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A couple months ago I bought some turquoise jersey knit from JoAnn's and knew I wanted to make a little sun dress out of it. I was trying to decide how I wanted to make it and then saw this tutorial and thought that could easily translate to my sun dress. Because I used a tank top as the top, it was a pretty quick project. first. Find an old tank top and cut it the length you want. I wanted a bit of an empire waist.
Hello my Hot Mess Mommy friends. Ever feel like little girls get all the cute dresses? Well, now it’s your turn.
So I found this fabric on ultra clearance at Joanne’s and I thought it could be pretty fabulous. I was in the mood to sew while little S was napping but didn’t have a pattern so I just started cutting and sewing and this is what I came up with. Note my husband’s mad picture taking skills that created a shadow to make me look ten pounds thinner then I have in years. Love him. I don’t have a full DIY but I did draw out a pattern of sorts if this seems like your kind of dress.
I actually took a picture of the giant pile of sweatpants that I usually sleep in, but it’s too embarrassing to share. Point is, I’m trying to cute up the whole sleep situation with some quick sewing projects. It also makes lounging around the house feel sort of special and less, I don’t know….gross. I started with some sleep shorts in our beloved Nicey Jane (ooo, it’s on sale right now at Fabricworm ). I also made a matching top which I will share with you once I get up the nerve to have my picture taken in it. If you have any tips on sleeping a little bit cuter, tutes to point us to so we don’t look like such slobs, or general whining about why it is that we have to look cute while we freaking sleep, leave them for us in the comments and you could possibly win the Heather Ross Double Gauze up there on the left.
School’s out and summer vacation is here! Have you taken a dip in the pool? Or hit the beach running? As a mom, water activities with kids is a juggling act. And if you’re like me, your post-swimming towel is always falling off as you try to manage 10 other things. There’s a better way!
Back in the day, your 'beach towel' was simply a ratty bath towel that had seen better days and which Mom allowed you to drag outside. Today's beach towels are colorful terry cloth works of art in jumbo sizes. We used one to make our simple summer beach wrap. A clever cut allows you to make optimum use of the towel's bound edges, and leaves you the perfect scrap to create a matching pillow. To add a splash of summer fun, we braided three colors of polka dot knit to create the wrap's wonderful ties.
Have you noticed how hard it is to find a great beach cover-up, one that's not fussy or frilly? We sure have. That's why we came up with our own. Breezy, and a tad bohemian, it's as easy to make from two cotton scarves as it is to throw on before you head to the beach.
A bikini cover-up you can sew in less than an hour! Hooray! You will need: Fabric (2 – 3 meters), cord, buttons/beads Pattern: My pieces (and Snow’s butt) before sewing:
Remember that one time I used to sew clothes? Well cross country traveling mixed with nausea every night really put a damper on my desire to sew. But I started getting the itch a few weeks ago with all of my gorgeous new fabric. So I decided to ease back into my sewing machine with a simple, fabulous especially if you're pregnant, maxi skirt. It's long and stretchy. At this point, I can't think of a better combo.
4th August 2010 Love the new Shakuhachi lookbook which I stumbled upon on Studded Hearts here . There are a number of DIY inspirations within it (I am sure all these designers would love to hear that their lookbooks are inspiring us NOT spend any money on their designs!), and this one looks particularly easy. Even though cur outs have been around for a few seasons now, I still really like the look.
** NO SEW VERSION CLICK HERE! ** **HIGH-BACK VERSION/STREET WEAR- CLICK HERE** **HALTER VERSION- CLICK HERE** Probably my favorite 'la vie' project... ever. I was browsing through a swimwear catalog and saw an adorable beach cover up. I sooo wanted it, but obviously I wasn't spending $45 on it, plus, it was totally make-able. I made some revisions and here it is! This was one of the easiest projects I've ever done for 'la vie'.