Oct 25, 2010

Sew what?

I know I'm not the only one out there in blogland that is concentrating on Halloween preparations.  I've been sewing up a storm.  An 80's punk tutu - ok, wait, let's stop right there for a minute.  I was a product of the 80's and I didn't wear a single tutu but for some reason my lovely daughter is convinced that girls in the 80's wore neon tutus.  Neon? Yes!  Tutu?  Not me.  What about you?  Ok, so back to the sewing post, besides the tutu I'm also making a Native American costume and a Cleopatra costume. 

After planning, shopping, cutting fabric, sewing, messing up, unpicking, and resewing, I'm starting to think those cheap-o costumes from Walmart look pretty darn good.  Oh well, it's for my kids and they will be happy.  Soooo, while I don't have costumes to show yet, here's a quick sew-n-tell from a quick past project.

These messenger bags were requested by my twins because they thought their backpacks were too big.

I just made up the pattern but it turned out.  And, instead of hemming the edges of the flap, I just used ribbon folded over to enclose the edges - it was E.A.S.Y.  I love easy projects.

Ok, that's it for now.  Stayed tuned for more projects, they'll be coming soon!

1 comment:

The Farm-Marm said...

I remember Madonna wearing a tutu, but no one else that I knew of did it..at least not publicly! My kids are embarrassed to think that I dressed like the 80's sitcoms or movies...Valley Girl comes to mind. But, then I'll only admit to Vans, Converse, and BIG hair!