October 13, 2010

SEW Happy...Some of My "Projects"

It's October, and I DO like Halloween. I think it's fun to dress up & pretend. Sometimes it's a little grotesque & scary or pretty or even silly. This year, I felt like I should embrace my "roundness". I kept thinking of ways I could emphasize my prego belly, and this is what I came up with (for about$7 too). I bought a black T-shirt (used a coupon) at Michaels. I got 1/2 yd of orange fabric for my pumpkin (which could have made 2), then 1/4yd of black, green & orange w/ polka-dots. I knew I already had some Under Wonder (Heat & Bond) stuff at home that I could use.I had an idea of how I wanted it to look, so I actually put the T-shirt on wrong-side-out & marked where I wanted the pumpkin, so I could decide how big to make it. I sewed with black thread to make lines on the pumpkin, just to embellish it a little more. I cut eyes, nose & mouth out of black & ironed it on with under wonder. Then, sewed around the outside edges.
I attached the Jack-o-Lantern to the INSIDE of my T-shirt. I actually sewed around it once in black thread, then zig-zagged around in orange, to make a little border.After sewing, I cut the extra T-shirt fabric from the front of the Jack-o-Lantern face.I then ironed on my stem & leaf pieces (2 on front & 2 on back) & sewed around their edges too.
I added a little elastic to the sides to make them ruch up a bit. I LOVE the way it turned out.I ironed on my lettering, then outlined it in green fabric paint. Then used the paint to make pretty, curly vines.Forgive the pictures...Not bad for a 6yr old photographer.So CUTE!A few weeks ago, I went to Chicago with a couple of friends on a field trip to a MASSIVE fabric store. It was fun, and I got some good deals. I found this suede/peachy/moleskin kind of fabric for an AWESOME price. I finally got around to working with it. Aren't they adorable? I made a matching vest & skirt in each fabric.I have gotten too big to wear (comfortably) most of my skirts. I was going to just buy a maternity skirt, but I decided to try my hand @ making my own. For the same price of buying 1, I made 3. They needed some "tweaking", but I only have like 8 Sundays left anyway.I also made this skirt. Even though you can't really see the skirt, you can see my belly.

8 comments:

normal mom said...

Super cute! You've been busy!

AndieF said...

Wow - I'm impressed with your skills on the Pumpkin Shirt. Even if I can think of something creative like that, I can't figure out how to do it. I can sew, but you have to give me a pattern, and list of notions, etc. Very resourceful on the skirts!

Jess said...

I LOVE the cute little mommy's pumpkin shirt!! You are without a doubt my most talented & creative friend! What a cute little tummy you have there...I'm thinking there's a baby in there! ;)

Jess said...

I LOVE the cute little mommy's pumpkin shirt!! You are without a doubt my most talented & creative friend! What a cute little tummy you have there...I'm thinking there's a baby in there! ;)

corn fed girl said...

Cool! I didn't know you were a sew-erererer! I love the pumpkin shirt! You are so dang crafty.

The Queen Bee said...

Very cute, you rock!!

Jen said...

You did a FANTASTIC job on all of your crafty/sewy projects. I love them all!

Muche said...

Oh, I LOVE that shirt, that is so cute, what talents. You look soooo good Kim, are you sure you're having a 5th child, crazy woman!!!!