My name is Laura and this is my blog. I am a 24 year old artist and designer living in North Carolina. There's no real theme here, I just post what I like and things I think are interesting. Cats, crafts, art, design, fashion, and other neat stuff. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this, I wanted to do a little “pink ribbon” project myself. I had a light pink sweater purchased for $3 at a local thrift store and 2.5 yards of pink silk ribbon. I carefully laid out the ribbon in a bow shape, pinned it down, and carefully stitched it in place. With a little patience, anyone can sew together this cute idea!
DIY Distressed Remnant Leather Bag Tutorial from Sincerely Kinsey here.I was hesitant to post this because I don’t post DIYs just because they are pretty. I post them because they are doable with good instructions (if you don’t see something on my blog it’s because I don’t like it, it’s been done by someone else before, or I’m not sure it’s doable). I’m not sure my heavy duty old fashioned Singer sewing machine could sew through this kind of leather and people in the comments section are all asking what kind of machine she used and what kind of needle. Well I can answer the needle question: the needle you need should be a heavy duty one - the type you buy will say you can sew denim, leather, etc… with it.