! hope to get better pics soon.
I used the Sew Retro Bombshell bodice top pattern for the top, it has no boning or waist stay as i didn't have much time. the skirt has 6 layers of ruffles and has a built in "stinger". I just basted the striped fabric to the bodice top as i have other plans for that baby. i was thinking of adding a LONG eyelet ruffle to the bottom and have a "peplum style" top. And if you have made this pattern you know that the bodice length pretty much goes to your NATURAL waist. so yeah, if its just the top you want gotta add some length :) i think mid drift tops were outta style in the 90's. Although things do come back in style.
Ahh.. what else have i been working on??
Well if you remember back when i did the September 18, 2011 post, i described all my plans for the Fall Palette challenge. i, for myself have extended it to the end of the year and am having fun with it all. and if i don't finish everything on my list its ok. So yeah back to the post. i had mentioned the jeans refashion, and also the tee shirt refashion. well here are the silks i picked out for them..
i thought about making a dolman or batwing top. and having the sheer scarf in the back. mind you these will be spring/summery tops! and after making that bombshell bodice top i now know i really wanna use a fabric with some stretch! Just try gettin your bumble bee groove on in a corset! its hard to breathe. :)
Honestly i'm thinking of postponing the shirt refashion for a bit, as Christmas is right around the corner.. literally! and i've only got 1 gift finished! they're super cute feather/leather earrings. for the sister. she's usually pretty conservative, but sometimes the crazy comes out. these earrings are for then!
Alright, i believe thats all for now. but i'll leave you with a treat.
For your viewing pleasure and for your tummy's sake i've included an easy peasy recipe.
Sweetbird oven baked french fries
Ingredients: about 5-7 Red potatoes or 3-5 yukon gold 'taters
splash EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) enough to coat 'taters
spices of your choosing
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. wash 'taters, cut julienne style, put on bowl. splash enough evoo and seasonings of your choice and toss to coat 'taters,. spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. spread 'taters onto baking sheet. bake 45 - 60 mins tossing every 15-20 mins until golden brown.
Yields: 5-7 'taters equals about 3-5 servings. these are really good. and the serving sizes are bigger when it comes to sweetbird french fries! A great after school snack. ENJOY!