Friday, April 27, 2012


Hello Everyone! I don't have any new projects to show you, even though I want to sew! This has been a very busy week for me. Today was my last day of classes. Next week I have finals and then my Freshman year is over!! I have nearly conquered my classes! I can and will keep going until my last final is over. It does not help to look at sewing blogs and see all the wonderful projects people are creating. I  have a whole list  of projects I want to sew, but I just have to be patient.

Today in my Statistics class, we did not learn anything new. My professor just talked about the final exam and what to expect. Then he told us that if we don't remember anything from his class, he wants us to always remember to keep things in perspective. When you look at the big picture what really matters? He said to enjoy the college years because time flies. That is not something you often hear from a professor, but it was great to hear.

Classes are important but I have to remember to take time to relax. This week has been stressful, but now classes are over. I have learned so much this year in and out of my classes. Some have been life lessons. It has been an amazing experience and I can't wait to see next year holds.

I will hopefully have a post about sewing soon! Have an enjoyable weekend!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Bubble Skirt

One quick and easy tutorial + one girl who loves to sew = one ridiculously comfortable knit skirt!

I made a skirt last night. My mom emailed me a tutorial (Thanks Mom!) to an adorable bubble skirt she found! The tutorial was for a size 2T, but it can be made in any size. I adjusted for my measurements, and made it right then and there in my room at college. I am a sewing far I have not met anyone else who brought their sewing machine and ALL their fabric with them to college.

The tutorial, which can be found here is so simple and quick! I made it in less than two hours. I think the cutting took the longest, because my knit was super stretchy and did not want to cooperate. It was just some plain black jersey knit that was originally going to be a infinity scarf. The skirt is made with a total of 3 rectangles (waistband, outer skirt and inner skirt).

The only problem I ran into was that when I finished my skirt was shorter than I wanted it to be.  It fell just above my knee. I wanted it just below my knee.When I cut it out I had to straighten it a lot to get it even and I ended up taking off more than I wanted. I should have made my waistband 6 inches instead of 4 inches. I was able to make a fix by sewing a second waistband on top of the original with some green scraps of knit I had. I didn't have enough black. You can't see the green when I'm wearing it anyway. Now it is the perfect length and it is so comfortable!!

I will definitely be making another one of these skirts. I want to make one for my little sister too.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ruffle Clutch Sew-a-Long!

I recently partipated in a sew-a-long! It was put on by Kate from see kate sew, as part of her Ruffles 2012 event. She posted the pattern and tutorial for anyone who wanted to participate. I had never made a clutch, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity! Kate's instructions were well written and easy to follow. I chose some springy fabric and I like how it turned out.


I didn't have any problems until I was finished...the inside pocket was upside down when I opened it. Oops!! Now the front is the back and the back is the front. It's not a big deal; the ruffles are still there and I kind of like it better that way.


I plan on adding a velcro closure and sewing a button on the front.


There's still time to join the sew-a-long if you would like! I am excited to see what other people came up with.