Saturday, 15 May 2010

By The Pricking of My Fingers...

... Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!!!! But... it was all in a goodly cause - my wonderful friend Andrea and her friend Kate are doing the Playtex Moonwalk tonight. It starts at midnight and several thousand ladies walk either a half or a full Marathon distance around London... in their Bra's! The fun part is that the bra's can be really decorated. Andrea, bless her, asked me if I could sew on a few embellies to jazz her boobies up a bit - little did the poor unsuspecting lass know that I can't even sew on a button.




Anyways... helped greatly by a fab idea from Wendy, I used some Grungepaper and some of Claudine's Sticky Backed Canvas and applied this to some material remnants that I have had lurking in my stash for about 100 years. I then whizzed these through the Cuttlebug with the Tattered Florals Alterations Die... these make AMAZING flowers!




I then got a needle (that is the ouch part) and some cotton and stitched the flowers together and sewed in some pearly beads to the centres. Getting totally carried away with myself, I butchered an old bright pink tshirt that I had never worn - it was unearthed during the move and alas, was waaaaay too small for me now, so that made the little bright pink flowers.




The shoulder straps then had little flowery shell sequiny things (I am sure someone will have the proper name for them) and beads sewn onto them. Now, around the bottom of the bra's I sewed some beaded fringing... and nay and thrice, I hadn't stretched the elastic enough, so when the poor girls tried the bra's on, they nearly got their circulation cut off *memo to self... don't do beaded fringing on elastic!* However, all is not lost, Kate has seen to the fringing.




Now, the IMPORTANT bit. This is a fundraising event and if you would like to make a donation for Andrea and Kate, their Just Giving page is HERE. All the proceeds of the walk go to helping to fight Breast Cancer - which is a very worthy Charity. So, GOOD LUCK to Andrea and Kate 'The Chatsworth Chicks' and I hope that their boobies stay safe and secure in those bra's and I haven't... erm... booby trapped them with my sewing ROFL TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...they look gorgeous!! There will be no stopping you now with that needle!!

xx

Laura said...

Fantastic make, I would loved to have seen them try them on esp when they were so tight. Lol.

Wipso said...

Clever you. They look amazing [think maybe my bra would need larger flowers!]. My son and daughter are doing the Manchester 10K run for cancer research tomorrow :-) I'm so proud of them.
A x

Helen said...

Good luck - or, given I'm posting this in the morning - hope they did great! Love the sewing,Hels.

Sandy said...

Waaaaaahhh Hels what a grandios idea.
Amazing design. Love them. Your work is absolutely inspiring and unique. Love them.

DonnaMundinger said...

Well Hels, you look like you should be starting your own line of lingerie! Beautiful! xxD

Debby said...

They are so gorgeous, beautiful work.
Debby

Andrea said...

what a grand job you have done on these for us and we will wear them with great pride, thankyou sooooooooo much Hels now I can breathe LOL they look fab and will try to get a picture of us actually in them ( not sure about that being blogged though ) thanks again your a star and a great friend xx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

You did a fabulous job Hels! The girls are going to be so proud prancing around in those. Wish we had something like that here in the U.S. Sounds like such an hilarious event!

Val said...

This looks gorgeous - you have done a lovely job.

Helen - you talk about putting the Tattered Florals Alterations Die though the cuttlebug - what sandwich do you use?

Thanks
Val

TinaB said...

They look fab! Well done you xx and good luck Andrea and Kate xx

Shazza said...

they look fabulous Hels, you will be taking up new career as seamstress soon eh?

Linda Cain said...

You are tooooo funny! Great work, so clever and beautiful, too!

Linda

* Shaz * said...

They look fabulous Hels you really are very clever xxx

Wendy said...

Totally boobilicious Hels, great job and loving that pink t-shirt. Good luck girls.

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

These are stunning x You should do commissions LOL! x Leigh x

2amscrapper said...

It's always a joy to read your blog. What a wonderful project!

Cardarian said...

Love your "booby" work! You did good - I am sure your friends bra will admired!
Hugs
Cardarian

The Inky Minx said...

awsome boobie wear.. thinking of the girls tonight and hoping it stayed dry for them xx

Lori said...

It's totally boob-a-licious! lol. Great work Hels, looks fab!

Dawn said...

roflmao Booby Trapped! very funny good luck girls (don't know about walking through London at Midnight in a bra though (I know they will be well looked after) I wouldn't walk around any time in my bra bikini etc. NO amount of blig etc could help me out there lol great work on the Bras though Hel

Love Dawn xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Well done hun, great job ;)
Anne xx

stampdiva said...

My sister participated in the London Moonwalk a couple of years ago and I also had to decorate the bra, even though I cannot sew to save myself! You did a great job. Lynne M x

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