Shantung is kind of a silly sounding word, it is a type of fabric that I have never sewn with before. When I had the samples of dress fabric in the store the other day I stumbled on a remnant that I liked with it. (bummer that the remnant wasn’t enough it was $2.50!) so I looked until I found a bolt of the same fabric.
The color is called pewter but is more of a light to medium grey I got a yard and a half since I will be adding 3/4 sleeves. I will probably use the less shiny side for the bolero, but I have been known to hoard fabric (lol) so IF I don’t like it with the finished dress I will make my daughter a holiday dress with it. No matter what I make with it I should have enough lining leftover from the lining I got from the dress.
So the stripes aren’t quite as creepy as the ones on the other fabric my daughter liked. But the stripes are far from boring at the same time. My daughter selected a red, grey and black with bits of white jagged striped fabric. The off white is for the sleeves.
The ric-rack trim was a little cheaper than the sequin trim that the pattern calls for. It should also be quicker to sew on since I can use the machine. and the verigate mettallic color makes it look older and tarnished.
I made this lacey hair clip with a scrap piece of beaded lace. (I think it was tied around tulle bags with kisses in them as a wedding favor)
I started with the small piece of beaded lace and a plain hair clip
And glued it on with E-6000 glue.
I left the edges long until the glue dried, then trimmed them and gave them a light coat of clear nail polish to prevent the edges from fraying.
I like how this turned out and will be really cute in my hair or my daughter’s hair for special occasions.
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Tagged barette, beaded lace, clear nail polish, craft, e-6000, glue, hair clip, lacey hair clip, plain hair clip, scrap piece, wedding favor
I finished the set of etched glasses for the shower gift.
Then I wrapped them in wine gift tubes (with bubble wrap and tissue paper so they don’t clank together)and wrapped the rest of the gift.
Since the shower is this weekend I don’t want to say specifically what went into the gift, but it some of our favorites and a few things I sometimes forget to pick up when I am at the store.
I would also like to mention that I added a contact me form in the about me section of my blog. If you have any questions on how I did something I will try to answer them, perhaps even on the blog.
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Tagged bubble wrap, craft, etched glass, family favorites, gift., stuff I forget, tissue paper, wedding shower, wine gift, wine tube, wrapped
I finally figured out a pattern to use for the pirate costume will be perfect for the vampirate costume. Of course it is a discontinued pattern, I scoured eBay until I found a copy at a price I thought was reasonable.