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Yellow Suitcase Studio: September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Turtleneck Refashion

Here's a quick makeover for you! I've been on the lookout for a striped shirt and well, I wasn't really finding what I wanted. So instead of looking for the shirt I wanted, I looked for a shirt that I could make into what I wanted. I bought a turtleneck (cringe!) at a thrift store that was a good weight fabric and I liked the stripes!
 I started by taking in the sleeves and the sides. I used another shirt to use as a template. Pin the excess and then sew! Try it on and make any adjustments then trim away the excess.

Then cut the neckline and again you can use another shirt as a template. So long turtleneck!! The front neckline is slightly lower than the back.

I used bias tape to finish the neckline following a tutorial from Coletterie. I absolutely love the pop of color on the inside and the structure that it gave to the neckline. 

That's it! A quick and easy afternoon project! I'm looking forward to layering this top with some cute fall and winter outfits.

I'd love to answer any questions! Do you refashion clothing if you can't quite find what you're looking for?

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Free Printable Halloween Invite

Planning a Halloween party? I have some perfect fun invitations and address labels for you!

I love my day job! I originally made this for my boss and I wanted to share it here too :)

Halloween Invite

Address Labels Blog

If you're handy with Illustrator you could open up the files and use the fonts below to add your info!
Halloween Sketches Vector
Pea Lovey Dovey Font
Pea Hollee Font

Enjoy! I would love to hear how you use them!

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Monday, September 10, 2012


Hello Friends!

I want so badly to win the Epic Room Makeover Giveaway from Mandi at Vintage Revivals!

I need your help. Will you vote for me? I'm #103 titled, "help our new house feel more like home!" It's super simple. The hardest part is probably scrolling down to find the number! Click on the star under the entry and your vote is cast! You can vote once per day per IP address.

I promise if I win I'll share everything I learn from Mandi!

Thanks a bunch!!!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Epic Room Makeover Giveaway Entry!

We've been living in our new house for 3 and half weeks now, and while we have plans to makeover rooms, it's going to take awhile. I want to turn my living room over to someone else! We also need some help to get inspired and our butts moving to get through our never ending home ownership to do list. Who better to do that than Mandi from Vintage Revivals!

Onto the pictures! Maybe some of this embarrassing stuff I can chalk off as moving in just over 3 weeks ago, right ;)

The wallpaper in the back of the built in was covering the walls. The paper came down nice and now our walls are a lovely shade of wallpaper glue.

 {optimal location between the craft room and kitchen! what more do you need!}

 {how could you resist this?!}

 Besides the obvious reasons why we need this epic makeover here are a couple other things:
  1. We live very close to the airport. We can pick you up and waste no time getting to work!
  2. I love to sew. 
  3. I know that spray paint can do wonders.
  4. We need to get out of our comfort zone.
  5. Our two cats are excellent "helpers"
  6. Thrift stores and home improvement stores are within a 10 minute drive.
 Mandi, please come to Milwaukee, WI and help make our new house feel and look more like home!

Internet, please vote because we would love this!

Thank you!

Much love,
Scott, Michelle, and the kitty babes (Jake and Elwood)

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