Monday, October 28, 2013

Laundry Canister Upcycle

While I was doing some unexpected (for me) housekeeping for Camp, I found the coolest container.  My husband recently changed janitorial suppliers so now the laundry detergent comes in a fiber canister rather than a plastic bucket and there just happened to be one sitting empty in the laundry room.  I asked Michael if I could have it and he said I could.  I knew it would be perfect for a trash can for our home school room.  Yay for not having to buy one!

It was really easy to transform. I measured around the top to find out how long I needed the fabric. Then all I did was turn the edges over on my piece of fabric, so no raw edges would show and hot glued it around the bottom, then the edges running up the side and then again along the rim on the inside.  Super easy!  I think it would also look really fun done with rope or twine.

Now, I'm wanting to volunteer to do laundry for Camp to speed up getting another one for my sewing room!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Simplicity 4496 and Violette Field Threads Charlotte

I know it has been forever and a half since I last posted anything, but I've been too busy/lazy.  I have been sewing quite a bit though.  To ease back in to blogging, I thought I'd post about an outfit I made a long long time ago (more than a year ago).  The top was made using a vintage nightgown pattern, Simplicity 4496, and the bloomers are a pattern from Violette Field Threads called the Charlotte pantaloons.

Originally, I was making it to be an actual nightgown, but it turned out so cute she's worn it to a wedding.

I have a thing for bows.

Looking at these pictures makes me want to make more!