Wednesday, October 28, 2015

leslierahye's very spooky steampunk blog hop 2015

Posted by leslierahye strickland at 10:00 AM 3 comments


Good Morning! I'm excited to be participating in my Mom's annual blog hop for a steampunk themed Halloween! This year for the annual 4-H Fashion Show I decided to create a refashion project that also is my Halloween Costume! I love steampunk and I love refashion! I have been very fortunate to find some amazing clothes at garage sales and in hand me downs from friends and family.

I started with 7 shirts and a skirt to create my outfit. The top is a refashioned man's shirt that I bought at Good Will. I cut the sleeves off and shortened them. I changed over the buttons to sparkly buttons and then I folded down the collar and sewed it in the hem to create a Mandarin looking collar!

The skirt was made from 5 shirts. Shirts were cut so that I didn't have to re-hem them. The bottom shirt already had a drawstring mid-shirt and I cut above the drawstring to use that to size my skirt. I will be able to wear it for a while as I grow up as there is room to let out the draw string! I then gathered the tops of the pieces so that it was easier to attach it to the bottom skirt. The pieces were cut with the top layer being the shortest and then longer and longer so that they all met at the top to cause the layers. The very top layer of the skirt is lace from a shirt. I sewed with a zigzag so that there was a little bit of "give" in the waistline. I then decided I needed a ruffle around the bottom. I cut 3" strips, folded them in half and hand gathered and pinned around the bottom of the skirt to sew.

The brown "coat" is made from a shirt and a skirt. I began by cutting the sleeves and turning the cut side in and sewing along the hem of the arm holes. I then turned the collar down and sewed the collar in the hem like I did on my shirt. The skirt was shortened and then gathered along my waistline to create a "tail". To mark where to put the skirt I put on my belt and marked with chalk the line. I then gathered the skirt...adding more gathers in the back to make it puffier. The skirt was sewn to the shirt and the extra shirt was trimmed. When the coat is on I can use the shirt button to close or leave it open.

I got the belt at the GoodWill store and the boots at the flea market! I attended the Erath County Fashion Show on Monday where I took 1st place for Junior Refashion Construction. I will be travelling to the District 8 Fashion Show in November. I will be making and adding some more accessories for Halloween.



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

leslierahye.: Spring Refashions 2015 | Day 2

Posted by leslierahye strickland at 7:49 AM 0 comments

This is my favorite! I love love love the sweater with this skirt! Refashioning with Mommy...

leslierahye.: Spring Refashions 2015 | Day 2: This weekend my Fancy Fashionista and I spent the weekend looking through garage sale and goodwill finds to create a weeks worth of f...




Monday, May 11, 2015

leslierahye.: Spring Refashions 2015 | Day 1

Posted by leslierahye strickland at 9:22 AM 0 comments

Refashioning with Mom!



leslierahye.: Spring Refashions 2015 | Day 1: This weekend my Fancy Fashionista and I spent the weekend looking through garage sale and goodwill finds to create a weeks worth of fas...




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Upcycling Old Clothes for Barbies and Accessories!

Posted by leslierahye strickland at 6:00 AM 5 comments
Good Morning Everyone! I am hopping with my Mom's 3rd Annual Earth Day Blog Hop! We keep a stash of out-grown clothes at our house to use in crafting and sewing. Both of my projects today come from that stash.
For my first project I used one of my favorite old shirts to create a Survivor Dress for my Barbie. 




 For my second project I used an old pair of Hello Kitty tights to create arm warmers to wear with my dress!






Saturday, October 5, 2013

Operation Write Home | World Card Making Day 2013

Posted by leslierahye strickland at 12:19 AM 30 comments

Hi my name is Samantha and I am 7 years old. My Mom is helping me type this. I usually do a v-log like Sandy to show my art and talk about it. I have been on a break from my blog this summer while I visited family. I like to make cards for the soldiers. I made this card for a soldier to send back to someone they love. Mommy let me use some of her pretty papers in her scrappy supplies. I used BIC Mark-its to color the House Mouse stamps and some canvas stickers to add Thank You to the banner on the sketch

I have grandpas and an uncle that fought in wars. I think soldiers are our heroes. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you like my card.
owh sketch canvas copy
I used sketch #187


WCDstart

Friday, May 24, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Posted by leslierahye strickland at 11:00 PM 105 comments
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Hi my name is Samantha and I am 7 years old. My Mom is helping me type this. I usually do a v-log like Sandy to show my art and talk about it. I like to make cards for the soldiers. I made this card to send to a soldier. I like using Digital Delights stamps and papers because they are so pretty and cute.
I have grandpas and an uncle that fought in wars. I think soldiers are our heroes. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you like my card.

OWH Sketch #1
supplies used for this card :
BIC Mark-Its
Card Stock
Camouflage Digital Paper Pack

Military Molly - Click Image to Close

Groove on sentiment set

please leave me a comment~Samantha

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mommy's 2nd Annual Earth Day Blog Hop

Posted by leslierahye strickland at 12:00 AM 11 comments






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