Sunday, April 30, 2017

fabric philosophy

I do not move at high level when it comes down to sewing at the moment, but there are 2 things I want to show you. First there is this sack which keeps daughters ballet belongings, such as shoes and dress...

 
 
Can be used for other stuff as well, like what you need for school or swimming or night walking, you know...
Bottom is made of jeans fabric, taken from a pair of old pants. Just cut off its legs, so that one might become shorts for summer. 
Actually this 100% cotton sort of jeans fabric might get rare more and more. Because in many women's departments of fashion stores nowadays you find jeans with a polyester share only. There are advantages to wear the stretch kind, of course. I have these pants in my closet as well. But I wear them one day, then pants get out of shape and start to develop a "smell" the next day already. I like the feeling of the 100% cotton kind much more, well, call me old fashioned for that... 
Good bye to times when sweaters and T-shirts were definitely made of 100% cotton. (Prices for those still found seem to be at a much higher level though)
Is there a economic connection among the low price of mineral oil at these times and a higher share of polyester in clothes? Tell me if you can proof me to be completely wrong!       

 
 
Next item is a scarf. Other people might sew curtains out of that voile cotton. When I walked by that fabric at the Swedish store I heard it scream at me: "I want to become a loop". So easy to make and I love to wear it.
 
 
 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

ready for barbecue

 
Recently I made these mittens. Fabric is heavy cotton, lined with thermolam.

around here...

 
getting around by bicycle...

Sunday, February 05, 2017

feather

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

vintage clutch


 
 
The fabric of this clutch might be about 50 years old. Its fiber is all polyester I guess and shiny if it get´s hit by light. This winter was the time to work with it. A small piece of fabric out of a samples catalog for home deco, maybe from the sixties of last century.
To make it become a clutch might have been a good decision....there were not many more options anyway, because of its small size ...
For the first photo I put the clutch on the surface of our little pond, which is deeply frozen at the moment.
 


Thursday, January 05, 2017

Ice, grown on leaves

 
I got a lens set to clip on my smartphone. This allows me to make photos with macro, fish eye or wide range. The quality is amazing. Such a nice toy to play with...