Monday, June 28, 2010

Suit Yourself! {and a GIVEAWAY!}


Happy {MONDAY} everybody!


I recently acquired an {old}
smelly men's suit. 

It was a men's size 42 that had been altered
to fit someone about 4'10". 



I liked the pinstriping though, and decided
it would make a FABULOUS newsboy! 


I made this hat for my son from 
this great pattern and just loved it! 

I washed the suit in the washer. 
On warm. 
{Explicitly} ignoring the tag instructions.
 It made the fabric nice and soft to work with. 
(And got out the yucky smell)

De-constructing a suit can be tricky. 
Here are a few pointers:

1) Get a pair of scissors
2) Cut that mother up!

I got quite a bit of fabric,


(I'm not loving this picture, but the material
is charcoal with burgundy and copper pin-striping)

And I got a nice chunk of lining


lovely, {shiny} polyester!

And I had more than enough fabric 
to make two newsboy caps.


Important tip: When you're refashioning or 
deconstructing an item, be sure to salvage all the notions 
you can! I got 14 buttons off of this bad boy!


{So}, my intention was to make two 
newsboy caps, but wouldn't you know it, 
there was enough material for three! 
That means {of course} that we're having a giveaway!




There are a few ways to enter:
(Please leave 1 comment per entry!)


A. Become a follower 

2. Tell me your favorite kind of {cupcake}

D. Link this giveaway to your blog. (Include the link!)


And lastly, tell me the name of the 1990s movie where I got my very special numbering system. 

The {winner} will be chosen via random number generator, 
and the giveaway closes at midnight MST on July 3rd.


Winner will be announced Monday, July 5th!


Good Luck!


P.S. I need to say a very special {Thank YOU!} to my friend Louise, who lent me her spare sewing machine while mine is being serviced. Thank you, Louise! You'll probably never get it back, because it is waaaaaay nicer than mine! I don't think I can go back to my Singer after using your White!!!




<3 AmberLou



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27 comments:

  1. You are a talented one, Amberlou! And you really prefer a White over a Singer? Hm, I've never tried a White.

    I only see a tiny stripe of blue on the handsome model's shirt. Happy Blue Monday!

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  2. That is one adorable handsome little guy there. Happy Monday!


    BM~Centipede

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  3. I am not sure who is cuter! Now this is a gorgeous hat! You are amazingly talented!

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  4. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  5. What a fun idea, I love it!

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  6. Thats really cute, I love the cape he's wearing with it.

    http://sewintocrafts.blogspot.com/

    Favorite cupcake would be a boston cream cupcake.

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  7. That is really an adorable hat, very clever to use the suit!! Visiting from lucky linky tuesday!
    justsewsassy.com

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  8. What a great save on some wonderful fabric! The hat could not have turned out any better! Thanks for sharing your success on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  9. What a great idea! I have a house full of boys, so I'm always on the look out for stuff for them. Also, your little guy is a real cutie! :o)

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  10. Hi! I'm visiting from Life in the Pitts. This is just beyond cute and your son is adorable to boot! Thanks for sharing the great deconstruction tips. :)

    Alison

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  11. the hat turned out great!
    amy
    craftedbymama.blogspot.com

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  12. What a cute hat!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

    Oh, and my favorite cupcake is chocolate with buttercream icing....YUM!!

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  13. And I just became a follower!!

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  14. What a cute hat!!! My little guy would look so cute in it!! I'm a follower!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/
    (Come on over - I'm hosting my first giveaway now!)

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  15. This is so stinkin' cute! I used to love to make hats when my kids were small. If you're not "partied out" I'd love for you to link up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

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  16. Great job!

    Thanks for joining us! :)

    ~Kim

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  17. visiting from Fire and Jellybeans...and I'm so glad I did! Love your blog, and love this hat! I have to make one for my five-year-old nephew...if I don't win one of yours!

    My favorite cupcake is vanilla, filled with lemon curd. BTW, you MUST read "The Icing on the Cake," it's a new chick lit book about a young woman from Dallas who starts a cupcake shop in NYC -- lots of great recipes!

    Big "wave" from Cape Cod,
    Jude at
    dolcecapecod dot blogspot.com

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  18. I'm following you!
    Jude
    dolcecapecod dot blogspot.com

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  19. Super, super cute! Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

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  20. Too Cute !
    Happy 4th to you & yours
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  21. Hi! You’ve got an awesome blog here. I’d love it if you’d stop by my blog sometime. I host a link up party every Tuesday for crafts, activities, recipes and ideas for toddlers. I’d love for you to link up some of your cool ideas:
    http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/
    Have a great day!

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  22. Cute little boy and awesome hat! Thanks for linking up to this week's It's Party Time Thursday @PonyTails&FishScales!

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  23. So cute! :) I love re-using things and finding new ways to get a fabulous item from something not so "look worthy"! I love the little hat! :)

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  24. What a cute hat and little boy! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  25. Ca - ute!!!! Love it - thanks so much for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Come plant again on Friday!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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