This blue tutu was oh.sew.fun. to make! At times all the gathering was quite frustrating, but overall I enjoyed it and am pleased with the outcome. This was my first attempt at a tutu. It's a custom job for someone special :) and I'm still sewing for that order, but I'm anxious to try more. Anyone care to place their orders? :)
Friday, June 25, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
This is something I've wanted to try for quite awhile. I was at my friends house the other night and somehow it came up again and reminded me that I should go for it! My family had a family photo shoot last night and the colors we wore were a variety of blues and this lime green. I was wearing jean, white, and gray and "needed" some cool shoes. So, this is the outcome of about an hours worth of work. I grabbed my paint brush and glue, scissors and fabric and came up with this! I was surprised at how easy this actually was to do. Whenever I am decoupaging I always use lots of glue (mod podge, decoupage, or my secret: a mixture of elmer's glue and water! shhhh...) and get it all over my fingers. Seriously, I do recommend using a lot of glue and using the brush to apply the mixture onto both surfaces but then using your fingers to do the sticking and rub out any bubbles/ air pockets that might be there. For the shoes I pretty much saturated the fabric while I went along. I made sure there was a straight edge around the edge of the sole, but otherwise I just glued and cut as I went along. I've been asked for some sort of tutorial, but there's really nothing to it. Don't be afraid to try! That's my advice. These shoes were $1.98 two years ago at Goodwill and I enjoying them over the past 2 years, and now they're "new" again when covered with this vintage fabric I scored at a yard sale. If you have any questions I'll try to answer them in the comments. Oh, a friend did wonder how they would hold up. I wouldn't be afraid to wear these in the rain, but I probably won't go puddle jumping in them. :) The glue dries hard and clear. They are stiff and durable feeling to me. You can apply several coats of decoupage over the outside if you want to seal them.