Blog B-day Winner!

.... And I know I am extremely late in posting this. I apologize tremendously. Life happened, and I couldn't sit down right away and post this. So without much more deliberation, the winner is......

Congratulations to you! And thank you to all of you who entered! Lynaeve email me at lani5287[at]yahoo[dot]com.


{Tutorial}: Cropped Tank

A few months back I bought this delicious linen/cotton blend jersey in a chocolate heather (I also purchased some in peach heather) from Joann's. I fell in love with how soft and lightweight it was. I only purchased a yard of the brown color without having a necessary purpose for it.

Well today I have whipped up a little tutorial for you to make a quick tank in about 30 minutes from start to finish, and it won't even take up the entire yard. It even has a bit of a high-lo hem.
Let's get started!

-1 yard of jersey knit
-tank top for tracing
-sewing machine & supplies

Fold your fabric in half lengthwise twice (double hot dog fold) so that you will be cutting the front and back pieces at the same time. Place your folded tank top on the fold of your fabric. Make sure your stretch is crosswise if your fabric only has 2way stretch.

Trace around the neckline, straps and armholes. Extend the armhole slightly and draw an A-line shape. And since this is a cropped tank make the shirt about half the length of your original tank top.

Remove one of the tank pieces. Now working with only one of the folded pieces, draw a tapered line across the bottom like so. Cut this shape out.

Matching the sides and tops of the shoulder straps, sew with a slight zigzag stitch. Turn inside out.

And your done!! You can hem or bind the raw edges if you like. I enjoy how it looks with the raw edges, sort of reminds me of this American Apparel tank. In fact this is what inspired this shirt; we have ordered them so much at work and I thought that I could make one.

Sorry about this ridiculously confused look I have on my face.
The sun was in my face, causing it to now allow me to see
the front screen on my camera.

And there you have it! A simple and comfy tank that you can whip up in seriously 30 minutes. Elongate it if you're not into that midriff thing


create. Turns 2 + {Giveaway}

I cannot believe it has been two years since starting my little blog. I am so glad that I have pressed through with this little baby, and I'm so grateful to have you guys as my readers. I may not be the most faithful at posting, but honestly I'm trying to be better. I just want to take the time out to say "Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and your onlooking! None of this would be possible if no one came and visited my slice of blogland."

With that being said, I would like to share this birthday giveaway I have for you today: I am offering three 1 yard cuts of 22" width vintage sheets. All three will be won by one of you! I tried to pick some nice yummy ones.

To Enter, Leave a Separate Comment for Each of the Following:
1. Become a Follower of the Blog
2. Become a Follower of the Facebook Page
3. Follow me or one of my boards on Pinterest
4. Tell me what you would like to see more of on here

Giveaway will be open until Thursday, June 21, 2012. I will chose a winner at random sometime on Friday, June 22, 2012. Contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Good Luck!!


Great News!!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

I have been holding on to this gem for a few days or longer now. I have no clue as to why. Without further ado, I announce to you that Shabby Apple Dresses now sponsor my blog! I am so very excited to present this news to you all. You should go right now and check out the beautiful things that have on the site. There are some gorgeous things; they even have some houseware items. So you will notice there is a button right there in my sidebar that will take you to the site.

Happy browsing!!!!


Vintage Sheet Skirt

I have been very busy on my sewing machine this weekend. I managed to whip up a pleated vintage sheet skirt Sunday afternoon. I love it! It has pleats in the front, elasticized back and long ties that can either be tied in the front or the back. I should have added pockets, but honestly this was just a muslin.



Must make more!!