Monday, March 29, 2010

Zippster now at Fresh Collective

I'm very excited to announce that Fresh Collective on Queen West is now carrying my greeting cards and magnet sets! Fresh Collective is a designer-run store featuring lots of cool clothes, jewellery, accessories and even hip clothes for moms-to-be and wee ones.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New top for me

Recently I took a class at The Workroom on how to make a t-shirt using jersey fabric. Jersey and I don't get along: I don't get it, it doesn't get me. I figured this would be a good opportunity to get to know it better. We were provided with a pattern with variations, and shown how to make fit adjustments according to our measurements. Mine fits perfectly, and I think it looks rather good!

Monday, March 8, 2010

New messenger bag

For the last week or so I've been working on a messenger bag with adjustable straps, which I've never attempted before. I actually really like making bags but my sewing machine really isn't robust enough to handle heavy-duty fabrics and sewing through 4 layers of fabric plus lining.

A few minor mistakes were made along the way because I wasn't using a pattern, but I love how it turned out. The outer fabric is a lightweight corduroy called Carnival Bloom by Michael Miller. There is an outside and inside slip pocket, an interior zippered pocket, magnetic closure, padded strap, and it's large enough to hold vinyl LPs.

Oh, I'm having a contest with a friend to see who sells a specific button first from their Etsy shop, go take a look ...