September 16, 2012

Fall Favorites and the Easiest DIY pillow ever

skirt: old navy  jacket: old navy  booties: target

Things I'm loving about Fall:

1. Maxi Dresses
I think maxi dresses are one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing there is. 
I acquired quite a few maxi dresses and skirts this last year and this purple skirt was one of them. 
In the past once the weather got cooler I thought it was time to put them away with my summer clothes. 

2. Boots
I'm pretty excited to start wearing some of my favorite pair of boots, like these ones.


3. Candy Corn
I'm not quite sure how long I can resist buying some of this:




4. My New Pillows


I'm sure this is nothing new to any of you real sewers out there but I can't believe I haven't made all my pillows like this!

A pillow was the first thing I learned to sew and while it was easy, this method is way better!

If you have never sewn anything, you should start with this.  


Lay your pillow on top of your fabric.  Make sure there is space on both sides to fold it and overlap it and then an inch or so on top and bottom.  
No need to measure!


Iron down both short ends and sew. 


Turn your fabric inside out and overlap the edges.  
Cut off any extra fabric you may have on the sides.  


Slide the pillow out and then sew straight up both sides. 

Turn inside out and put on your pillow!


Doesn't that sound easy?
Unlike many projects I've done that claim to be fast, this one really is. 
I made two pillows in about 40 minutes.  


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52 comments:

Marie-Eve said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great DIY tutorial. Also love your outfit in the first pic !
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Kristin DeSalle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the pillows, they turned out great! I am going to have to try this myself as pillows are EXPENSIVE!!
Kristin
Http://rarenonsense.blogspot.com

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You better workkk making your own pillows!!! I love them!!

Also love that outfit. Maxis with jean jackets are my current fave :-)

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love maxis and candy corn too!! Can't wait to buy tons of candy corn, I eat it all in one sitting!!

Excited to wear my boots too but it has been so warm!

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I made pillows this week too! But I glued mine ;) Wasn't in the sewing mood haha

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ahhh...the dreaded candy corn! LOL I am holding out as long as I can on that one!! Love the pillows you made, great tutorial.

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so pretty!! I hear you on th candy corn weakness...throw some peanuts in there and I'm helpless.

Your pillows are fabulous!! I wanna make some!

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I loved those pillows when I saw them on IG! Look great :) and maxis truly are the best inventions..... they just need to make mini maxis for 5'2" girls so I can wear them bear foot or with sandals hee hee

Jalynn Thornton said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE those pillows. I will be doing that soon! Great post!

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the maxi dress, that outfit reminds me of something that Blair from atlantic-pacific had worn! And those boots are so great for fall :)

The Vintage Modern Wife said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the maxi! You know, I'd be interested in you doing a post sometime about your fashion essentials. Like your plain tees, jean jacket, etc. maybe? And I loe the tutorial. Looks so easy!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Maxi skirts/dresses are the best! I wore one today and it was so comfy :) And those are adorable pillows, great job!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Twins! We both posted about pillows tonight. I love, love your chevron ones. Again I must learn how to sew. Your outift is so pretty too! People should wear more purple:)

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, that is a fast tutorial! Way faster than my usual way of doing it.

You mean you haven't been wearing your boots all summer? I guess that's the blessing I have of living in the frozen north ;-) Although the extra wear does show on my favourite boots! I was horrified to find the start of a hole in the sole. That purple skirt looks great on you!

I grew up wearing long skirts (homeschooler!) so I'm a little afraid to try the maxi skirt trend.

Hima said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Whoa....am I the only one who noticed the weird way the light is filtering through the bottom of your dress? That's pretty cool :) In other news, you look beautiful, as do your pillows.
I can't wait to get my boots out again. My go-to winter outfit? Jeans, boots, a cardigan, and a pretty scarf!

<3Hima

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that look.
I told myself no more candy corn til October. I could easily eat 2 or 3 bags a week. No self-control.

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are making me want Fall to be here now! Hope you have a fantastic week, Katie!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oooooh I LOVE boots AND candy corn! And your pillows came out perfectly...so cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

erica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the pillows and what an awesome DIY. I definitely will have to make them as well! xo

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

just found your blog..and i absolutely love ur maxi skirt and all the chevron print in the DIY pillows! cute blog and def a new follower!

XO Meghan
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Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that dress and I cannot WAIT to pull out my boots and start layering soon.

Kelly Rothermel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love maxi dresses/skirts! That purple looks great on you. Love your boots too! Candy corn has never been my thing, but it still signifies another aspect of Fall. And those pillows? Wow, I think even I could make those! Thanks for sharing!!!

~Kelly
www.leafynotbeefy.com

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Candy corn!!! Yesssssss

I love maxis too. I'm so glad I discovered them, because I've lived in them all summer! I love that we can wear them through fall now too - and the jean jacket with this skirt looks great!

Veronika said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

beautiful!:)

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your jean jacket with the maxi. Too cute! And your pillows look great.
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

irene wibowo said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

nice tutorial.. will try. :)
Irene Wibowo

Understated Classics Clare said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Stopping by from #YOLO.

Love the tutorial. Now I can just redo all the pillows on my sofa without a headache!

Clare
Understated Classics

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great DIY.. I'm sure I will still find a way to mess it up. I have this pillow that is in NEED of being re-covered. Love your maxi dress and boots!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lins said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your blog. I'm a Jesus follower, teacher, and crafter/sewer as well. Found you from YOLO Mondays. Would love for you to drop by

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Erin Rethemeyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those pillows are sooo cute!
I might have to try...and make some!
PS - I can't get enough of maxi dresses or skirts either!

<3
Erin
www.cali-landchic.com

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yes please candy corn!!! Yummmmm!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great tutorial! I can't sew with a darn so this is definitely for me. Also love that purple maxi skirt and I love that you will be wearing it this fall!

Benlovesting said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh so beautiful! x

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smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I almost broke out my riding boots this week!!! It's almost time!! Holla! And high five for the DIY pillows! That fabric is right up my alley!!

twenty-somethingblog.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am definitely taking my maxi skirts and dresses into fall with me! I never thought the trend would work on my body but I was totally wrong. Love your outfit and the pillow tutorial is great - I love throw pillows but hate how much they are. Now I can just pick up some cheap ones and make my own cover for them. This is great for remixing old pillows you already have, too!

Stephanie

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great diy! thanks for sharing!

Meg {henninglove} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

my husband just bought the first bag of halloween candy yesterday good thing he is taking it to work and not leaving it at home that bag wouldn't last long in our house

Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The pillows came out great!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE those pillows! thanks for sharing your easy tutorial! I don't have a sewing machine so I'm thinking of trying the same thing with stitch tape... we'll see how it goes!

For All Things Lovely said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great idea! Love your blog! Newest follower! xx.
Meg

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

JENN said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE those pillows! I'm a fan of anything Chevron, I have an entire board on Pinterest devoted to it. Checkout my post if you get a chance, I just blogged about ways to wear sweaters for the early fall season. Follow if you like what you see, let me know what you think, as always. :)

-Jenn

http://apopofstyle.blogspot.com/

TaraMixandMatch said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome job on the pillows...I love chevron!

Tori said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving the Maxi and I must try those pillows! Pinning right now!!

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Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving the maxi + jean jacket and really loving the pillows! They look great!

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Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so cute! Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

Aub said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it! :)

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Elle Sees said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that does look easy! Now all I need is to decide on fabric

Mei said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We've gone through a 24oz bag of candy corn since Friday.
JUST SAY NO! :p

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this outfit! AND the purple stripe dress in the post above. I have been all about some purple lately...it wins awesome color award :)

Becca Acker said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is cute- and a great idea! I like the fabric you used, too. :)

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Stopping by from Ashley's link up. I love maxi dresses too. I need to get a maxi skirt and find some shoes to wear with them so that I can carry mine over to fall/winter.

city said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

thanks for sharing..