Oversized jeans jacket

A little while back I made a deal with myself that I would use up all the fabric that I’ve already purchased before I buy any new. So I looked in my fabric box and found a lot of denim. This idea came out of the blue but perfectly timed because my old jeans jacket is a bit too tiny and too tight, for a hijabi that is.


To make this jacket you’ll need:

  • Front/back and sleeve pattern
  • Fabric (I chose a light and a dark denim color)
  • White thread and/or a strong thread
  • Twin needle & denim needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • and a seem ripper, if anything goes wrong.

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  • I made my pattern out of tracing the front of a dress which you can use for both the front and back piece. And a long sleeved shirt for the sleeves.
  • Line up, pin down and cut out your choice of fabric. Pin the front and back shoulder seems by laying the fabric right sides together and sew. Lay down your jacket, wrong sides up and pin your sleeves in place and sew. When you’ve finished you can sew the sleeves seems together and down your waist from your sleeve on both sides.

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  • If you want you can add pockets which I just traced out by hand and placed at both sides. This is fairly simple to do and didn’t t use a pattern just some chalk and drew my desired design on to the fabric. Cut it out and do an overlock seem. If you don’t have an overlock machine you can use your sewing machine. You have to do this so that the fabric won’t distress. Now you only have to sew the pockets on to the front of your jacket.
  • Now I started seem rip the ends of the sleeve and at the opening of the jacket cause I thought I wanted a distressed cool look. After doing so, and waisting endless amount of time, I found out that it didn’t look good at all and I wouldn’t use this jacket. So the only do to do was to cut away those ends and make a nice overlock seem on the ends. I continuing on with a twin needle to do a hemmed seem at the bottom and around the opening of the jacket and at the sleeves. I used a white thread because I wanted the seem to be seen but that’s up to you.

Elizabeth

 

One year ago

It was early Wednesday morning. The sun had made its way out behind the trees far away at the east. I awaited nervously for the two lines to appear. Anticipation was rising and even though I knew, I waited for five minutes.

I watched my reflection in the mirror and couldn’t help but to smile back. An exiting time was ahead. There we were, two instead of just one. I went back to bed wondering who you would become.

Now one year later I can finally hear you laugh, see you smile and hold you close. Knowing now that my life was never complete without you here.

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Elizabeth

Full body workout

There is only so much time in one day and when most hours go by to cook, clean, feed or change a diaper, there is only a little amount left. So you have to make the most of every minute especially when it comes to working out. I’ve found that multiple exercises put together is a great way to save time but also getting a full body workout. I stick to short workouts with a maximum of 5 exercises. If I want I’ll do a longer warm up, like today.

I started of with a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood to get my legs moving and body warmed up. When I got back home I only had a limited amount of time before I had to give the little one food again. So no time waisting I found 2 dumbbells & an ab roller. This is all you’ll need for this quick workout, and a couple of minutes to spare. I repeated the set 3 times with 12 repetitions.


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If I can do it, you can do it too!

Elizabeth

 

Before I die

As we grow older we often forget the dreams we had as little children. Dreams that never were too big for your imagination. But as you grow up you see the world for what it truly is. And you finally understand why Peter Pan never wanted to grow up. You start living a life you never saw yourself having. And those dreams once dreamed become a faded memory. But don’t forget them because they are here to make us feel invisible.


My greatest dream may be to love the love of my life till the day I die. And letting the world remember us by attaching a lock to a love bridge with our initials on it. Maybe we’ll even live in London. Have a picnic with our children in Hyde Park. Or watch the sunrise at the beach together.

And even though I’m not the most spontaneous person, I would love to buy a random ticket for a flight or throw a dart at a map and travel to that destination. Maybe even learn the language of that country fluently. And when I don’t spend all my money on traveling I would go on a shopping spree without a budge, or better yet have my own clothing line.

Right now it may seem impossible but hold on to the dreams you once dreamed.

Elizabeth

INGLOT: 1st impression

I got a little bit less sleep than I’d hoped today but the sun is shining behind the clouds and it’s a new week. I’ve already been grocery shopping for the entire week and the only other thing I want to do today is maybe start a new sewing project. But for now I wanted to share my thoughts on the make-up brand INGLOT. I had never heard of the brand before a year ago when a shop opened at the shopping center I work at. Impressed by the great customer service and the professional make-up artist that work there to give you the best consultation with a wide range of inexpensive make-up.

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AMC cream foundation
This was the first foundation I bought from Ingot and I was eager to try it out. I got good service from a make-up artist there and she tested out several foundations before we chose this one. Unfortunately after applying it myself I found it too creamy and very watery. I’ve always had trouble finding the right shade and I often go too dark. This time though it was too light for my face, even though I’m very pale to begin with. It did give me a nice coverage and I only needed 1-2 pumps for my whole face. Downside is was that it only lasted 3 months and I usually have my foundations up to six months.

Cream foundation
After the first foundation was a miss I wanted to give the brand a second chance. So I did, and again got great service from one of the make-up artist working there. I told her what I thought of the first foundation and she agreed that I was too light for my skin. After a consultation she recommended a cream foundation. She told me it was light weight but I felt it covered up nicely when she applied it. When I came home and tried it for myself I realized how much product I had to use to get a nice complexion. And personally I think it’s too expensive for the amount of product I have to use to get the result I want. The shade on the other hand was spot on and perfect for my skin tone.

Sparkeling dust
This is the first highlight that I’m impressed with and has stayed on my face the whole day. I’ve tried a cream one before and it has not worked with my skin type. You get a lot of product and a little goes a long way. It could be even more pigmented for my liking and it is a little bit messy when you apply it since it is in a powder form. But the prize is just right for the amount of product you get.

Setting spray
This has a nice fresh sent to it and it does the job. You have a lot of product for a very nice prize as well. I could definitely see myself buying this again.

Lash enhancer mascara
Mascara is always hard to buy because you can’t test it in the store and you just have to trust that the sale’s person. I was recommend this because I wanted length and it does give you that. But for me it clumps too much, the brush doesn’t define your lashes and you get too much product on your eyelashes.

Elizabeth