Just so we're clear: I freaking love this dress. So far I've made it twice, and if I am ever in my sewing room while the sun is up, I will take a picture or two of the ones that I've completed. New. Obsession. - A Dress A Day
We're usually kinda "meh" about most T-shirt surgeries because we're just can't get into the hack'em, slash'em sartorial school of thought. Toronto-based Mari Santos, on the other hand, is such a genius with a pair of scissors we want to hitchhike across the border, kidnap her, head back south, and then set her to work against her will on the oversize T-shirts we seem to get for free by the pound. Except that it would probably be illegal. Which is kind of a bummer. Her ethos: "Taking something old, frumpy and ill fitting and making it into something new." Santos will be joining some 20 other designers to work on Urban Outfitter's Urban Renewal line.
This Mother's Day, make something beautiful for Mom. Credit: Megan Reardon Wondering about what to make Mom for Mother's Day? I've been thinking about traditional gifts like flower corsages and lockets, and I decided to combine the two. This felt dahlia pin has a secret pocket in the back that can hold a picture or message for your favorite mom. You'll need: - scissors - Fabri-tac adhesive - two sheets craft felt, one for the flower and one in a contrasting color for the back - needle and thread - brooch pin (available in the beading section of craft stores) - a bit of thin cardboard (a cereal box from your recycling bin will be perfect for this)
MADE: TUTORIAL: the Hobo Sack
*Tutorial made by Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom for her win during the Red Week challenge
Simple Tea Towel Apron So many people mentioned having beautiful tea towels they couldn't bear to use when I posted the Tea Towel Tote how-to, so I thought you might also be interested in my super easy tea towel apron. This is even easier than the tote, and takes about 15 minutes. Click any picture to make it larger. My Spare Time: Simple Tea Towel Apron
You're rather cozy and cute in these chocolate riding boots! Showcasing quilted back panels, decorative buckles, and motorcycle-style straps, these vegan faux-leather, knee-high riders bestow extra texture upon your ensemble. They're also simple to slip on, thanks to the exposed side zipper, low heel, and treaded wood-like sole of each chic shoe. Try them with cranberry cords, an ivory sweater, and a circle scarf, and youll look as charming as you feel! Meringue winter styling