Okay everyone! The time has come! Our contestants did an amazing job and used a total of 66 yds of fabric between them!
This week's theme was Wildflower & Whimsy. Check out their creations to see how they were inspired and vote for your favorite!
#1 -- 25.5 yds
Girly duvet and bunting
#2 -- 15.5 yds
Chair slipcover and love seat slipcover
Curtains for living room, dining room & my daughters room.
Back door window sash
These are some long-awaited projects. The ones that make you think 'oh, I really need to take care of that!', and then the fabric sits just waiting...and the poor lonely sewing machine. That thing probably had two inches of dust!! I haven't had the thing out since making a nursing cover close to three months ago. And before that, embroidery for Christmas gifts... I have a decent excuse, I think...well, four of them. ha!!
#3 -- 7.25 yds
When I first heard the theme, I immediately knew I wanted to use some of my florals and bright colored fabrics that reminded me of the circus (whimsical, right?) So the theme is reflected in my fabric choices.
Eventually, I want to re-do the entire baby
room corner but until free time is more abundant, I'll have to take it a few steps at a time. So far, I was able to make my daughter's name in rosette letters and matching bumper pads.
I have an oddly sized IKEA crib that has solid wood on both ends, so bumpers that are connected tend not to fit well. My solution was to make a six piece set that tie on individually. The front panels are ruffled and the backs are covered in a vintage floral, that definitely screams 'wildflower' to me.
I knew I wanted her whole name in the room, and love the way these turned out with the 2 different fabric colors. Letters can get really expensive, so I was glad to find a way to make beautiful letters out of things I had on hand. In case you are wondering, there are over 175 rosettes in her name. Thats my excuse for not completing more for her room this week.
#4 -- 6.5 yards
Here are my projects for this week! I have to say, this was so much fun, and great motivation to sew! I had no idea I could get so much sewing accomplished in a week (especially when I spent a 12 hour day volunteering at a school event on Saturday...just think what I could do with a free week-end...) :)
My projects began with a whimsical (and flower-filled) fabric which was just begging to be turned into a fun top. I then created several wardrobe pieces around the top, and added more wildflowers and whimsy with a few more floral fabrics and yo-yo trims. The cropped pants and floral top were both made from Ottobre patterns. This was only my second time making pants and I learned a lot! The knit top underneath is a BurdaStyle pattern and the bag is from the book "Sew Liberated" by Meg McElwee. I made my own bias tape and piping for the bag, added an inside pocket, and used vintage buttons as flower centers on both the bag and pants.
#5 -- 6.25 yds
Shirt - - the fabric said "wildflowers and whimsy" to me, but by the time it was appliqued on, you couldn't see much of the fabric - oh well! This used a scrap of fabric from a charm pack and one Tshirt from my huge stash of blank-tshirts-just-in-case.
Tulle Bedskirt - - I have A TON of tulle in my stash - and tulle is "whimsy" to me so I knew I wanted to use it. I thought it would be great to use as a bedskirt in my girls' room - to hide all their junk. I cut the tulle into strips and tied them onto the bed - it took a bunch of tulle - 6 yards (3 plain white and 3 sparkle). I was going to glue on flowers of tulle, but the wadded up pink tulle didn't look right, so I just left the bedskirt plain.
#6 -- 5 yds
Here is my entry for week one. My take on the theme Wildflowers and Whimsy is a Wildflowers and Whimsy Picnic Blanket. I used 2.5 yards of fabric and 2.5 yards of batting from my stash for this project. I purchased the nylon batting just for this project.
I have had a picnic blanket on my project list for a while. I'm so thrilled to have one done now that I can put in my car and use for lots of family picnics this summer. One thing I love about this picnic blanket is that it is plenty big for all four of us and even a couple friends to comfortably sit on. Plus we can use it even if the grass is damp because the backside is waterproof!!
#7 -- 7 yds
WhooHoo! I finished the first project! I decided to make a Wildflowers and Whimsy TeePee or as my little one called it a PeeTee. So here it is..
I whimsied it up with some appliques.
Added a ruffle. All done.
So my yardage totals were 5 yards for the body and pole slots, 1 yard for lining the front flaps, and a little over 1 yard for the appliques. So that's a grand total of 7 yards used up. YAY! The best part way I only purchased the ric rac for the stems and the poles for the tent all that was only $18. I had so much fun thank you for having me!
Pretty impressive huh?
#1 used the most fabric... 25.5 yds... Holy Batman! So she automatically goes on to week 2!
Congrats! Now hurry up and vote for your favorite! The polls close Sunday night @ 11:59!
Oh and don't forget to hop over to Wildflower's & Whimsy later today to enter the giveaway for some free patterns so you can start taking down your own stash!!
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