Sunday, July 10, 2016

✄ cut out + keep ✄

Hiya! Just dropping by to let you all know about this fun feature that one of my all-time favorite craft sites, Cut Out + Keep - has included me in! They've chosen me as their ✰~Fashion Superstar~✰ of the week (not exactly sure if I'm deserving of that title, but I'll take it (●ゝ∀・●) and have been showcasing a few of my fave DIY's on their site this past week...including a *brand new* tutorial on how to make daisy pom-pom earrings, which I put together especially for this feature! ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ

You can check out my interview, along with the tutorial on how to make these suuuuper cute earrings, right over here. ❤

Saturday, June 25, 2016

☼ summer socks ☼

Summer has finally arrived! And I'm celebrating the return of warmer weather by busting out my novelty sock collection (which hasn't seen the light of day in months) along with my favorite jelly shoes to help show them off. (•♥‿♥•) This pair is the newest addition to my collection and was sent to me a while back by one of my favorite brands, Socksmith. I'm already a proud owner of their vinyl records & world map designs, so when I was presented with the opportunity to style a pair featuring their unicorn design I couldn't say no!

As expected from my past experience with Socksmith, these unicorn socks are not only super cute to look at but also super comfy to wear! Quality-wise they also get an A+ from me - all of my socks from them have held up wonderfully over the years through multiple wears and washes.

I paired mine with a tie-dye dress, glittery jelly t-bar shoes, and a little novelty purse that I made inspired by their design (just because I love to be matchy!) ❤

outfit details ❣ 
dress - Romwe | socks - c/o Socksmith | shoes - Missguided | purse - self-made (▰˘◡˘▰)

Socksmith offers pretty much any design you can think of, so even if rainbows & unicorns aren't your thing, there's bound to be at least one pair in their massive catalog of cuteness that will fit your style to a T. (✿◠‿◠) Have a look around and let me know what your favorite style is in the comments!

Monday, June 13, 2016

✿ daisy dream ✿

Hey, remember me? haha. This blog is officially back from hiatus starting with this post!
I've been sewing a ton recently and felt like I should get back into documenting my projects here, just for fun / old times' sake. (ゝω・) At the beginning of this month I decided that I was going to attempt to sew a new dress for every week in June. That probably sounds a little, uhhh, ambitious? but I have waaaay too many abandoned sewing projects (mostly dresses) that need to be completed, and I thought setting a goal like this would be a good motivator in doing so! Without further ado, here's what I've been up to this past week...

This pastel floral shift was the first dress I completed for my little sewing ~challenge~. All the materials I used to make it were thrifted, from the fabric (which was originally a vintage bed sheet) right down to the zipper & fusible interfacing. My perfectly (!!!!) matching shoes were another lucky thrift find as well. (♥‿♥)

For the dress design I used a vintage pattern from 1968 - Simplicity #7635. I went with the sleeveless scalloped look because I thought the collar and hemline would complement the floral fabric nicely. I'll admit that I was dreading the idea of having to sew all those scallops, but the actual sewing process turned out to be less of a hassle than I'd anticipated.

I did end up having to make a few slight alterations to the pattern, including taking a couple of inches of fabric away from the sides and front seam to reduce bagginess. I also had to widen the armholes quite a bit (I'm not sure why, but with vintage patterns the armholes are always so tiny?!) Aside from that, what you see on the envelope is pretty much what you get with the finished product. I highly recommend this pattern if you can get your hands on a copy!

Even with all the extra fitting, I still felt like the finished dress was lacking in waistline definition, so I made a matching tie belt to help cinch it in a bit.

Overall, my favorite part of the dress is definitely the collar. I absolutely adore how it looks! ❤

I'm currently in the process of finishing up dresses #2 & 3. I'll be back with updates on their progress soon! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧