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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Taking Notes Adult Skirt

After making this skirt for Brynn it was time to make one for myself. Here is a link to the tutorial. It turned out so cute and I love the fabric I found. It is classy yet kind of original I think. I love the deep mustard yellow with the so dark brown that you could probably pull off a black top too.
Oh and I should mention the top I've had for a while (pic below is 4 years ago) but the buttons are too small for the holes and they pop out all the time! You can see them open in the pic below on my tummy. Solution: I added hooks to keep it together! I also ran the hooks up to my high chest so I didn't have to wear an undershirt then pined the ties up to cover the hooks that showed and sewed it down. Wa la...an awesome outfit!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

$1 Shirt

 When I saw this I knew I had to try it. A dollar DI Men's XL shirt into this...I had nothing to lose trying it! I followed the tutorial exactly. At the end I wasn't a fan of the neckline so I added two rows of sheering:

 I liked that with this neckline, I didn't have to wear an undershirt. My favorite part of her design was how she gathered the side. It looks cute (ignore the thread I hadn't cut yet):

For a buck and a new shirt it isn't too shabby!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shirt, Skirt and Headband Flower

I saw this skirt and had to make it. It is an awesome tutorial! I wanted to buy fabric just like the one they had but I saw this one with black dots and I fell in love with it! I think it turned out well. I used a black zipper and thread to add a little pop. I made it a little big for her so she could grow into it.
The shirt I made my own pattern but it is super hard to get her arms through, so I'm not going to post a tutorial on it. I will try adding a side zipper and see if that works because the shirt turned out so cute!
I will post a tutorial on the flower soon.