Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WOYWW 18th August

Happy Wednesday WOYWWers :-)  I'm not showing my desk this week as I've not really done anything much at all apart from sewing, mainly altering stuff for DD.  I am showing a cardi that I've altered.  I bought it some time ago from a shop called All Saints, in Manchester.  It's called a Pirate Cardigan for some reason :-/ if anyone has any idea why I'd love to know.  It seemed ok when I bought it apart from the sleeves being about 6" too long, seriously! but I soon discovered that the sleeves were rather tight and I had to drag them up each time I wore it.  I finally found some lovely black stretch lace at £1 per metre so cut up the sleeves and inserted some lace.  I also chopped loads off - just over 6"!! and put some of the lace at the bottom of the sleeves.   I've made some flowers for the t-shirt I dyed the other week, not sewn on yet - do I need 3?  Also not sure about the 'stem' may just use beads or sequins.  Also showing some net for a tutu I'm in the middle of making for youngest granddaughter - it's more of a turquoise than showing here.
 If you'd like to join in this phenomenon called WOYWW pop over to lovely Julia's whose brainwave this was and then dive in, it's all good fun ;-)


46 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Anne, wow lots to see today!

Love the cardi, what a great buy! I know what you mean about things being far too long. I am 5'4", so I have to search for Petite jeans, they are always made for giants! I think they call it a Pirate jumper, due to the long side pieces, have just remembered on Pirates of the Caribean, that they wore similiar tops. I am prob wrong, but hey ho, lol!

Am loving the turquoise net for that tutu, cant wait to see the finished result. Also those flowers are fabulous!

Have a super day, hugs Heidi xx

Wipso said...

Good job done with the cardi Anne. Please show us the finished tutu too. Love the colour.
A x

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Anne, glad you altered the cardigan. 3 flowers would be nice I alway think of 3 like I Love You and other nice things. Love the colour of your Tutu your making thank goodness I don't have to make any more to those now the girls are big. What a fantastic buy at Lidl they cost a fortune everywhere else. Have a lovely day. Big hugs JO.xxxx

Cardarian said...

Love the way you altered that cardi, clever you are girl! I would go with 3 flowers and that tutu is going to be lovely! So sorry you can't come to Ally Pally - would so love to meet you!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, what a clever thing to do to the cardy - love it!!! You're so busy and have some interesting projects on the go! Happy WOYWW, Anne! Cathx

Kathleen said...

What a busy bee you are Anne and what great idea's you have. Sorry but I also feel that you need to make another flower.
Kath x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm really late to the party today. My internet was down at the wrong time. I'm really impressed with your sewing abilities. If I had to sew a straight line, I'd be in trouble. I see you changed your avatar. However, I'd have known you anywhere (grin) Happy WOYWW.

Tracey said...

Ha Ha Ha, thought your first pic was of a fat belly until I enlarged and saw it was you arm.
Fab job on the cardi, more fab flowers and no stem, nice new pic too. Have had my hair cropped, if I get chance I'll post a pic even though I think they are blurred.
Have a lovely day Anne
xx

Nicci said...

Ooo, I love the new sleeves! Very clever. Have no idea why they call it a pirate cardi though... xx

Neet said...

This is my second attempt at posting (other went off somewhere)- love what you have done with your cardigan - I would just have turned the sleeves up LOL.
Wow, wish I had seen that tool in you other posting at Lidl. Great.

Heather x said...

Great job altering the cardi Anne, I am totally crap at altering clothes....I always walk around looking like a rag arse rofl :0)
Happy woyww!
*hugs* Heather x

Helen said...

Great altering there! I also saw your woodburning tool in the last post - looks very interesting. May have to pay the store a visit!

Spyder said...

I think (and you know that doesn't really mean much,) but I think they are called Pirate Cardigans, because they wrape round, a bit like the 'old pirate tops..but maybe not! Nice new picture of you, or maybe it's the first time I've noticed as at last I have my proper reading glasses on! Have a great WoyWw
(Lyn)

Jingle said...

I love it!

Artyjen said...

Busy busy on the sewing front :)
xoxo Sioux

Clare H said...

Hi Lou, think I have met you at Dyans in Harrogate?

Tim's paper tape is Washi tape, washi tape is a really really old Japanese product and comes in a billion different colours and patterns and a lot cheaper than Mr Tims!!!! I have a rather growing addiction to it LOL. Love your blog and your flowers are awesome I need to come for a visit to learn how to make them!!

ikki said...

Most impressed with your multi tasking this week, I could do with a few lessons! Your cardi alteration is fab - very clever!
Now just noticed your new toy - must have a nosy...ikki xx

Clare H said...

Hi Lou, I am at Dyans all the time I should move in I think haha!! You can get tons of different patterns from Etsy just search for washi tape, just be wary of postage costs before you buy, some people try rip you off abit.

or from the UK
http://www.nonesuchthings.com/

she's really fast delivery and a lovely lady.

Darcy said...

ooo I say you have been busy, I love how you rescued the cardi, very clever.

Yes you need 3 , always work in odd numbers, never even. it is a golden rule in all forms of artwork, but especially in flower arranging.

Doone said...

hmmm - I think you are supposed to wear the sleeves ruckled up, tie the long front 'tails ' together, amputate a limb, craft a wood replacement, and have a bird perched on your shoulder?

Argggh Lidl wood burnign toool - are there any left?>

Dx

flutterbycrafter said...

Lovely cardigan, and the flowers are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the tutu. xx

Linby said...

ooh Miss Trendy shopping in All Saints - I would never dare go in! Love how you altered the cardi, very clever. I think the fashion is to have it way over your hands, just looks wrong to me! Still loving the hair and see it must be the permanent new look as you have now changed your piccy.
Linbyx

Alisonw30 said...

Well done altering the cardi, wish I could sew...my grandmother was a seamstress but I don't seem to have inherited her flare :-(

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...your cardi is amazing, I would never have thought to do that!

xx

JoZart said...

Gorgeous dressmaking cum alterations there. All Saints is a cool pricey designer shop so you are definitely going to be dressed to kill.... maybe that's why it's a pirate cardy!!!
thanks for your kind message on mine.. love Jo x

Twiglet said...

Oooo this is my sort of blog..... love the cardi - looks fab and how clever and brave of you to just chop it up!!! Make sure you show us the tutu too - lol

Rica said...

Hi Anne, love your cardi, fab altering, as for the T shirt I would go with three, I always feel even numbers look odd (tee-hee that was a silly thing to say but you know what I mean). Look forward to seeing the tutu.
hugs Heather xx

Claireliz said...

Fab cardi & love the colour of that net

Susan said...

Love the cardi and the flowers!
Loooooooking good! ;-)
SuzyX

Kay said...

Oooh All Saints! Get you! Love what you have done with the cardi, it looks amazing. Wish I was that clever x

kath said...

hi anne....love the cardi and lots of gorgeous pics...hugs kath xxx

Dawn said...

Oh aren't you clever? Looks really good and love the profile pick you look really great!

Love Dawn xx

Tracy Evans said...

How creative, altering your cardi, I love it, looks gorgeous and I really like the shape too. Well done you. Have a good evening. Tracy Evans x

Maz said...

Great alteration on the cardi and loving those flowers - very pretty. x

Candace said...

Great work on the cardi and now completely individual. Flowers look really good

Thanks for sharing Hugs Candace

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the cardigan - I wouldnt have thought to do that. With your flowers go with three, I read somewhere once that you should always work with odd numbers for embellishments so now I never deviate and use 3 or 5 etc! Tutu looks good although I would have made flowers from that as I have 2 boys!

Sid said...

Materials are fab aren't they !! The project is exciting !!

Pam said...

Cardi looks fab as does the new glamorous hair do hugs pam

Chrissie said...

Clever stuff Anne, looks great.
I like your new picture too!
Chrissie

downrightcrafty said...

Stunning alteration and thank you for the belated snoop. Love that colour blue so lush.

thanks for the comments it is difficult to confirm you 8/10 on the messy scale but if you are anything like me when I used to create ball gowns I will agree with it

Hugs Kate xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

What a clever fix for the card, would never had thought of it. Can't wait to see the tu tu.

Becky H said...

A very good job on the sleeve alteration. And after seeing your new toy, I may have to go find me one too!

Morti said...

Lovely work! Am always envious of those who do things with fabric, so well done you!

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Anne, lovely to meet you, my, you are very crafty, loving what you did to your cardi, I've no idea why they call it a pirate cardigan but if I remember correctly didn't the Navy have some short jackets as uniform?, going back in the mists of time I guess:}
Thank you for dropping by my place now I've got permission I'll not bother tidying (any old excuse):D xx

Violets Corner said...

Fab work with the sleeves!

Hugs
Maarit

Gez said...

Wow! you did a FAB job! can't wait to see the tutu.xx Oooh, love the look of your new tool. Have fun. Hugs, Gez.xx