Stitch Fix #6

My favorite day of the month is Stitch Fix day!  This month was the best yet! I have asked for the same stylist to keep styling me since fix # 3 and it has been such a success! She gets to know me better with every fix!

Before we begin, here’s a quick run down of how the service works directly from their website:

1. Fill out your Style Profile

Begin by filling out the Style Profile. This helps us understand your size, style, shape, budget and lifestyle. Completing your profile should only take about 10 minutes.

2. Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment

We’ll send you a selection of five clothing items and accessories handpicked by personal stylists on the date you choose. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.

3. Try everything on in the comfort of your home

We encourage you to try on everything our personal stylists have picked for you because you just never know what will look great on! Create new outfits by pairing what’s in your shipment with the items that are already in your closet.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest

  • Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’re only charged for these items when you tell us what you’re keeping and returning.
  • Check out by logging in to your account to pay for those items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, we’ll give you 25% off the entire purchase!
  • Simply return the items you don’t want in our pre-paid mailing bag and drop it at any USPS mailbox. Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways as a benefit of using our service!

5. Tell us what you think!

Don’t forget to give us specific feedback on each of the items you receive. Our personal stylists are able to send you better selections when we know what did and didn’t work for you, and why.

And a new service of Stitch Fix is their maternity clothing and petites!


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Here’s mine from October. 🙂

Gianna Peplum Detail Blouse $78

Gianna Peplum Detail Blouse

It’s soooooooo hard to get detail of white shirts to show up in pictures! I know all you can see in this one is wrinkles. It actually looked nice right out of the box. Then, I threw it back in the box until I took the picture and it came out like this… Maybe not the right top for me if it needs to be ironed. This actually looks really nice on me and I LOVE that it’s peplum, but just on the front sides and not all the way. I LOVE the zipper detail on the back and the fit is nice too. The wrinkles really put me off though, and it was a tiny bit too short for my liking…. RETURNED.

Eden Pyrite Pendant Necklace $28

Eden Pyrite Pendant Necklace

I got this because it looked like something on my Pinterest board. It was nice and simple and would probably go with everything… I just didn’t love it. Perhaps a white stone would have been better? RETURNED

Mandrake Embroidered Bib Blouse $64

Mandrake Embroidered Bib Blouse $64.00

You can really tell when I like a piece because it shines through in the pictures. I loved this top period. My husband… not so much. He told me I look like a… well something politically incorrect that I won’t mention here. I don’t care though. I’m going to wear this every day! It’s more fitted than a lot of the shirts I’ve received without being too tight. It has some shape. I love the neckline and the sleeves are a good length. The detail is even sparkly! It’s not a style I’ve ever bought before, and that makes it even better. KEPT

Adair Jacket $68

Adair Jacket $68

Fail…. just fail… I’m going to keep on asking for jackets and one day I will get one that actually fits and looks nice.

Giovanni Straight Leg Jean $98

Giovanni Straight Leg Jean $98

I have to say, these don’t look quite as good in the pictures as I thought they would… hmmmmmmmm. Too bad I loved them the second I tried them on! I was slightly put off when I saw the color at first. I didn’t know if I could pull it off. They are a little more on the cool side than the picture suggests. I would almost say lavender. It didn’t take too long to convince me though. They are sooo soft and stretchy and not too low or high waist-ed. Also, the rear doesn’t fall down when you sit but the waist isn’t too tight at the same time… $100 for 1 pair of pants????? I did it. I bought them. Now I have 3 pairs of pants that I actually wear. End. Of. Story.

This was my favorite Fix yet! They just get better and better. Seeing that box on my porch is enough to make my whole week a lot brighter. Then, when I love 2 pieces enough to buy them? My husband asked me why I was so happy! 🙂 Sometimes we just need a pick me up to get us through and this is mine. Try it ladies. It’s so much fun!

Ruffle Hearts Shirt

I really didn’t mean to make 2 heart shirts. The last one was supposed to be a different design, but I couldn’t come up with anything I liked more than a heart. It’s alright. It just shows how much I love her right?

ruffle heart shirt

This ruffle heart shirt was so fun and easy to make! I used the same pattern I’ve been using since the HAPPY shirt and just appliqued the heart. I had a ruffle tank top that didn’t look great on me, so I just cut the heart out of that and sewed it on using this technique. I didn’t have to do anything! The hard part was the neckline… as you can see lol. The first time around it looked terrible. I tried to use the original neck binding from the green top I started with, but I couldn’t get it to look straight and I accidentally cut the neck opening too big in the first place.

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So…. I changed it to a regular old t-shirt neck and it worked out great! This picture is a little far away, but I promise it looks TONS better. Now it’s not too wide and falling off her shoulders either. Have I ever told you how much I love ruffles? So fun!

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One with the mustache just because…

You’ll get to see my son’s awesome Halloween costume soon. I can’t wait! There have been a lot of set backs, and it’s not quite how I imagined it, but it still looks pretty great so far. I hope your week is going great!

Hearts Shirt

Can I just tell you? I have been having the worst luck with my projects lately! It started with this heart shirt. I was so excited about the heart stencil. At first I was thinking I should do a black heart on the blue. It just didn’t feel like my baby to me. She needs bright colors. So I started painting the pink. I was having a hard time getting the color I wanted. I painted over it a few times to get it right. Well, on the last coat of paint I accidentally dripped paint on the shirt! Like, a whole long line from the shoulder to the heart!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH. I freaked out. I was so mad. I immediately took it to the kitchen and started scrubbing it with hairspray. I saturated and scrubbed and rinsed and repeated.

TADA! It worked! If you ever want to get wet fabric paint out of your fabric, YOU CAN DO IT!

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Unfortunately the story doesn’t end there. When you get fabric wet, it spreads… In this case the water spread under my stencil and into my wet paint. I was hoping that since the stencil was stuck on, the paint wouldn’t bleed. No such luck. I tried to use a Q-tip soaked in hairspray to get between the design and clean it up, but it just made the paint around it bleed more. This was even after it had dried. I was going to throw it away. It looked terrible. My husband calmed me down and told me to just wash it in the washer and see what happened. I did. It didn’t come out.

While I was waiting, I had an idea. Thus, the second heart on this shirt was born. I cut strips out of a tee shirt, ruffled them down the middle and sewed them on in the shape of the heart.  I actually think it looks better than it did without it! You can still see a tiny bit of the bleeding above the white heart, but it does a pretty great job covering most of the mess. It’s great when you can make something wonderful out of an awful mistake.

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Aren’t those sleeves the cutest? They also looked pretty bad before I fixed them. I always forget that when making little girls shirts, the sleeves need to be quite short. I made them too long and they looked a little boyish. It was super easy to sew an elastic up the middle and bring them up. I just used a normal straight stitch and stretched the elastic as I went. The result was nice bunchy, girly sleeves.

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That tongue! She is always sticking it out. I think she likes her new heart shirt.

I know I said this was just the start to all my sewing mishaps. You are sure to hear about the rest as I post my next projects!

Grownup Baby Dress

Here is the second half of that $3 skirt I bought at WalMart! The bottom is a tank top that I have no idea where I got. It took the awesomeness of my husband to decide on the waistband. I voted for a thin lace band, but he wisely convinced me otherwise 🙂 …and he says I never take his advice seriously.

dress back copy

I love the bow on the back! Can you see the collar? I also love that little detail. It’s a good thing baby has no other dresses to wear to church because she will be wearing this every week until she outgrows it. I sent a picture of the dress to my mother-in-law and she said it would make baby look too grown-up and she would cry. What do you think?

cute baby 1 copy

I know this picture is a little crazy processed, but you should see the original lol. That’s my big girl! She gives that smile to everyone.

cute blue copy

…aaaaaaaaand another one.

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…and one of the back just for kicks. This is pretty close to the real color.

Just wait until I post the 3 new shirts I made for her this week. So cute! I love making baby clothes.

HAPPY

I’m going to be posting quite a few baby girl outfits I’ve been working on this month. This is the first of about 4 tops that I’ve made for baby girl and I’m so HAPPY with all of them. Ha ha… This project actually started out with a ruined shirt. I made the mistake of letting my baby eat spaghetti in a white shirt. Could I have cleaned it? Maybe… I didn’t really want to try that hard though. The shirt had some issues already anyway.

hapshirt

This is after I cut it all apart to make a pattern. As you can see, the sequins were coming off. That was more than enough reason for me to make something new. So like I said, I cut the shirt up to make my pattern. I used some awesomely soft material that I got at Wal-Mart. I’ve been going for darker colors as I think they are safer for babies. Why do they make all little girl’s clothes in white and pale pink??? I vote for spill hiding colors from now on!

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Yep, that’s right! Some great yardage for $3! I love shopping the clearance isles.  I used the rest of the material to make the dress I’ll show you in the next post.

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She really is such a happy girl. Love her so much!