Animal prints can look either sexy or sleazy. More on latter in many cases. That is why I have been a bit hesitant to start a sewing project on this leopard like animal print fabric which I found at the fabric store a while ago. [Read more…]
We are approaching the middle of summer so I decided to make a simple tank top using one of my “remnant” fabric collection that requires less cutting, less sewing, and still looks fabulous.
This is the sketch of my tank top idea. Sew two square pieces together and put a strap through. Simple as that! We will see how it goes.
I found a stretchy “Pumpkin” fabric that is about 1.5 yards long in my sewing drawer. First, cut the part that becomes strap (1 inch wide and 30 inches long).
By the way, the cost of the fabric was $1.19 (about 1.5 yards).
Cut the remaining fabric in half. (Sorry about the blurred image >_< ).
Fold the top 2 inches to the wrong side and stitch. Do the same on the other piece.
Lay front on back,right sides facing. Leave 7 inches from the top for the arm hole and stitch side seams.
Now sew a strap as described in the image below.
Run a strap through the tubes (I used a hair pin to guide it through) and sew the strap ends together to make a loop. Fold a hem on the bottom to wrong side at the desired length (16 inches was a perfect length for my height of 5’3” ) and stitch. Basically, it looks like a sport sac with an opened bottom, right?
Do I look like I am wearing a sac? Perhaps, or perhaps not!
This is by far, the most easiest sewing project I have ever taken. Similar to my “garbage sack style(Thanks to my friend Phil, to describe this way)” poncho top I posted last time, fold the fabric in half without cutting (Except for an adjustment of the length), just sew three parts and whala! A stylish and comfortable DIY asymmetrical skirt! I almost want to say even a monkey can do this. [Read more…]
I have to admit, I go fabric shopping but I don’t always start my project with the fabric I purchased. It is similar to shopping for clothing. You thought it was cute at the store but when you go home and look at it again, it somehow doesn’t look the same….Have you had this experience? Well, this piece of fabric was an example such a case. [Read more…]
Buying a new workout outfit motivates us to exercise harder. Good workout outfits cannot just look stylish but need to provide comfort and function. It was not easy to find cute workout clothing 10 years ago, but as exercises are getting more and more popular these days, more sporting manufactures are producing outfits that are colorful and stylish as well as comfortable.
But unfortunately, most of those cute, fashionable outfits are very expensive. $50 to $60 for a tank top? Are you kidding me? I don’t care how much money I make, I just cannot bring myself to pay that much amount for a piece of the outfit. So I decided to experiment to see how difficult will it be, to make a DIY cute workout outfit. [Read more…]