Saturday, February 27, 2010

DIY Show Off fun

I love this blog The DIY Show Off! It is amazing and full of fun ideas of what one can do with a little imagination. She's so sweet to have a blog Show-and-Tell, go check out all the fun bloggy ideas!

The DIY Show Off

Friday, February 12, 2010

Follow Me Fridays at Trendy Treehouse!

Come join me and all the other amazing blogs on the Trendy Treehouse! A fun way to find other blogs and see some awesome ideas!

The Trendy Treehouse

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I have a button!

I finally have a blog button! Thanks to A Heart For Home and their super easy how-to. Go check it out!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

my first tutorial of the cutest dress EVER!

This is my best refashion and my first tutorial
{so forgive me for leaving out some pictures of steps}!
I used 3 different shirts and transformed them to
1 fabulous (if I may say) dress.
So I got a large men's collared shirt at the thrift store for $2.
I buttoned up and sewed the opening shut. Then I cut off the sleeves and the top collar
part as you can see in the picture below.
I cut it to where I could have the shirt pocket on the skirt without having to move it.
Then I took a stretchy rib knit tank top (given to me FREE!)
and cut off the bottom 6 inches
(this will vary, depending on the length of your torso) for the waistband.
I had to take this in a bit, to make it more fitted, but still stretch.

I bought a fitted long-sleeved gray t-shirt (forgot before pic!) from
Target and cut it off where I wanted the waistband to start.
Save the piece you cut off for ruffles (*will add how-to pics later)

For the skirt part, I used a skirt I own that had a shape I wanted.
I wanted this dress to be a few inches longer.

I then sewed my side seams (about a 1/2 in.).

This is where I really forgot pictures, but if you sew at all this is very easy.
I matched up side seams and sewed together the skirt to the waistband, then top-stitched.
Then the gray tee to the other side of the waistband. I added the ruffles (which I learned from the many other tutorials out there) before this step.
Here is a close-up of the inside of the waist/skirt part that
shows the seam and the top-stitching
and here she is!!
{click pics to enlarge}
ruffle detail...
I LOVE it... if you have ANY questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them!

Linking up to:

cabin fever project

This is what you do when you can't go anywhere for days & days & days....
You decide you're going to turn some perfectly fine
off-white muslin throw pillows
into faux french grain sack pillows

{click picture to enlarge}
O Lord, I love the house where you live,
the place where your glory dwells.
Psalm 26:8


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