Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bedding Makeover

I recently made some new pillows for our bedroom. It all started with this vintage yellow duvet I found at the thrift store. I am loving all things yellow lately!

To make these pillow covers, I layered two strips of ruffles and then sewed a strip of bias tape down the middle. I made this bias tape using my bias tape maker...making it single fold (so just putting it through and ironing once). If you want more instructions let me know and I can put together a little tutorial for you!

I also made some pillowcases for our body pillows out of a vintage sheet. I used the top of the sheet to include the pretty trim. I love how bright and sunny the bed looks now!

I have a couple more projects to finish and the room is done. I am working on some art to hang on one wall and need to find the perfect fabric to hang as a headboard. Isn't this a fantastic idea?!? An easy, inexpensive way to make a headboard... and a great way to showcase your favourite fabric!

Photo from British Homes & Gardens via Apartment 132

{ Amy }

Monday, November 28, 2011

Adventures in Jersey

I recently bought a used serger, circa late 1980's. She is a little beauty I call Janice (as in Janice Dickinson...was at her peak in the eighties but still kickin' it! Ha ha!) We are still getting to know each other, but getting along quite nicely so far. I love how fast it sews and how nicely it finishes seams...projets are getting finished much quicker!

I found some super soft & stretchy yellow Jersey on clearance and have been experimenting. I drafted a couple patterns and though they need a little tweaking, I love the results! The drape of this Jersey is beautiful.

I made this vest for my Sister-in-law's Birthday. I love how it drapes and the lace inset in the back. I think I will be making one for myself now! If I do make another, I will put together a tutorial.

My Sis-in-law happens to be a very talented artist! You can check out her art on Etsy at Sonneblomstudio and her inspirational blog HERE.

A little update on me...I am finally getting a LOT more sleep!  Hurray!  That means I will be posting a lot more now...stay tuned!