Aug 30, 2009

Petit remake of my tank top

Petit remake, tanktop
I got a tank top recently, but it hurts me at the shoulders.
Because the straps are short for me, and the stitching at the strap hurts my shoulders.

So I cut them.
Petit remake, tanktop

And put my favorite double gauze fabric, making the strap longer to fit my shoulders.
Petit remake, tanktop

Now, I can wear it comfortably.

Pink flowers
And I made these flowers recently.
I mixed water and glue, and rinse small pieces of cotton in it.
Then I dried them. They became crisply and they don't fray easily.

I made these flowers with the pieces.
I wanted to make a flower like dahlia, but I couldn't... I'll try again!
Pink flowers

11 comments:

parallel-botany said...

Very pretty flowers, they remind me of carnations.

I like the way you fixed the problem with your tank top. I've had that problem before, with a thick seam that presses into the skin. It's annoying!

Have a lovely week :)

Anonymous said...

I too had that problem. Guess what ? I finally found time to do some sewing today. Tried to make a nice blouse and skirt for my mum. Hope it turns out well
Love the flowers

Lovely week to you and you too parallel-botany :)

Mena

Kari said...

I love your flowers! Are they large circles gathered or is it some other method? Any chance you'll post a tutorial on the flowers? :)

mairuru said...

Thank you very much for your comments. Hello Parallel-botany, oh, you had the same problem. I don't like thick seams!

Hello Mena, I'm happy to hear you could have time to sew!

mairuru said...

Hi Kari,
I'd like to write the recipe here. Please wait for a while.
I cut each petal(half circle shaped), fold each side and put one by one. Could I explain well?

Connie said...

You also made your tank look better! I think you would do very well in fashion design :)

pair said...

Mairuru,
I just found your blog today and I wanted to say thank you and I love it! Your hand sewing is so beautiful and you make the loveliest tiny things - I can't wait to try some of your projects. I think I'll make a book cover first. Thank you again, I'm looking forward to what you may write about next!
- Jen

Carol said...

I have been reading for awhile. Everything you do is so great. I love the flowers - they are so full and almost look real. And you make your tank top feel better and look great.

Roseanna said...

Your flowers are lovely...try cutting down the petals, or just some of them to within 1/2 inch of the center of circles. It will make a dahlia like flower, if you stack a few more circles together when you do this. Good luck! Here is an example

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