Outfit · Sewing

Fox pinafore

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Happy October! The best month of the year. I’m so thrilled to share this make with you today. I really wanted this fox pinafore from ModCloth but I couldn’t justify spending that much money on something I wouldn’t wear a lot. As much as I love fox themed clothing, it’s a bit much to wear something like this frequently. I decided I would be able to make something like it pretty easily. I ordered some plain cotton from Joann’s and luckily the color match was pretty spot on. I made a simple self drafted gathered skirt with a zip in the back. To make the top, I sewed two long strips for straps  and some triangles as ears. I made two rectangles as the bib, and enclosed the ears and straps in the top seam. Once that was turned out, I stitched up the bottom edge. I made the white part by sewing together two rectangles again and curving the top edge. I stitched that on to the orange and embroidered some eyes and a nose on. I added buttonholes to the ends to the straps and bottom edge of the bib and added buttons into the waistband so I can remove it! This makes it much more wearable if I just want the skirt. I am thinking about making just two straps so I can wear it another way.  This turned out so much better than I thought and my total cost was only $25 compared to Modcloths $70! It was one of the rare times it was actually cheaper to make something than purchase it.

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Decorated pumpkins!

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I’ve never been big on carving pumpkins. I’ve done it a few times but it’s messy and a squirrel usually ends up eating it. I’d rather take out some acrylic paints and paint mine. I had bought two pumpkins but someone unfortunately stole one of them off our steps so I only had one large and three minis to decorate. One of my best friends came over on Saturday and we decorated as we made fun of horror movies. It made for a fun afternoon.

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I hopped on Pinterest for some inspiration. I saw this tutorial and decided to make a galaxy pumpkin. I painted the whole pumpkin black and the stem gold. I then sponged on pink, purple, blue and gold paint. Lastly, I painted on some stars.

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For the party pumpkins, I saw this tutorial and needed to make them! How cute are they? I painted each mini pumpkin a sold color, drew on a face and made a little party hat from construction paper. I added some gold washi tape to them as well. How did you decorate your pumpkins this year?

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Pumpkin Animal Plaques DIY

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I saw this DIY in the October issue of Country Living and knew immediately I needed to make these! The only taxidermy I’ll allow in our house! These animals were very easy and fun to make. I made a few changes to mine and I’m so happy with how they turned out! Plus, I decided to use faux pumpkins and leaves instead of real so I can enjoy these for many years.

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Supplies (all can be found at craft store):

  • Wood round(s)
  • Acrylic Paint and Brushes
  • Faux Pumpkins and leaves
  • Glue gun
  • Hardware to hang (optional)

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Step one: paint wood round solid color. I added a gold rim on one and gold polka dots on the other. I also decided to add these cute wooden leaves around the rim which I secured with some hot glue.

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Step two: Remove stem from large pumpkin. For fox, paint one half of pumpkin white. Paint eyes and mouth. Glue to wood with leaves as ears. For bear, glue small wood round to center of pumpkin. Paint eyes and mouth. Glue large pumpkin to center of wood round with small pumpkins as ears.

Step three: Attach hardware to back of wood round if you would like to hang it!

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Do you plan on making these? Please let me know if you do!