I almost never make UFOs; I’m a serial finisher of all projects I start (seriously, I think there have been two UFOs in my entire sewing history). But I soon realized I needed to expand my definition of UFO… what about intended refashions that never happened?
I have a hamper of things I bought from the thrift store over the past year or so that I thought might be worth refashioning . But virgin yardage and shiny new things grab my attention far more frequently. I rarely actually DO the refashions… just envision. For UFO month I got ambitious; I decided I wanted to do them ALL! Probably 10-12 items in total.
Item #1: a slightly mumsy and very colorful cardigan becomes a pillow!
I maintained that center front stripe match-up, and added some diagonal lines in the corner and some whipstitched embroidery. Click here to read more about how I did it!
Item #2: Biker chick leather skirt… so cool but not really my style. I made it into a date night clutch!
I copied some of the finishing techniques from the RTW skirt (this involved a GLUESTICK!). More about the process here.
I was on a roll… I completed these 2 in about a week. And then my sewing machine pedal broke. And 15 DAYS LATER [can you imagine going 15 days without sewing????] my new one finally showed up, just a few days before the end of February.
Dear Monthly Stitchers, I failed to accomplish my goal in February. But I’m not giving up! My laundry basket awaits! Stay tuned on my blog for more refashions in March… I shall triumph!
In the meantime, I guess I need to start thinking about what’s HOT.