Sunday, July 19, 2009
First post.....I've been busy!
I've been working on two skirts this weekend. Separate projects that I keep putting down and forgetting to pick back up.....but they are finally done! The first one was a plain gray, mid-calf length skirt. I cut two 3" sections off the bottom and sewed them together. I used this to make the ruffle at the bottom and just added a bow with ribbon that I had lying around.
The second skirt used to be a pair of jeans that I didn't like (I still don't know why I bought them). I made lemons out of lemonade and turned them into a skirt. I cut the legs off at the knee and seam-ripped it almost all the way up to the crotch. I then overlapped and sewed it together. I installed a zipper on the side (my first zipper, yey!) and left the edges at the bottom to fray. I kept it this way until this weekend, where I went mad-scientist on it. I took out the zipper, and seam ripped the side up another couple inches. I added grommets so that I could switch out the ribbon whenever I felt like it. I also hemmed the bottom for a more-finished look.
I am also planning to work on my bedroom, which I have been trying to come up with a black, red, white oriental theme. Hopefully I will make good progress today on it since I have today off. Wish me luck!
On a side note, I just dug up some running bamboo this past Friday and am now trying to grow it. I put some in my turtle tank, some in a bucket of water outside, and planted some outside as well. However, none of them look very happy. Any suggestions?