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Baby onesie with snails

Friends of mine are expecting their first kid in a couple of months and I thought I’d make a little something for the little monster. Here it is, my very first baby onesie (baby-anything, as a matter of fact)!


Olive coloured onsie with snails

Unfortunately, I don’t have a baby of appropriate size to try my creation on so let’s just hope it fits. The snails are slanting a bit but that’s just the fabric’s fault (and you can’t really expect snails to move in a straight line, can you?). I just love this cute fabric, and the fact that the snails refuse to go in a straight line just adds to its charm.

If I could go back and re-do something I think it would be the bindings. The end result would probably have turned out better if I’d cut them a bit bigger.


Beauty and the Beast

Contrary to what you might think, I’m not talking about the Disney movie but two of my attempts at sewing an invisible zipper. My lovely friends just cannot stop making fun of me whenever they see one of my very much failed attempts, or as I like to call it, the abomination. And I really can’t blame them…

The Abomination

The Abomination – I really wish this wasn’t my work :/

The Beast

Just look at how completely visible this “invisible” zipper is!

How to avoid this: Open up the zipper, iron it a bit and sew really, really close to the plastic teeth. Just take care not to sew too close or there’s a risk you can’t close it.

Moving on to the next problem. See how the fabrics are all skewed on the two sides of the zipper?

How to avoid this: Begin sewing one side of the zipper. When you’re done, close the zipper and mark with a needle where it’s vital that the fabrics match. Now it’s time to sew the other side. Open the zipper again and sew over the critical part. Close the zipper again to check that it looks good and then finish the rest.

Last issue: You see the ugly fold at the end of this horror?

How to avoid this: Never try to sew an invisible zipper in just one piece of fabric that you just cut open. The engineer within me says it should be possible and that I just need to try harder. But trust me, cutting the fabric into two pieces where you want to install a zipper will save you a lot of headache.

Oh and one more thing, use your brain when doing this. I clearly underestimated my opponent and managed to first sew on the sodding thing backwards. One day I will untack it and do everything all over again.

The Beauty

For the second and improved version of the skirt I knew that I had to fight the same battle again, but this time I would not lose! And here’s the result, isn’t she a beauty?

How it's supposed to be done!

How it’s supposed to be done!

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Oversized tank top

Oversized tank top

Oversized tank top

An old friend asked me to make something for him, like a tank top or something. I was first a bit hesitant because I’ve never actually made anything for men before but then I thought to myself “how hard could it be?” Famous last words, ey…

Since Jenny’s too small and got boobs (my friend’s neither small nor got moobs), I got my fiancé to act as a dressform. He did a good job and the end result was pretty alright. Here it is, an oversized tank top!


The beginning

What better to celebrate the first post in my blog than presenting the newest addition to the family? Meet Jenny, my new dressform! One might think that she’s a bit shy and doesn’t fancy being naked but that’s not really the case (a bra but no undies, what is this? Duckburg?). No the fact is, she’s a bit upset about the size of her breasts and I don’t what her to go through plastic surgery so I let her borrow one of my bras. (Oh, and the thing at her waist line is one of my current projects. It’ll be a nice steampunk inspired skirt when it’s finished)

I’ve only had Jenny for about 2 weeks and so far I’m quite happy with her. If you disregard the boob issue, she’s really adjustable (~36-42) and that range should be good enough for both me and my friends. Could I change something, I think it would be the amount of padding. At the moment I need to stick in the needles sideways. It would be pretty neat to be able to just shove needles in her like she’s some voodoo-doll. This girl needs more body fat!

Jenny the dressform