Outfit of the Day

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Just a quick outfit of the day!

Top is the Colette Sorbeto. Pretty sure it’s still free in their site. I omitted the center pleat and used contrasting bias tape to finish the neckline and armcyes.

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So, you DIY’d a leather skirt. Now what?

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Liz at CottonandCurls just posted a great little tute on how to DIY an A-line leather skirt. She has great style and I really appreciate how she always just wings it. I, personally, would have to use a pattern just to make sure I was doing it right. But, I found my skirt at Goodwill. Nabbed that sucker for $3! It’s fully lined and has no waistband FYI. There’s a one inch hem that’s top stitched and a lapped zipper. Let me know if you have questions about how it’s constructed. It’s pretty straightforward and I’m sure I could make it myself. But, not for $3. I mean, c’mon!

So, now that you’ve got your leather skirt — DIY’d, thrifted, full-price, or otherwise — how do you wear it? Continue reading

A tutorial that works!

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There is nothing worse than finding a tutorial where all the photos looks totally cute then trying to make it yourself only finding that the instructions totally suck and it’s impossible to finish. I won’t name names, but you know you’ve been there.

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Buy it or DIY it?

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The weather is cooling off again which means I’ll be lacing up my sneakers and walking/running a lot more. It’s way too hot here to even walk from my door to my car in the thick of summer, so I always take a bit of a siesta from June to October. Either way, I never know what to do with my phone when I walk. Those arm band thingies always fall off my chicken arms. Walking with stuff in my pockets is never going to happen. Stuff it in my sports bra? Um…no. Until now, I’ve walked with a fanny pack. Yes, a legiatmate fanny pack. I loosen it up so it hangs low on my hips and place the bag on the right side. It a little bulky and I always get funny looks, but it works.

Then I stumbled across this wonderful tutorial from MeSewCrazy.

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Sewing problem #930348

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All. The. Time!

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This post brought to you as part of the National Sewing Month series

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From To-Do to TaDa!

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After my little mishap last week, I decided I’d spend my weekend rebuilding my confidence in my sewing. I have a small hall closet that I use to store all my craft stuff including sewing projects in process. All of the projects are in different stages. Some just needed a quick hem, others were waiting on sleeves. Don’t ask me why these projects have yet to be finished. It’s some weird thing I have about doing things to 99% completion and then walking away. If I think about it too much, I’ll need therapy.

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DIY Leather Pants inspired by NYFW

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As New York Fashion Week comes to and end, my eyes are in love with what came down the runways this year. I love that black and white is still a trend and cobalt blue will be making it’s way into my closet very, very soon. Another must-have item: leather pants. I’ve secretly been eyeing this trend for a while but have been aghast at the outrageous designer prices. And, no, this is not an area where you can skimp on quality… and we all know you get what you pay for. So, I thought I’d take to the interwebs and see what I could find to make a pair on my own. Continue reading