Sunday, September 11, 2016

Navy Eyelet Skirt and Copycat Twist Top

I have two non-pattern sewing projects to share today. Eyelet skirts and dresses have a big trend this summer and after looking at a bunch of inspiration photos, I decided to just draft a skirt myself.
Navy box pleat eyelet skirt and cloned knit pattern from old VS twist top

Sunday, September 4, 2016

DIY Makeup Bag and Zipper Bag Gift Set

Sewing home decor makeup travel cosmetic bag with zipper in yellow white and navy
The makeup case in my gym bag has been slowly falling apart and I had some leftover scraps of fabric still sitting on my table from another project so I figured it was the perfect time to put my sewing skills to use on something practical. Not that apparel sewing is not practical, but home decor sewing usually feels more utilitarian to me rather than inspiring. On the upside there's no need to make a muslin and fiddle with the fit.

I used tutorial from So-Sew-Easy. It was my first time going through it and the whole project still took under an hour. Talk about instant gratification! Not to mention good use of scraps and a very handy result. I had a lot of fun making the bag and liked how it turned out so I decided to also make a gift set for a friend at the same time.