I had a long maxi skirt that just no longer did it for me. Instead of throwing it out or donating it, I decided to find a new way to make it work for me. Turning it into a cute dress did just the trick! Check out my video below to see how I did it.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I added watercolor wash tie-dye to a tiered white skirt I made. It’s a little different than traditional tie-dye, but the effect is beautiful and adds a little spice to my outfit. Follow along to learn how to watercolor wash your garments!
This weeks runaway refashion is all about buttons… that’s one item I am not short of! I inherited my Gran’s button box, and my mother-in-laws. There is something special about using buttons passed on down through the generations. Some of the buttons have stories attached to them, sadly lost now as the generation passes away.
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you thirteen different ways to style a hair scarf. Hair scarves are a great fashion accessory that I feel is often overlooked. If you've never worn a scarf in your hair before, I understand that you think that it might be a bit fiddly and complicated, but I'm here to show you that styling a scarf can be really easy and take you no time at all. Let's get started.
Today, I’m going to take you through the process of creating a romantic, vintage-style white slip dress using the PDF pattern linked below. Despite a few hiccups along the way, I really love how this dress turned out, and I’m excited to share this slip dress tutorial with you.
As I’ve gotten older, and busier, I look for the simple pieces that are versatile yet still on trend. Pieces that are multi functional and can be used in many different ways. Maurice’s has these cute tanks this spring that are perfect staples pieces. Simple and classic and can be used in layering or stand alone. This belt I also picked up at Maurice’s as well, in a camel color and black. Unfortunately I cannot link it at this time but they tend to bring the same belt styles back each season. Also, these sandals 🤩🤩 I snagged these Steve Madden dupes at Walmart! They come in a few color options and for $15 you can grab a few pairs.
Mom jeans are the new jeans that everyone’s wearing. For those not familiar with the fit, they’re high on the waist and loose on the thigh with a tapered leg. They also tend to be rolled up on the bottom, falling above the ankle. They are a great fit of jeans to try out if you haven’t already done so, and if you’re not sure what to wear them with, then I have ten fashionable looks you can wear!
These earrings are so ridiculously cute, and I’m so excited to share this tutorial with you on how to make them! You’re going to love making these easy dangle chain earrings, and love wearing them even more. Let’s get started.
I love this bracelet. I’m obsessed with this bracelet. It’s easy to make, it’s easy to put on because there’s no clasp, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I just can’t wait to get started on making this fantastic, easy memory wire bracelet with you. So let’s go!
I am a huge advocate for using all of your clothes in your closet. Cardigans CAN be used for more than two or three seasons. As a matter of fact, you can wear them all year round. I found this cardigan a few seasons ago, and have been using it as a cardigan but then realized it has buttons and a tie-belt!!! What better way to re-purpose than to turn it into a dress!
A leather jacket is a wardrobe essential because it is so wearable and versatile. It is such an easy thing that you can throw on and change the vibe of your outfit. I'm going to show you seven different ways that you can style one. I tried to include different outfits from casual, to business casual, to a bit more dressy, so hopefully, there is something here for everyone.
I love to make unusual and unique jewelry from old things around the home. In the past, I have made some personalized map necklaces out of eyeglasses. This time I have used upcycled scraps from old sweaters to make a pretty heart-shaped brooch.
Maxi dresses are perfect for spring and summer. And they come in so many colors, patterns and shapes that you can surely find one to suit your style. Maxi dresses can also be styled multiple ways to fit any occasion, event or setting. This one from Old Navy is affordable, on trend and will take you from spring to summer with ease.
I want to show you this amazing thrift flip! You won’t believe how easy and fun it is to do an upcycled handbag. I’ll show you how you can upcycle old handbags by simply adding a few magic touches. The transformation is incredible, too. Whether you have a bunch of old bags lying around or found a cute bag at a thrift store, you can jazz them up easily. Here are three incredible upcycled handbag inspirations.
Summer is on its way! You may have started to think about what you’ll be wearing - cute floral mini-dresses, paper bag shorts, flowy midi-skirts, and barely-there sandals, but have you thought about what hats you’ll wear? Hats are a cornerstone of a summer wardrobe. Not only do they serve a practical purpose in keeping the sun out of your eyes, but they’re also a great accessory piece that can complete an outfit.
I wanted to share a hack that I swear by for all those thrifters out there who don’t have a sewing machine. Not only does this hack let you alter your thrifted bottoms, but it can help with adjusting your fit as you go throughout your day.
I'm going to share with you my ten favorite ways to style casual outfits using pants. If you're like me, you've probably accumulated a collection of pants that you've purchased for work. I used to only wear these pants when I was going to the office. But lately, I've been enjoying trying to incorporate them into my everyday outfits. So I'm going to show you some ways that you can wear them.
If you follow me on instagram I hinted at doing this tutorial a little while back and well… here it is! One of my many side gigs is doing alterations for the locals in our small town. Recently I had a rush of bridesmaid clients and this is the second time I’ve had to do this particular alteration so I figured it would make a nice tutorial.
Want to learn how to make a wrap top? Great, because today I'm going to show you my no-sew wrap top tutorial. That's right- it's a no-sew which means you don't need to stress taking out your sewing machine. I will be using my all-time favorite fabric to make this wrap top; thin scuba fabric. You can use the same or simply choose any fabric you have on hand. This tutorial is so simple and truly remarkable for those DIY sewing projects that don't involve much effort or time. Ok, let's start and make a wrap top!
In this video, I’m going to show you how to remove pills from your garments using a sweater brick, which is also known as a fuzz stone. Your clothes will look as good as new, which will allow you to get the most wear out of them as possible. If you’d like to know how to remove pilling from clothes, keep reading!
In this style guide, I will be styling a slip skirt in a whole bunch of different ways for different scenarios and seasons. Slip skirts are a popular style, and I think that they are also very versatile. I’ve gone for a rich bronze, which not only pairs well with so many different things because it is a neutral color but it also a gorgeous heavenly tone that elevates whatever you wear it with.
After seeing post after post of this swoon-worthy dress on Instagram, I decided to finally give into my sewing FOMO and hop on the McCall’s M7969 train. And I’m so glad I did because this easygoing piece with a breezy feel could not be more perfect for spring!
Hi Guys! Today I want to share this 1940’s vintage blouse I recently made. I am so in love with the way this blouse came out that I think I’ll be trying a few of the other views included in this pattern. I’ll be doing a review on this pattern so let’s get right into it.
Spring + Summer can be brutal days for heat and humidity. I am always looking for great looks that will keep me cool. After all, there's more than just cut-off shorts + bathing suits, yes??During the spring months, I definitely love to incorporate lots of color and fun statement accessories. I try and carry that out throughout the summer too...but sometimes you want to be toned down and be natural in your clothing. This is where simple closet pieces come in handy.A simple black midi dress that is simple, chic, and also made with breathable materials is key during the hottest months of the year. Most of the time I take advantage and buy a few in multiple colors. Trust me this is a good thing! And you can also take them on vacations you may have planned.Let me show you how I styled this dress in 4 different ways. SHOP THESE LOOKS
DIY scarves are one of the easiest handmade gifts, so let’s talk about how to make a fringe scarf.Whenever the leaves start falling off the trees, my brain turns to DIY scarves. I’ve made them from felted sweaters, fabric scraps, fleece, and just about anything that’s warm and colorful.I recently made this fringe scarf and wanted to share my process so you can make your own. And because I like to give you options, I’m showing you 3 versions for your DIY fringe scarfNo sew fringe scarf: 15 minutes to easy fringe joyGlorious double fringe: It’ll take longer to make the fringe on this lady, but there’s so.much.fringe!Embellish me: Make your fringe scarf extra with a few fabric scraps
Sometimes when people see my photos on social media, they think that I’m at least 5’5’ or 5’6’. I’ll let you in on a secret - I’m 5’3’. This tutorial is for all of the shorties out there. I know that many short girls want to look taller, and it can be achieved by the way you dress. Before I dive into that, I want to emphasize that there is nothing wrong with being short, tall, skinny, or curvy. Women come in all shapes and forms, and we should embrace body diversity. So the question is not how to look like something you’re not but how to play with proportion and wear clothes that work for your body type. I’m going to show you exactly how to do that.
Want to look comfortable and as chic as ever? In this tutorial, I will be making a stunning pair of lounge shorts. This is the second part of my two-piece lounge set series. If you want to know how to sew a two-piece lounge set, you can check out the first part, where I made a lounge top, here. You can use the same fabric from the lounge top tutorial to make the shorts, too. That way you can make a lounge set that’s matching. So let’s get started, join me as I sew lounge shorts that are easy, chic, and so comfy!
If you’re looking to add or refresh your Spring style I invite you to consider Eyelet for Spring & Summer.Did you know that Eyelet was originally created by the Czechs and later this cut out textile was popularized by the British in the Victorian era?Today, it’s what I consider an elevated and simple way to change up and update your basic T-shirt or dress for Spring.