Monday, June 22, 2009

The Stamping Scientist requires an intervention...

The sewing bug bit me hard. Worse (better?) it's a clothing altering bug, so I'm a frequent flyer at Goodwill, looking for stuff to turn into other stuff. Seriously. I'm a VIP member at Goodwill. They send me coupons and everything. Coupons at Goodwill. Bygones... I'm not too proud for 20% off!

Here's a shirt I got at Goodwill for $3.50 (minus 20%, so $2.80, no sales tax in Delaware):

Here's what I turned it into:

and the back:

also, how cute is my kid? I know... I'm stunned on a daily basis.

In other sewing news, I found an awesome pattern at that FINALLY allows me to use the trash bags full of decorator samples I got ($5 per BAG) when my local Interior Alternative moved to a new location. I actually bought three of her patterns, and love them all. I also love supporting independent pattern designers like Mary of Sweet Pea Totes.

Anyway, here's the front:

the back:

interior zip pocket:

(by the way, the pattern doesn't include the interior zip pocket, but I added one because I like practicing my zippers)

interior patch divided pocket

interior with Martha Stewart Living mag for scale. It's a roomy tote:

I haven't decided on the handles yet. Well, that's not entirely true. I did one set of handles and then LOST one of them SOMEWHERE in my craft room (actually, I think one of my gremlins snuck over from the playroom and made off with it), which was fine, because I didn't like them all that much anyway. But I'll figure it out.

This one is mine, but I'm planning on making more for my etsy shop. Every time I look at it I get happier!


SmilynStef said...

Fantastic designs ... that dress is just too cute.

Beth said...

That is a great idea! I frequent thrift stores all the time, i never thought to convert clothing....

Joan B said...

Your daughter is so cute. The dress and tote are fabulous. I really wish I knew how to sew. You are inspiring me to take a class!

gscrapbooks said...

Absolutely adorable dress! What a cutie!

grblog said...

Hey, Dana! Love the blog. And the bag. Etsy shop? Really? Need links. OH....and I added you to the blogroll today...just because you're special!

Christine said...

That is awesome Dana. You are so handy and creative! I need to stop by here more often. Your daughter is adorable.
xoxo, Christine

Alex said...

Awww Jenny is sooo cute, bless her - love what you did with her little dress, incredibly talented that you are my dear. The bag is to die for x