DIY Embroidered Sweater Cuff

When looking for embroidery patterns I don't always use the designs for exactly what they're intended for. Sometimes want to use the pattern for a garment even it is designed for quilting or table linens like these Free Standing Lace Tablecloth & Napkin Corners. When I saw this collection from Embroidery Online,  I wanted to use them on garments rather than napkin corners (but still want to do this too). I love adding lace embellishments to cuffs and collars. It's a simple way to add some detail to a basic garment. Get the details below on how to use free standing lace embroidery to a knit sweater. 



DIY Zipper Front Skirt

I love a cute skirt come fall. Especially in a rich warm color and fabric like corduroy. It's a great piece to jazz up some tights and boots and goes great with a sweater or jacket. Lately I've been loving the corduroy trend. It's a nice material to sew with and makes great pants, jackets, and skirts. So in this post I wanted to share how I made this zip front corduroy skirt using Make it Coat's Fashion Separating Zipper and Zipper Pull to add detail down the center front. Get the details below and make your own. 



DIY Corset Tee Refashion

I'm a t-shirt and jeans gal so I love a spin on your basic t-shirt. This cute corset tee was simple to create by adding Dritz Hook & Eyes with rhinestone to a boxy t-shirt. It's similar to what I did with this lace-up corset top but with the Hook & Eyes. I love the little rhinestone feature detail too. Get the details below and sass up your own shirt. 



DIY Halloween 2018: Maleficent and The Grinch

This year I let my boys pick out my costume and they chose Maleficent. I've always wanted to dress up as an Angelina Jolie character and this one was perfect as I loved the movie. The costume was simple enough to put together in a couple hours. I used my DIY No Sew Cloak Gown, this DIY corset belt, and basic garments underneath. For the Choker and collar its as just a strip of fabric tied in the back. I made the collar with a headband and felt petal shapes I sewed pleats in and then used my hot glue gun to wrap them around the headband. 

For the head piece I made a knotted turban headband. I didn't want a full hat because my hair is too long so I wanted to keep it as a high pony in the back. The horns were just 1$ from the store. It was put together in just a couple hours before the party. I added a crow to a flag poll with wires for the final touch. 

What do you think?!


DIY Corset Belt

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year to sew for! It's all about creativity and having fun. Go dark and bold or sweet and fancy, you can't go wrong. I'm not sure what I'll be this year for Halloween but I have several base items to start with like this no sew DIY cloak gown here and DIY corset here. I've shown you how to make a simple corset using Dritz Eyelet tools and it was a hit. One of Dritz's new products are these metal Hook & Eyes that I've been wanting to add to a corset. They have a steampunk/vintage look which is great for costumes and easy to apply. I even used my button sewing foot and button stitch and it was the fastest application ever! You can wear this over a dress shirt or loose blouse for ready-to-wear. Get the details below on how to make this corset just in time for your Halloween Costume! 



DIY Sweater Beret Refashion

As the weather begins to cool I've been inspired to start creating cozy projects. I had this sweater in my bin for awhile now. It was an old sweater of my son's that had some piling. I decided to use it to create these sweater boots here. I had enough material left to create a smaller project like a hat. I wanted to do a spin on your basic beanie and made this cute sweater beret. It's also a really quick project and took me less than a 1/2 hour. Get the details below and make your own. 


DIY Autumn Zipper Poncho/Kilt

Maybe it's the Scottish heritage in me but I love all things plaid. It's my favorite print and usually what I look for when shopping for fabric this time of year. Our Campbell Clan even has our own tartan print known as the "Campbell plaid" (green plaid with a thin yellow stripe). Every year my Grandma use to make us plaid ponchos for Christmas. I wanted to keep the tradition alive and add a bit of edge by using a Coats 22" Separating Zipper and asymmetrical center front. This can even be worn as a versatile kilt. Get the details below to make your own for a lovely Autumn look.