January 26, 2014

P A R T II: Peppin' Through the Forrest


top: self made, skirt, sweater, belt: thrifted, shoes: Charlotte Russe, tights: Walmart

Well, hi there folks! It's been a weeeeek! I've worked a lot and my uniform isn't that exciting to photograph ;) One of the things I hate about working is having to wear a uniform! I wear blue jeans and A black shirt everyday and it gets old. I have an interview tomorrow with a company I'd really love to work for. Fingers crossed I get it! Having two jobs will be tough, but I know it will benefit Rob and me. 

Anywho, here's another peplum I made! I originally planned on this peplum just being the polka dot fabric. But I ran out of that fabric and had to improvise. Fellow sewers: don't you hate when you do that?! I sure do. But I think the white made it really fun!

Three more tops to go, bro.

January 18, 2014

P A R T I: Peppin' Through the Forrest


peplum: made by me, pants & belt: thrifted, sweater: h&m (old), booties: famous footwear

For my last semester at BYU-Idaho I took a class called "Line Collection." It was my final sewing class for my degree and it was a class where we made our own clothing line. I chose to make a line of peplum tops and the title of my line was "Peppin' Through the Forrest." This project is very near and dear to my heart. I spent countless hours over sketches and fabric choices and the construction of each top. I wanted this line to resemble me and my aesthetic. I was able to complete 5 peplum tops and I want to share each one with all of you if that's alright!

This peplum is probably my favorite! I thrifted the floral awhile back and it was the inspiration for my line. The green checkered fabric is actually a sheet that my grandpa gave me. For my line I tried to only use fabrics that were second hand. 

I hope you enjoy this little series of mine! My goal for 2013 was to make my own line and I did just that! I'm extremely proud of myself for doing so. It was worth all of the blood, sweat, and tears. Just kidding about the blood part ;)

January 17, 2014

R E F A S H I O N: Checkered Dress.

dress: re-fashioned, tights: walmart, shoes: Charlotte Russe, belt: thrifted

This is probably my favorite re-fashion to date! I originally got the dress for a Halloween costume (I was Dorthy) but the fit of the dress was a little awkward on me. But I knew it had potential! I had had that mustard blouse for a while and I  really loved the color. But again, the blouse was little baggy on me and I hadn't worn it in awhile. So I chopped off the sleeves and pockets of the checkered dress and took in the sides so that it fit better. I then unpicked the mustard sleeves and attacked them to the checkered dress. 

Presto! New dress using materials I already had. This is why I love thrifting and re-fashioning what I find! It opens the door to endless possibilities. I'll have to show you what I did with the rest of the mustard blouse. It's another favorite of mine!

January 15, 2014

R E V I E W: Watch from Born Pretty.


shirt, vest, pants, belt: thrifted, boots: Charlotte Russe, watch: c/o Born Pretty, ring: Lia Sophia

I was really excited when Born Pretty emailed me and asked to do a review for them! Born Pretty sells everything from nail art, to watches and even phone cases (Samsung cases and Phone 4/4S cases/iPhone 5 cases)! The watch I have above is THIS one. I love that it tells time but it's also really fashionable! It doubles as a watch and a bracelet. Born Pretty's prices are super reasonable and there are countless options. Make sure you check out their site and use this code (KATHERINEHC10) for 10% off. Who doesn't love a discount?!


January 9, 2014

D I Y: Fur Snood

I'm a little obsessed with fur this season. I've been wanting a fur snood for a while now (loving all of these from ASOS) and I decided to make one! And I put together a little tutorial for those of you who are like me and don't want to spend a lot on a project ;) Ready!? Let's go!


All of my supplies are materials that I had on hand. I thrifted the fur and the lining and the bias tape was left over from another project. I'm dying over THIS fur from mood. It's a little on the pricey side, but it's gorgeous!

1. Cut fur and lining fabric into a rectangle. My rectangle measurements were 23.5" for the length and 6" for the width. You can cut it longer or shorter or wider if you'd like. It's really up to you!

2. After you have cut your rectangle of fur and lining, place the right side of the fabrics together. Pin so fabric stays in place.

3. Now it's time to sew them together! I just serged mine together, but if you don't have a serger, just use a 1/4" seam allowance. Make sure you leave one end open. After you have sewn the two pieces together (remember to leave one end open) turn the snood right side out.

4. On the end that you didn't sew, place your bias tape on that side and pin it in place. Make sure to leave extra tape at each side. Sew down the bias tape using a 1/4" seam allowance.
5. After you have sewn your the bias tape down, trim down your seam to 1/8". Not pictured: fold the extra edges of bias tape in and then fold the rest of the bias tape to the opposite side. I hand sewed the tape down, but you're welcome to use a sewing machine. I like the look of hand sewing better, but it's your choice.

6. For the closure, there are a couple of different options you can choose from! I decided to make a button hole, but I think using Velcro or snaps would be just as effective. I didn't have those supplies on hand so I decided to use buttons instead! For the button option: Take the end that has the bias tape attached and decide what length your buttonhole needs to be and then sew that using a machine. On the opposite end, hand sew your button in place. I only sewed it to the lining so that you wouldn't see the stitches on the fur. 

There you have it! I hope this little tutorial is useful for some of you! If anyone is interested, I have just enough fur to make another one. It would $20 and that includes shipping! If anyone wants it, email me! 

 thriftedthings@gmail.com

Hope you're all having a lovely Thursday :)

January 7, 2014

To Infinity and Beyond.

I made these infinity scarves for my sister and a friend for the holidays. I had my sister for Christmas um, in 2012, and I just got around to sending her a gift. Worst sister ever? Yuuuup.

Oh and please ignore my double chin. YIKES.

January 2, 2014

Lunner Date.


sweater, pants, boots, hat: thrifted

sweater & shirt: thrifted, pants: Eddie Bauer, shoes: Converse

This is what we wore to a little lunner date. If you don't know what lunner is, it's a term I made up. It's the meal between lunch and dinner ;) We didn't get around to eating until 3 o'clock and that's not lunch and it's too early for dinner, so it required a new name. Other possible names we came up with: linner, dunch, and dinch. I figured lunner sounded the best. 

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Because I just knew you wanted to see all of our cute outfits together.