As I was going through some odds and ends in our living room this week, I found a craft project flyer I’d picked up a while back at Hobby Lobby. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been on a 1920’s kick lately and this craft fits right in. It’s called, ‘A Case for Creativity’ because you use pillowcases to craft these items:Here is a link to a printable pdf of the flyer, which has more projects included than just the two above, or you can read and follow the instructions as I’ve typed them out below.* I think the bloomers are a “must” the next time I get the craft room organized!
*This craft, its photos and all directions are courtesy of Hobby Lobby. The directions I have typed out come directly from the pdf link above and all credit goes to Hobby Lobby.
en-cased in glamour (refers to the picture of the flapper-style dress):
Cut a band of fabric from the closed end of a simple white pillowcase before stitching up rows of fluffy fringe. Then, use the hemmed end of a second case to make straps. Some beaded trim…and baby, you’re in!
lacy linens (refers to the picture of the, as I call them, “bloomers”):
A single pillowcase provided the fabric for these simple shorts, an easy sew using SImplicity #3696! Grab some lace trim and some coordinating ribbon, and then follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Place pillowcase on flat surface. Measure up 16″ from the hemmed edge and draw a line from left to right. Cut on this line and discard upper half of pillowcase.
Cut remaining piece in half vertically. Each piece will be 10″ wide. Open the two pieces and lay flat with right sides together.
To create inseam, measure up 6″ from hemmed edge and 1″ from the left side. Mark this area with a fabric pen, curving the corner slightly. Cut on this line.
Now measure up 6″ from the hemmed edge and 2″ from the right side. Mark and cut as in Step 3.
Sew horizontal rows of lace to the right side of each piece. Use the same spacing on each piece so lace will match up at center front and center back.
Pin the two pieces with right sides together and stitch the sides with 5/8″ seam allowance. Press open. These will become the center front and center back seams of your shorts.
Match center front seam to center back seam, aligning inseams. Stitch inseams with right sides together, using 5/8″ seam allowance. Press open.
To make casing, press under 1/4″ on top edge of shorts. Turn the pressed edge to the inside 1″ and pin in place. Stitch along this edge, leaving an opening to insert ribbon at center front seam.
Insert ribbon through casing, using a safety pin to thread through.
I have come across something rather wonderful that I’m excited to share with you – especially if you sew!
On Friday night, my husband and I popped into Fancy Tiger Crafts and my eyes were drawn to this: (pardon the quality of the photo, my phone is acting up)eVINTAGEpatterns has created Downton Abbey style patterns to coordinate with Downton Abbey fabric by Andover. The 1920’s are in full swing what with last year’s Gatsby and now Downton entering this time period. 1920’s memorabilia can be difficult to find so, creating it yourself makes a terrific option. It is rumored that some of the pieces used on Downton Abbey are authentic and, therefore, not able to be washed. Imagining the cast in beautiful, but stinky 1920’s era gowns creates quite a picture, doesn’t it? I don’t see Maggie Smith tolerating that, do you?
Image courtesy of eVINTAGEpatterns on Etsy
Candidness aside, eVINTAGEpatterns offers beautifully illustrated pattern booklets from the 1920’s thru the 1970’s. Loveliness like this is not to be missed!
Happy New Year! I’m stealing a hashtag from Instagram today to bring you my latest sale information. I learned the tag from @jasondominy, a swell guy who posts very useful and (often yummy) pictures and information. Point is, 2D to 3D is when you meet someone in real life whom you follow on social media. Well, here’s an opportunity to meet and shop Meteor Vintage as well as several other great local vendors on February 8th:
There is also a Facebook page for the SweetheART Market here. Please join the Facebook page and share this information so that we can have as many folks there as possible shopping for their sweethearts. Solo for Valentine’s Day? Trust me, with the deals at these events there are lots of good-looking single ladies and men of various ages out shopping whom you may meet over a vintage Fire-King coffee mug, artisan marshmallow, terrarium, wine charm or one-of-a kind handmade item. Or, let me match you with the vintage item you’ve been looking for! Mention this post and get 10% off one item with me the day of the event. I’d love to meet you!
Did you miss the opportunity to shop with me last weekend? Good news! I have another booth coming up on Saturday the 14th! Come see me 10:00a-5:00p at The EXDO Hall, 3545 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado.
“Up to 65 local artists, crafters and small businesses will be setting up shop at The Hall to help you finish up your holiday shopping list while you nosh on tasty treats from some of Denver’s best food trucks! Support your local economy, buy great gifts & enjoy a stress free shopping experience away from the big-box stores… how can you go wrong!?!” (quote courtesy of the Denver Post)