Wednesday, March 20, 2013
pajamas into ruffled tote
These cozy pants were given to me (thanks Cindy!) and I liked them as pants. They were soft, they were snazzy with the black and white print. They were nice pants….except they were high waisted. Now, I’m not one to really “dress to impress” when I’m headed to bed, but I just COULD NOT DEAL with them up so high on my tummy.
I altered the crotch area so they fit low on my hips. Better.
Except now they were a bit too tight around my hips. I snipped the elastic and tried to wear them but it was basically just terrible.
I tried, but some alterations are just not meant to be. I decided to do what I do best and started slicing the pants into strips with my rotary cutter.
Ruffles….gorgeous soft ruffles….I can’t go wrong with ruffles glued onto something, right?
Another freebie canvas bag from some conference. I’m sorry Apress spent so much money on this method of advertising because this bag is clearly not going to give them any business leads unless some crazy Goggle search lands people onto this page where they will be so confused with all the ruffle references.
(This may be the last conference bag I have left, so I hope Brian gets sent somewhere soon!)
I layered a gazillion rows of ruffles, gluing them down with hot glue as I went until I ran out of ugly canvas to cover.
I sent this bag to my sister hoping that she can use it for library books or something. (and think of me and ruffles each time, knowing that I love her and them, well…her more than them of course.)