Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cool Wine Bottle Sweaters

This is a fun and easy way to make a wine bottle sweater.  I use the sleeves of old sweaters.  Use an old wine bottle as a pattern so you know how tall to make the bottle sweater.  I usually cut a little longer than the bottle.  To cut the circle piece for the bottom of the bottle I place it on the old sweater and trace around the bottom of the bottle.  Add 1/4" to the diameter for your seam allowance.  This circle will let you know how much you will have to take in the sleeve so that the circle will sew in with ease.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wedding Dress Transformation

This wedding dress has a story, really it has several stories.  Four beautiful brides have worn this wedding dress.  When Anna was engaged and wanting to wear it after her mother, aunt and sister had already worn it. Anna is a very beautiful petite young woman so the dress consumed her small figure.  Her mother had read an article about the "Sewing Wizard" and how I can re-purpose and transform clothing.  So I get a phone call to set up a consultation.  Anna flies in from Chicago and we meet.  We discussed what she wanted so I had an idea of where I would start.  The challenges working with an already constructed wedding dress is you don't have the luxury of continuous fabric.  The challenge is what makes this craft such an art.  Seeing the transformation in stages and meeting with Anna several times coordinating her flights to Colorado made this one of my most favorite masterpiece.  Weddings always mark much "LOVE" and working with this dress that had been part of so much love, emotion and memories and being able to add the love I put into recreating a masterpiece no words can explain the amazing JOY I receive!  The corsage were made out of the fabric of the wedding dress.












Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fun Zipper Bracelet

I have designed a new pattern.  You can either purchase new zipper or us old zippers.  It's really FUN and FAST!
Supply list
1 – 5” metal,  molded tooth or coil zipper* (zipper size is left up to you the designer – for example: large #8 get more noticed and are more masculine, smaller #5 are dainty so it’s up to you)!  *You can also use the smaller coil zipper and cut to 6” length
¼” yard of nylon webbing or cotton webbing*
*when using cotton webbing there is more work to finish the raw edge so keep that in mind

2 – 1” “D” rings to match

FUN ZIPPER BRACELET

 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR PROJECT

DESIGNED BY Lorraine Giannetto-Glach

Pattern #130
A simple yet fun project to make.  Maybe you have a sentimental outfit that is either worn out or out of style – take the zippers out and have some FUN!
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it.  J
©2013 Lorraine Giannetto-Glach


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cart Cup Cozy

My new design of the week!  I like the convenience of having my tea while I shop but it is hard to maneuver the cart while carrying my cup.  So I decided to do something about it and make a Cart Cup Cozy.  It works FABULOUS!  For those of you who are crafty and sew who would like to make their own I will have a pattern ready this week.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  Thanks!!



Friday, August 23, 2013

Wedding Dress Refashion

This is an amazing transformation...Sue wore this wedding dress nearly 48 years ago and her daughter Anna will be wearing the new refashioned wedding dress tomorrow.  It has been a work in progress and it turned out just BEAUTIFUL!





The necklace she is wearing here has lace piece from the dress in a glass bead to make it into a pendant!  Something old and something new!