DIY Pleated Midi Skirt

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Stitching Away

Hi friends! I’ve recently started sharing a few sewing tutorials over on the YouTube channel, and I thought I’d start to post them here on the blog as well. Several of you have expressed interest in learning how to sew or in getting back into making your own clothes, so I hope you find these videos helpful and inspiring! Today’s project? A pleated midi skirt! This particular skirt was inspired by one I saw at Club Monaco a while back, and I love how it turned out. There is no pattern required, and it would be a great beginning project.

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4 Style Channels You Should be Watching on YouTube

Best Fashion Vloggers on YouTube 2017I love YouTube. One of my favorite ways to chill out after work is to make a good cup of tea or coffee, and sit down to catch up on my favorite channels. When I first started to get into the YouTube world, most of the channels I watched focused primarily on makeup and skincare, but over the past couple of years, I’ve come to love channels that focus on personal style. I love the creativity that goes into each video, and I always walk away with inspiration for new ways to wear the items in my closet. Since fashion channels are a little more difficult to come across, today I’m rounding up my four current favorites.

You might want to make more room in your schedule.

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Les Fleurs

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When I found out last year that Rifle Paper Co. was releasing a fabric line in collaboration with Cotton & Steel, I was over the moon excited. Sewing is one of my favorite hobbies, and you all know my love for Rifle Paper Co. runs deep. The collection, Les Fleurs, released this summer, and I ordered a couple of fabrics as soon as I got the email. My first project was this little dress!

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Outfit: Camping at the Lake

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Hi friends! I’m back online after a weekend camping with no service! Often times being without internet stresses me out, but it was nice to just detach for a while. I hadn’t been camping in so long, and had so much fun out on the lake drinking loads of campfire coffee! When I found out I was going on this trip, I knew I’d need a couple of wardrobe additions. I didn’t have any sort of bathing suit, so I decided to make one. I ended up with this little black and white gingham one piece which I just love! It’s simple, but with a retro feel. I also made these linen shorts from a 1950s pattern to wear as a coverup, and I love how they turned out. The high waist is perfect, and they make me feel like Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. 🙂 I brought along my denim jacket since it had been rainy, and added my new Anthropologie sunglasses and old black sandals to finish off this comfy camping look. My gold Madewell necklace pretty much never leaves my neck, so it went to the lake too!

I always forget how beautiful Arkansas is, and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to explore and photograph some nature.  IMG_3489Read More

Sewing Project: My About Time Dress

Mary About Time DressAbout Time DressHey everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been missing around the blog this week! I’ve been planning to post everyday, but things keep getting in the way! In any case, today I have a sewing project to share! Mary About Time Grey Dress Mary About Time Lace DressDress with lace sleevesVintage Inspired Midi Dress

Dress: Made by me.

Shoes: DSW.

Lipstick: Clinique’s Melon Pop.

Last year around this time, I saw the movie About Time for the first time, and it quickly became one of my favorite films. One thing that I love about it is Mary’s (Rachel McAdams’) wardrobe throughout the movie. It’s vintage inspired, and oh so cute. Her grey dress with lace sleeves was one of my favorites, so I decided to sew my own version of it!

I chose a charcoal grey linen for the main part of the dress, and a cream stretch lace for the sleeves. Vogue’s V9100 had the right shape for the dress, and even included the all important pockets. I cut the sleeves in a standard pattern, and they worked perfectly. Sewing for this project was quick and easy, and I love the finished result!

Here I’ve paired it with my blush vintage inspired heels from Crown Vintage. I actually bought a pair of black t-strap heels inspired by the shoes Mary wears with this dress, but decided it was a little early in the year to wear them in these photos. 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed seeing my latest sewing project! Have you made anything lately? I’d love to hear about it!