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10-15-12

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sweater: old navy

jeans: old navy

boots: clarks

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10.9.12

dress: urban outfitters

leggings:urban outfitters

boots: frye melissa button

carigan: jcrew

scarf: world market

fall wardrobe.

i still haven’t gotten my serger back from the shop, so i still haven’t been doing any sewing. BUT, here is my list of projects that i hope to have completed this fall:

Colette Clovers x2- i have ordered black and rust stretch cotton twill to make these. i can’t decide if i want to follow sallieoh’s tutorial on constructing a front fly again or if i want to sew them like the pattern says, with a side zip.

jersey sleeveless tops- white, charcoal grey and mustard jersey fabrics are just waiting to be turned in to simple flowy tops to go with everthing.

black skirt- i have some black georgette that i plan to line and make a simple skirt to wear with tights and boots.

jorinde blazer x2- i have some grey wool suiting and navy gabardine for this project. i’ll try it out with the navy gab first, and if all goes well i’ll be making it again in the grey.

shirts- i need button down shirts. i need them. i think that i’ve found a pattern that i want to use, but i haven’t bought any fabric yet.

urban outfitters copycat sweater- i’m designing a sweater ¬†based off of this sweater. i’m using charcoal grey cascade 220 and it’s coming along quickly!

 

there will probably be many more things sewn and knit. i’ll post pictures as i complete things!

mom’s quilt.

before i started sewing clothes for myself, i quilted. i’ve been quilting for years, and i have completed many machine and hand-quilted quilts which i love to use on my bed or on the couch. recently, though, my mother has been stealing them to use on her and my dad’s bed. while i don’t mind sharing, i thought that i would make them a quick quilt of their own.

sorry for the shadowy pictures. i was drying the quilt on our laundry line so it was just really easy to snap a few pictures.

this quilt literally took me two nights. there are 16 large blocks which are layered with cotton batting and a vintage sheet for a back.

i went in to my quilting fabric stash and used only what i had. instead of quilting or tying the quilt, i made little machine ties with green thread. these will be more durable than had i used cotton floss to tie the quilt. and they were fun!

here’s a picture of the backing. i think it turned out pretty well, and it will be a perfect cover for my parents’ bed to protect it from dog fur!

 

 

 

Favorite socks!

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Hello all! Just thought i’d let you all know that my absolute favorite socks are in stock at kmart. They’re 2 for $5 and they’re so soft! And i love the lilac combined with a red stripe!

I DID IT!

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first pair of clovers.

Imagecheck out my new clovers! i kind of love them… obviously, i used the infamous Clover Pant pattern from Colette Patterns. it’s a great pattern as it is, but i knew that i would love it even more using Sallieoh’s tutorial to create front pockets and a front fly.

Imagei didn’t do any modifications to the pattern as these were supposed to be my muslin. i think that they fit pretty well, but i need to do some work on the waistband. it’s a little too tight so i’ll probably grade up next time.

i went to Joann’s hoping to find some cotton twill with some lycra in it, but the best i could find also had a fair amount of polyester in it. wanting to start this project ASAP, i got the cotton/poly/lycra blend and got to work. i don’t love the fabric, but it’s a good color and i think that i will get a lot of wear out of these pants in the fall.

Imagemy sister Ruby and her boyfriend Jeremy came over for dinner last night, so i threw these on with my favorite black tank top and my beloved JCrew leather wedges. seriously, these things are so comfortable and go with EVERYTHING.

Imagei’m also wearing my new-ish arrow necklace that i got from Urban Outfitters, which isn’t surprising because i pretty much wear it with everything.

Imagei’ll definitely make these pants again. i’ve already ordered some cotton/lycra from Denver Fabrics (hint: they’re offering 15% everything for the next week!) in black and rust.