Added Jan 24, 2011
Dumont, New Jers...
We are waiting for yet ANOTHER snow storm in New Jersey. It makes the spring seem even further than before so I decided to make my own sunshine.
Starting with an oversized sweat shirt, I trimmed it to fit me better. That gave me the material for my beret! Growing up in Russia, we learned not to waste anything so I don’t throw out trimmings in a project. I look for a nice way to use the small pieces. It is not only frugal but challenging and fun.
I combined the fleece from the sweatshirt with a piece of print material to make a decorative emblem. A short piece of lace trim makes a pretty frame and collar accent.
A wedge of the same print material makes a nice counterpoint in the beret and makes a nice place for the bee to visit, Ribbon embroidery adds a great dimension for decorating any casual or funky garment.
The Cotton fleece sweatshirt is standard. The applied material can be anything washable. I have enhanced it using cotton yarn and organza ribbon. All are washable so there is no trouble turning it inside out and tossing it in the washer.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Princess Seam Top, and see how she made it into a dress!
Member Project of the Week
Kelerabeus modified our Wool Shorts pattern with adorable scalloped edges.
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our edgy, asymmetrical, paneled dress!
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