3.16.2015

How to Alter a Denim Skirt If it's Too Big


Hello! Today's sewing tutorial is for all my skirt ladies who have a skirt they love, but it's just too big, so it never gets worn. 

I got this Gap skirt from the Like Twice app. (sign up with this link to get a $10 credit & 50% your entire first purchase!) Anyways, sorry for sidetracking there LOL. On to the tutorial! :)

So as you can already tell, this skirt was too big for me. Even if I wore it with a belt, it wouldn't look good since the hip area was too big as well.



First measure your skirt and yourself. 

Skirt Measurements:

- Waist: 15 1/4" across
- Hips: 17" across
(Hips are around the pocket area. You can try on your skirt to determine where the hips are. Remember the hips are the widest part of your bottom!)

My Measurements:

- Waist: 14 3/4" across
- Hips: 16 1/2"
(Just divide by 2 if you measured yourself all around. You can also just measure a skirt that fits you really good and use those measurements!)

Next, do the math :)

15 1/4" - 14 3/4" =  1/2"
17" - 16 1/2" = 1/2"

So I took off 1/2" from the waist and hips of the skirt.


Now, grab a seam ripper and rip the stitches on both sides of the waistband, where it connects to the skirt.



If your skirt is too big in the hip area too, sew off as much as you need to. Stop sewing after the hip area, unless you want to tighten the hem of the skirt as well.



This next part gets a little tricky. Turn the waistband inside out and pin as shown. You're going to sew off as much as you need to. 


Cut the excess fabric, and turn back inside.


Stitch down on the waistband while grabbing the skirt. 
(Where you ripped the seams)

That's it!



3.05.2015

Psalm 90:2




"Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting, You are God."

Psalm 90:2

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Isn't this so wonderful to hear? Before anything that we know was even made, God was already there! He is above all. Notice how the verse doesn't say, "You are wonderful, awesome, amazing, powerful, almighty, etc." Of course God is all of the above, but this verse just says, "You are God." Why? Because He is everything! When we have Him, we don't need anything else because He is everything! In Him we have all that we need! God was here before anything we see was. God was here before the WHOLE WORLD was brought forth. You don't need a world of your own, all you need is GOD! 

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3.03.2015

Style Diary // March 3, 2015

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. It takes awhile getting used to a new home. My little hometown, Newman, is ridiculously different than Los Angeles. I'm in my second week here now, and just getting adjusted to all of this. I have come up with my regular posting schedule now, thankfully. Anyways, I wanted to share my style diary for today.

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Top: @kenziescloset828 (Instagram)
Jeggings: Vinted app
Sunglasses: Deb Shops
Purse: Thrifted
Necklace: Vinted app
Watch: LA Jewelry District
Boots: Deb Shops

"I am the vine; you are the branches. 
Whoever abides in me and I in him, 
he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me 
you can do nothing."

John 15:5 

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