Posts Tagged ‘Walmart’

Sewing: Stripe Scoop Top


Is it a sad day that this was inspired by a tee I saw at Walmart? I got this striped jersey from a fabric destash last year and have been at a loss for what to make with it until I saw this product listing. istillloveyou-sewing-simple-knit-stripe-top-1

I’m obsessed with those cheap jeggings, btw. Perfect for a baby bump. It’s no announcement, beyond the fact that I’m getting baby hungry.


I already had a pattern drafted up from a floral shirt project from last year that just needed a couple of tweaks. The pattern now fits me perfectly. You better believe I’m going to make a million more shirts in this shape. Since it only has two pattern pieces, it took me about an hour and a half to sew this thing up. I had plenty of fabric left over, I made a shirt for my neighbor and still had more left over for a bubble skirt for Penelope. I’m still not done with that skirt, but it’s close. I’m just dragging my feet on attaching the waistband.


It’s a light-weight jersey that I know I’ll be wearing the heck out of this summer.


My friend Kristin just made a similar shirt and posted her pattern as a free download so you can make your own.


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Handmade Style: Floral Maxi Skirt


Yesterday as I was planning out an awesome fancy pleated skirt, I realized that the expensive yardage that I bought at Britex was not enough. I should’ve bought two yards of the stuff, but oh well. I made a maxi skirt. It’s super boring, but with the rad floral print, you don’t really even notice. And I don’t even care. I’ll be pairing this floral with summer, fall and spring items for sure. I love the print!!

I sewed it similarly to my single seam pencil skirt, but I added a waistband and tailored the seam to fall at the side instead of back. I made a slit with a curved hem on either side, which allows for more leg room for running around. If I were doing it again, I would sew the slit much higher. Like another 10-12 inches.

I love it, but between the cost of the fabric and my time, this skirt would be something like $100 in a store. Not sure I would pay $100 for a simple maxi.

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Talk about a serious mix of high and low here. 

Lazy Tuesday


It took me until 3pm to get showered & dressed today. It feels like I’ve been hit by a ton of bricks. Seriously, could I be more lazy? Oh yeah, I could’ve not fed & clothed the kids.

  • scarf: New York, c/o Shop at Home
  • sweater: Lands End, gift
  • top: Walmart, $5
  • jeans: Ross, $15?
  • shoes: thrifted, $5

TOTAL: $25

Fun fact: this was shot at 3200 ISO, f3.3, 1/125. I really love having a camera that can handle these truly dark & grey days.

Slouchy Tee Overhaul


I hardly even recognize this shirt now. Love it.

  • top: H&M + refashioned, $10
  • belt: thrifted, $2
  • jeans: Walmart, $12
  • shoes: thrifted, $5

TOTAL: $29

Howdy Handmade


  • hairclip: garage sale, 10¢
  • earrings: gift, Erin
  • cardigan: boutique in Provo, $15
  • belt: thrifted, $1.50
  • cuff: handmade
  • top: thrifted & refashioned, $2
  • jeans: Walmart & refashioned, $12
  • boots: swapped with Sarah

TOTAL: $30.50

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