Friday, February 13, 2015

Joann Fabrics Haul!

Friday. Ahhhhhhh Friday :D Finally Friday. Take a deep breath in and let it out. Do you smell that? No, its not the beautiful fragrance of the weekend. Its the beautiful smell of a weekend with money in the bank because ITS PAYDAY FRIDAY :D :D :D Thank you Jesus for another paycheck :):) So what does one do with a fresh paycheck in the bank? Of course after budgeting it, you go shopping!!!
And that is exactly what I did today :) Thanks to the low gas prices, again thank you Jesus, it only cost $30 to fill up my mini semi Oscar! Fifteen extra dollars woot woot!! So here is my haul :D:D:D

Obviously I am an avid sewer. I am a more than a little biased to Joann Fabrics as opposed to any of its competitors like Hancock and Hobby Lobby. Not that I don't shop at either of those two stores, I just have always found more at Joann. Today, I went in focused on getting very small cotton and cotton blend remnants in pink, yellow, and green. My store didn't have a lot of fun pattern remnants in those so, I picked through the clearance fabrics, which were 50% off!!!!! The quilter's showcase fabrics were also on sale for $2.49 a yard instead of their usual $4.99! :D I have a super awesome project in the works that require small bits of fabric. I got a half yard of both kinds.
Quilter's Showcase

Clearance Fabrics

I also got a yard of this fabric that I have been admiring for months, also a clearance fabric =)
Butterflies are kinda my thing :)
I have another very special project in mind with this fabric ;)
I love vintage looking fabric :D
I'll give you hint at what I will be using this fabric for:
It wasn't on sale but, I had a coupon
 and I'm gonna need it
Also this remnant. I haven't a clue what im gonna do with it, its probably going towards something I will make for my bestie Beatrice :D She is an AMAZING musician and completely obsessed with musicals ;) All the best people are ;)

I also swung by the regular clearance bins and grabbed this fat quarter for my remnant project:
Can't beat $.97!
Alsooooooooooooooo Simplicity patterns 5 for $5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like I mentioned earlier, I LOVE vintage. Particulary the '50s. Simplicity is AWESOME and has a lot of vintage patterns, guess which ones I got ;)

Not vintage but still cute!

The last few things I got on my lovely haul were these lovlies

These are for a project yes, but not for a sewing project :O What? Is Mobee okay? Not a sewing project? Hehe :D You shall see :D 

<3<3<3<3 Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pinterest Closet Skirt #1

Sooooooooo I love this skirt I saw on Pinterest:

Apparently you can find this skirt somewhere on Amazon. I couldn't but that is where the link lead me and I want to give credit where credit is due!
Anyways since I loved this so much I began thinking of how I could recreate it. Something you should know about me, I am ALWAYS thinking of sewing projects, or any projects really. Since I work at a fabric store it is pretty easy for me to see what I need to recreate it :) For those of you who do not sew or do not consider yourself a good sewer, I am here to report that this project is a NO SEW! Here is what you need:

1 Gray Skirt (or any color skirt if you want to add your own twist, which I encourage!)
Enough Black fabric to wrap around the bottom of the skirt (I used a remnant)
Double-sided fusible interfacing (WonderUnder)
Ironing Board
Chalk, or other marking device
Printer with ink and paper ;)
Computer  or Laptop
Scissors or Shears

1.) Go online and find a template for the wavy, scalloped edge bottom (I Googled "Scallop Edge"). Print it out and cut it out.

2.) Open up your black fabric and iron it to one side of the interfacing.

3.) Place the template on the fabric, lining up the bottom edges and corners, then trace allllllllll the way down the fabric.

My pretty kitty decided to "help"
4.) After you have traced the template, cut it out. 
5.) Now this part can make you feel as though you messed up, but dont worry, I assure you that you probably didn't :) Flip your long piece of fabric over and CAREFULLY take the paper backing off of the interfacing. The paper is VERY thin and I thought that I had mistakinly bought the wrong interfacing. When you pull off the back it should look like this:
Be careful not to take the paper off too fast!
6.) Now grab your skirt and reheat your iron. Carefully line the bootm of the fabric up with the bottom of the skirt and iron. You will get a "bubble" somewhere in the black fabric beacuse you are working in a circle, not a straight line. We can get rid of that at the end. 

7.) When you get to the end you want to make sure that two scallops overlap like this:
You dont want to have half of a scallop showing, that just wouldn't look right. Again since you are working in a circle, you will have that little piece sticking out at a funny angle. Go on ahead and snip it off. I reccomend that you go around and check if there are any spots that did not get ironed on all the way. I found a spot while sitting in church yesterday.

8.) There you go! Piece number 2 to add to your Pinterest closet :D


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On My Way To A Pinterest Closet :D

Almost everyone who is on Pinterest has a "Style" or "Dream Closet" board. I am no exception to this. I just LOVE that tulle skirt that costs $100! And those floral shorts, sooo worth $56! If only my wallet was never ending... However, the other day as I was pinning my way to sleep, an idea hit me; What if I recreate everything on my "Clothing" board! In case you didn't know, if I go a day without using my sewing machine, well, things get weird ;) I walk through the store anyway saying :Oh I could make that" "Pshhh I've made something like that before". This recreating" idea was so perfect in my mind that I couldn't sleep and instead created a new board all about refashions. Andddddddddd today marked refashion number 1!
Sleeve Socks.
Opaque Floral Knee-High Sock - $14 at Urban Outfitters. I think these socks would look so cute paired with some black or grey combat boots!Socks by Minga Berlin
I pinned these to my regular clothing board. The gray ones are from Urban Outfitters and the colorful ones are from Minga Berlin.
Now for the fun part!

What you need:
1 Shirt with long sleeves
1 Seam Ripper
Lots of Pins
Threaded Sewing Maching
Chalk, or other marking device
Shears or Scissors

1.) Take your shirt and turn it inside out and using your seam ripper, take out both armhole seams.

this is NOT turned inside out

2.) Take sleeve number 1 and pin the armhole end together, still turned inside out.

3.) Next, try on your sleeve-sock thing. If you have ever turned regular jeans into skinny jeans, then this next part should be familiar to you. :) Pull and pin the fabric so that it follows the curve of your leg. It should look like this:

4.) Take your chalk and mark the line of pins.
Sorry, I used yellow. Kinda hard to see...

5.) Now head on over to your sewing machine and re-arrange the pins so that the heads are not in the path of the needle. Now follow the line and stitch your sock closed!

6.) Cut away the excess.

7.) Do the same to the other :)
8.) Strut your stuff then make your best friend a pair! ;)


(= AFTER =)