Saturday, July 25, 2015

DIY Blouse Crochet Appliqué Refashion

This little project is very fun to make. When I made the blouse with this chiffon fabric I decided to make a simple top with flowers on neck and sleeves with cuffs. I wore it several times but the neck was not enough wide, and it did not stretched so I just thought about to add a crocheted applique. Here are the steps on how to transform it into a pretty delicate piece.

1st. Gather thread and needle to crochet the little motifs to assemble the collar, and laces for sleeves and down edges

2nd. Crochet the laces for hems and neckline

3ed. With a serger fillet the edge of neck after cut out fabric in order to make it wider

4th. Sew on the lace by hand or saw machine  on hems of sleeve. Afterwards, on a mannequin sew the collar on neckline to keep this in place evenly 

5th. Ultimately you want to press laces down with an iron to flatten them. Done! 

Happy weekend :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Socks for my husband

Hello everyone! It has been very busy the past month of June preparing for my vacation this summer but I am continuing with more projects of knitting and crocheting. July is one of the special months in my family life, off course enjoying the spectacle of the 4th of July, and birthdays! yes! Since I started to knit I love to make socks for my husband as many as I can. I thought these linen-cotton socks for his birthday will be a perfect present since the days are warm. He wore them yesterday once he received them on his special day, and he likes them! He says they are very comfortable and cushioning with a smile, and that means a lot to me.

Here are some images of the process on how I knitted them, using a provisional cast on, for an invisible, seamless toe. They were worked from toe-up method:

Well, that's all for now. You all have a wonderful afternoon.