Sunday, February 7, 2010

My First Sewing Project!

Today's outfit is pretty basic. I was in a dress-for-comfort mood. I went out with my grandmother today for some shopping and lunch. She is one of the people I'm closest to in my family. She's probably one of my main influences when it comes to fashion, she always took me shopping when I was little girl - and still does. I remember hating shopping and trying things on, but eventually I loved it. Where would I be without her?! Thanks, Nonnie. Yes, I call my grandmother Nonnie. It's kind of dorky. Do you guys have any dorky grandparent-names or am I the only one?

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Scarf - Urban Outfitters; Cardigan - Gap; Jeans - Charlotte Russe; Boots - Alloy

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Last night I completed my very first sewing project...a pillowcase! I've never made anything before so I'm really excited about it - even though some of you experienced seamstresses could probably make it in only a few minutes. After struggling with my machine for what felt like forever I finally figured everything out. I'm really excited about learning how to read a pattern and things like that. If any of you guys have some super-easy projects to share, I'd love to try them out!

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And that's it on my bed! (Yes, I realize I'm way too proud of this little pillowcase.)

13 comments:

Nicky said...

AWESOME!!! A pillowcase was a perfect first sewing project!!! Nice job~

And yes, I have a "Mimi and Baba" on my Mom's side and "Oma and Opa" on my Dad's side (they're German). I think Nonnie is a great name!

Kelley Anne said...

You should be proud! Nice job and I love how it goes with your bedspread. I call my grandmother's Nana and Dot Dot; and we called my great grandmother me-maw...so don't feel bad, you're not the only one:)

I love the pop of color in your outfit and the cardigan. Very nice comfy style.

Leproust Vintage said...

Awww, grandmother time sounds so nice right now! Today is my grandma's birthday, so I had some quality phone time with her (I wish that she didn't live so far away!) :(

Your pillowcase turned out incredible! I love the fabric that you chose!

Sushi said...

Congrats on the cute pillow making! Btw I'm having a beauty giveaway on my blog - please stop by and enter x Sushi

The Petite Blogger said...

love the colour of ur scarf!! really brings up the whole outfit!!! and great job on the pillow case!!

xoxo

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Amy said...

Aww I go shopping with my grandmother all the time too and it is one of my most favorite things to do. There is something so special about spending time with grandparents and I am so glad you are able to do that. :)

Also, great job on that pillow case! I love the material pattern you used.

xoxo
Amy

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Girl from the North Country said...

Your pillowcase came out great! I used to hate sewing and most of the time I still do but it opens up all kinds of new options!

ellen said...

Haha :) I remember when I completed my first sewing project I was well happy! if u pick up/buy pattern pieces for dress/top they're easy to
make..i'm working on a dress now it's nearly finished it's took me
a couple of months but it's not that hard.Liked ur blog again btw :) x

Nathalie said...

The pillowcase is adorable and I can so understand you are proud (I also always have to share stuff I've done with everyone :) ) Loving the scarf with the outfit
*Nathalie

Every Little Counts said...

you have such a cute hair cut! i keep debating on whether i should go super short...not sure i can pull it off!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

SO WEIRD!!! i call my grandmother nonnie, too!!!!!!!
it must be fate...or a common grandmother nickname.
congrats on the sewing project--it feels so good to do something (regardless of whether it's simple or not).
and i love the patterned sweater with the scarf--it is truly lovely.

Reuben said...

nice work! i like your hair too by the way

Catherine said...

Let me just say I love your cardigan and scarf... and your hair! By the way, great job on the pillowcase :)

 
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