It feels appropriate that I’m posting my projects made with the Summer Brights kit today, as it’s been boiling hot here, with glorious sunshine in a vibrant blue sky all day. Very nice I’m sure, but at 8 months pregnant it’s a bit too sweltering for me!
Here’s the kit I’ve used:
And I utilised it on a layout, a cuff bracelet, and on altering a top.
Here’s the layout, a nice colourful one to match the kit:
|Cardstock = Papermania, Alphas = Thickers ‘Sprinkles’ and ‘Rootbeer Float’, Also used a cocktail stick
and home-made acrylic mist, Everything Else from Summer Brights Handmade Embellishment Kit.
As the fabric was just under 8″ long I cut a 8¼” x 1¾” piece of denim from some old jeans to back the fabric with and give it strength. I didn’t hem the edges as I wanted them to fray:
Then I just sewed the fabric button and blue crochet flower onto the vintage fabric, machine stitched the vintage fabric onto the denim, and then made a button hole. It was the first time I’ve ever made an automatic button hole using my machine, and it took me quite a few goes on spare fabric to get it right! My button was just under an inch across.
I quite like the pretty / rough contrast of the finished cuff:
Finally I used up the bits from the kit by altering a cheap vest top. I had to buy one as I was fed up of my warm-weather tops not quite covering my bump! But it was a bit boring until I added some lace trim and flowers:
Now I feel summery, though still too hot! I definitely think I’ll be altering more tops like this though, as it was so easy to stitch the lace trim around the neckline and then sew on the flowers. And it makes my top one of a kind – I like to be different! Have you altered any clothes to make them less high-street?
Hope you’ve found some inspiration from these projects. The Summer Brights Kit is available in my Etsy shop, along with some kits in different colours.
Bye for now, x