Can you believe we have been going strong with Operation Project $0 for 19 days now!?!?!? I am so impressed by the amazing creations everyone has been coming up with - it is so encouraging to be reminded of how many different garments, how many different styles, and how many people CAN be a part of this idea. Thank you for being apart of it!!!
Today I am sharing a pattern modification to create Pirate Shirts over at Pattern Revolution. I of course had to make these $0 costumes for my own bemusement, so they are made from a queen sized sheet (with plenty left over for baby girl to get one too)... and those cool 'pirat-y' accessories - they are all belts of my mom's that she gave me to use for the hardware. I'll take $0 costumes any day. Check out the post to see all the adorable pictures ;o)
Now on to the really good stuff.... I have perhaps my favorite blogger in the world with us today ;o) I would like to introduce you to Max of Max California (yes, I know her real name is Ari - but to me she is and will always be Max). I started following the Max California blog very early in my discovery of sewing blog. There was just something about this rocker Australian with an edgy style and so much creativity that hooked me. We quickly hit it off and vowed to one day compete together on Project Run &Play... little did we know we would accomplish that feat AND both make it to the final three. She is the most supportive person you can image, she constantly makes me laugh, and virtually anything she makes for her blog makes me want to be more creative, more innovative, and more adventurous in my own sewing.
Without further blubbering and ado.... here is Max!
reat free one here you can use from Climbing the Willow), I slashed it across the middle of the armholes. The bodice of the dress is made in white cotton drill from my scrap bin, and the skirt part of the dress is made from blue silk with white polka dots on it. The silk I bought from the second hand shop for about $4 for around 2-3m of it.
Fancy Pants Leggings, Eddie's Green Lantern popover tunic, her Dreaming of Spring blazer, her Retro Red Romper, Vincent's Alpine Adventure Hoodie, Eddie's rainbow dress (omg she was so little!), Vincent's Freddy (Kreuger) Shirt, and Edison's Chromium Tunic. That's only a tiny little drip in the pond of projects I have made spending $0 or using recycled clothing/fabric! I hope Suzanne's series has inspired you to use what you have, or see new potential in things you might normally just throw away! It's not just about saving money, but being a little sustainable too! (for me it is anyway ^_^ ) PS. If you think this dress looks familiar, you're right. I used the same fabrics to make Edison's Ahoy! Sailor Dress a few weeks ago :)