Style Diary // February 20, 2015

I've been MIA for a few days since I recently moved to LA, but I finally organized my schedule to squeeze time in for photos & sewing & everything fun!

I used to take photos in my backyard, but now almost all of them will be taken at UCLA. :D

Today's outfit was a simple one, thrown together in literally minutes.

"but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

>> Isaiah 40: 31 <<


Top: Local boutique
Cardigan: Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade
Jeggings: Hollister Co.
Boots: Deb Shops
Necklace: Mom's



Style Diary // February 16, 2015

Today's style diary features one of my favorite Wildfox Couture sweaters. OMG the fabric of these sweaters is SO SO SO soft and comfortable.


Sweater: Wildfox Couture, Nordstrom 
Capris: Bullhead, @taylor_couture
Shoes: Converse
Watch: Gifted by hubby



Post Valentine's Day Refashion (Tank Top to Modest Top)

I was actually planning to post this refashion on Valentine's Day (yesterday), but decided to push it back a day. I mean everyday should be Valentine's Day anyways! God is LOVE. :)
So back on topic...
This is a good tutorial for remaking tank tops into modest tops. (Without having to wear something under nor over)

I started with this tank top & wanted the top part to be like a t-shirt and with a sweetheart neckline.

I didn't have a t-shirt I could use for the top part, so I had to make it from scratch. If you are following this tutorial, and you have an extra t-shirt already, it'll be alot quicker! (Scroll down to where it says: START HERE)

I traced a shirt that fit me well and added seam allowance. (Except on the neckline since I was going to add binding) Both the fabric and shirt are on the fold.

Next I traced the sleeves (plus seam allowance)...

Which ended up like this:

For the back part I added extra on the sides since the fabric didn't stretch. (Excuse the neckline, I cut it afterwards)

All the pieces on the fold.

This is how to sew a basic shirt. After that, the sleeves go on and you got a shirt!

I cut out the tank top with the sweetheart neckline.

Then I cut the t-shirt I made according to the shape of the tank top. I left about 1/2" for seam allowance.

It ended up looking like this:

Then I just sewed the bottom part of the tank top to the t-shirt I made. 
(Wrong sides of fabrics together)

I made some bias binding last minute for the neckline.


Style Diary // February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! 
Don't forget what Love is really about & give some hugs and kisses to your loved ones, not just today, but everyday. 

"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE."
>> 1 Corinthians 13:3 <<

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE."
>> 1 John 4:8 <<

I opted for a neutral color palate with a pop of black instead of the traditional red or pink.


Top: Ross
Cardigan: @shopmarze (Instagram)
Jeggings: Thrifted
Shoes: @crissysclosetxo (Instagram)
Watch: LA Jewelry District
Bow: @takecaredarlingdear
Sunglasses: Deb Shops



Style Diary // February 13, 2015

Since it's one day before Valentine's Day, I opted for a top with a cute quote & roses.


Top: Ross
Skirt: Ross
Purse: Thrifted
Booties: Charlotte Russe


Matching outfits with mum. :)


Valentine's Day Refashion #4

This time around I had a plain shirt lying around, which I was convinced I would make into a pocket tee, but decided it would be perfect for this Valentine's Day tutorial. I chose a bright floral print to welcome Spring, which is right around the corner! 

This was quite easy and perfect for when you want a quick sewing project.

So I first I laid out a piece of fabric (on the fold as shown below).
I drew out the first one and liked the size and traced two more out of that one.

I added an additional 1/4" around the hearts for seam allowance to turn them inside out.

For size reference:

I sewed all around the heart & clipped the extra fabric away.

Then turned it inside out.

I pinned the first heart to the middle of the shirt. Then the other two hearts, I placed two fingers away from the middle one. 

Then just a simple zig zag stitch around each heart & done!

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