Now that I have my new glasses, I’m all inspired to rummage through my fabric stash and start turning it into brand new vintage creations.
I may have to make a deal with myself though, as the pile of repairs is even larger than the fabric stash. Maybe make one new thing for every three mended?
The difficulty for me is often when I get up a head of steam on these projects, I burn out quickly by trying to do too much too soon and making silly mistakes. Having a little support group of friends on Facebook to talk me through does help, and it keeps me on track by wanting to share progress rather than just the finished piece.
With Spring and Summer already in mind, I’ve decided to plan ahead and take things slowly with these pieces as inspiration.
(I have no idea why she is holding what looks like a dead koala!)
I have loads of great fabric, rick rack and trim, but I am a bit intimidated by the embroidery. Actually I have zero experience with this and unless I can figure out a cool way to do this, it maybe left undone. I know there are sewing machines that embroider for you (not the one I have), but other than that, can anyone suggest and other ways to finish off these blouses? Maybe you have some easy tips for achieving this look, or you know of some great tutorials. Either way, if you can help with a suggestion I’d be extremely grateful!