Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thrift Store Score - Detailed Blouse

This was one of those buys where you saw it checking out and put it on the counter.

I do not regret the decision at all! 

The detailing on the front is what sold me on it and the piping on the collar and cuffs!

Absolutely, lovely!

It is a size or two big. But, I kind of like the really loose feel of it. 

Maybe one day, when I'm feeling  daring...I'll try altering it. 

But today is not that day! 
(^ Read in Aragorn's voice ^)

Happy Tuesday!
-'- Jewel

Friday, March 20, 2015

Pocketbook ReFashion


- Pocketbook
(Found mine in the $1 bin at Shopko Hometown)
- Paper of your choice.
(I used 12x12 scrapbook paper)
- Glue or Mod Podge
- Binder Clips
- Scissors
- Stamp and Ink (Optional)

Step 1. Is obviously, remove the cover. :)

Step 2. Take your book and lay on top of your paper. Trace the book on the wrong side of the paper with a pencil. Make sure to trace the back, the bind and the front. Cut out your trace.

Step 3. Line up one side of your paper with your book. Clip and flip.

Step 4. Glue on the bind.

Step 5. Put the clips on the binder and wait for glue to dry. (I waited about 30 minutes)

Step 6. Glue remaining sides of paper to outside of the book. Place clips on each corner.
Since, I only had two clips; I switched them to the other two corners after about 15-20 minutes.

Step 7. Carefully trim up edges.

Step 8. Decorate the front however you like. I used a stamp and black ink.
(The stamp is a Thrift Store Score I found in a bundle! I'll be sharing the bundle soon!)

I'm using it as a sewing notebook. Writing down ideas, measurements, and future sewing related projects!
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thrift Store Score - Looking A Little Green Fabric (to Skirt!)

This fabric was bought before March 1st and is a busted piece from my stash!

Twice a year my favorite thrifting spot has a Sack Sale.
A sack is $3 and you can stuff that thing! 

In TaMera and I's main sack we got 64 items which came out to five cents per item!!
We had a blast!
She got mostly yarn and I got mostly sewing related stuff. 
Like...this fabric!

With it only being a yard, I decided to use the same pattern as my House Skirt
McCall's M6438 skirt A.

I would of loved to have made it longer. 
(I don't enjoy wearing short skirts/dresses) 

I told Samantha;
 "If I want it longer, I'll have to lose some inches on my midsection so it rides lower." :) 

...I don't foresee that happening anytime soon. haha

This skirt cost me 10 cents!
I bought the fabric and the zipper at the sack sale. The matching thread was already in my stash!

From the stash:
- 1 yd. of fabric
- 7 in. zipper
- thread
- pattern
- interfacing (for waistband)

Happy Thrift Store Score Tuesday!
-'- Jewel

Fabric used in this project: 1 yd. (0.9144 m)
Fabric busted since 03/01/15: 4 1/4 yds. (3.8862 m)
See my pledge and get more information on the 2015 Stashbusting Sewalong HERE

Photography: TaMera

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Oh, So Many Flowers Skirt

This project is a total stashbuster! You can read more about it (aka, what that means) HERE. :)
From the stash:

 - 3 1/4 yd. cotton fabric
 - 7 in. zipper
 - thread
 - pattern

The fabric I used is from my Grandma Carol. She gave me a bag of fabric remnants. 

didn't have enough of the fabric for the facing. 
To fix the problem, I used a white cotton instead.
Which didn't cause any problems since you aren't supposed to see that, anyway. ;)

The pattern is Simplicity 4188 skirt E.

shirt: little mountain print shoppe  /  skirt: handmade  /  sneakers: payless  /  earrings: forever 21

-'- Jewel

Fabric used in this project: 3 1/4 yd. (2.9718 m)
Fabric busted since 03/01/15: 3 1/14 yd. (2.9718 m)
See my pledge and get more information on the 2015 Stashbusting Sewalong HERE

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Great Blizzard of 2015

The first week of February we had a blizzard. We were snowed in for two days! It was a lot of fun!! :)

This was taken through our back door. I didn't know frozen pancakes are such a coveted meal! haha
-'- Jewel
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