Knit | Cowl Scarf Pattern Knitting Pattern: Cowl Scarf Yarn Loop Yarn or similar fancy yarn thread, 150g Lace Yarn thread for sewing (optional, use only if the fancy yarn is difficult to sew)Tools Knitting Needle – 8mm Tapestry needleFinishing Size Approximate dimension: 21″ (W) x 16″ (L)Tension 9.5 sts and 18 rows to 4″ x 4″ [10cm x 10cm] on 8mm needles in Fisherman Ribs Stitch. Always perform a test gauge to check you tension for best result.Abbreviations k – knit p – purl k1b – knit 1 below st(s) – stitch(es)Fisherman Ribs Stitch Cast On multiple of 2 sts Row 1 – knit all stitches Row 2 – p1, *k1b, p1* rep from * to last st, k1b. Repeat Row 2 until you reach the desired length.Scarf Pattern: Please refer the step photos below for the details.You may watch this video made by New Stitch A Day for tutorial on how to knit Fisherman Ribs Stitch. Note: Instead of k1 on the last stitch of Row 2 as shown in the video, knit k1b. Sew to join the first row and the last row of the scarf. Pages: 1 2
11 Easy And Cute DIY Choker Necklace Tutorials In case you haven’t noticed, chokers are back in style in a big way – and no, this isn’t an old post from 1997. Chokers, AKA necklaces that sit snugly around your neck rather than resting against your collar bones or cleavage, are edgy, cool, and make a pretty big statement. Chokers were huge in the ’90s and early 2000s – think the wiry tattoo style or black velvet versions with a little charm – but like so many other ~classy~ accessories from that time, they fell off our radar for a while. Not convinced that these deserve a spot in your jewelry collection? 1. Source Transform a simple black cord into a seriously cool necklace with a few tools and a cute charm. 2. If you need to dress up or add a classy touch to your outfit, this choker is the perfect addition. 3. This choker style is super versatile because you can wrap it however you want, so you can wear it differently on different days. 4. This is so simple to make, yet it looks so impressive and cool. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
57 Days to Go: Anthropologie Copycat | New Dress A Day Like last week’s Anthropologie clutch copycat (refresher here!) that I crafted with my most creative pal Sonya Nimri… Our Anthro-esque clutch! …we also worked on another piece that we scoped out in Anthropologie’s most current catalog! Anthropologie Copycat We loved this lace stripe combo and found it would be easy to make with two thrifted pieces. A – striped shirt… Stripes! B – lace shirt… Lace! And little side note…we’re gonna make two tops, one for each of us to don. We layered the options to get an idea of how everything would look… Layer it! …and then we got cutting! Snipped! We used the Anthropologie catalog page as a guide as we trimmed. Puzzle Pieces! Once all our pieces were cut, we did a Frankenstein number on them!! Call us Gene Wilder, yo! We attached all the pieces and put our new shirts on!! Team Stripes! Hello, how cute are these?? Half & Half The Anthropologie shirt retails for $78… Anthropologie’s shirt …and ours cost just a few bucks. New Shirt Face! Model Sonya! Wild Hair! Happy Friday!
Melmaria Designs DIY Anthropologie Inspired Top | Melmaria Designs Let’s preface this with a little story. I hope you like reading. Once upon a time, there was a girl who used Pinterest quite a lot. She loved browsing the travel, photography, DIY, food, and hair sections. One day, she found a very special pin. It was a photo of a woman standing with her back to the camera, wearing a top with a triangle insert of alternate fabric up the back. Anyway, I (okay, this story is about me) never got around to actually doing this DIY. So it inspired me to create my own shirt refashion DIY, especially after seeing these two shirts from Anthropologie. Aren’t they cute? DIY Anthropologie Inspired Top – What You’ll Need: A button-down, either from your closet or Goodwill. Wash, dry, and iron your shirt. Next, pull the shirt apart a little until you have a triangle-shaped space. Turn your shirt inside-out and pin your lace triangle to the reverse side of the shirt, lining up the lower edges evenly. Trim the lace edges and voila!
DIY FRIDAY: ADDING SLEEVES TO A SLEEVELESS DRESS (REFASHION TUTORIAL) These weeks are flying by -- somehow it's time for another round of DIY Friday! Lulu*s sent me this dress a few months ago, and although I totally loved it, I don't wear sleeveless tops, so it was super annoying to have to wear a jacket or a sweater over it all the time. We've been having a crazy heat wave here as well, so layers were completely out of the question. In an amazing stroke of good luck, I found a similar printed chiffon fabric at the LA fabric district, so I brought it home, lined it with some lightweight white cotton, and whipped up some sleeves for this dress. Now it's the perfect dress -- this silhouette is maybe my favorite ever for my body. So today I want to show you have to make a simple sleeve to add to a sleeveless dress -- it's so easy! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. *Note: This Lulu*s dress has an irregular arm hole, with the little notch at the collar bone.
DIY FRIDAY: WHITE EYELET DRESS REFASHION During the summer, I pretty much live in dresses and skirts. The problem is that most of the dresses in retail that are my style are just too short for me. But I've discovered an awesome little refashioning trick for dresses that are too short. It doesn't work for every dress, but I've done it to a ton of different dresses and and I love it. Here's the trick to adding length. Once you've sized up enough to get enough length, then comes the refashioning part -- because most likely the neckline, sleeves, waist, and darts now do not fit you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. This dress also has a lining, but the lining is not attached to the dress at the sides, so the opening at the armpit allows them to be altered separately. Resizing the sides of the dress will make the arm hole smaller, so take in your sleeves a few inches as well so they will fit back nicely into the arm hole. Step 6. Step 7.