We all know there’s a dearth of pockets in women’s fashion. But we can change that with this simple method for how to add pockets to anything! Today, I’m going to show you how to add pockets to a dress, but this technique can easily be used for almost any kind of clothing that is missing this coveted feature.
Whether you are making your self a new garment or upcycling something you found ... if it is fancy it probably has an invisible zipper. With this obsessively clear and step-by-step tutorial you can add a new or move an already-there zipper perfectly every time.
I love recycling vintage materials that are no longer wanted into new fashion accessories and so when I saw these pretty china crockery pieces I couldn’t resist the temptation to get transforming!
I’m all about a challenge and had the idea to give you the reins of when to wear a belt. I feel like belts are under appreciated accessories. Yet not everyone embraces this small piece of fun!! So what about I showcase both options, and give the pro and con of each? Then you can make the decision of when to wear a belt and which version you prefer.Because style is very subjective and I like to remind us that since we are all so DIFFERENT, there shouldn’t be a right or wrong.I've also included an example in my blog post of a functional time when I would definitely always wear a belt.
Want to add a fit and flare dress to your collection? This timeless fashion piece never gets old and is the ultimate dress for any fashion enthusiast. It can be worn elegantly or even casually! That’s the beauty of this DIY fit and flare dress- it’s unbelievably versatile. If you want to know how to sew a fit and flare dress, then you’ve come to the right place. Join us as we take you through each step to achieve this amazing dress style.
My favorite go to in the summer is a cute maxi dress. Add in cute floral print and you have me sold! I find Maxi dresses can be so underrated, for a chic look or a cute casual attire in the summer. So, I am always looking for cute pieces to add with it depending on what my outing may be… or the look I am going for. I Have styled this cute H&M dress with cute accessories to piece this look together with different accessories. 💐💐🧋
You’re going to love this DIY bag; that’s all I can say! I’m going to show you how to turn a dollar store flat pouch into a cute tote bag and a lovely phone pouch!! It’s inexpensive, fun, and super functional! The best part about this DIY bag tutorial is that half the bag is already sewn; you literally need to make a few adjustments to turn it into two different bags! So, if you want to know how to make a DIY bag, keep on scrolling as I walk you through all the steps.
Today I am sharing with you some gorgeous pendant sea glass jewelry – this tutorial will show you how to drill through the glass.As a family we love roaming beaches, hunting for treasures. We particularly love finding pieces of sea glass. But, once we get it home we then wonder what to make or do with the sea glass. We have several containers of collected sea glass ready for us to have a play and experiment with.
Hi Creative mamas! In this post I want to share with you the beautiful method of bundle dyeing. It may yield uneven results but the process in itself is a joyous one. Also, once you understand the technique you can get really creative with it and it’s a great way to get the kids involved in natural dyeing as well! This tutorial will show you how to dye a silk scarf which is the best gift ever! But first let’s recap what is natural dyeing.
Today, I have a giant box from mGoofair - an online thrift store that sends you mystery boxes according to your size and preferences. I am so excited to rifle through what I got and show what things to flip from thrift stores. It’s time to get creative and give old fashion, new life.
Hello Readers. Let me start by apologizing or the glaring pale skin you are seeing on your screen. Do not adjust your device, I am that fair skinned. It can't be changed, it is what it is. I can't tan. I don't try.So, by now you have figured out that I made a bathing suit top from this dress. Let me tell you the why and the how of this project.
Why not add some color to your life with a tie-dye hoodie? Add a beautiful touch of magic with some bright colors to this easy tie-dye hoodie. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how quickly and exciting it is to make a tie-dye hoodie. The best part is that you can choose your own colors and patterns to make it unique and fabulous. I'll be using a white hoodie so that the colors really stand out, but feel free to use any light-colored hoodie you may have on hand. So, grab your dye and hoodie, and let me show you how to make this fun, basic tie-dye hoodie!
Create a summer staple Sun Hat with a simple woven placemats. It's cheap and cheerful - you can't go wrong!I needed a sunhat with a wide brim and when I nipped into my local grocery store and saw the placemat, I thought I could create something out of it. The material is very identical to a hat I already owned.
Today, I will show you an amazing thrift flip, transforming a silk blouse into a ruffle top. Not only that, but I’ll be doing a special kind of ruffle- a ruffle peplum top. This tutorial is great for those who have an unused blouse lying in their closet, doing nothing but collect dust. I’m going to show you how to transform a blouse into something more functional and trendy with this ruffle top tutorial. Ready? Let’s begin!
I picked up these great jeans from my local Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago, but naturally, they were a little big on me. I love the look of the loose leg, but the waistband is a little too big, so without further ado, here is my tutorial on how to take in women’s jeans.
This pipa knot jewelry is made with a unique Chinese macrame technique that is based on a figure eight. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to create this knot with a doubled wire for a unique and lovely effect.
I’m a wee bit addicted to jumpsuits and have more than a few thrifted beauties waiting to be refashioned in my stash.The super plain all-in-one below was a cinch to liven up and is now perfect for those humid summer days:
The leaf-shaped Monstera buttons have become very popular recently, and I wanted to create a design using the buttons and adding some barrel knots. As all my followers know, I am a little obsessed with barrel knots. So follow along with my button bracelet tutorial to learn how to create a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry.
Jeans are my favorite wardrobe staple. I wear jeans almost every day, and just about all them are skinny jeans. But it has been a great year to try different styles, like all the wide leg cropped pieces I’ve been making ( here and here), and I have a whole box of secondhand jeans from ThredUp to create with!ThredUp sent me a denim rescue box for another project, but since the box is 50 lbs of denim, I have a lot of jeans to work with! Rescue boxes are filled with unaccepted items for resale and unsold jeans from the site. In my box, there are a lot of jeans in great condition that are not my size and I plan on donating them. Since it is a rescue box, quite a few of the pairs are stretched out, or stained; completely unwearable in their current condition. I went through the box and there were a few pairs in my size, two that look and feel great! One is a pair of black skinny jeans, which I’ve been wanting for a while, and the other was this pair of Levis, which fit great except for the length! I was going to do a simple hem, but I thought this would be a fun moment to try something new.
A blazer is a great layering piece, and it instantly elevates whatever you wear it with; it's like the cherry on the cake. I always get a lot of wear out of my blazers, especially when it's a bit colder outside. So take a look at these outfits I've created with them.
As always it is a pleasure to help to launch a new Seamwork pattern as a Seamwork Ambassador. The pattern I chose for this month is the Kari Dress/Romper. The pattern is featured as a Romper and the bonus pattern guides you through how to make it as a dress.
Want a formidable ensemble for your next outfit? Get the wow-factor you are looking for with this lovely crop top, and wide leg pants look! In this wide leg pants tutorial, I am going to show you how to make this outfit from scratch, and even if you’re a beginner, you’ll still be able to sew wide leg pants and a crop top like a pro! All you have to do is follow my easy step-by-step guide.
A DIY wrap dress is just superb! It’s such a versatile fashion item that can be worn for so many occasions! Today, I’m going to show you how to make a DIY wrap dress, vintage style. It’s elegant, flowy, and of course, feminine! So, if you want to make a DIY wrap dress from scratch, follow this step-by-step tutorial as I walk you through each step.
I was looking on Pinterest for ideas to use some of the beads I've accumulated over the years and came across this pin/video. I thought it would make a lovely gift - especially for a special friend! It was a lovely wire beaded floral basket that you can wear as a necklace or pin.
When I was 16, and told my mom I wanted to sew, she pulled her sewing machine out from its deep dark hiding place and put it in my room. That machine was gifted to her by my Grandma, and even with the best intentions, it was left unused for years. When it was my turn to give it a go, it didn’t have a manual and I blindly learned to use this little machine. I sewed on it for 9 years before deciding I needed to upgrade to a machine that could handle more. When researching new machines, the only requirement I had was that it be a Janome. I had sewn on Singer and Brother but never felt as comfortable as when I sit behind my Janome.Last year, my boyfriend bought me my current machine, HD 3000 after quite a bit of research. And this past spring, my mom bought me my first serger, a Janome of course. To say Janome is my favorite machine brand is an understatement, and maybe I’m a little biased, but what I’ve gotten from this company, in terms of a reliable piece of equipment, is just incredible.A few months ago, I was contacted by Janome to test and review one of their new embroidery machines. To be asked to review was just crazy. Here I am, a little sewing blogger- a girl with a Janome in her apartment making bags and garments and I’m fan-girling over the fact that the company even noticed me. This sounded like an amazing opportunity and I had to say yes. So I give to you, my completely honest review of the new Janome Skyline S9.The ReviewWhen the Skyline S9 arrived, I was overwhelmed. This machine comes with everything you can possibly need to successfully embroider right away (Just add fabric and thread!). I know some machines require you to buy extra hoops or feet, but it’s all in the box! The instruction book is beautiful and it hasn’t left my side since getting the machine. The S9 is also a very solid machine. It has quite a bit of weight but that’s what you want, not some flimsy machine that feels like it’s going to break down.
Last fall, I was itching to sew some coats. I wanted to try something new and stretch my skills by sewing something other than skirts or dresses. A couple patterns that grabbed my attention were Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studio and Sapporo Coat (they recently changed the name to Nova Coat) by Papercut. I made a couple jackets in the fall using the tamarack jacket pattern. Except for the welt pocket, the rest of process was something with which I was already familiar.
After channeling my inner Marie Kondo and cleaning out my closet, I came across these shorts and simply didn’t have the heart to let them go. To use her own words, these shorts still spark joy! So, instead of throwing them out, I’m going to tailor the waist, bring you guys along for the ride, and hope you learn a thing or two.