Another craft haul post, again? It hasn’t been a month since the last one, wasn’t it? Who cares? I have a lot of time on my hands recently, so I can’t help it if I have more time and energy to browse stores. Haha.
Frankenpattern time! I actually started this project waaaaay back 2013. It started off as Finn’s hat from Adventure Time and then it got buried in WIP hell.
I try to be good at knitting, but sometimes I feel like I’m just not cut out for it.
I’m feeling generous lately, so I decided to make a dress and a diaper for my cousin’s Baby Alive doll. There are no patterns available for it so I just used a whatever I found that was cute.
This is a quick project! Probably the fastest project I have ever finished given the fact that I only work on this for about an hour or two every night. The pattern is worked in the round the whole time starting from a doily then the arms are made and then poof, it’s a cardigan/vest thing!
These are some sewing things that I’m happy that I found recently:
- Dressmaker’s Carbon/Tracing Paper for tracing patterns - got it at Carolina’s for P120 per pack. I never thought that Carolina’s would carry this but I’m happy that they did. Tracing darts onto fabric will now be so much easier!
- Pattern Paper for pattern making - found these at National Bookstore at P21.50 for 5 sheets, 33.5″ x 33.5″. I have 7 packs of these because I hoarded the last few pieces at the SM Megamall branch. I’m planning to use these to draft some future designs. And now that I have dressmaker’s carbon, I might try using this to trace out patterns. I still have to find those dotted/marked papers but for now, big papers are my best friends!
I recently started a project involving lots of darts, 8 to be exact. And although darts are a pain to sew, pressing them is even harder. I knew that I needed a tailor’s ham and a seam roll to make my life better but pressing aids are really expensive.
So here it is, my first ever sewn garment! I can’t believe that I finally finished a sewing project! I’m taking baby steps with my progress in sewing. But little progress is better than no progress!
I recently dropped by Booksale at SM Megamall and chanced upon these two lovely magazines!