Sew In Love

Sewing is not my forte, but I must admit I have been practicing and learning a lot of new techniques online as I go. As my husband likes to say, "I attended Google University." LoL.

Since this was a long weekend for me, I decided to get a little daring and actually try to create a shirt out of 2 old uniforms that I no longer wear. I've been reading online that people are now "thrifting" in order to find outfits that they can recreate or alter. Since I have a lot of clothes in my closet that I no longer use, I decided to give it a go...and this is what I came up with....
The bottom part of the shirt is a silky button down, while the top part is a stretchy material. I loved the look today with some blue jeans and a pair of brown/gold pointy heels.

The next thing I decided to try out was a clutch purse pattern that I purchased about 3 years ago. I was never brave enough to do it until now. Sewing is so much fun when there are no rules. Imagine if I really knew how to sew and all of the rules that come with it?? I probably would NEVER sew. hahaha. Anywho, the clutch I fell in love with is called the Olivia Clutch (<---- you can find it by clicking on this link.) Ali Foster has some amazing purse/handbag patterns, which are really cute. However, this particular one caught my attention so I had to buy it...and her prices are really inexpensive. Her version of the pattern looks like this.....
I had some fabric lying around that my grandmother purchased for me some time ago so that I can make a different clutch and I decided to finally put it to use as well. So this is what I came up with...

I am SEW IN LOVE! <3


Summer Fun Clutch

I <3 Jeans...and I <3 purses...so what better way to combine the two?! I looked for some inspiration online and then started to plan my design and this is what I came up with.

This design was created using a jean leg piece of fabric. The outside of the clutch is decorated with a summery type of ruffled fabric. The inside is created using an orange fabric and a jean pocket to hold any items such as credit cards/license/cell phone, etc. The closure was created using a belt holder from the jean and Velcro to close it.

May you have a design of your own...or tried to make one like this....I'd love to see it.