Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hello again!

I know it's been ages since I last posted.  I have been taking pictures of my outfits, having fun putting it all together, etc etc... but since the beautiful summer weather has arrived, I just haven't had the motivation to write anything.

Here goes my first attempt to rectify the situation.

I've taken up sewing.  So far, I've made only a few things.  A skirt that looks pretty, but I don't expect to hold up past a few washes.  I made the skirt (freehand, no pattern) before I discovered that you should overlock you seams and double fold your hems to prevent the fabric from fraying.  Oh well, at least it looks pretty nice for now!  I also made an apron for Maya using the leftover fabric I had, and I am halfway through a top.

Besides that, I've been busy altering up a storm of previously too long or too big clothing.  I just finished taking in an adorable skirt that I wore to host a BBQ for my in-laws, Dad and his girlfriend.  I felt cute, and stylish and comfortable in it.  Triple hurray!  (I <3 my sewing machine!)

Top: H&M

Skirt: Joe Fresh

Shoes: Banana Republic

Necklace: Macy's

The blurry little shorty in the photo is Maya. As soon as she saw me standing in front of the mirror taking a picture, she ran up and demanded I take her photo. She is a fashionista/diva in the making! On another note, she just mastered turning the doorknob to open the door. Uh oh... time to lock up my sewing room!

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