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 The dress ended up being more of a project than I thought it would, but I love the end result, and there were no major headaches along the way, so I’m okay with it.  I shortened the sleeves, and cut off about 9 inches of length.  I also removed the weird collar and green polka-dot fabric thinking that maybe I would leave it as a v-neck.  After removing all that, I realized that the v-neck was just way too deep and weird-looking.  I ended up removing the middle front of the bodice entirely, and replacing it with a portion of the 9 inches of hem that I had cut off earlier.  Voila, it all worked out!


Dress: Goodwill, $5

Shoes: Don’t remember, $10

Earrings: Old Navy, $3

Total damages: $18


How to customise a cardigan with lace:
I actually customised this plain blue cardigan of mine from H&M ages ago but i thought i’d share it now as I’ve annoyingly felt too poorly for the last few days to do much sewing.
First i found some pretty white lace, and I carefully cut out some of the motifs from it. Then I cut the lace in to a shape that would fit around the neckline where I wanted it. Positioning the lace to be arranged equally on both sides is probably the trickiest part.
Once i was happy with the layout of the lace I pinned it in place.
Finally I handstitched this using small neat stitches.
And voila….its done! No more plain old boring cardigan for me! :)

DIY My Little Pony Dress

Handmade from a vintage bedsheet!


Wide Pleat Wrap Skirt | Cotton & Curls

Wrap skirts are great! Easy to pop on (and you can fasten it to any length!). Don’t let the pleats on this skirt scare you away from trying to create this pretty piece - it’s all about pinning, pinning, pinning! This tutorial uses buttons to fasten the skirt, but there’s nothing stopping you from extending the waistband so you can tie the skirt closed.



The process of making look #5 from Christian Dior haute couture s/s 2011 [x]

This is mesmerizing. 


Pussy Bow Tie | The New Craft Society via Liberty Blog

This is a really simple sewing project that will give any outfit a real pop of vintage colour! The best thing is, you can also use this tie in your hair if you want, or to wrap around a bag handle or as a belt.

(via arainbowcupcake)


DIY Bow Cushion - Sew 4 Home

This is simpler than it looks to create, really pretty too.


DIY Foldover Tote - Me Sew Crazy

Easy, simple and practical tutorial, a good beginners sewing project.


Scrap Map Wall Hanging - Sew Kate Sew

What a lovely way to use up scrap fabric, relatively simple, too.


Behold my costume in all its glory.  This dress is the first dress I’ve ever made from scratch, the first lined garment I’ve ever made, and the first garment I’ve made from a pattern (although I made up the skirt because I didn’t have nearly enough fabric).  It’s also the first dress I’ve ever made out of a curtain.  At first it felt funny to tell people I was wearing a curtain, but then I thought of all the precedents set by others (Gone with the Wind, Enchanted, Sound of Music).  Altogether the whole costume cost less than $8. 

Cost Breakdown:

Dress pattern: $1

Thrifted curtain: $1

Tights: $2.50

Thrifted shoes: $2.50

Necklace ribbon: $0.80