Lessons in Sewing

Sweater: Target
Dress: Target
Shoes: Steve Madden
Dog: Teddy :)

Until very recently, I didn't know how to sew. I never really cared about learning until after I got married and buttons and hems started to fall off. I had no idea where to even begin when I had a needle and thread in my hands, so I started stocking up on safety pins. Simple solution, but not very pretty. This worked until my husband finally took a needle and thread and showed me how to sew a button back on. I was surprised how easy this was, and I felt guilty for not knowing how to do this simple task. Along with this, I also had the growing desire to learn to sew my own clothing. Fortunately, my lovely mom in law has a sewing machine and some sewing skills she was gracious enough to share with me :). I brought over a stack of items I haven't been able to wear in ages. I didn't think we'd be able to get to all of them in one day, but we did! I learned to sew buttons, hems, and was even able to shorted a top that was a bit too long. I was super happy with how it all turned out. I hope to soon take my next step into making an item of clothing!

Happy Friday, Lovelies!
xo Jac


  1. Hope you will make great things

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  2. cute sweater!

    xo Ashleigh


  3. Your sweater is so cute! I love the pockets :)

  4. Sewing is the best! I swear, half the things I buy now don't fit me, but it's so easy to alter if you just know the basics! Hooray for mothers that let us pick their brains. :)

  5. thanks for stopping by my blog! adorable outfit, especially the sweater and the puppy!
    congrats on learning how to sew :)


  6. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment on my Going Dotty post :)

    You are too adorable lady! I love your sweater with the cute little pockets and your lovely skirt!

    I love to sew, toooo bad we don't have room in our teeny tiny apartment for my sewing machine...someday I hope I will have room for it again haha.

    Consider me your newest follower...hope you will want to follow me back :)


  7. I like the pockets on the sweater, looks great :)


  8. I just found your blog and I LOVE IT! You are beautiful!!!! Would love for you to stop by my little piece of the blogosphere. I am doing a fun giveaway here is the link: http://www.lovelinds.com/2011/11/stella-and-dot-giveaway.html

    xoxo Linds

  9. the pockets on your sweater are FANTASTIC! and good luck with the sewing!

    p.s. i'm your newest follower. :)

    dash dot dotty

  10. Great outfit!
    You look so pretty!
    Kasia ;)


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