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What Size Am I? How to Measure Yourself

What Size Am I? How to Measure Yourself!All too often, I encounter girls who want to know if something will fit them, I ask their measurements and they respond with, “Oh, no clue. I don’t even know my measurements”. I'm always baffled but that's because it's a venial sin, in the sewing world, to not know. Whether you are sewing pieces for yourself or an avid online shopper knowing your measurements is super important! I’m going to give you a comprehensive guide on how to effectively take your measurements! First, let’s see that materials list. What you'll need: -  A soft tape measure -  A pen and paper to record your measurements -  A full length mirror (you can use...

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How to Thrift

How to Be the Best Thrifter Your comprehensive guide on thrift store shopping the right way. Thrifting has evolved so much throughout the years. What once was a budgeting necessity is now a Western past-time. Celebrities and IT-girls everywhere are flaunting their thrifted finds. I do a lot of thrifting, it’s literally my job here at neo • thread co. It’s fun but, of course work. I wanted to provide a quick, comprehensive guide to help you be a better, responsible thrifter on a mission! Hopefully you learn some things but most importantly have fun reading along, that’s always the goal! So let’s get started! BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag, OK? Reusable shopping bag made from an old t-shirt The...

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Proud American?

PROUD AMERICAN? I spotted this tee hanging on the clearance rack of one of my favorite local thrift shops. I picked it up and immediately loved the soft, worn in feel and the faded, soaring eagle graphic; I noticed the big blaring text screaming PROUD AMERICAN, which I had mixed feelings about. I hesitantly put it in the cart thinking, it’s just a cool vintage shirt, nbd.  But I couldn’t let it go.  What did being a Proud American mean, today? I mean, truly, truly mean? What political connotations did it have? Did I agree with those political views?  This all sounds very dramatic. At least, that’s what I’m imagining my family thinks if they were to read this. There...

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Jesus Hates Forever 21

Jesus Hates Forever 21 Why I believe the Son of Man Hates Fast Fashion Warning: I fully recognize that this blog includes both my personal experiences as well as my opinions (not popular ones). If you disagree, have experienced otherwise or have alternative opinions do feel free to share.  However, please do be aware that I am only interested in constructive criticism and discussion. Hate halts movement and will therefore not receive attention nor energy. I grew up Christian, and dare I say, am still a Christian. Except now, I have less fear, guilt, more questions and fewer answers. Which isn’t what my church upbringing taught me but what I have come to with more intentional study, discussion, openness and...

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9 stylish dresses to wear for any wedding a simple guide to wedding guest attire If you're like me, you're here because you've Googled "what to wear to a wedding??, "wedding guest dresses?", “wedding guest attire?” or simply, "WHAT THE HELL DOES SEMI-FORMAL ACTUALLY MEAN?!?".   Well, I feel your frustration. I know it, I've lived it. The calling and interrogating of friends who are also attending. The photos of you in a dress sent to a friend with the message, "is this ok?" attached to it. But I'm here to offer some guidance and hopefully some real help.  We all know that weddings have levels of formality, right? Sometimes you get lucky and that level is expressed to you. Other...

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