Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guest post from my in-post sponsor!

Hi all! I'm Becky, and I blog over at

I was really excited when Angela asked me to do a guest post, and today I'd like to share with you a couple projects that I recently or not-very-recently posted on my blog, and a few tips on how to make them. :)

One of my very first projects was this comfy tshirt-dress. Most of my ideas I gather from Pinterest, but this one was "original". :) I think the hardest things to sew are bodices and getting the sleeves and neckline right, so this one was super easy in that regard. ;) 
I started with a tshirt I liked (but was too short) for the bodice, then added specifically-measured scraps of tshirts to that!

When I sew it's really easy for me to take the easy way out and take a lot of wild guesses, but in the end I'm left with a lot more failed projects then if I had taken the time and effort to do it right! Hit and miss isn't usually the way to go...

So for this dress I measured the "hem" of the dark gray scrap, then made sure the next "layer" was 2 inches larger. I did the same with every layer, making each one 2 inches longer then the one before, then working it in so it didn't wrinkle, but got larger gradually. Didn't want something really "huggy". :)

If you love denim, or have just outgrown or inherited a bunch of jeans, this project would be perfect. I used a CD case to cut out all the squares evenly, then sewed them all together... Not sure how long it took, but the result made me grin!

I added leftover felt (from a failed project) and fabric from an old plaid skirt to the back. Super comfy!

I'll just end now with a couple more pictures and really short descriptions... :)

Sheet music Wallpaper.

Wooden plaque with a permanent photo transfer.

Thanks again to Angela for letting me write this post! I'd love to have any of you stop by and hopefully get some project inspiration! Maybe you can get around to some of those Pinterest projects that have been sitting around on the "To Do" list for a few months. :)

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  1. Love all these ideas.
    I've been interested in trying one of those wooden photo transfers for a while - looks sweet with the wallpaper.

    Cool guest post! Off to peek at more of your blog.

    Best wishes, Danielle.