Monday, June 11, 2012

Note from Europe - A fever!

There´s a nasty fever here in Europe - a soccer fever!


So, last night, PoznaƄ (Poland) looked like this


and this


and this


´cause Croatia won Ireland in our first EURO 2012 game!!!


WOOOO HOOOO!!!


Stay tuned!
Lucija

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tutorial - The Fairy Skirt


Just as I promised yesterday, I bring you a tutorial for this lovely skirt! I gotta say, I just enjoy wearing it, the way flows when I walk...beautiful! The secret is about the fabric. I used muslin, two layers of it. I´ve also put a layer of another maching fabric that is not so transparent.

So, if you want to sew it too, here is what you´re going to do:
The skirt has 3 layers - two from muslin and one from another fabric. I guess if your main fabric is not so transparent like mine was you can do it without this third layer. But you definitly have to go with two layers of muslin, it looks much nicer than just one. You will need 4 pieces of muslin fabric 40x30 inches and 2 pieces of another, non-transparent fabric, also 40x30 inches.
I must admit, here in Europe is much simpler (and cheaper) to buy this amount of fabric ´cause the width of fabrics in our stores is between 135 and 150 cm ( wich is cca 54-60 inches).

And you will also need some lastik band, mine was 20 inches long.
Lay down all of your six pieces of fabric.

Cut the corners like in a picture above.

Sew it.

Take all 6 layers together, mark it with pins and sew it at the top.

Sew lastik band to get the circle.

Adjust your machine to a strait stitch, in the longest stitch length available. Sew two parallel lines down the side of your strip, leaving long threads at the ends. Then take the bottom (bobbin) threads and pull them with one hand, while gently pushing your fabric away from them with the other hand. Now you have to arrange your gathers so that they are even and that they fits your hips.

Sew lastik band to skirt.

And enjoy your spring walk..

Happy sewing!
Lucija



Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Fairy Skirt for I Will Wear it in Public Challenge

Mom, you look like a fairy...my son said.

I took part in the Ricochet and Away "I Will Wear it in Public" Sewing Challenge. It was really great since I didn´t sew for myself for a while and this was the kick I needed. The participants needed to try something new, learn a new skill. This was hard one since I started this whole sewing adventure 16 years ago and try prety much everything. Than I realized that when I sew for myself I often don`t finish the thing, at least not right away. So, that was my challenge, to sew a garment in one afternoon. And I did it successfully!

I really like to wear it, love how it flows when I walk.

So, If you like it, go to Ricochet and Away and vote.
And come back here tomorow ´cause I have prepared a simple pattern and tutorial for this lovely skirt.

Happy creating,
Lucija!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner!


Mr Random Generator has chosen comment #126...

            I would make my daughter a little purse :)
Congratulations, Jenna!!! I've sent you an email. Have fun sewing!
Thank you to everyone who visited 2Cut(e) 2Sewduring the week of the giveaway.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Hi and welcome to my little crafty cyberspace! This is my first time participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day and I hope you will like these fabrics.


It´s a bundle which contains 10 novelties fat quarters from my personal stash.


What do you have to do to win?

~~ Leave me a comment telling me what you would make from these fat quarters, if you win.

~~ For a second chance to win, become a follower, and leave me a comment, or leave a comment letting me know you already are!

This giveaway is open worldwide and will be open until May 25th at 5 p.m. PST. I will then announce who the random winner is by Sunday, May 27th.  Please make sure I have a way to contact you!

Have fun during the week of Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.


Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to reading your comments and I hope to see you again.
Lucija

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Are you ready for some seriously fun sewing?

Why seriously fun? Well, ´cause, for me, the biggest fun about this whole sewing thing are little details. And you now how many details are on kid´s clothes. The biggest challenge is to find a new way to spice your boy´s clothing..  

So?  Are you doing it?  Are you committing to sew an hour a day this week on kid's clothes along with over 500 people and Meg?  
I definitely am! This means I´m challenged to sew one hour a day, each day for 7 days. The idea is that we all have the urge to sew clothes for our children, but we don't always give ourselves the time to do it.  If you commit to sitting in front of your sewing machine, or tracing patterns, or cutting fabric, for one hour each day, then at the end of the week you will have some very well dressed kids!

And now, let´s talk about inspiration. As I probably already mentioned, I really really love Zara. It´s one
of my favorite fashion stores and definitely my favorite kid´s store! Of course, being a seamstress, I rarely ever buy something (Well, exept the shoes, they have really lovely shoes!)
So, here are few things I really really like and would love to do some knock offs!



For little ladies:
 
For really cool guys:

 
Of course, I have a few ideas of my own, a few tutorials from the blogland that I wanted to try for a long time and a few thing I MUST sew, like some comfortable pants for kindergarten.
 
Maybe I should commit for a whole month of sewing kid´s clothes:-))
 
Happy creating,
Lucija

Friday, April 20, 2012

Simple tunic

This is the second top I´ve made for Spring Top Sewalong. I was planning to make 4 but just didn´t find time to do so. If you are curious to find out more about this sewalong go here, on Made by Rea  .


It was fast, it was simple and you can do it with only few stitches. I created my own pattern that is very simple. I will post a tutorial in a few days!
Hope you like it!

Happy creating!
Lucija

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A few things I´ve been working on..

First, I have a little braging to do:-) Sew Mama Sew published my tutorial! How crazy is that!

Go and check this awsome One Starp Bag tutorial. It´s perfect kids accessory, you can make a cute one for girl or a cool one for a boy.

And another thing, there is a week 3 of Project Recycled going on!
                               
This was my entry for the first week:


..and for the second
I am working on tutorials for these two, so stay tuned!

So, head on over to T-Shirt Diaries. I can´t tell what did I make this week, that´s the rule, but take a look and cast vote for your favorite project of the week...
You can vote once a day, with voting closing on Friday.



Happy creating!
Lucija

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring flower boots



For this project you will need two 60˝x 6˝ pieces of fabric and 38˝ of satin ribbon.

Sew zig-zag stitch along the one of the longer edges of fabric.

Carefully cut the rest of the fabric.

Turn shorter edges right side together and sew them.

Measure the width of your boot top. Mine was 19˝ so I cut 19˝ long ribbon piece. Adjust your machine to a strait stitch, in the longest stitch length available. 1.5˝ from the top of your fabric (the one you didn´t sew with zigzag)  sew two parallel lines down the side of your strip, leaving long threads at the ends. Then take the bottom (bobbin) threads and pull them with one hand, while gently pushing your fabric away from them with the other hand. Now you have to arrange your gathers so that they are even. This should be 19˝ long, same as ribbon.

Sew the ribbon over that seam.

Now you have to place you ruffle and hot glue it to the boot.
 

I think, in this boots, you are going to enjoy gardening even more!

Happy creating!

Lucija


Project Recycled - week two


Second week has began
Head on over, take a look and cast vote for your favorite project...
You can vote once a day for your favourite project, with voting closing on Friday.

Vote for your favorite Recycled Project here

My last week´s entry was this:

Come back tomorow for a tutorial on how to make this cool cargo pants!
 
Lucija

Monday, April 2, 2012

Project Recycled

Robin, from the T-Shirt Diaries, is running Project Recycled and I'm one of the contestants.
I really love recycling, so I´m pretty excited to be a part of this contest!
Each week we have to make an item, using recycled materials. This first week, we could make whatever we wanted. I can´t tell you yet what I´ve made, that´s the rule.
But, head on over, take a look and cast vote for your favorite project...
You can vote once a day for your favourite project, with voting closing on Friday.

Vote for your favorite Recycled Project here

Lucija




Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring top sewalong 2012

Well, this Spring Top Sewalong is the little kick I needed to finilly sew something for myself. I´m hoping I will make maximum tops allowed, and that is 4. If you are curious to find out more about this sewalong go here, on Made by Rea  .

For this first week I made Kimono Sleeves Tunic


I created my own pattern that is very simple. If you are interested I will share it. I like it so much I will sew another tunic like this, already have a perfect fabric for it. The fabric for this was viscose.


 Happy creating!

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Love, Lucija

Friday, March 23, 2012

Classy stitch markers


I started to knitt and to crochet two years ago but I still didn´t have stitch markers. Then I got the idea how to use some of my broken jewelry. It was quick and easy.

This is what you will need if you want to do it yourself:

And now you just have to:

There you have it and now you can knit/crochet with style:-)

Happy creating!

Love, Lucija

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PicMonkey - have you try it?

As you all probably already know, Picnik (which was my personal favorite free photo editor) is closing down in April :-(

The good news is I've found an awesome new site that was started by creators of Picnic.com.


It´s really simple, really really cute and it´s free.
Options are no different from the options offered by Picnik, but everything looks simpler to use.
These are some options:
  *Basic: crop, rotate, exposure, resize, colours
  *Effects, so many of them
  *Touch Ups...like wrinkle remover, red eye remover and even weight loss!!
  *Add text and stickers
  *Borders...add frames, rounded corners etc
Go there and try it! You won't be disappointed!


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Love, Lucija