Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Jacket, T-shirts and some Jewelry!

Here is what I did last week.....First we have.... NL 6610! Not one of those fabulous cup size patterns I'm obsessed with but it didn't matter because I wasn't going to have any kind of closure on this any ways....
This is a lovely light weight green and white tweed given to me by my Great Aunt Mildred in Nashville. And its a great fit! I lined it with some floral cotton my Mom gave me last year while she was cleaning out her huge stash of cotton fabrics!


I used 8mm iridescent sequins, 4mm pearls, 6mm pearls and a few 8mm silver sequins for the hand beaded cuffs I wanted to do.

And here's the picture I got the ideal from... I made my jacket longer and didn't use the beading on the mandarin collar. I found a great pearl and silver chain belt at Goodwill I plan to make into a necklace and wear with it.




This is a purchased long sleeve t-shirt (clearance at Hobby Lobby $3)... I did the screen printing using Simply Screen,, added some crystals.... lovely, stylish and cheap new T-shirt! I actually made this one a few weeks ago.




These 2 were made last week... this is another clearance T.... and I used Simply Screen and a stencil on it... and a few crystals.


This is a short sleeve T from walmart clearance $5. I used stencils, stamps, Simply Screen and crystals. I think I got a bit to carried away on this t!!! But I still like it!







This pic to the left is a Betsey Johnson necklace I love... but refused to pay the high price for... I don't like the gold on this piece and I don't like the purple yarn... and I find it a bit crazy to pay high prices for jewelry thats not even real silver... not even gold plated! no semi precious stones, no swavorski crystals!!! .. just costume jewelry for to much money...









Here's the one I made... I used 2 different tones of silver chains, swavorski crystals on the dangles... no gold and no yarn.... I have maybe $8 dollars in this... esp. since the crystals were on sale! Lovely chandler earrings... much needed in my jewelry closet! I used all Swavorski crystals and peals... making stuff like this isn't my favorite thing... but I sure love the outcome!




This was a plain silver and rhinestone necklace on clearance at Target for $4.... I bought a pack of charms for $3 and made a cute charm necklace.


This took awhile to make... I saw one very similar in a magazine,can't remember which one or who made it, but I remember the price... $294.... I made this for less than $10. And I already know the dress I'm going to make to wear with it!

These some great Goodwill finds that will be properly embroidered, dis stressed, embellished or what ever else I decided to do! Thats probably gonna have to wait till next week though...




This week I made another blouse... pink... so pretty and a pair of dressy navy pinstripe shorts to be worn with some tights/hose and navy wedge shoes.
I think they look great together and I'm hoping for a warm enough weekend to wear the outfit this weekend!


Till next time.... Happy sewing, crafting and creating!!! And God Bless!!!
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9 comments:

Andrea said...

I LOVE everything. You did a really nice job on that jacket. I know it will look good on you. The jewelry is beautiful, I can't wait until you model the pieces.

Carol said...

It's funny how once you start making things for yourself, you refuse to pay the prices they ask in the stores. I've just started making jewellery, but nothing as nice as you've made. I love the one with the circles!

Faye Lewis said...

You are showing such wonderful things. Love that cuff idea.

Linda said...

You have definitely been busy. Love the Simply Screen items. I love that jacket! I like the lining you used as well.

Rose said...

I love the jacket, especially the cuffs. The t-shirts and jewelry are great, too. You are industrious and creative!

Julia said...

I love your jacket!!! You are so creative. The jewelry is great.

Little Sewing Alcove said...

Love Love the jacket with the beaded cuffs. I too love shopping at the thrift stores. Just yesterday I picked up a pair of jeans (don't even look worn) for $5.00 and a tank top for 99 cents, which I plan on embellishing.

Sheila said...

The jacket looks great and reminds me of Butterick 5427, which I hope to work up soon.

You have been crafting to your heart's content... great pieces.

Christa said...

Awesome! All of it! I need a denim jacket...gotta check Goodwill, as I am BROKE! Definitely love the idea of beading the cuffs, I would love to try that some day, thanks for the inspiration!