Sunday Style #2

So this Sunday was super great! Great weather, great service, and afterwards one of my aunts came over for super! It was over all an amazing day! 

This is what I wore. 

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I LOVE this scarf so much!

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It’s a super bright outfit and the pictures don’t do it justice!

It was an incredibly windy day, why is it that whenever I am taking pictures for my blog (or rather someone taking pictures of me) it’s so windy!?

The dress is one of the ones that you’re supposed to wear like nine different ways but I’ve only figured out three. Anyway I added a lace camisole for a little extra something!

I crazy love this cardigan like so much! I’m so glad I saw it at the Thrift Store before anyone else! 🙂

Outfit details:

Dress- I think Walmart?

Cardigan- Thrift Store 

Camisole- Walmart

Scarf- I have no idea

Bracelets- Gift

Shoes- No idea  

How was your Sunday? I hope it was as good as mine! And I hope you have an amazing week!

Elisabeth 

Party Outfit!

I’m so sorry that I haven’t done a blog post in a while but I was (and still am a little bit) sick. Anyway yesterday we celebrated one of my older brothers birthday! And here’s what I wore.

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The birthday party was at my house so I didn’t have to wear shoes which is why I just have a pair of old sneakers  on (I grabbed them on the way out of the house when we were going to take the pics)!

I was trying out a hairstyle I saw on Pinterest but since it was my first time trying it, it didn’t turn out super nice.

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My makeup wasn’t anything special, just some mascara and raspberry\red colored lipstick!

Outfit details:

Top- Thrift Store

Skirt- Costco

Bracelets- No idea

Shoes-(not that really intended for them to be part of the outfit but anyway) Walmart

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So that’s what I wore, do you like the top as much as I do? (‘Because I seriously love it)!

Do you have a favorite go-to outfit for parties! Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Elisabeth  

How to Turn a Pair of Jeans Into a Skirt Part Two

So onto the sewing part! You can find the first part here.

Things you will need:

Extra fabric,

A strip of denim, you will use this as a buffer kind of thing and use it whenever going over particularly thick part of denim or bump,

A needle, the kind of ones used for sewing denim,

Pins,

And thread

I realized now that I should have added the part about cutting out the extra fabric for it, into the last post but I forgot, which means this post will be a bit longer.

You need to pin the crotch in place (as shown in the pic) and sew it.

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Turn them inside out and and cut of excess fabric as shown below.

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Now you need to pick out some fabric. I was making this one for my sister who loves the color pink so of course she picked a pink fabric. I also used some strips of denim from when I cut of some of the pant legs.

There are so many different variables of what you can do, you can do only one color, do several, or add embellishments like I did with the first one I made.  What I did was take leftover fabric from the jeans and a pink fabric like I said earlier. There’s really no measurements I can give, you just have to make sure to cut the fabric out a little longer than necessary so you can sew it to the jeans.

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So you want to pin the strips of fabric together (if you choose to do it that way, if not and you just have an entire piece of fabric skip this step) and then sew it all together. Doing it before saves time and is less hassle. You may have noticed that I didn’t pin the middle piece to the top piece that’s because I needed to make a seam first, if you don’t know how to do that follow the instructions below.

 

How to make a seam:

First place one piece of fabric on the other, right sides together.

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Next pin it together and sew.

Last flip them over (right sides out) and you’re done!

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So yeah I had to do that because the edges didn’t have seams already like the some of the others.

Anyway after you’re done that do the same thing for the back of it (make seams whenever needed).

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Front view. 

 

 

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Back view.

Now you’re ready to sew the fabric to the actual skirt. Begin by pinning it in place and starting from the top, sew down to the bottom. Do the same on back.

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As you can see it’s very bulky so you should go slowly and carefully! 

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Turn it inside out and if you sewed it like I did there will be excess fabric so you should cut this off.

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Now you’re almost done and you have two choices either don’t hem it (just be warned denim does fray) or hem it! If you choice to hem it here’s how:

Carefully turn up the end about half an inch or whatever length you want, pin as you go and do this all the way around  then just sew keeping it as straight  as possible.

Now you are finally done! Hope this has helped and if you have any questions just ask down below!

Elisabeth

How to Turn a Pair of Jeans Into a Skirt, Part 1

So I’m finally getting around to doing a tutorial on this! Don’t worry about if you’re a beginner at sewing (so am I) because making these are fairly easy!

This part is going to be about cutting it out the next part will be about sewing it all together. So without further ado let’s get started!

First you need to pick out a pair of jeans that fit you in the waist don’t worry if the cuffs are frayed or if there’s anything wrong with them on the lower legs because most likely you will be cutting this part off depending on the length you want it to be.

So after you do that you want to grab another skirt that you like the length of and place it on top of the jeans and cut leaving a little room to hem it later.  I just cut a little snip on both sides, take the other skirt of and cut it out then.

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After that you are going to take the jeans and rip the seams along the INSIDE of the pants until you get to crotch part then you will need to rip about halfway up it (do the same on the back only do it to about the bottom of the pockets, some people cut it with scissors but I would not advice you to do this) do NOT skip this part or you have weird looking skirt when you’re done. I took a pair of tiny scissors and ripped the seams out that way but if you have a seam ripper it’s totally fine to use that as well.

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This is how it should look in the front when you cut the crotch.

 

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This is how it should look in the back when you cut the crotch.

So you’re done the seam ripping now just lay out the pants and pin them in place (as shown in picture). Now you are done that part of the whole project! *psyches myself up for a day of sewing*

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Front view when pinned.
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 Back view when pinned.

I will be sewing it this Saturday and I will take pics and try to do the post tomorrow as well!

Hope this will help y’all!

Elisabeth 

Sunday Style #1

 

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I was actually happy with the way my nails turned out this time! 

So this Sunday was pretty busy for me because we went to church (obviously) but after church my dad, brother, younger sister, me, and some of the church members went downtown to go soul winning. It is so amazing to be able to go down there (now that the days are getting warmer) and get the Word of God out.

Because I don’t want to look to fancy when I go soul winning I took off all my jewelry and put on black flats instead of the pumps I had on before. Because believe me you do not want to be walking all over downtown in pumps, and definitely not in heels (I learned that the hard way, twice).   

                                                                 Shirt- the Bay

                                                              Skirt- homemade

                                                          Shoes- Walmart (I think)

                                                                 Necklace- Gift

                                                                 Bracelets- Gifts

I wanted to add a belt to this outfit but I forgot until we were already in the car.

 

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My sister’s outfit. ( we were testing out the camera to see if it would work)

How was your Sunday? I would love to hear about it in the comments!

Elisabeth

My Latest Sewing Project!

 So on Saturday I was spending most of the morning and afternoon working on turning a pair of jeans into a skirt (something I’ve always wanted to do) and they came out pretty good! Next time I do this I will probably take pictures and do a tutorial if y’all want me to (I found some of the ones online to be unclear or confusing).

 I used one of my older brother’s old jeans so that’s why the knees have holes in them and are frayed. I used one of his because I wanted a pair that I could practice on (one that I didn’t have to spend a dime on just in case it didn’t turn out). Thankfully they turned out well enough that I could wear around the house! I had to add the pink rickrack because I made a mistake, but that’s the nice thing about making these, you can embellish them if you make a mistake (or just for fun) and (unless you do it in a weird way) people won’t think it looks strange.

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The back isn’t as nice, I made a few mistakes but the good thing is I won’t (hopefully) make the same mistakes next time! I know that I will do this again because yes it was a little difficult but it so much easier than looking though the racks of Thrift Stores hoping you come upon one that fits perfect or buying one online which can get expensive and you can’t be sure if it will fit.

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I had no idea how to actually sew it all together (I was just winging it). I had to ask my mom for some help a couple times and the sewing machine was acting up so much I started to cry (which was kind of embarrassing), but I think I did fairly well. And I’m definitely going to make another one!

If you have any thoughts on how to cover up the holes in the knees (without it looking stupid) then please tell me in the comments!

Elisabeth

Getting To Know Me + Family!

One of my family members suggested I do a post about some random facts about me. So here goes!

1.I don’t snore, and you might think, well that’s not very strange but everyone in my family does except my mom and me.

2.I’m a very bad speller (I think it’s hereditary because I have an aunt who is the same way) like a really bad speller!

3.I love Polyvore!

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This is one of sets I made on Polyvore!

4.I can’t fall to sleep if I’m lying on my back.

5.I do NOT like animals (except cats)!  I don’t have a picture of her but if y’all really want to see her I’ll get one. She’s just not a nice cat and she never purrs which is weird!

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This is not my cat, but I wish it was! 

6.I share a room and closet with my two sisters.

7.I’m very tall.

8.I LOVE traveling!

9.I use exclamation points way to much!

10.I don’t know how to type correctly (mostly because all the courses I would try were either confusing or very slow) but I’m learning.

11.I hate it when my nails aren’t painted.

12.I’m learning sign language.

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13.I voice my opinion a lot but I also hate insulting or criticizing people in my family.

14.I’m the fourth oldest of eight!

15.I’m so glad I decided to create this blog!

Since this is a post about getting to now me and my family if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comment section !

Elisabeth