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A couple of weeks ago I ordered some custom collar stays for my husband for our anniversary from Truly Kustom. I was worried it wouldn’t arrive in time, but in came so quickly! I was really impressed with the speed, quality (they have gone through the was a couple of times with no problems!), and customer service.
For my birthday I also bought the Pleated Pencil Skirt pattern. I’ve been eyeing it, and I need a perfect pencil skirt pattern. After one make I do love it. I didn’t have time to make a muslin, so I had some fitting issues to deal with. This first one isn’t quite perfect, but now I know what to do to the paper pattern to make it perfect. I shaved of some of the hip circumference, will need to shorten the back waist length, and need to take in the top of the waistband. It’s good to know how to stitch in the ditch for a smooth and flat waistband. I also need to make the pleat deeper so that I have more room to move. I used fabric from Miss Matatabi that I won from a giveaway earlier this year. It’s gorgeous fabric, and I’m sad to say it’s not available anymore.
I got to review the dainty triangle necklace in gold, and I love it. I haven’t really bought myself jewelry in years so something new and simple was so refreshing. It’s high quality, my daughter has yanked on it already, and the perfect paired with my triangle pencil skirt. I don’t often recommend shops, but I do recommend this one. It would be a great gift for Christmas especially for those people who are hard to shop for!
If you ever break a zipper here’s how to fix a zipper if the pull came off. This sewing trick works for invisible zippers, separating zippers, and regular zippers. You can also learn how to sew a zipper.