When I was in high school I had a couple project for my Young Women Recognition and so my mommy did some sewing projects with me. I've been trying to find something I can do to fill boredom and I decided to try sewing. I love drawing cute outfits, but because I practically live in sweat pants and a hoodie I never bothered trying to make my own. However - my sweet hubster bought me a sewing machine and I LOVE to ability to now create whatever my little mind can think of! So I went to the fabric store and fell in love with this swimsuit material...so I made a swimsuit
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Material I chose. Has a nice island feel ;) I only got 1yd.
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MIDDLE portion - I measured two things - 1: length from bottom of breast to hip and 2: width of mid-section (extra fabric was added to mine cause I wanted that free look in the front - see below)
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BOTTTOM portion - just grab an old bikini bottom or even underwear that you don't/won't wear anymore and cut the side to open it up. Then cut an inner lining...don't need to be showing the world your goodies :)
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FRONT - open about two inches in the middle and the material is just free falling...see below
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BACK - upper portion goes around breasts and tie in the back.
 
Halloween costume (School girl) that I decided I wanted to transform into a cute cover-up like jacket thingie...rather than throw away. So I did.
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I'm all about saving a buck so take the time and PRESERVE ELASTIC!
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I also save every scrap - be sure to have in mind what the end product looks like, so you have a better idea of what pieces you need. Since this piece was perfectly pleated I kept that look and just cut one side to open it up.
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Took a cover-up that I already owned and LOVE. I knew the arm holes were perfect so I laid that on my sheet.....yes my SHEET. I have this white queen sheet that had a huge stain plus we don't use it, ever! We have a Cali King and a Full Bed so this sheet has literally been sitting in the closet for about 4 years. So I'm making a cover-up and whatever else I want out of it. You can see I put a piece that I cut out from the costume in the middle and actually ended up cutting it in half cause I thought it would look better...and in the end, it did ;)
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The sheet cut out
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Sewed together back piece before adding pleated skirt thing
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sewed on skirt thing - finish all edges and ironed
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Back...kinda looks like suspenders... The back is between my waist and hip line and then it gradually goes up to my bust towards the front.
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wouldn't wear this shirt (or bandana) with this but it's just to show contrast. Front is at bust line...for the most part, a finished product. I'm debating pockets with the plaid material...or something. That's the beauty is I could do anything ;)
 
So...since I'm out of commission for the time being I have to live vicariously through someone. SCOTTIE!!! haha - our stake is pretty active in always having some kind of sporting events going on. So I signed Scottie up for everything under the sun (poor guy). Every Saturday morning is Flag Football! 
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Scottie - 3rd guy from the right
 
I am home in lovely Texas and actually enjoying my time in this nice warm weather while others are bundled under three layers of clothing. I do miss my bobsled girls - but I follow them pretty religiously so I'm updated. World Cup starts this week so super excited to see what the season brings for Team USA. If you ever get the opportunity to go up and watch any races you should clear your schedule and get up there!

Injury wise things are progressing along. Last month if you asked me I would of said I'm going crazy and I hate this.... but now I've come to grasp with the "your body needs to heal" concept. I know my leg will heal stronger by allowing it this time to repair. I just didn't think it was that bad. I suppose as an athlete MANY TIMES over the years you are faced with just working through the pain so thats what we do almost to where it's detrimental for us. Anywho - I made HUGE progress this week and sooooo excited! Go Me!