Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chef Apron

Oops! Forgot to put this up on Tuesday, my apologies. :P

This here is a project I did in the summer for my sister Alex in exchange for designing my lovely business cards and banner title graphics.

This cute print was picked up when we were in Vancouver on Granville Island. It was actually an apron pattern that I modified.
I started off with the pattern, using it to make the scoops at the sides and the front part across the top. Then I calculated the length and width I wanted for the piece and cut it out. 1 piece was cut out of the print fabric and 1 cut out of black broadcloth.

The 2 pieces were pinned right sides together, and I stitched along the outer edge, leaving it open at the top in order to turn it right way out.
I clipped the excess fabric in the corners, and turned it right way out. The I pressed it flat.

Then I tucked the open edge at the top to the inside and top-stitched all the way around the piece--closing the hole, and tacking it in place--in an accent colour. I picked a light green.
I then made 4 long rectangles, which were sewn into tubes, turned right way out, and the pressed flat. These would then become the ties.

2 were attached at the top and the longer 2 at the sides.
Then I finished off the edges by tucking them in and top stitching them.
To make a front pocket I cut 2 rectangles, one of my main fabric and 1 of my black fabric. I used a zig-zag stitch around the edges to attach them together and stop them from fraying. The I folded in the edges to the back, stitching down the side that would be the top of the pocket, leaving the rest pinned in place.
Finding the center and the right height placement for where I wanted my pocket I pinned it in place and top stitched it down on three sides. The I put a divider line of stitching in the middle of the pocket, effectively making it 2 separate compartment.

Overall this apron was fun and easy to make.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mini Set - Hogwarts Great Hall

Hey all! So here's just a couple pics of my shop final group project from back in October, which was to recreate a set in miniature form. (I say mini, but this thing is about 4 ft across.)

We chose the great hall of Hogwarts. Not the most accurate representation, but good for the amount of time we had to work on it. We decided to turn the closest set of windows into doors so it would be more like a theatre set than a film set. We even had working floating candles made of LEDs! :D

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pumpkin Carvings

Hello all! So Halloween has been officially over for about 2 months, but I thought I would still take this opportunity to share my pumpkin carvings from this year!

Pumpkin carving is a tradition that I have kept with every year since as long as I can remember. And now that I am older it is even more fun! >:D Because I actually have skills now.

This year's pumpkin was a little rushed. And my camera settings appeared to have been bumped, because all my pictures are unusually dark... Oh well. I went with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme. On one side is Jack on the hill (Though it kind of looks like he's surfing...) and the other is the masks of Lock, Shock and Barrel. Watching The Nightmare Before Christmas every Halloween has become a tradition of mine.That and watching DTV Monster Hits. ;D

Monday, January 7, 2013

January Update

Oh look! I'm still alive! :D

Well with Christmas and New Years over, we are going to be getting back into the groove with weekly updates and more school.  Definitely not enough material to last until April, so I am thinking of making my posts bi-weekly instead. Look forward to seeing lots of new  stuff (technically old, as there is a bit of a backlog) in the coming months.

I got a lot of new fabric for Christmas which I am looking forward to working with. And I made a bunch of Christmas presents for my family. All those will be coming up shortly. :)

Next month is Among Bobbins and Thread's 2 year anniversary! It feels like I've been blogging forever! And this month is my birthday! Lots of fun times ahead! >:D

Also: If you haven't seen the Hobbit or Les Mis yet, I highly recommend you do. Seriously. Like now.

That's all for now!