Sunday, September 22, 2013

Harper's Ferry Hike

Last weekend I went hiking in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. The weather was beautiful and it was the perfect excuse to get outside. Technically, our hike went up into Maryland, and we drove from Virginia, so I was in three states in one day! I forgot my film camera and I was SO MAD! Why do I always do that? Thankfully I had my trusty iPhone for pictures, blah blah blah. Not as cool as film, but better than nothing at all, I guess. It was a good day. Beautiful views, nice weather, and good people too. AND I got to wear my hiking boots for the 2nd time. It was great!

Crossing the bridge to get to the mountain

Looking down the river. Beautiful view! And worth all the sweat to get there. 

A view from the top, also where we ate lunch!

The Potomac River and town of Harper's Ferry. Also, that's the bridge from the first picture. 

We stood on this and looked out over the Potomac. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday the 13th - A Scary Refashion!

Happy Friday the 13th! I was sick AND had to get a shot, so I guess you could say mine was pretty unlucky. But I feel much better now! Enough to get a little sewing done!

Okay, so this dress isn't scary like Friday the 13th type scary, but it's scary ugly! Those sleeves! That horrible length! And shoulder pads... and did I mention the sleeves? And that's a whooooole lotta one pattern.  90's church lady anyone?

I didn't take any action shots of my sewing, because I really just wanted to get this one done. It's been sitting on my pile for months now. First thing to go were the shoulder pads. Then the sleeves.  And some of that length had to go too. Show a little leg! 

I cut the neckline down a little too. Isn't breathing great? I stitched the neckline and the arm holes back up, and sewed a new hem on the dress. It was a pretty easy fix! 

 I think it looks pretty cute! The pattern's much more bareable now that there's less of it.  I'm not too crazy about the drop waistline, so I think I'll donate it so someone else can enjoy it. I have enough stuff in my closet- I'd rather someone else get more use out of it : ) The floral print has inspired me though.. maybe I can try to recreate this one? We shall see! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday to me!

Guess what! Tuesday is my birthday! (I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22....) And for my present to myself I got a dress form! Fun fact: I always buy myself presents for special occasions; if there's one thing I'm good at, it's spending money. 

I got the Dritz Twin Fit dress form in petite. You know what bothers me though? The regular sized dress forms cost half of what the petite ones do. Shouldn't it be the other way around, since you know, less stuffing and all that? Oh well,  curse my tiny frame. 

The dials on the front are to adjust the measurements. I can use it to make clothes for friends or for my even tinier sisters! I like that it's customizable so I can make my clothes fit juuuuust right, without having to use the ol' pinch and pin method.  I can't wait to get started sewing something! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Clemson Victory!

This weekend I went to the Clemson - Georgia game, the first football game of the season! ESPN Game Day came AND Clemson won, 38-35. It was a good time! 

Pre-game concert from the band! 

The most exciting 25 seconds in college football


We rushed the field

The stadium after the game. Look at that crowd!