Posts Tagged ‘ModBod’

Style: Confidence to Sew

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Confidence in my sewing abilities waxes and wanes on a regular basis. Recently it’s been waning (as evidenced by the lack of refashions around here). I know I’ll get back into it, I just have to be patient and slowly build my confidence.

Saturday night I was having a hard time going to sleep, my mind racing with projects for the next month. I guess I needed something to unwind. So I made myself a single-seam tube skirt. Since I’ve already made one before, I had this one finished in under 20 minutes (hems included). And I wore it to church the next day.

There’s something about brainlessly and successfully completing a piece that you can actually wear that I crave all the time. But I don’t think I need a million of these in my closet. Only like 4 or 5. I found this fabric at fashionfabricsclub.com on super clearance. It’s sort of an off-putting color scheme, but I still like it. The texture is great as is the stretch, lending itself perfectly to a tube skirt. I made Penelope a little top out of this fabric last spring (when my sewing confidence was much higher).

I wonder if I’m the only one whose confidence waxes and wanes in one’s own ability to sew (or DIY) a project. Does yours? I’m happy I finished this simple piece successfully. I’m hoping it’ll give me the confidence I need to attack all the projects I’m brewing for┬áChristmas┬ábreak.

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Freaky Friday

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I threw on the most colorful clothes I have to mask my lack of motivation to look stylish today. Too bad you can’t see the killer shoes I wore while running errands. And I changed up my background. This is much cleaner. Me likey. I still am nervous about getting the whitbalance consistent in all of my posts, but I guess it will push me to get better at my photography.

sweater: ModBod, c/o ModBod

top: thrifted + refashioned

jeans: H&M

 

My Favorite Blazer

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I’ve worn this blazer (and the top) twice this week. Can’t get enough!

  • blazer: thrifted
  • top: ModBod, c/o ModBod
  • denim: PacSun, refashioned
  • booties: thrifted

Nerdy Black Glasses

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I wasn’t entirely sure I’d like these glasses much at all. They seem a lot bigger than my other nerdy glasses. After half a day of wearing them, I’m totally sold. Love em.

Refashioned Summer Outfit

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This is totally a spring/summer top, but I can’t help myself.

  • Top: thrifted & refashioned, $4
  • skirt: ModBod, c/o ModBod
  • shoes: Uptown Cheapskate, $30

TOTAL: $34

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