New Sewing Projects

I guess I have some new projects to show you! I’ve been making little things here and there while I can, but don’t get too excited, it’s nothing fancy.

image-11

I made Marckie some leggings left over from my Art Gallery Fabric top. I have to say, they look adorable but I barely had enough fabric to make them properly! He is so hard to photograph…this blurry photo that I took on the stairs was one of the only good shots! (Marck’s my brother if you didn’t know)

image 12

And…another blurry picture. Yikes. These are pajama leggings, they aren’t really for outside wear. I made them in about 15 minutes. Not my best work, but he likes them, and luckily doesn’t mind the bright “girly” colors. When I wear my Art Gallery Top, we look like matching twins.

img 16

I have a new obsession with zippered pouches and I finally figured out how to make them right.

img 15

I’m super proud of the lining! Besides the fact that on one side the sewing machines are upside down. I made the outside of the bag out of a fat quarter.

img 17

The other one has a cute lining as well. I made this one out of an upholstery fabric on the outside, so it’s sturdier.

img 14

I made some mini bunting flags for my sewing room. My mother asked for some polka dot bunting flags for the kitchen (oops forgot to photograph them!) These were really easy to make….I love making bunting flags. My first try for my brother’s room turned out pretty terrible…

image 13Lastly, I have a clay project! My friend came over and we tried making some clay pumpkins. It was our first time, but they don’t look that bad! Actually, I really like them.

Thanks for reading!

love abigail

Advertisements

Been There, Done That…A New Skirt!

Hello everybody!

A couple weeks ago, I hit the thrift store near our area for some fabric. They always have some sort of fabric at a reasonable price, and once I found some fabric remnants from Joann’s. I sometimes get up to seven yards of fabric for a dollar fifty. Mostly it’s cotton or random fabric, but it’s really nice to experiement with. I got some fabric for fifty cents there once, but I wasn’t sure what it was. It was gray and a little bit scratchy, with a slight stretch, but it felt sort of soft too. So, I bought it and it sat in my sewing room for a little while until I thought that it would make a great skirt. LIGHTBULB!

freckledfashionista 1

So I shut myself up in my room with a movie (It was Elf. A Christmas movie, I know, but such a classic. Anybody seen it?) and told myself that I would have a skirt done by the time the movie was over. Instead of rushing myself, I took my time and took breaks once in a while to enjoy the movie. Instead of using a pattern, I just traced one of my other skirts to make it.

freckledfashionista3

I have a weird expression in this picture, ignore it please!

I love this skirt because it’s really simple, the fabric is just a light gray, but I can pair it with lots of things in my wardrobe. It’s Fall officially, so maybe a skirt isn’t such a good idea, but I can always pair it with leggings. Also, the fabric is super heavy, so it keeps me warm.

freckledfashionista 5

What is with my weird expressions??

Speaking of heavy fabric, I was a little worried doing the elastic, because I thought the fabric would weigh it down. It works perfectly, though. I’m still not sure what this fabric is…so I’m dubbing it the MYSTERY FABRIC.

freckledfashionista 2

Quick story: when my mom was taking the pictures, I said “Why are you taking the picture with my face in it?” since I’m still not used to the fact that my face goes on my blog now. I guess its here to stay…

freckledfashionista 4

When I originally cut the fabric, it was knee length, but with the hemming and such, it’s a little bit above the knee. I wanted to make it longer so that I would be warmer in the chilly days to come…it’s already getting cold and I’m wearing layers!

I feel sort of mad at myself for not getting some of my summer goals happening. I really wanted to make a faux fur vest, and maybe I will one day, but I think I would need a walking foot so that the needle and everything could even go through the thick fabric.

And now is where I leave you. I really need to head over to the fabric store and get some new fabric for some new projects! I think I want to get my pajama pants over with!  And maybe then start Christmas presents…that may seem a while off, but I like starting early. Bye!!

love abigail

PS. I have some little sewing projects to blog about, including makeup bags and bunting flags! Oooh, that rhymes! Anyway, that’s coming soon…

Day One

Today is quick and easy, just observe your outfit and take notes

 Do you see any scarves? High boots? Skinny jeans? If not, you might want to purchase some. An easy outfit for fall might be an over large warm, fuzzy sweater, plain jeans, tall boots, and a scarf. Try something involving a scarf, as they are simple but so elegant. Any color, but look for fall colors, like deep reds, oranges, light browns, and yellows, think leaf colors. If you want more clever ways to tie it, look at my other recent post about scarves.  You might be thinking I over-use scarves, but they are the easiest accessories, just put it on and go, plus, they complete the fall outfit.

    Make the outfit simple, with maybe a dark shirt and light scarf, or other way around. Choose a simple scarf with two blended colors or one light or dark color. One outfit I came up with is a white tank and button up lacey white sweater, with jeans or leggings, a white and light brown sweater, tall brown boots, and to top it off, silver earrings.

   For a finale touch, maybe wear some sort of hat, like a fall-ish beanie or newsboy hat. You’re lookin’ good!  Happy Fall!