March 1, 2011

corner view "on my kitchen counter"

Since I don't have a house, therefore I don't have a kitchen which means I don't have a counter, so I'll use my desk instead.

I'll tell you what I'm not used to. Going to basic clothing stores and having nothing fit me! Nothing's comfortable and nothing seems to be my style. So today, I took some clothes that were a little too big for me and hemmed them with my trusty sewing machine!

I hemmed some of my shirts and to my old jeans. I cut the jeans into shorts. And then, being kinda quirky, I took the remainders of the jeans and turned them into fingerless gloves. And then they turned out nice so I took some of my mom's old shirts she didn't want and made them into gloves too. Recycling! :) Of course I'm not very good yet. All I can do is make gloves and hem things. But I'm hoping to get better! If any of you have any tips, I'd love some feedback!

Here's an example (of the shirt gloves):  

11 comments:

Dorte said...

those fingerless gloves look very nice :)

fuoriborgo.com said...

You did a wonderful job, Sky! Making hems is a good start, and making gloves with no pattern takes a lot of creativity - I think you'll master the art of sewing in very little time, it so much fun!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

love your sewing machine and your gloves! I'm a gree with Francesca, you'll be a great sewing!

PoetessWug said...

The shirt glove is very cute! Very creative of you! :-)

Joyce said...

You hold many talents my friend. I am so impress- because I can't even sew a button on a shirt. Or can I carry a tune. When our Kelly was alive she would howl when I would sing and now our current pup Mr. Bojangles is starting to do the same when I sing. xo

tanĂ¯a said...

Very nice gloves, this is very well for the beginning! I wish I would be that far in sewing! ;o)

allthesnoozethatsfittoprint said...

Love those fingerless gloves! When you go into business selling them, let me know and I'll order a pair :)

Don said...

Such style! You could be a great designer someday.

la ninja said...

how very 80's. coolio.

(pssst, you can already do more than this ninja. don't tell anyone, though ;)

flowtops said...

The gloves are perfect! I started sewing when I was about nine or ten. I had never worn anything other than the clothes my mom made me. I think I was twelve when I first wore a pair of jeans ;-) I've never much been into patterns. Trial and error aka "quirky" suits me just fine. Have fun!

Theresa said...

You are going to be a clothes artist, that is my prediction.