Sewn : J. Crew Inspired Polka-Dot Blouse

Monday, January 30, 2012

How amazing is this shirt from J Crew?

I just about died when I saw it. It was $100 though, so that ridded my option of buying it. 
Instead I decided to just make my own.

Shirt: Homemade, Skirt: Tobi

I based the shirt off of the Butterick B5049 dress pattern. It was super simple to adapt though. I basically just followed the original pattern but cut it hip length and made the A-line cut a little less prominent.

Then I added an exposed zipper down the back. In hindsight I kind of wish I wouldn't have done a contrasting one but oh well. I guess I don't hate it enough to go back and change it.

So all in all, I saved about $80 dollars making my own version. I'd say that's not too bad!

Linking up to these lovely ladies' Summer Style Link-Up!

Baked : Valentine's Day Gingerbread House (Yes, Really)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Who says Gingerbread houses are only for Christmas?

Sewn : Valentine's Day Oven Mitts

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

So I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of obsessed with Valentine's Day. 
I don't know what it is, there's just something about it that makes me happy. 
And no it's definitely not the flowers and box of chocolates that I'm expecting from a boyfriend. ha that's definitely not it. (Though if any guys are reading this. I wouldn't object or anything. ;)
No, it's the whole atmosphere that I like.
That's why I'm starting my Valentine's Day sewing projects like three weeks in advance.

More time to celebrate!
These are oven mitts by the way, via the Queen of all things Holiday.
They are kind of like really poorly sewn but I guess that's what I get for following a Martha Stewart tutorial. I swear her things NEVER turn out as good as they look in the pictures.

Oh well it's the thought that counts right? And my mama will appreciate these no matter how bad they look.

What's your favorite holiday?

Sewn : Blue Polka-Dot Skirt

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thanks to the lovely Lizzie over at Cotton and Curls for the fabulous tutorial used to make this skirt.

In fact I loved her skirt so much, I decided to use the same fabric and everything. ha hopefully she won't be bugged about that.

If I look different, it's probably because my hair is brown. I sort of hate it. But oh well, it's fun to change it up every once in a while.

Happy Sunday Everyone! 

Sewn : Black Corduroy Pencil Skirt

Friday, January 13, 2012

Well hi everyone, remember me?
Probably not since it's been like MONTHS since I've last posted. Sorry about that. I've been busy I guess. But I'm back now for good.

This skirt is the latest thing I've been working on. Just a simple pencil skirt. 
I used McCall's M5094 and black corduroy fabric.

Pencil skirts are always nice, I love how they dress up anything. Plus to be blunt, I like the way this one fits my booty. ha so I'm sure I'll be wearing it a lot.

Happy Friday everyone! 
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