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We are two best friends (and roommates!) who have fallen in love with fashion. After being inspired by several fashion blogs, we've decided to think a little longer about what we put on in the morning. :P So join us as we keep calm & style on!
Hello, I'm Erin! I tend to land myself in awkward situations and I have a tendencey to say things that sound dirty...but really aren't. My family, friends, and boyfriend are a huge part of my life - if not for them I wouldn't exist (literally!). I love large puppies, hot drinks, sashimi, Disneyland, and anything having to do with love. I hope you enjoy my adventures!
Hiya, I'm Caroline! I love photography
, Harry Potter, anything related to Disney/Disneyland, corgis, and baking. Most of all, I love my family, friends and boyfriend -- all of which will eventually appear in my posts. :) I'm simple, awkward and dorky - so prepare for that, haha. :D
Spring Break Project #1: Pillowcase Skirt
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I made my very first article of clothing!!! As you all know, Erin and I are on Spring Break. This means that I get to play with my mom's sewing machine! Out of excitement, I made a list of projects:
- Make a skirt out of a pillowcase.
- Alter a thrifted dress.
- Refashion this dress into a skirt.
- Make a skirt out of extra fabric.
(Haha, I guess I really want skirts, huh?)
Here's an extra pillowcase that came with my bedding. Remember how I love purple? Well, this particular shade is my favorite! So I wanted to make a skirt out of it... because I liked the color. :P
So I examined one of my other skirts for
a while a longgggg time, asked my mom to teach me how to thread the sewing machine and got to it! It went pretty okay for a while, but then somehow I managed to mess up the bobbin. :P After some troubleshooting by my mom, I was able to finish it! Here's what it turned out to look like:
Top: Present || Skirt: Made by me! || Cardigan: H&M | Heels: H&M
Since it is my first attempt at making clothes, it's far from perfect. The waist is uneven and the hemming is a bit off. But I'm still extremely satisfied with the outcome and I'm excited to use the sewing machine some more! Practice makes better, right? :D So expect my next couple of posts to be about my "spring break projects", haha. :)
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