Outfit · Sewing

Fox pinafore

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Happy October! The best month of the year. I’m so thrilled to share this make with you today. I really wanted this fox pinafore from ModCloth but I couldn’t justify spending that much money on something I wouldn’t wear a lot. As much as I love fox themed clothing, it’s a bit much to wear something like this frequently. I decided I would be able to make something like it pretty easily. I ordered some plain cotton from Joann’s and luckily the color match was pretty spot on. I made a simple self drafted gathered skirt with a zip in the back. To make the top, I sewed two long strips for straps  and some triangles as ears. I made two rectangles as the bib, and enclosed the ears and straps in the top seam. Once that was turned out, I stitched up the bottom edge. I made the white part by sewing together two rectangles again and curving the top edge. I stitched that on to the orange and embroidered some eyes and a nose on. I added buttonholes to the ends to the straps and bottom edge of the bib and added buttons into the waistband so I can remove it! This makes it much more wearable if I just want the skirt. I am thinking about making just two straps so I can wear it another way.  This turned out so much better than I thought and my total cost was only $25 compared to Modcloths $70! It was one of the rare times it was actually cheaper to make something than purchase it.

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Outfit · Sewing

Shorts Part 1 (Seamwork Weston)

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Hello! I’ve made three pairs of shorts over the past month or so. I thought I’d do a little series of them on here over the next week with pattern reviews. We finally had a few warm days so I was able to wear them and photograph them. Unfortunately its back to being cold again.

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Pattern: Seamwork Weston shorts

Were they easy to make? Yes!

Pattern Adjustments? I made no adjustments.

Fit? I made the size 0 and the fit is perfect for me.

Fabric choice? I used Cotton and Steel X Rifle Paper Co Herb Garden Canvas (which appears to be sold out now). I am thrilled with my choice! The canvas wasn’t as heavy as I thought it was going to be. It’s so comfortable to wear and was very easy to work with.

Anything to watch out for? Zipper placement. The instructions and illustrations could have been more helpful. I’m honestly not sure if I did it correctly but it works, so thats good enough for me.

Would you make it again? Yes! It’s a great basic high waisted shorts pattern.

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Outfit · Thrift

Changing leaves

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We’re starting to get some fall colors in the trees, but it’s still pretty warm here. I just love this cozy blanket scarf I got from Modcloth last year. I paired it with a chambray shirt and a wool skirt I thrifted. The skirt was way too big so I pretty much took it apart and restitched it. I’m also wearing another new pair of boots (there was a really good sale!). They are very soft and pretty comfy! I’m really looking forward to this weekend. Having a nice dinner out for my birthday, pumpkin picking and MAYBE a new tattoo!

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Scarf: Modcloth |Chambray shirt – Target | Skirt: Thrifted | Boots: Madden Girl – Macy’s

Outfit · Sewing

Apple Picking!

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There’s finally a chill in the air and it’s officially October! October is my favorite month of the year. It’s both mine and my husbands birthday AND Halloween! SO many fun things planned for this month. It’s going to fly by, I’m sure!

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I wore a corduroy jumper I made from slightly altering Simplicity 1609, over this adorable Modcloth fox sweater! I’d like to make another one with a lower neckline and maybe some patch pockets on the front.

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The orchards are SO beautiful. We went to Melicks in Oldwick, NJ where we’ve gone the past few years. And of course I had to pick up some cider and donuts to bring home!

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Sweater: Modcloth | Shift dress: made by me | Tights: Modcloth | Boots: Lucky Brand