Skip to main content

Girls' Night Outfit

Hi Loves!  It has been a while since I posted but I have not stopped thinking about ideas and things I want to accomplish this year.  One of them is sewing at least one garment a month for myself.  I am going to conquer my fear of zippers and button holes this year.  So, I bet your wondering how this all ties into a Girls' Night Out.  

Well, here you go.  My friends and I went to see the awesome John Legend.  He's such a cutie and his voice is to die for.  He sounds just like his recorded work.  Not only is he a great singer, he is also a philanthropist.  He was the featured speaker at the 25th Realizing the Dream Concert.  I jumped on the opportunity to support a good cause and listen to some awesome music.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear him speak so passionately about his philanthropic work.
John Legend - 25th Realizing the Dream - University of Alabama
So, what is a girl to do about an outfit?!  Well, she's supposed to make it of course.  In the wee hours of Sunday morning, I began to work on an outfit for the Sunday night rendezvous with my girls. One hour later, I had a crop top and a maxi skirt.  


Inspiration Outfit
Crop Top & Maxi Skirt - Source: Gorgeautiful.com
My Outfit
Crop Top & Maxi Skirt in 1 Hour

Here are the details:

  • Jewelry - Gifts and old pieces
  • Scarf - Won playing dirty Santa
  • Jacket - $20 Steinmart (similar here)
  • Boots - Gift from hubby (similar here)
  • Crop top - Re-purposed maternity shirt (Tutorial)
  • Maxi Skirt - (Similar here) (Tutorial)
It was a really fun night.

Great Girls' Night Out

I'm really proud of my outfit, too.   I have been really nervous about starting this sewing journey but I stepped out anyway believing that I can do it.  How fitting that I wore my first outfit to a MLK event?!

I'm going to leave you with this quote: 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Source:  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html)

Step out on faith.  Live your dreams.  

Smooches until next time,


Post a Comment

What's Hot Here?

Congratulations Are In Order, Part 1: DIY Wedding Gift

This past weekend my big little guy was in a wedding. I love weddings so I was very excited. The four of us (and all the bags) piled in the Tahoe for the road trip. It was quite the adventure, but it was worth every minute.

Back to what you came here for the DIY project.

One night while searching Pinterest, I found this really cool print:
I thought it would be a great gift for a couple.  I even thought it would be for my bedroom (I'm seriously considering making one for us).  So, when I was thinking of the perfect gift for this wedding, my mind immediately went back to this idea.

I thought about how I could make this idea my own.  I came up with this: I took this before I decided to add the year they were married to the center top.

Here's what I used: Frame & Mat:  I was prepared to make my own mat, but I found a frame that included the perfect mat  for 3 5" by 7" prints at Ross.Map: You can buy an atlas or map.  OR You can do like me.  I used Google maps t…

Cheers to the New Year

Hey Loves!

I'm so happy to be here to say good riddance to 2016!  I am sooo happy to see 2016 gone.
I don't know about you but 2016 has been quite the year.  I've learned a lot of lessons: Even your best plans can fail.Your victory can be a complete failure to someone else.In my weakness, I am strongest.Don't get distracted from your goals.In every failure, there is a victory. The last half of 2016 has been so rough, but it's over and I'm better because of it. Don't get me wrong. There were victories in 2016, but I'm not gonna look back on them. I'm going to focus on my plans for 2017. I'm happy and optimistic about what 2017 has in store.  
So much so that I was determined to start the year wearing something made by me for me.
The top is very comfy and versatile.  I'll definitely be making more.  I'd love one in a heavier weight knit with a little move structure. 
I started 2017 my way.  You should too!

For info on this project, check out…

Lesson Learned

McCall's 7047 Modified Using Simplicity 1072
Hey Loves!

I'm so excited about today's Tip Tuesday. It's actually a combination of Me Made Monday and Top Tuesday. I get really excited to see other people wearing my creations especially when they feel good in them.  She looked gorgeous and said she felt gorgeous.  That's all that matters!

The two piece ensemble was her vision.   I immediately knew I'd use McCall 7047 to make it.   I'm always using it for different projects and knew it could easily be adjusted to meet her need. It definitely fit the bill. Here's a link to my review of this project.

So let's talk about the fabric.   It's a quilted knit from Joann Fabrics.   I used the same fabric in boysenberry to make this cardigan. (Here are links to the black and boysenberry quilted knit fabrics.)  I love different fabrics.   I guess it's one of my things.   I love texture of this fabric.   I also love the elasticity.   It has a close stitch w…