Step Stool Chair

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You may remember this chair I posted about here. Its gone from this to:

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this, to:

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this! It’s almost finished. I just want to paint the steps black and add a few more staples underneath the seat once I find where I put the box down.

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I reused the upholstery nails from the old vinyl, not because I dig the old rusty look, but because I was just too lazy to go find new ones.

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This is the underside of the seat, I think it needs just a few more staples along the back but I put the box of staples down somewhere and now I can’t find them.

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A sneak peak of the Fourth of July dress I’ve been working on! It may or may not be worn on the fourth due to the tropical storm/hurricane making its way up the east coast.

Fashion Revolution #insideout

Today is the one year anniversary of a textile factory collapse in Bangladesh. The fashion revolution is meant to raise awareness about the whole industry by wearing your clothes inside out for the day. You can read about the virtual flash mob of inside out handmade clothes here, here, and here!

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It might be cheating to use this dress since I made it reversible but she’s never actually worn it with this side facing out.

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I try to make conscious decisions about the things I buy, but it’s so easy to go with whatever is more convenient or cheap. This is a sobering reminder that our choices don’t just affect us and I could definitely be doing more to help change things for the better.

Fashion Revolution Day Handmade

Made It!

Everything is here and we’re finally getting settled! The sewing machine has been unpacked but I don’t have any projects lined up yet. Although my birthday is coming up soon so I’m thinking some pattern shopping is in order!

Hopefully I’ll have something to show later in the week but I wanted I wanted to come back and start getting into the swing of blogging again!

Family Photos Dress

This is a sneak peek of the dress I’m working on for our family pictures this weekend.

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Why yes, that is the Geranium bodice! I just love how versatile that pattern is.

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And it’s technically reversible! I hand stitched the lining so that it would be invisible and can be turned inside out if there are any spill mishaps.

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Because the inside is pretty plain I added a decorative hem stitch for a little fun. It’s not very noticeable but I like it. I’m not sure if that’ll be the only thing I do to it though.

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I want to add a bow to the front but I can’t decide. Bitty baby bow?

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Or big full bow? Neither? Something in between?