Polka dot bikini top/bralette

self-made polka dot bikini top or bralette

self-made polka dot bikini top or bralette

A little over a year ago I made a blue knit bralette using the Barrett Bralette pattern, and with the heat in June 2021, and the pandemic meaning fashion has been a LOT more casual (since I wasn’t really seeing anyone..) I was wearing it, and my one sports bra ALL the time. SO comfortable!

With a heat wave making my sewing room look way more attractive too – this meant MORE cute bralettes.  I started with the bright floral print fabric I had received from a former teacher… and then moved on to other fabrics too!

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Bright floral bikini

Bright floral bikini set

Bright floral bikini set

A little over a year ago I made a blue knit bralette using the Barrett Bralette pattern, and with the heat in June 2021, and the pandemic meaning fashion has been a LOT more casual (since I wasn’t really seeing anyone..) I was wearing it, and my one sports bra ALL the time. SO comfortable!

Also… although I haven’t been doing a LOT of sewing lately, the major heat wave also meant hiding out in my cool basement sewing room was WAY more appealing than puttering on my computer upstairs – so this was a perfect match!

(I thought I had blogged about the original bralette, but I guess not -oops!)

So, that meant I definitely needed to make more.

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Re-fashion: band & logo shirts (part three)

Stam1na t-shirt re-fashion (iPhone photo)

Stam1na t-shirt re-fashion (iPhone photo)

I have even more t-shirt upcycle projects to share with you…

If you’re interested in making a boxy, unfitted t-shirt fit better, or maybe just make it a little more funky and interesting, and a little less ‘off-the-shelf’ I hope some of these ideas will give you some motivation to try some t-shirt surgery yourself! 😉

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Saving signatures with machine embroidery

Paavo's signature on one of my two Apocalyptica t-shirts

Paavo’s signature on one of my two Apocalyptica t-shirts

This is mostly a photo post today…

Apocalyptica is one of my favourite bands – they play metal and hard rock with cellos, adding in a drummer and sometimes a vocalist.  Over the years I’ve had the chance to meet them after the show or during Meet & Greets a few times, and the last time I was able to get all of the artist’s signatures on the tour shirt. Continue reading