Do ReDo Refashion project: ragged old dress

ragged-dress-with-boatsDo you have a dress that you just loved (wore) to pieces? I’ve worn this dress a lot – A LOT! : -) It has turned to rags… I have a body that often don’t fit in dresses from the rack. Found a super wonderful and talented Swedish designer – Jenny Hellström – and all her dresses fitted me like a glove. AND it was all in my taste – everything! Bought a dress form every season. I’m sad to say her wonderful fashion line went busted! Bankrupt in the finance crisis! OH NO! What to do?
I cut up my absolut favorite dress, altered it a bit (like put a zipper in the side instead of buttons. Widened the skirt in the bottom to get more of an A-line skirt instead of the straight skirt that would have been difficult to walk in when I skipped the side buttons that was functioning as a slit) Used some old plastic mini belt buckles to make cute bows to replace the ribbons & made a belt with a vintage green plastic belt buckle, matching the tiny riding helmet pattern on the fabric (brown background color). new-dress-with-ponyhats.-zoom-boow

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Happy new Craftyear 2009! Ending this year with my flea market find from the Christmas trip up north.

Must say that I would have liked to craft more this year – It began okay the first 6 months when I still was on maternity leave and had time on my hands :) Unfortunately, after I began working again I didn’t have the same possibility to craft. – I hate not having a craft project on my mind. This new year of 2009 I have to make a plan to be able to craft more again. Maybe I can book a meeting with my self in my calendar and write ”Craft-meeting with Carina 6 hours” :)
It’s a good idea actually. More meetings with your own creativity – taking it seriously.
I wish you all a
HAPPY HAPPY CRAFTING NEW 2009!

And thanks for all your encourageing comments and all your own inspiring work on all your great blogs!

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Flea market find à la 65 Swedish kronor (approx. $8,4 or 6€)….mmmm….. red shoes MY FAVORITE.
This makes me want to do leather crafting – have all the tools but it was such a long time ago I workt with leather. Hm, maybe a project for 2009 :)
Big hugs and lots of love

Inger Carina

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Dress project – cuckoo clocks & chicken pox prints

EgnaTygMonsterLeft: It actually looks exactly like them – the cartoon kids :) Right: Cuckoo-clock parade

I guess you all know about Spoonflower by now. But if you don’t – you have to visit them and start making your own prints! They have started their print-on-demand shop now and it’s open for everyone. I was one of the lucky to be in the test group so I have already ordered two of my prints. I’m so excited because I have a lot of DREAM PRINTS in my head that I will never find in the shops and now I can make them!
My next Fashion project will be two dresses out of my prints. The beige one is a sketch of my girls when the had chicken pox. It’s fun because if you see the print from a distance it looks like a kind of floral striped pattern – when you come closer you see the chicken-pox-girls :)
The Cuckoo clock fabric has always been a dream print for me but I have never found something like it anywhere – until now. (it’s the same clock from the dress embroidery)
Can’t wait to put the scissors in it. Unfortunately I have to start making the pattern for the dresses – pattern making is a bit time consuming… but it’s more fun if you get EXACT the dress you want.

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Wardrobe Refashion #1

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Made my first post over at Wardrobe Refashion today.
Mannequin is showing a tribute dress to a Golden Retriver dog named ‘Musse’. A boring yellow silk dress that I made in the 90′s and in a desperate need of some Wardrobe Refashioning. With some large wool cross-stitch of a dog’s wonderful face, it’s saved :-)
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UFO sightings

Today’s UFO-sighting (UnFinished Object. Anna’s expression) is this pair of socks that had only the threads to fix – but at last – They are done!

Hurrah.

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Rally knitted rally mittens

They said on the weather channel -”It’s going to start snowing”. Oh no, I had to rally knit a pair of mittens for my husband and crochet a cap for my daughter.

Haven’t knitted mittens for many years and didn’t have a pattern, had to invent along the way. Second mitten was all about counting and comparing with the first one. Knitted while talking all day first at a café with my friends, later with the parents at my daughters gymnastics training and while watching TV at night. Really late last night when I looked down on the finished pair of mittens I saw with horror ……..two right hand mittens…….. just to rip and start over…

Finished Rally knitted Rally mittens – now with one for each hand :-)

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Glamour for cold feet at kindergarten

The autumn is slowly getting colder here. Kindergarten is located in an old beautiful building. Only one flaw… draught… Crocheted these slippers for tomorrows games.

The flower is built up of standard leafs sewed on one-by-one (point out) and a ball, cut from a ball-ribbon, in the middle. Anti slip á la glamour with soles of metallic gold yarn.
Flower petal: chain of 7 turn, 2ch, 3dc, 2sc, 1sl st, 1ch, turn and crochet back on the ”underside” of the chain; 1sl st, 2sc, 4dc, last 1 sl st in the first ch. Leaf: same but with chain of 10. (=7dc).

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