Category Archives: Member Sewn Items

Items sewn by Guild members

Pictures from Embellishment Challenge (Oct 2015 Meeting)

At our October meeting on October 13, 2015, members showed off embellishments they did to various garments and other things sewn. I took some pictures for the first time at our meetings, and, unfortunately, it kind of showed. I was adjusting on the fly as people presented animatedly in low light, then snapped some quick close-ups at break, also adjusting on the fly. The results weren’t great, and I apologize. However, I know what works now from the shots that turned out well. The next set should be much better but my apologies for messing up this set that had some great work by our members. Well done, everyone!

Revenge of the Frustrated Sewist

I had a very frustrating sewing day yesterday. In the post, I talked a bit about my habits to get back on track when these things happen. One of the points was to get back on either an easy project, fun project, or whatever, just to get something done right again and walk in the right direction as quickly as possible.

Well, that didn’t take me long! Got two garments done today which I’ll talk about more later.

ELRIC office jacket
ELRIC office jacket
TOXIC long tights
TOXIC long tights

I’m going to start giving each item I make and design a one word name for quick reference.

The ELRIC office jacket was inspired by something an anime character named Edward Elric wore. You can see from the inset. Mine is nicer, from fake Chinese silks, padded with jersey and lined with anti-static Bemberg lining. Protects me from air conditioning at work. Clasp is coming.

The TOXIC running tights are so named for the skull and crossbones on them. From afar, they may look like polka dots, or flowers nearer, but they’re anything but so tame! Told ya I had some wild stuff in my spandex stash! You should know, though, I start with the stuff I’m willing to part with first in case my skills are sufficient and I lose the fabric in messing up. You wait and see what else is coming!

Now, what will tomorrow hold? 🙂

Member Garment made by Minh Tan.

Digital Citizen

This bath robe was made from 3 beach towels. Oddly, I could only find the beach towel on the back online to be able to share with you. I got it at Zellers in Canada, but they don’t have it online. The other two beach towels I got at Wal-mart in Canada. However, you can find all kinds of other, some better, Spiderman beach towels from which to make a similar garment:

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