Lazy Saturdays

Archive for October, 2011

Mason and I love this day because it’s the only day of the year we don’t have to wear a costume.
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Have a wonderful Halloween!!! What are you dressing up as?
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Here’s how I changed the shirt:
1. Hemmed the bottom.
2. Took in the sides.
3. Cut off the sleeves, hemmed, folded up into a thick cuff and pressed.
Easy breezy! It took me about 45 minutes total. It would have been less, but I kept messing up.
We all have our moments.
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{Thrifted blouse, Nordstrom skirt, belt taken from a dress, Hue tights, Anthropologie shoes that I scored for $18}
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I got my glasses!!!
If you recall from this post, I’ve been working with a pair of broken glasses for sometime. Almost a year actually. Not only were they broken in half by my handsome husband’s hiney, but they were old. The last time the prescription was updated was the year I graduated high school. And my eleven year reunion is coming up. {Eleven year reunion? Yes. My old high school class is really on top of things.} So an update was seriously needed.
And oh my goodness, I swear I live in a new world! It’s so clear! My contacts are awesome but these glasses are rocking my world.
And Mason loves them. Win-win.
Annnnnd I thrifted this awesome blouse for a few bucks. I’m in love with it. Must find a hundred different ways to wear it pronto. And that’s all. And now I’ve annoyed everyone by starting 75% of my sentences with and.
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I’ve had this blue crochet material sitting around for ages that was perfect for the project. You can use any kind of lace or crochet fabric. I also used a floral print cotton blend.
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To start, I cut two 11″ by 55″ rectangles from the floral print and one of the crochet material. Feel free to make it thicker or longer! Have fun experimenting.
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Take one of the floral printed rectangles and lay it wrong side down, right side facing up. Then lay the crochet fabric on top of it. Pin all sides. Baste stitch every edge. If you are new to sewing, baste stitches are made by setting your sewing machine to the longest length. The stitches are not permanent and use less thread.
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Now you have two rectangles. One with the crochet fabric attached to it and one without. Lay the two rectangles on top of each other, right sides together, and pin. Sew only the two longest sides, creating a tube. Press the seams then turn right side out.
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Now comes the trickiest part. Take the two open ends of the tube and begin pinning right sides together, making sure all seams line up. You won’t be able to pin the whole way. Pin as far as you can, then sew the pinned area. There will be a small hole left. Hand stitch the hole. In short, you’re sewing the ends together. And you’re done!
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My baby sis got hitched!
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{bride & groom}
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{sisters}
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{my guy}
She looked gorgeous! What a wonderful weekend it was! The wedding was beautiful and the reception was a blast.
Congratulations Heith and Michelle!