Some desserts to cool you off as the weather gets warmer!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
It’s finished and over. Yay! So much stress to finish!!
Here’s how it ended up:
- 3 Layers in the skirt. 2 of chiffon and one of satin.
- Each layer was two complete circles. (If you need an explanation on how I did this, just let me know!)
- The neckline was a sweetheart neckline
- Bodice was lined in cotton
- The back neckline was round and swooped down as low as I could get it and still wear my normal bra with it.
- The sash was made of chiffon and covered up the unsightly waist.
- I added a waist stay on the inside and I think that helped so much!
- I did a rolled hem on the bottom, although I wish I had gotten some wooly nylon to do that instead.
- I made my own facings for the neckline and arms.
- The flowers were made by burning chiffon and satin and tulle.
- One of the chiffon layers was a different color, but it worked out okay.
- If you make a dress like this, you’re gonna have some trouble getting enough fabric. I had to accumulate this fabric over several weeks. Waiting for coupons to come out and such.
- Even with coupons, it was still pretty expensive, I’m scared to total everything up…maybe I won’t. heehee.
- I made his tie as well. I used the pattern from the Purl Bee. I think it adds a nice touch.
- It was fun to dance in. It was fairly low profile until he spun me around. Then it would swish out! fun!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
I have decided that spring break is a perfect time to redo my sewing nook. It is connected to my room and is where I do all my creating. Here is what I want to do:
1.) Create a desk similar to this one. Mine will probably be in a L-shape. Mine will also be wider, and will probably have a file cabinet under one side and a shelf of some sort along the other. I might also secure the back against the wall using bracket of some sort. My grandma has the doors and shelves, so all I need to get is a file cabinet, and I just found one on craigslist for $8! I’m thinking about painting the table a teal/aqua color…
image from YoungHouseLove
2.) Paint the walls. I am wanting to stripe the walls using the same color as my main room along with another slightly darker color. I want this room to be fun! This tutorial is also from Young House Love. LOVE their stuff! It looks to be fairly straightforward.
image from Young House Love
3.) I am also working on some watercolors of dresses to hang on the wall. Kind of like this:
image from Young House Love
4. ) My grandma has an old window frame that I might incorporate in some way. I might do something like the picture, or I might just paint it and hang it on the wall.
image from Remodalholic
I’ve got some other ideas, but I guess that’s it for now!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
When we moved into our house almost 3 years ago, I wanted to paint my room yellow. Unfortunately, I was talked into painting it some green color that I really don’t care for. As such, I have never bought matching bedding or really hung any pictures. But I am ready for a change! I am going to try to do this over the summer, so I am just in the planning stages at this point.
I am wanting to keep the decorating cost to $50 + whatever I can sell from my current décor (bedpreads, art, etc.). This is going to be the most challenging part about this project.
Here is what I am thinking for the paint color:
I am wanting a pinkish grayish tone. Something I can build on. I want it to be sophisticated, but able to work with a lot of different tones of pink too.
(although I really like the paint colors in almost all the pictures)
This wall color is really nice too! I am not sure what it is though, some sort of really pale pink. (I like the color in the picture with the daybed with the pink sheets as well)
I have posted a tutorial for this in the past. I think it is from kojodesisgns. I saw the inspiration at Anthropologie yesterday and liked it a lot. The only thing I am worried about is the balled up parts being too hard.
There is a tutorial for this Anthro inspired bedspread here. I like the ruffles on it. And it would be a lot softer than the other option. I could make this for cheap too from sheets on clearance. And that will keep the cost down as well! If I can make it as a button-on cover that will go over a down comforter I will be extra happy! That way I could wash it easily too!
I am not sure what I will do for art yet. I want to be able to put some bold pieces in there too, but keep it sophisticated as well.
I will most likely be getting some crisp white furniture (I don’t have any right now). I also have a pink rug, and a bunch of frames that I need to use. I would also like to paint my sewing room, which is attached to my bedroom either a bright pink color or some other inspiring color. I also need to think about curtains for my windows and curtains to separate my sewing room from the rest of the room. I am excited!
(I am not sure where I got all these images, if they are your pictures and you want credit, just let me know and I will be glad to give it to you!!)