Monday, February 25, 2013

Maternity skirts

First off let me say I am NO seamstress! That would be my mom, but I do know the basics! This is a really simple way to make a maternity skirt, but it's very comfortable and can be used even when you just have a "pooch" that doesn't fit comfortably in you normal clothes. Hopefully I can make this as easy to understand as possible.

* the first thing you need is a skirt (or pants, it will work with either) that has a little extra room (and one you don't mind cutting up). If you are using a denim skirt with a zipper, you will have to cut the zipper out and sew the fly/flap closed. You will also be cutting the waist band off all the skirts you are using. If you cannot pull a skirt up without unzipping it first, it won't work.

*the other thing you need is a stretchy tank top or shirt, preferably spandex. I bought this black one at Ross for $4.99 and they are usually one size and stretch great.

*first thing to do is cut the waist band off the skirt. I posted a picture of a stretchy black skirt that I am making for my sister.

*next, cut the tank in 2 pieces. I like to have a lot of the bottom piece to add to my skirt because in the early days of pregnancy I folded it down under my belly and it just looks like you are layering, and in later stages (big belly!), I liked to pull it up over. It's really up to you how much you use.

*after you have cut the waistband off your skirt, and you have the piece of tank to add, sew the 2 cut ends together (skirt and tank). Make sure to stretch the tank as you go or you won't have enough material! You will end up with a maternity skirt!

Make sure you reinforce your stitches well because if you are like me, you will be wearing these all the time and you don't want the seam to start coming apart. If you have any questions shoot me and email!

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a New Year!

Well it's a new year!  I'm really not one for new years resolutions, but at the end of 2011 I did start an endeavor to get fit and to change my eating habits.   So, I went right on down to the good ol' Walmart and purchased a few weights and Jillian Micheal's ripped in 30.  Now let me tell you, Jillian Micheal's is definitely tough!  Especially if you go from jogging about a mile maybe 2 times a week to high intensity circuit/interval training.  It pretty much kicked me in the cedar end.  I new that I had to make BIG changes for this workout to be effective and to be easier.  So one of my co-workers  pointed me to a web site that she uses,  She lost 100 lbs. in 2011 and is still losing by committing to working out 30 minutes a day and following a better diet.  Can I just say it works!  I stated the day after Christmas and I got a little crazy about working out and I have lost several lbs.  More importantly, I have lost 2.5" in my hips, have developed muscles in my arms and shoulders, and I am getting A SIX PACK!   It feels great being 'healthier'.  I have become somewhat "addicted" to working out, but I figure that is a better thing to be addicted to than some of the alternatives.  So, if anyone out there in blog land is feeling like a change is needed, let me recommend  Checkout some of these workouts too!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Where does the time go?!

Well here I am again, finally updating my blog after MONTHS! I have been busy with pinterest, it is very time consuming haha. Thought I would post some projects that I have been working on.

Tie shirt!

Glittering up old shoes!

Pinterest recipes!

Found these at a 2nd hand store. Spray painted them and added some scrapbooking paper to the top for extra color!

Clock re-do! It was easy but time consuming.

We had a wonderful Christmas! Sean and I spoiled eachother. He got a kindle fire and new GPS. I got a Wii and $100 to agua ozul oasis!! Spa time! We spoiled our neices too, because that's what aunts and uncles do.

And then there is's some huge disgusting spider that I am attempting to get it into a jar because it was so big I didn't want to squish it on the floor. Yuk. Hope everyone had a great Christmas! And have a good new year, I will be celebrating it by working: )

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