Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pink Blouse

I am particularly proud of this blouse right here. I made it without a pattern or anything, and just look at how cute it turned out!

I don't really know when I started to like pink. I remember it used to be my least favorite color up until the end of high school. I guess I became more girly during college, because I have a lot of pink pieces in my closet.

Anyway, I had this pink fabric (which is different from this pink fabric) and I didn't know what to do with it, I was thinking of making an A line skirt, but then my mom suggested I make a blouse and I had seen a blouse on pinterest that looked sort of like this with a high neckline (I'm not a fan of high necklines but I really liked how it looked on said blouse) and I decided to give it a go.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

DIY: Pretty Envelopes!

As a missionary girlfriend, I am always thinking of the little things I can do to brighten up my missionary's day. And this is why pretty envelopes are such a good idea! They just make everyone happy!

I thought of this before he left on his mission and I thought I was so cool for making super cute envelopes for my boyfriend, but then I discovered that I wasn't cool, and that I really need to stop thinking I'm cool, and that others have already done this and written about this subject many times before. But here I am, about to write about it again.

You will need:
  • Scissors
  • Papers (you can buy a thing of scrapbook papers or if you go here, here, here, and here, you will find a variety of downloadable papers, just make sure you have a color ink cartridge in your printer!)
  • An envelope of your choice (or if you go here you can get an envelope template plus some cute papers! and you can use this template for other pretty envelopes, you can also go here and use this cute envelope as a template)
  • Glue stick! 
  • Ruler!

first you gotta pick your template and your paper

trace over the paper!

cut out, fold and glue sides!

Now you are ready to send your missionary (or anyone else) super cute envelopes! How Adorable are these? :)
BTW: if you have an iPhone, you should really download A Beautiful Mess' new app. I'm obsessed! Get it here.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Red Retro Dress!

Well, here it is!
I am so excited to finally show this dress off! Probably because I spent a whole week working on it.
It was my first Pattern by Gertie (one of my favorite sewing bloggers) and it was a difficult pattern. I messed up a lot and eventually I got so frustrated with it that I had to put it down for a week.
After working really hard and trying to fix it to make it a little more modest...I'm excited to say that I am loving it!
It didn't come out super perfect, but you can barely see the imperfections. And I am okay with that!
I love this pattern because it gives sort of a retro look, and I love retro. I have a bunch of retro inspired patterns that I want to start making. Just gotta find the perfect fabric!

Sorry about the super weird pictures. I'm still not photogenic, doubt I'll ever be. I made this dress using Butterick's B5814.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Elastic Waist Skirt

As a lover of all things blush, my first reaction when seeing this fabric is that I had to have it.

The fabric is sheer so I folded it in half, put some elastic in the middle and sewed to make this simple elastic waste skirt.