Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thrifted Blazer

I am slowly getting better at sewing as my projects are getting more difficult. I found this awesome real striped blazer at a thrift store (surprise) that just needed a little tailoring. So I'm going to attempt to walk u through it.

First step was to take off the sleeves and start pinning! I pinned the sides in on the shirt, shortened the sleaves and took them both in.

After sewing the sides of the sleaves and the jacket the next step was to shorten the top because the shoulders were way too big. So I took that in about an inch and a half. The next step was to sew the sleaves back onto the jacket. I did this by turning one sleave inside out and putting it inside the jacket so the right sides were together.

After the right sides and seams are pinned together, sew around the circle and wah-lah they are attached. I then needed to hem the bottom of the jacket because it was way too long. But once I decided where it needed to be I realized I needed to move the pockets. So I gently used a seam ripper, took the pockets off and hemmed the bottom of the jacket.

I pinned the pockets back on, sewed them and wahoo! Finished blazer! I don't have a picture of it because I made it for my friend Gentri and I didn't get a picture of it on her. But let me tell you, she looked so adorable in it! Well, she always does but I just loved this jacket on her. Hopefully I'll get a pic soon!

I am definately no seamstress but I'm very proud of my latest acheivement! And maybe this tutorial will help you amateur sewers get a blazer with the perfect fit :)
Sarah G

Friday, May 11, 2012

Oldness and Weekend Fun

As u know if you are following my fantastic blog (lol) I went to visit my family this weekend. It was so good to see everyone and go to some of my favorite shops. Of course I ran into some old friends BUT I also found some old hilarious photos of me. So here they are for your enjoyment. P.S.I promise to get on a more regular blogging schedule.

If you live in Utah and you haven't been to Dear Lizzie boutique and bistro in alpine/highland, U MUST GO! 
Everything there is absolutely beautiful and the environment is so fun. And they have these delicious drinks (pictured below) called a Dizzie Lizzie, I always get one whenever I go visit. Its some sort of cherry cream soda. Its to die for. 

The rest of my weekend was filled with relaxing with my family, the doggies, and digging through old family photos. Check out these gems!

I can't stop laughing! I'm so glad we have photos to document stuff. Hope you guys have all been having a great weekend and week.
Sarah G

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What I Wear Wednesdays

I'm glad I decided to do this on Wednesday's not only because it's an awesome alliteration, but because Wednesday's are my least favorite day of the week. Right in the middle where u run out of energy from the start of the week but before u get the excitement of looking forward to the weekend. Cause let's be honest if u prematurely start looking forward to the weekend, the week just drags on. So a fun fashion post is jut what I need to get me happy in the middle of the week.

Yesterday I loved my outfit so I have decided to post it! I wore my dark blue jeggings underneath my favorite romper. Both from forever 21. A small thrifted belt and a top from H&M. As u know I just moved to St George, I am lds, and obsessed with cardigans. Needless to say I am struggling with the heat! I'm not a jeans and t-shirt girl so I'm having trouble putting together outfits that work but aren't plain. Feel free to give me tips and tricks for dressing for the heat while still being fashionable.
Hope u like
Sarah G