I’m sure you have seen these skirts all over now. I love A-line skirts because it’s not overly tight like a mini skirt. And I’m not afraid of wind kicking it up like a skater skirt does. I love them so much that I decided to make my own last month and wanted to share with you all how!
I’ve been seeing cocoon wraps and blanket cardigans for a few years now. I even made my own last year! I came across a pattern called the diamond jacket and was inspired to try making my own, but am calling it a DIY diamond wrap because I thought it was a more accurate description. I chose not to buy the pattern because it looked simple enough and luckily it is! Another bonus is it’s a great one size fits all garment that everyone can make and wear.
I’ve expressed my obsession with bralettes on several occasions already, but I’m still not over how much I love them. I saw A Pair and A Spare’s tutorial for an ultra sexy lace version that inspired me to try making my own bralettes. She made it look so easy and simple. I had leftover swimsuit material and elastic from my one-piece tutorial so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try making one. And it turns out it’s not that difficult, follow along to make your own DIY criss-crossed bralette !
I’m planning on traveling quite a bit over the summer and early fall this year. I’m actually planning a two month trip to Europe later this year. With long trips that means packing versatile clothing that travels well (no one likes wrinkles or ironing) and can be easily washed (no dry clean only items). I’ve seen the Bina Brianca wrap before and thought it was genius, however I was not so happy with the price tag. But luckily enough I found several tutorials on how to make one for a fraction of the price. The tutorials I found all required more sewing that I wanted or thought needed to happen so I thought I’d share my version of the DIY convertible travel wrap.
I haven’t worn a one piece swimsuit since I quit swimming competitively my junior year of high school. I have memories of the tan lines that all swimmers have like badges of honor to show how much time they spend in the sun. It was the worst when trying to hide for formals and junior prom!
Since then I’ve strictly stuck to two piece suits, not having any desire for strange tan lines again. Until I came across the Flora One-Piece on Free People and was in love. However the price tag was a bit too steep for me so I set out to make my own version.
Fringe is a big trend this season. I saw a blog post of Olivia Palermo’s street style and was inspired by Michael Kor’s suede fringe skirt she wore. It’s was definitely out of my budget, so I figured I could try making a faux fringe skirt like it. Faux suede doesn’t have the nice weight real leather has I wouldn’t wear the skirt on an especially windy day because it would probably end up a tangled mess. But other than that, I was fairly pleased with the results.
I always associated cardigans and blazers with elbow patches with professorially types who lean on their elbows while reading scholarly tomes cupping their chin in your hand thinking deeply and therefore needed clothing that had reinforced elbow patches to help combat the wear and tear. But I’ve come to realize that I also lean and ponder but I think about my next weekend plans or vacation. I was inspired by Purl Bee’s knit elbow patches and a pin I saw on Pinterest to make my own version of an elbow patch to add to an old cardigan that I did a lot of thinking in.
Most of my friends know that I love naps and can take a nap anytime, anywhere. However, recently I’ve been having trouble sleeping when there’s even a little bit on light around me. To fix this problem, I made myself a quilted sleep mask from the fabric scraps of my pillow covers. Since everyone needs their beauty sleep, this DIY version would be perfect as a last minute gift this holiday season or to keep for yourself.