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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Dress Redo

A few weeks ago, my mom gave me a dress.  A tropical-type dress, but it was very long, shapeless, boring... you get the picture.  The kind that you put on and it looks and feels like it's pulling you down.  In short, I hated it.  Big time.  But, being the crafty one that I am, I knew I could transform it into something that I would actually wear.

A Dress Redo


Originally the dress stopped just above my ankles.  Ugh.  I really liked the pattern at the bottom of the dress, so instead of chopping the bottom off, I cut out the middle.

A Dress Redo...

A Dress Redo...

With the middle now gone, I sewed the two remaining pieced together, which meant gathering the bottom piece so that it was the same circumference as the top.

I also had slits up either side that I had to sew to close them.

A Dress Redo...

All that was left was to take the pieces cut from the dress, sew them together into a sash, wrap it around my waist/the seam, and tie it in the back.

A Dress Redo...

I think it turned out pretty cute!

A Dress Redo...

A Dress Redo

A Dress Redo...
Sunday, July 3, 2011

Round Braid Bracelets

I've got another EASY tutorial. GASP!

Patriotic Bracelet

This one is pretty easy, but since I watched a video on how to do a round braid, I won't take credit for the instructions. Here's the video I watched on YouTube:




Instead of using leather, like in the video, I cut up four pieces of scrap fabric, in this case patriotic for the Fourth of July. Using my sewing machine, I stitched the ends on one side together.


Patriotic Round Bracelet

I followed the instructions in the video, and once the braid was long enough to be a bracelet that I could slip my hand through, I sewed the ends together and trimmed the excess fabric off.

Patriotic Round Bracelet

I made three more the same way, and then using a piece of white scrap fabric, I tied them all together with a bow. Very quick and easy, especially if you need a quick little something for the 4th!

Patriotic Round Bracelet

Patriotic Round Bracelet
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