Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Little black and pink skirt

I found this cool tutorial to make a ruffle skirt on the website http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/ and fell in love with the black and blue skirt!

I wanted to make my own. I choose black and pink... I would say that for my second sewing project it's not too bad. For starters it fits so that's a good sign.

There is lots of things I should of paid more attention to... like making the seams match and cutting the material straight... Oh yeah also the ruffles where hard to make. but over all it looks like a skirt.

I plan on adding details like a pink ribbon to tie it and maybe I'll paint or sew on a cute little monster on the black layer in pink to make the skirt look less simple. I'm not sure yet what kind of cute little monster I want on there so when I choose I'll post an update.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A simple printer table with 3 shelves - In Progress - Update #2

Yesterday afternoon I went to visit my dad to keep working on the printer table he's been teaching me to make...

I thought that it would be all done by the end of the day but there was lots more work than what I was thinking. I managed to do some sanding and put the facing peaces on the shelves and put most of the table together.

 This is what it looked like when we where gluing the facing to the shelves

There was some issues making the frame level... first you try to put it level by pushing it to the right and then it's not level cause it leans to much to the right so we push it to the left and then again to the right... but it's level now.

After it was level we put in the backing to keep it nice and straight.

The table top is missing but after that's put on the table I'll be ready to stain it... I think

'Till next time

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fabric Stash

I got new fabric to make a skirt recently and then I thought I should make a small inventory of the fabric I already have for future references.

Oh wait a moment maybe I should introduce the first sewing project I took on... it should make you laugh. I decided to modify a pattern that I had never tried before... yes i know that was the first MAJOR mistake and it was followed by other mistakes. Conclusion I learned what not to do next time I try something and I have a shirt in peaces that doesn't fit me.

 See even Sunburst doesn't think it's pretty

I found the two following fabrics and thought they where supper cute so I got some of each. In my head i just think it would look supper lovely to make a little pj for a baby in these... but I don't know anyone that has little kids that would dress them up in skulls. I haven't found a different thing to use this fabric for yet.

The next fabric is the nice gray fabric you see Sunburst playing with... it was the best picture of it I had. I wanted to make a skirt with this but I had my own design in my mind. Since the orange shirt disaster above happened right after i got this I decided to keep it asside and one day when I learn sewing skills then I'll make the skirt in my head.

And then a few weeks ago I went back to the fabric store because I had found an easier project to do that would be good for a start and was looking for material to make a nice simple mini skirt. I found 4 different fabrics...

The green and the blue you see here I decided to use for something else than a skirt... the green I will make a shirt with and I haven't decided about the blue yet.

And the actual skirt will be done in black and pink. I will post my progress and where I took the pattern as I make the skirt.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A simple printer table with 3 shelves - In Progress

A few weeks ago or maybe months I decided that my giant printer/scanner/copier is way too big to sit on the beutifull desk my dad had made for me a few years ago. I decided to take action and asked my dad to teach me wood working by helping me make a table for my printer.

 This is my computer desk... I should of cleaned before taking the picture lol

So far I bought the wood… or tried too… it wouldn’t fit in my car so I paid my dad to go buy it for me.Then i drew a plan based on the computer desk. I then learned to use a table saw and cut out the peaces for the sides and shelves

Last week I learned how to use the planer to smooth out the imperfections that existed on the facing panels.
After my dad showed me how to use a router (the thing that you use to create grooves to put in the shelves).

And yesterday i worked on the facing. The only thing left now is assembling it, staining it and then varnishing it.

I don't have any pictures of it yet... I was too busy working to think of pictures lol I'll post pictures of the table next time I work on it.