Showing posts with label Crafting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafting. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2016

Up-cycle Denim Skirt from Old Jeans

Good Morning!
Here it is Friday morning again; I've been wainting for the morning dew to dry and get onto my yard work.
I also got inspired to make this Up-cycled Denim Skirt from a pair of the Ole Man's worn out jeans.
It would be like a boyfriend jeans except they are the hubbies worn out jeans.
they were definitely ready for a new life. 

He decided to go through his overrun closet last night. He had a shirt he needed some buttons resewn. As he tossed me the shirt, he flung the pants in the floor and said, "You don't won't these do ya? I'm going to through them away. They're done for."

Of course, I said,"Yeah I'll take 'em"
So once I had finished the button repair this morning, I just grabbed them up and got to remaking.

Blue Jean Upcycle

They were very worn out!
The crouch was blown out and there was quite a bit of holes in the butt.
I thought they'd be a good fit for this project. 
In my minds eye, the more worn and tattered they were the better.
I started by cutting the legs off about knee length.
You may want to try them on to get the length right.
I also wanted to be sure I could actually fit these.
They were a little roomy but I thought that would be a good thing.

After you cut the legs off, take your seem ripper and open the leg up.
You should also open them all the way to just below the zipper.
I just cut them at that point there was really no fabric left there.
On the back side, I ripped them to about four inches from the center back yolk.
To get the fit right for yourself, you may want to open them up all the way to the center yolk.

I used the fabric from the legs I cut off for the center insert.
Open up the pants and lay it flat.
Adjust them until you can get it where they will lay flat.
Then simply pin your fabric in and sew in place.
Do the same thing on the back of the skirt.

I kept it simple with the hem.
I just sewed a straight stick all the way around the bottom.
the fraying and raveling will be what I want for the hem. 
A time or two in the wash and it should have that covered.

I cut the tags off  and patched the holes that were in awkward places with more of the leftover leg fabric.
Believe it or not, I also went back and roughed up a few places with a file.

It was a done project. 
It was also a pretty fun one as well.
You could get even more creative with this if you wanted; using different color fabrics in the center piece.
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out 
this Denim Skirt DIY.
the grass is dry and I better get moving on.

As Always..
Be Blessed!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Making the Sofa Slipcover

Good Monday Mornin'!
I finally tried my hand at making a slipcover for our old sofa. I have been covering our sofa for some time now. Honestly, from the time we moved from our old home to this home. When I bought this sofa I was really into a red, white and blue kind of theme and it also went well with the other house but this home's interior. Our present home has several rooms with and old gold-in-tone wallpaper. I do love the paper but it has definitely made for some changes in my color choices and sometimes it's been downright hard to match.I have also had a whole brew of kids that have piled onto the sofa along with a few dogs along the way. 
I have lusted and longed for a new sofa on different occasions but something has always come up or got in the way about the time I would have went through with a purchase of a new one. Many years, I have used a fairly inexpensive one I had bought from a big-box store and it served it's purpose but with wear and tear has gave out.
So, I have found myself joining the slipcover craze!
I truly like the look of slipcovers and find it to be a great option for me. I started out slip-covering the dining table chairs, then my husbands recliner...yes, it was worn out too. Now I've ventured to the big girl, the sofa.
For a first go of it I'm pretty pleased.

The sofa pattern before.

I have been fortunate in finding a large quantity of this beige fabric. It isn't burlap or linen but it has a very natural feel and a pretty hardy texture. I'm thinking it's going to hold up real well. It's also super cozy for sitting and t.v. watching.

I took a cheating way with these pillows. My pillows always seem to take a beating so I opted to not spend to much time on theme. I simple covered them with fabric a little larger than the pillow itself and tied knots all the way around to secure it. I can easily change them to something else when I wish.

The sofa pictured here looks a bit frumpy. I gave my self some wiggle room when I patterned out my pieces. The thing I had noticed with whatever slipcover I had used in the past was that if it was too fitted it would basically wiggle itself off  or the ones that weren't fitted ended up looking like an unmade bed.
When it was all sewn and done I'm quite satisfied with the way it turned out.

Thanks for dropping by. I wish you could sit a spell.
My best hopes for you on your projects as well.
Be Blessed!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Good Day 2016

Hello Priscilla!
and Hey to you too!
It's good to see 2016. I have to say that 2015 was a bit of a rough year for me and my family, so much so that it was about all I could do to squeeze in the very few post that I did get published last year. It would be stretching it to say my blogging days have been waning. 
My youngest son Jack spent a week in Brenner's during Easter break due to a seizure like experience due to sodium. After more test than I can tell you and countless visits, the only conclusion was that he didn't have a good tolerance for sodium (Too Much Salt) Since then we've taken a hard look at our entire diet as a family and I'm happy to say we've all seen extreme benefits from ridding ourselves of most processed foods and really turning those labels around to check the sodium levels in everything; 
heads-up!..It's not the salt shaker that's doing it ...
We're in hopes that by Jack's next check-up they will be able to take him off the medicine for hypertension. 
Then on into the year towards the end of September, my older son Louis was in a horrendous  auto accident in which he spent a month in ICU. To say he's a miracle, is an understatement!  
Praise the Lord! by Thanksgiving Louis had his Jaws unwired  by mid-December he was even released to drive. No hands down-all hands up He's a walking miracle. If you are a doubter I'll have to reaffirm that Prayer Works!!
I had a very blessed Christmas; we had all the children minus one Christmas day and that was my Christmas wish. The Ole man is especially intuitive and gave me a want I've been hankering and wanting, for some time, ..a dressform. 
What Man thinks of that!!
 Well there's Priscilla now! Wearing a beautiful scarf from my daughter.
Yes..I do think Priscilla is a fitting name. 
today she got a little extra protection. 
...a little cover..

I'm looking forward to Good Days in 2016! 
I hope you are too!
Many Blessings and Well Wishes!
Thanks so much for stopping by.