Crafting & Wrestling
ETA: In order to get a handle on making wrestling tights I figured why not make a pair for myself using New Look 6983.
I'd purchased this pattern for the tunic top only and decided to use the crop pants as the muslin. The pattern calls for a woven fabric, but used a dark grey t-shirt knit. Using a knit, I went with the smallest hip measurement for the pants which is 38" and with my hips at 40" I cut a size 10, serged the seams and ended up removing another 2" from the side seams and an 1/2" from the center seam.
Thereafter I used 1" non-roll elastic for the waist and getting a comfortable fit, I then tapered the bottom leg starting 3 inches from the bottom and removing about 1/2" for a tight fit at the ankle. I serged the raw edges of the legs and used 1/4" clear elastic for the hem.
I triple serged all the seams and did some high energy calisthenics to ensure that the seams would not part ways...lol
Now I have a pair of wrestling tights that would be useful when I get back to exercising. Ok... on to making wrestling pants and crossing eyes, toes and fingers as I journey along :)
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Using SVG.com's Big Boutique Box Kit together with my circut expression I made a gift box. Measuring 10x10 with Classic Black II/Date Nite two-sided cardstock by Luxe Designs. Ok... what was I thinking when I made this big ol' box, however it immediately became useful for storing some crafty paraphernalia. :)
While surfing the web for some more crafty ideas, I came accross this cute tutorial at Crafters -
The Coffee Filter Rose...
It looks a little like a rose... right...lol
Disregard the glass of wine it wasn't used to make the flower...:)
Added some color with water and paint and there you have it.... need a lil more practice minus the wine.
If you don't want to make them check out Mommy Makes Roses
At 5:00am instead of hitting the treadmill, I made a card to send to a dear friend. Used colorbox chalk ink, Michaels notecard, EK card punch and floral brad....quick and easy
Enough crafting, I need to make a wrestling outfit... please don't ask... but it needs to look something like this...
My niece loves wrestling & playing in her band... (umm yeah... why can't I remember the name of the band or her wrestling stage name... bad auntie... smacking hand) and has been doing it since high school and continued performing throughout college, now a recent grad from Purchase College. With lil more free time she can be found tackling her opponent, strumming her guitar or spending time with us during one of our food shopping marathons.
Here is the swimwear fabric she selected while at Joann's - silver metallic and royal blue metallic fabrics.
While I try to make wrestling gear...everyone have a great weekend.