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So Tropical

Just in time for the Hawaiian themed party, Taylor’s tropical wrap is finished! I wound up making a few modifications: shortening the length by 4 1/2 inches and serging a rolled hem around the edges instead of using a narrow hem. Overall, this was an incredibly easy project – made even easier by serging the edges! I think the results look great, too – in fact I may even make one for myself!
Whew, one more project crossed off the list! What’s on your sewing table this weekend?

It’s All About The Glue

Normally I would say making accessories for Taylor’s “Hawaiian Themed” party would be easy, but this time, it was a real pain. Why so bad? It’s all about the glue.
When it comes to crafts, I love my hot glue gun (in fact, I have several: one for small projects, one that melts glue so hot that it big projects are melted together in just seconds (but it’s so hot that it’s easy to get burned), and my favorite glue gun for general crafting). However, there are times that hot glue just doesn’t cut it. While the flower for the barrette was easily attached, the flip-flops are another story. I never even thought that the strap would be too slick for the glue to stick! My second option was super glue. Even thought it said it works on most surfaces (including plastics), it didn’t work any better – it just made my fingers stick together! My last option, e-6000. This stuff is a pretty amazing product. It’s washerdryer safe, adheres to almost every surface, dries clear, can withstand temperatures up to 150 degrees, it won’t crack or break, and, believe it or not, it’s safe to use on photographs. It is, however, caustic smelling and I actually was carded to buy it (you had to be 18), but on the plus side, it worked like a charm and I was able to attach flowers to the flip flops without any problems! Here’s the results of both:

Add Another Project To The List

With as simple as the halter top is that I’m working on, you would have thought I would be done by now, but it seems like lots of little projects keep creeping in. The latest? Butterick 4526 (which will appear on the sidebar soon) – the wrap coverup. Taylor was invited to a Hawaiian themed party this weekend and is supposed to dress up. We thought this was a cute design (and simple to sew, too) and selected a large floral print from Hancock Fabrics to make it look more tropical.
As for the halter, the shelf bra is inserted as well as the back elastic. However, when I slipped the top on to check it’s fit, I felt the back was way too losose, he back is still loose, so I’m going to have to rip it out and shave off several inches (yes, several!). Now where did I put my seam ripper?