Thursday, September 12, 2013


I've had this Free People utility jacket (left pic) for the longest time, but never really wore it because the sleeves were super long! They measured at 25" in length and my arms are only 21.5" long. Every time I wore the jacket, I would have to roll up the sleeves and then they'd eventually unroll throughout the day and I'd have to roll them back up again. So annoying! I've been wanting to change out the sleeves and didn't have the the right fabric, until recently when I found a pleather fabric that was thin enough to go through my little table top sewing machine!! I love this fabric and want to add pleather details to all my clothes now. :D
 Shop utility jackets with pleather sleeves
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
H&M Top | AE Jeans (similar here in petite) | Asos Henley Sandals. Size 5. Runs 1/2 too big.

P.S. - In the last post, I mentioned ordering a circle pleather skirt from F21. I just got it and the size xs actually fits in the waist (measures at 24.5")! See pic here.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pretty From The Inside

Hi everyone! I know it's been awhile since I've last posted. Hopefully you haven't forgotten about me. I've been super busy and haven't had time to shop, DIY or take pictures. Also, my serger jammed recently when I was trying to over-lock my friend's sweatshirt. I brought it to a local Brother dealership and they sure took their sweet time. I haven't DIY'ed much because I dislike making garments without over-locking the edges.
 Well, I remember a technique called the french seam which is great for really thin fabrics and makes the inside of your shirt look pretty and professional. This technique encapsulates the edges so you don't have raw edges hanging out (right pic below). It is pretty time consuming to finish your edges this way, but it's a nice alternative when you don't have a over-locking machine handy. I also played around with darts placement and moved it to the neckline rather than having it below the armhole.
DIY Blouse
F21 Circle Skirt. Similar here (in pleather) and also just ordered!
F21 Boxy Faux Leather Crossbody
Pour La Victoire Mai Wedge + other colors here. Size 5.5. RTTS.
Adorable custom name necklace thanks to The Hatters