Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Dress! :)

Well I'm finally ready with my wedding dress! I'm so happy with it, it turned out just as I planned. :)

There will be a little change on the dress, but it's a surprise, you'll see it on the wedding photos. :)
I'll post a tutorial soon how to copy the dress. I hope you liked it!
See you soon! xx

Friday, 18 May 2012

DIY: Fold Over Stripy Clutch

Hello! I've got a clutch tutorial for you. I bought an amazing pair of stripy shoes, but couldn't find a purse to match, so I'm gonna make one. :)  I got some sleeves I cut out long ago from a creamy denim jacket:

I cut 2 pieces of the fabric:

And stitched them together leaving one side open:

I made the stripes with some markers and crayons:


 Then I put some snap buttons and an elastic strap and folded it:

And this is how it looks when it's open:

I used the same yellow elastic to put a straps on the shoes, because it's wasn't very comfortable without any support. And Voila!

So, what do you think? :)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

DIY: Distressed Jeans With Lace

Hi there! How have you been? I'm ok thanks! :))
I had an old pair of distressed jeans I couldn't decide what to do with, so I tried to add lace underneath the holes that will make them look better and will close the holes a bit. :)

I cut 2 pieces of white stretchy lace and stitched it underneath.
The stitch will hold the holes closer and the lace will cover them.  There is very very close look:

I can't wait to wear them again! I hope you liked it!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

DIY: Refashion With Lace

Hello, my dear lovely readers! I've got some new refashion for you today. All you need for it is an old tank top, lace trim and needle and tread. :)

First you gather the lace trim with the needle and the tread and stitch it around the neck line... 
...then again...
...and again...

... 'til you run out of lace trim (like me) or 'til you get the desirable look. :)
I found attached by the underarms of the top little straps that people usually use to hang the clothes with... but I think they're annoying and always cut them off straight away. Luckily I kept these long enough to use them for making a small ribbon flower for the top. I hope you liked it! See you soon!

Friday, 11 May 2012

DIY: Little Black Dress Refashion

I've got this lovely little black dress from a friend of mine. But it was too small around the bust for me, so I refashioned it a bit. :) This is what it used to look like:

 And this is the result:

All I did was to remove the sleeves and stitch a lace trim around. Then mark the point where the zip is not closing anymore and stitch more lace from that point to the neck line. At the end I just attached a piece of black elastic to hold the edges of the neck line. And Voila! The dress is now my size. :)
I hope you liked it! 

Thursday, 10 May 2012

DIY: Purple Refashion

Hello! I've got another refashion for you. This time is purple and elegant. :)
I had some scrap fabric in a lighter purple shade. All you need to do is cut long straps out of it.

Then make 3 braids out of the straps.
I cut the hem around the neck line.
Then cut out a hole on the back of the blouse.
All you need to do after that is stitch the braids around the neck line and around the hole.
And Voila!

So what do you think? 

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

DIY: Simple Zip Clutch

Hello there, long time no see! :) Today I've prepared for you very easy DIY tutorial. We're gonna make a simple zip clutch bag. All you need is some old magazine, masking tape, a zip, some fabric and needle and tread. 

Get the cover from the magazine and apply the tape all over it. Then lay it over the fabric to measure how much you need to cover the both sides. And here is Stressy trying to figure out what am I doing.:)

Sew the fabric around the magazine cover, then fold and sew the sides along. It must look like this:

All that's left is to insert the zip. I chose a light pink one for mine.

And Voila! I just stitched the ends of the zip together.

I have flowers accessories that can be used as a decoration on the clutch.

I hope you liked it! See you soon! xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

DIY: Wedding Ring Cushion

This is a short tutorial how to make your own wedding ring cushion. All you need is 2 pieces of white jersey; 2 pieces of  white lace; red ribbon; scissors; needle and tread and some left cut outs or tissues.

Stitch the pieces of jersey on each side leaving one side open. Then do the same with the lace. You should now have 2 pocket-like pieces. Insert the jersey pocket into the lace one.
Then fill it in with tissues or left cut outs of fabric. Stitch the open side to close it. Then wrap the red ribbon around. I stitch the ribbon to the cushion at the crossing part so it won't move.
Then make a nice bow that will hold your wedding rings. And Voila!
I hope you like it! I haven't decided yet if I want to put lace trim around the edges of the cushion or not. What do you think?