Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I finally quit my day job and this is my last week! I can't wait to go back to designing full time. Well this also means the pressure is on to make $$ doing what I love so on that note...come help support me by attending my first Trunk Show!

You can RSVP if you like chrystine@sewbitchy.com

I'll have cool tunes, and food so come mingle!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I just cant keep up!

I'm really trying but its not going well. Theres just not enough time in the day. I either sew and list or sew and post. I need money more so there you have it. :) Ok so heres what I've been working on this week.

Trying to get through my stash and just make quick simple totes, but I can't do anything quick. Im too much of a perfectionist. I made these two from repurposed t-shirts. I love how the stones one came out. It is listed on my ebay, and the green day one is actually simple. No pockets even. I put it on Etsy. Stop by and look! I'll be working on more and trying to finish unfinished things in between that!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The cutest baby clothes ever

I think I am making the wrong size clothing. While browsing the sew mama sew pool over at flickr I came across the cutest photo of a toddler outfit. Upon further investigation I ended up at Bowznstuff blog. She has the absolute cutest designs for toddler clothes I've seen. You know you only can dress like that when your a kid, so you may as well live it up. Adults can only get away with that on some occasions and even then people look at you odd. Its the whole reason behind why I design my own stuff to begin with. I think the world should be a more colorful place. People are too serious sometimes.

Anyhow, I really love this British punk outfit, OMG I wish it was my size!!! I think I have a t-shirt like that somewhere so I will try to recreate the look for myself. The best part of the whole thing is the Hat! You should stop by her page and have a look.Photobucket

Next up for me is finding models and getting some better photos, because I am also really impressed with how nice hers look. Whew! Running a business is lots of hard work!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Snow cat hoodie and Project Runway

Well the two don't really have anything to do with each other except the fact that I'm going to blog about them both. I made this hoodie the other day and for my first attempt it came out good. Its wearable anyway! The first time I put the zipper in (as i have done many times) I forgot to use a separating one. DUH! Well that problem is solved as the next day I found three bags of zippers at the thrift store for about $12 total. I got a lot of zippers and especially the separating ones so it worked out! In the meantime I made a clutch bag from the same fabric and some pleather vinyl. I like how it came out. It was my first time working with this kind of fabric together.

I am really quite proud of myself as I never used to attempt working with certain things as i thought they'd be to difficult. But of course I was younger and not so wise then :) And I didn't have Project Runway to inspire me! Now (I'm at a level) I feel I can make anything no matter how difficult it looks. I find it harder and harder to buy retail now. Even a crappy cheap shirt from F21 becuase even though it may be $10 Im always saying-"I could so make that!"
Ok so now speaking of PR, I missed the last two episodes and last night I saw the Hersheys show. How fun was that!!! I loved almost all the designs, they were really creative. Christian is my fav but I think he chose an easy out. His dress was basic, but the fact that he used all those reeses cups gave it a cool look. I think bar far Ricky's was the best. His model looked like a hersheys kiss! Rami's was awesome too, but after all the mistakes Ricky's made he should've got more props. Well at least that Elisa is off. I dont like any of her designs. I think Sweet Pea may be next. She is really great, but I don't think her experience is enough to make it through the show. I think it will come down to Jilian, Christian and Rami.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Itsa Mario!

Itsa Mario!
Originally uploaded by pinkmini

I have soo much fabric and its high time I not only made stuff from it, but keep up this darn blog. So I'll just say it now-my new years resolution is to blog!
So I made some really cool bags and a pouch from some nintendo sheets featuring mario and zelda (my favorite!) I am so proud of how cool they came out. They were just simple to make but I think the fabric makes them totally awesome! I am trying to crank out as many as I can because I want to weedle down my fabric stash, as of course I'm always out buying more.

I also made this awesomely cute Rageddy Ann Purse for my best friend. If she actually gets it she'll be lucky! LOL Im getting more confident in my skills and lately I am very happy with all the projects I'm making. I have been taking a little more time to "finish" things. With this purse I am thinking about maybe adding lace or eylet around the top. It is still too plain but cute! Im also debating to have the flap button on the inside vs the outside as it covers up andy's face. What do you think?