Thursday, October 31, 2013

"My Brother Got a Brother!" - My New Overlocking Machine

Hey y'all!

Hope you're having a fabulous week.

Just wanted to share some good news with you. I now have an overlocking machine! For those that sew, you know this makes a huge difference in the finishing of your garment. So, I was super excited when I received this awesome surprise in the mail, courtesy of my mother!

If you know me, you'll know that I learned to sew from my mother, who learned from her mother, who probably also learned from hers...and on...and on...

A few weeks ago, I told my mom about my rekindled love for sewing, and I shared my blog with her. She was so excited that she shared it with almost everyone she knows! Little did I know that she was even more excited to get me an overlocking machine!

Brother Homelock 1034D

Can be used with 3 or 4 threads, and 1 or 2 needles

Color-coded threading system

Comes pre-threaded... Sweet!

My Brother got a Brother!
*My sewing machine was also a (wedding) gift from her*

Thanks, Mom! This was a very sweet and thoughful gift.
It was very much needed, and will be put to good use!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Wild About Denim" - Denim & Zebra Stripes

Hey there!

Hope you're having a lovely week so far!

Today's post is another very simple casual DIY top I made using New Look Pattern 6105.

I used a lightweight denim fabric to make this top. I chose to use a different color/pattern of material for the collar, as well as the pocket and sleeve details, just to make them stand out. Although the pattern is intended of a very loose fitting top, I modified the pattern by taking in a bit more at the side seams, especially at the waist, just to give it a bit more fitting...not too much though; otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to get into it! And because I did not feel like being bothered with making button holes (which I still need much practice on), I did not put one in the front center collar, nor on the sleeves. Instead, I added a hook & eye where the button was supposed to go; I folded the arms of the sleeves and stitched the flap over it on the outside.

Everything I used for this DIY projects as purchased from my local Walmart: the pattern (here), the denim fabric (here), the yellow zebra stripes fabrics (similar here)...even the interfacing! Looks like Walmart is beginning to make some money off me! Haha! I paired it with a pair of jeans I've had for a while and gold heels. And no, I did not intentionally plan for the denims to match, but they did!

Have a terrific Tuesday, y'all!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Fall Ready with Faux Fur!" - DIY Faux Fur Cape

The air is cooler... Leaves are falling... Nature's colors are changing... Fall is officially here!

And with the change of season comes a change of clothing. That inspired me to make this cute and comfy faux-fur cape. This piece is so versatile, it can be worn with anything: like with an evening gown to a fancy event, or black knee-highs. Best of all, this cape is fully lined and completely reversible!

Red Dress: Ross (old). Similar here or here (in black)
Leopard Print Shoes: Just Fab "Myra" (Here)

Don't want to make one? Buy it! This cape is available for sale! Yes, you can buy this cape off my back! The size I have on in the pictures above is an Extra Small (I wear a US Size 2). Because it's a loose fitting cape, I think it should fit Size 0-4.

You can also pre-order in different sizes:
Extra Small (0-4)
Small (6-8)
Medium (10-12)
Large (14-16)
Extra Large (18-20)

Interested? Send an email to (**Serious inquires only, please**)

Would your rock this? Let me know. Leave a comment below.

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