Friday, September 4, 2015

Sewing and Giveaway: Uncommon Goods for Fall (win $75 to shop)


This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but all opinions and selections are mine. Uncommon Goods has provided a $75 gift credit giveaway to one of my readers! See the end of this post to enter.

We are so finicky, aren't we? Always anxious for the next season.... I was so happy to have a sunny summer but now I can't wait for the cool breezes of Fall.


So even though it's still warm outside I am getting ready! I'm looking through my stash of Fall fabrics and thinking about some handmade wardrobe items for myself and my girls. I'm looking online for fun Fall accessories. And I'm dreaming of a woodsy cabin where we can cozy up by a fire.

I sewed this maxi skirt from some crepe de chine chevron fabric I'd stashed away last Spring. I found it in a remnant bin! I wasn't quite sure what to do with such an oversized print (though I loved the colors) until I looked at the chevrons sideways and it suddenly looked right on for the tribal trend.


I didn't follow a pattern for the skirt. I cut half my waist circumference, marked the length and then drew the hem in an arc as wide as my 60" fabric allowed. It's probably a "half circle" maxi skirt.

I added a lining, which I hemmed separately, and sewed them together with 2" elastic for the waistband. It was really simple to sew, but I'd be happy to do a tutorial if you'd like.


I would love to wear this skirt with some trendy new jewelry for Fall. I picked some of my favorite things from Uncommon Goods inspired by the outdoors and natural materials.

1. A Mixed Metal Bar necklace would be a fun break from the collar/bib style, and would work nicely over a sweater: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/mixed-metals-bar-necklace
2. Speaking of mixed metals, I'm really into gold and brass this Fall. I would wear this Chunky Gold Heart Necklace all the time: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/chunky-gold-heart-necklace
3. These Stone Sea Glass earrings are my favorite shade of blue: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/2-stone-sea-glass-stud-earrings
4. I could imagine putting the location of my favorite place in the woods on this Custom Map Bracelet: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/custom-map-bracelet
5. This Trinity Wooden cuff would look fabulous with a rolled-sleeve denim shirt: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/trinity-wooden-cuff\
6. I would love to dangle this handcast (from the real thing) Blue Pinecone necklace around my neck this Fall: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/blue-pinecone-necklace

Do you know Uncommon Goods? Not only do they have a great selection of handmade jewelry (see here) and other unique (uncommon) products, but they are genuinely focused on sustainability. Part of their company mission (which you can read about here) is make certain they are environmentally friendly, socially responsible and an ever-more rewarding place to work. It's an approach to be admired, and one I hope becomes less and less uncommon.


You should check out their great selection of gifts for women, which is conveniently categorized here. It's never to early to get ideas for the holidays, or perhaps you want to treat yourself for getting the kids successfully back to school!

1. I've always wanted one of these Hand Embroidered State pillows to throw on the couch in my some-day cabin: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/hand-embroidered-state-pillows
2. Next to that couch will be a side table with a clever bowl for snacks, such as this Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag (we tend to be hungrier in the colder months): http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/unzipped-glass-zipper-bag
3. I wish I could put an agate wall with backlighting in my cabin bathroom but these Agate Coasters might satisfy my craving for semi-precious stone: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/agate-coasters-set-of-4
4. Cabin or not, this individually thrown Make Waves Yarn Bowl, is just the thing for curling up on the couch with some knitting this Fall: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/make-waves-yarn-bowl

Have you already spent the $75 credit in your mind? Enter the Uncommon Goods giveaway right here!


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47 comments:

mjb said...

I love their tabletop items.

Vera said...

I've ordered in the past from Uncommon Goods -- love their things. Very unique. Thanks for the opportunity.

Isaac, Rachel, Sam, Caleb, and Grace Wofford said...

I'm trying to get ahead on Christmas shopping so I would look for Christmas gifts!

Crystal Rose said...

I would get some cool socks.

velma said...

Love your new maxi skirt.
Go shopping? I'd buy a yummy
knitting bowl!

Brenda said...

Such a fantastic fabric for a skirt! I love to see unique individuality displayed by people in our society that is so follow along. Especially in our younger people. I continue to expand my sewing knowledge and I may have to try your skirt instructions. Looking around on this site there are some spectacular lights and accessories that would be perfect. Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful creative day.

Katie Bell said...

Home dec and jewelry for sure! And I totally just bought a denim shirt and I'm stealing your styling idea!

Beverly said...

I would buy some Christmas presents!

Laura Mueller said...

I would buy my brothers birthday present! They have some cool stuff!

Elizabeth said...

That glass baggie candy jar would be a great gift for my friend, and I love some of your necklace choices. I'm pretty sure I'd have no problem at all making the most of the gift credit!

Amira Rain said...

Oh my gosh!!! so much to choose from. Love the jewelry especially!!

Katy M said...

I love the Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag and so much else! x

Kristin M said...

Thanks for introducing this company to me! I can't wait to look around some more at their stuff. I would spend the money on jewelry!

chickie717 said...

I'm not sure yet.. I might be thinking about getting a gift for someone..Maybe a candy jar..

Shannon Phillips said...

I love the kaleidoscope necklace or mountain range cuff...or maybe something for my girls for Christmas!

cali said...

Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I have a son getting married next month. I'd love to give it to them and let them get something rocking for their apartment! Love your skirt!!!!!

kittyklaws13411@yahoo.com
Darlene macdonald

Lynda Del said...

I have my eye on some of their beautiful and unique handmade scarves!

Barbara said...

I'm partial to handmade jewelry and their items are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

ljeanne said...

I love the sea glass items.

Amanda said...

I'd buy something fun for ME! (and maybe a gift if I have any $ leftover :)

Kathy E. said...

One thing I really like is the "you are beautiful earring bowl". I'd get this for my daughter who needs to remember this daily. So many unique things there. Then I'd look for some jewelry for me!

courtneyanne said...

I think I would get one of their sari robes. So pretty. And I would love a tutorial for the skirt you're wearing! You styled it so cute.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

They have such beautiful jewelry and home goods. I'd love to give a personalized gift from them. Great idea--thanks!

poetryinleaves said...

I would buy some of those desktop games!

Kristin said...

I would love the elephant with a little peanut necklace

Margo B said...

I found your blog through your comment on my and I'm so glad I did! Your skirt is great! I can't believe it was a remnant. Great find! The yarn bowl is adorable...I don't do a lot of knitting but I think it would even just look great on a coffee table.

Krissie said...

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I would probably get the Yours, Mine, and Ours Engraved Decanter Set.
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Pattij said...

Really great stuff to look for Christmas presents!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Eleanor said...

I love the map bracelet - how special!

Carla Shiver said...

I would probably get the water garden.

Jillian Too said...

I love everything at Uncommon Goods! I would probably buy the Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag and one of the Literary Scarves.

kellyr78 said...

I would get the Venn Diagram Serving Platter.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

sandyhills x said...

I would love to get jewelry and glass tumblers - shaunie on rafflecopter

Summer Hodge said...

I would love a state pillow and some of their beautiful jewelry!

Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

I'd use it to get started on Christmas present purchases! I love Uncommon Goods for the hard to buy for folks on my list.

AngelWinner said...

I love the my life story - so far journal book!

Anonymous said...

I've ordered a few gifts from them before- they have such cool stuff! I've always wanted a sari bag (like the chevron style!)- this would be a lovely gift for me! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Holly said...

I love the Barnwood State Side Tables!

Ashley said...

I'd love to get the flower hummingbird feeder

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna Thornton said...

I like the jewelry tree.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited the site and I love the olive server.

Elle said...

I would get both vegetable cuffs.

Vunda Vall said...

i would pick out some funky new decor item for my new house! i love this site!

Vera Khule said...

I would probably pick some things to spruce up my living room.

Manda said...

Something cute for my office.

Anonymous said...

I would love to get new jewelry. I haven't picked up anything new since baby #3 was born... 3.5 years ago. I guess I kinda forgot to be fashionable. :(

determineddebby at gmail dot com

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