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DIY Fashion Using a Men's Dress Shirt

DIY Fashion Using a Men's Dress Shirt
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Heart Chakra Blockages Blockages can manifest as immune system or heart problems, or a lack of compassion. Characteristics of a blocked heart chakra include fear of rejection, feeling unworthy of love or loving too much. If there is blockage in the heart chakra, you may feel unworthy of love and skeptical of anyone who wants to love you (and paranoid that you will wind up hurt, yet again), or your love relationships may be completely co-dependent. You've probably experienced one or more of the following; shaming, authoritarianism, volatile situations, domination of will, physical abuse, dangerous environment, fear of punishment, enmeshment, age inappropriate responsibilities or inherited shame from parent. If this chakra is imbalanced in some way it means that somewhere along the line, there has been a disruption in your attitude and understanding of love. Look through the characteristics of both excessive and deficient energy flow; Physical Imbalances Physical Malfunctions Psychological Imbalances

5-Strand Braided Headbands I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better. First, you’ll work on the left side. And that’s it. This post is sponsored by:

Tank Top DIY & How to Create a Snakeskin Print with Sharpie Stained Markers Fashion The people from Sharpie so kindly sent me their newest invention, the Sharpie Stained Fabric Marker and asked that I create something with it. I thought instead of drawing a picture of something specific, I would try to create a print using a stencil. Lace came to mind and when I did a test run with some leftover vintage lace from my ballet skirt DIY, I got a bit of a snakeskin print from it and was thrilled. I used the lace to create a repeating snakeskin grid across the entire tank. Here’s how… * White t-shirt* A favorite tank top* Lace* Sharpie Stained Fabric Marker{they have no scent at all, unlike regular Sharpies and have a great long, paintbrush type tip.* Scissors* A paper bag or cardboard * Slide a paper bag or large piece of cardboard in between your shirt {so your markings stay on one side only}. * Flip it over and do the same on the back. * Carefully follow your pattern on each side and cut out your tank top. * Lay your lace on top of your tank and hold it taught. Have Fun!

Lace & Tea » Marchesa Spring 2010 Posted on September 17th, 2009 Georgina Chapman never disappoints me, I’ve adored her collection since she and Keren Craig began in 2004. The delicate lace, soft satin and the tattooed legs (are they stockings? I cant tell). you may also enjoy . . .mary katrantzou fall 2011valentino fall 2011 haute couturestella mccartney’s bridal lingerie collection Right@Home™ > Food & Cooking > Recipes > Pumpkin Pizza A tangy-sweet pumpkin sauce is the surprising base of this pizza topped with shallots, grapes and, naturally, mozzarella. Serve this creative and flavorful pizza for your next girls' night—the simple recipe even makes enough pumpkin sauce to freeze for your next get-together. step 1Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. step 2In a large, nonstick skillet over low heat add the olive oil and 3 Tablespoons water. step 3Meanwhile, in a medium-size pot over medium heat combine the pumpkin puree, 1 cup water, cider vinegar, rosemary, salt and maple syrup. step 4Place the pizza crust in the oven directly on the middle rack, top side down. step 5Using a large spatula and oven mitts, carefully remove the pizza. chef's notes This recipe makes a double batch of the delicious pumpkin sauce. If your family makes pizza a lot, investing in a pizza peel and a pizza stone will help you get pizzeria-quality results. Variation Seedless green grapes can be used instead of red.

Cute Owls A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. Or owls in general. They’re just so charming. It must have something to do with the eyes. I love this vinyl detailing. Vinyl? Which brings me to my current fixation: I really wish I could sew. But when I see things like this, all I can think about is that I really wish I could sew. I’d love to be able to grab a pile of fabric scraps and turn them into…an owl. I love this one. Boo! It would take me approximately eighty years to make one of these pillows. That’s because I’d keep taking breaks to go cook. And eat. So maybe it’s best that I don’t know how to sew. If I did, I might be tempted to make things like this. And then nothing would ever get cooked in this house. Yep. Ahem.

How To: Shorten Sleeves with a Lining I do a lot of different sewing projects for people, and learn a lot of new things along the way. Today I thought I'd show you how to shorten sleeves of a women's blazer (or any sleeve that is lined). It is easy, even if you don't call yourself a seamstress, you can do it too! Here is the sleeve before I did anything to it: See how the lining is folded over the seam? Use a seam ripper to carefully rip out the stitches that hold the lining and the sleeve together. Fold the sleeve over to the desired length. Press sleeve to make this a permanent fold. **Note: I read recently that water with a little white vinegar will take that other fold line away when doing a project like this. Now, you know how long the sleeve will be. Measure 1” off your lining. Pin the lining in place and press. Now it is time to pin the lining and the sleeve back together. I just hand-sewed mine, since it was just a little sleeve hole, but you could always use a blind stitch to sew them together. Ta-da!

The easiest shirt ever I thought this shirt was easy to make, but it doesn’t compare to the one I made for Isabel this weekend. She started describing a shirt she’d seen: square, slightly cropped, very drapey. I asked her to draw a picture and she drew a rectangle. Yes, I can do that. We found the drapiest fabric in the house, a fairly loose knit left over from Rosie’s weekend project. I measured her, cut out two rectangles, sewed up the sides and shoulders, cut out the neckline, and 10 minutes after she asked for it, she had a new top. To make your own you will need half a yard of drapey knit fabric (a bit more if you want it longer). Decide where you want the sleeves to come to. Put the two rectangles together with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. You’re done!

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