I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

the maxi skirt

the maxi skirt

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I decided to make another skirt... well, I made two more, but only one of them worked out. Which was a little disappointing because I got half way done when I realized It just wasn't going to work. The knit fabric I bought was a little thicker and so it had a natural curl to the fabric and I sewed it on the wrong side of the curl and it bubbled at the seam. I don't know if that makes ANY sense... but just take my word for it... it didn't look good. But I did make some headbands for Elly with that fabric and I made a scarf that maybe I'll share with you later... so it wasn't a complete waste of grey knit fabric. I asked Danny if he wanted me to make him some sweatpants with the fabric because my skirt didn't work. But he said no. Not sure why, I bet they would have looked pretty sweet.

Anyway, I saw this tutorial on how to make a maxi skirt. She said people can submit their skirts and she is going to post them all on her blog in November, so I thought I would make one for her to post. I will spare you the details on how to make it, but just look on her tutorial.

This skirt was a lot easier than the other ones I made, it's pretty forgiving. It is a little different sewing with stretchy knit fabric. But I love wearing yoga pants, so I figure why not a yoga pant... skirt.

The original roll over waist band was a little too skinny, so I made it larger so that when you fold it over you don't see the seam on the inside of the skirt. I also didn't make it as wide at the bottom of the skirt as she did. But it took a lot less time, I busted it out in one evening while Danny was at meetings, after I put the kids to bed. A friend from church asked if I could help her make one for her because she is pregnant and this is perhaps the most comfortable skirt you could wear while pregnant. And I love to wear comfortable clothes pregnant or not.

photography: chris + vivian + kids

photography: chris + vivian + kids

last run to the market

last run to the market

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