This project started as an accident. For the past few months, I have been collecting vintage sheets for projects. I have a few bottom sheets, and when chopping one up, the lazy part of my brain figured, this would make an awesome skirt, because I wouldn’t have to deal with the gathering at the waist. Thus this project.
What you’ll need: A bottom sheet/ sewing machine/ pins
Step One: Find the corner you’d like to use and cut the length you’ll need. I made mine longer so that I could layer the bottom a bit. Then wrap the piece around your waist to measure how wide you need it to be and cut accordingly, leaving at least a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Step Two: Sew together the two ends, creating your skirt shape.
Step Three: Turn the skirt inside out and fold the bottom edge up. Pin and sew the hemline. You could choose to stop here, but I added a little pleat in mine.
Step Four: Flip skirt inside-out. Fold you bottom hem up toward the waist. I folded about 9 inches. Using a ruler, measure out the bottom 2.5 inches and draw a straight line using a fabric marker. Pin and sew along this line, making sure to not sew the two sides of the skirt together.
Flip the bottom of the skirt down and you have a nice pleat. If you wanted to go a step further, you could create a waist band. I chose not to, because I always wear belts or tie my shirt at my waist.
I am so in love with the new Hayworth Collection from Warby Parker! For any one not familiar with them, Warby Parker makes beautiful vintage inspired glasses for under $150 and for every pair you buy, the donate a pair to someone in need. Not only that, but they make the shopping experience so easy with at home try-ons! My friend, Tymn, has been using them for years and is always sporting sassy new eyewear. They are truly at the forefront on revolutionizing the eyewear industry
The Hayworth Collection is inspired by the private eyes and femme fatals of film noir. I am so excited about this collection, specifically the Neville Frames (shown above on this handsome man), inspired by Roy Orbison. I look that them and I think, I could go with a 40′s thing for a while. Maybe some retro curls and super cute dresses. Will it happen? Maybe the dress up part will last a few days, but I will have these frames.
So, I’m a copy cat. I’m one of those people that will walk around a store and refuse to buy something if I think I can make it. 99% of the time, I don’t, but this is one of the few times I have attempted to make something I wanted. I saw this amazing emerald suede bow bracelet via Pantone and I wanted it. Although, suede really isn’t my thing, so I opted for an emerald velvet ribbon.
What you’ll need: Ribbon/ Hook and eye/ Glue Gun
Step One: Cut your ribbon into four pieces. Cut one length the size of your wrist. Then a 4″ strip, a 3″ strip and a 1.5″ strip.
Step Two: Glue the ends of the 4″ strip together. making sure they are centered and press down in the middle. Do the same for the 3″ strip.
Step Three: Glue the 3″ strip on top of the 4″ and press together.
Step Five: Secure the hook between the center of the bow and the wrist piece. Glue down.
Step Six: Glue the hook to the other end of the wrist piece. You might have to remeasure to give allowance for the hook, depending on how tight you want the bracelet.
When you hook them together, you have a neat little velvet bow bracelet. I love it. Although, I am a little biased, because I made it. And it falls perfectly on my Snow White tattoo, so it looks like a cute little frame. Love!
I don’t know if you this, but I really like stripes. Like, a lot. One of the biggest challenges I have with stripes, is finding a way to wear it without them being overwhelming. My solution is to cover up with a sweater, but I really liked the sleeves of this dress, so I opted for a super colorful belt. Counter-intuitive? Yes. But I really loved the way it looked.