Yes you heard right, I made undies! I can hardly believe it myself. Ever since joining the Sleepwear Sew Along, I have enjoyed corresponding with other sewers in the group. One of the talented ladies made a camisole and undies. When I commented on her post about how I never would dare to try such a pattern, she gave me the nudge I needed.
The pattern she recommended was from So Zo .. What do you know’s Free Sewing patterns. For a link to the site and pattern, click here. There are only 3 pattern pieces so working with the pdf was easy. She also has great instructions and photos which helped. I used an old T-shirt and had some fold over elastic that I had purchased at a thrift store a few years ago (maybe I knew then that there were undies in my future).
It really did not take much time at all. I am so excited to sew a few more pairs in fun colors and patterns. I have been searching on Etsy for more FOE (fold over elastic). It comes in a variety of prints and shades. Who knew!?!?!
So I am a bit late to the party and not sure I am even doing this right, but I decided to start wearing outfits that contain a self made item.
Here is what I have been wearing lately:
Grey knit top made from a Knit Picks book I purchased last year. Yarn is from Knit Picks as well. Sorry I do not remember the pattern name off hand.
This is the Hemlock Tee Pattern that is free and you can get it here. I actually sewed this on Saturday and love, love, love the way it fits and feels so I went ahead and made another more suitable for work.
This is such an easy pattern to sew and I can see myself making more of them.
I also refurbished a pair of capris that I bought at a thrift store for $5.99 into a nice pair of walking shorts.
I think they turned out nicely.
That is all I have for now – will keep trying to wear my me made items through the end of the month and will share photos as I go.
I stopped by one of the local thrift stores on Thursday while I had some time to kill and am so glad that I did. Take a look at what I purchased for $24.00.
Navy Blue wrap skirt with fruit motif. This will be so fun to wear this summer for my no pants challenge.
Cute white cotton summer skirt.
Cute 60s style dress.
Brown Suite that really isn’t a suit at all. The skirt and jacket match in color perfectly. The jacket fits fine, but the skirt definitely needs a lining or to be worn with a slip and I think I will shorten it a bit as well to give it a more modern look.
Overall not bad for the price I paid. What do you think?
Today I stopped by the local thrift store to see if I could pick up any treasures and low and behold I scored three items!
Ralph Laruen blue and white stripped T-shirt $3.00
Red Karen Scott short sleeved sweater $3.00
100% Silk Blouse in black from The Limited $4.00
I was looking for a nice crisp white blouse and a tan pair of pants and possibly a flouncy floral skirt – but alas none to be had in my size. Still looking for some retro juice glasses as well. I am happy with my purchases though and think the black silk blouse will look great with the pants I picked up last week.
Have you found any great deals lately?
Today I stopped by one of our local thrift stores. As with any of these stores – it is hit and miss. What I was looking for was some juice classes – preferably a bit retro – but alas there were none to be had.
I then took a look through the clothing section and low and behold….. I found these:
Perry Ellis Shoes – $6.00
Chadwicks Silk Blouse – $4.00
Daila Collection Linen Pants – $4.00
Beaded Handbag – $4.00
I am very pleased with my purchases – everything fits well and there are no stains or even scuff marks on the shoes. In keeping with my Seamless Challenge – I think I did quite well.
My work life will be changing shortly and I will need to spend more time in the office so these items will come in handy.