I've been a busy gal!
+ Pin Up Plus: I purchased my first sewing machine! My mom is visiting and she is teaching me how to sew, and the first project we accomplished was taking in the sides of this white cardigan to be more form-fitting:
I got the step-by-step tutorial from the Elegant Musings blog, here: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2009/12/how-to-refashion-a-cardig...
+ Pin Up Plus: I finally ironed my Lauren (oops, that's actually the Harrison top!) top and put myself together for a photo:
I paired it with a lime green pencil skirt by Tulle, a black patent leather bow-tie belt (I added a hole to it to make it fit tighter around my waist and not my hips) and black ballet flats from Old Navy (with a bow tie on the toe that matched the belt -- fortunate coincidence!).
+ Pin Up Plus: I also learned how to sew button holes and sewed them on to a dress I've had for 2 years but don't wear that often because it has apron-like string ties that tie around the neck...didn't like it that way so I criss-crossed them over my shoulders and down my back -- much better!