DIY: Pleated Elastic Band Skirt

Nothing says Holiday attire like metallic textiles and full skirts. This simple pleated skirt is the perfect Holiday look paired with a sweater or jacket and you're good to go. Let the fabric and waistband be the drama, like this Dritz Metallic Waistband and Mood Fabrics Metallic Brocade.  Get the details below on how to make your own pleated skirt just in time for all the festivities! 


Tips for Sewing Athletic Wear: Fabric.com

Combining my two passions: running + sewing for Fabric.com featuring their new performance knits. See the other looks I designed and tips to making your own fitness apparel on their blog: here

**In partnership with Fabric.com


DIY Bucket Backpack

I've always been a backpack person. Maybe, because I'm a mom of 3 boys and need my hands free. It's my go to when I'm headed out with the kids to a museum, park, shopping, etc. The problem is most backpacks are too large or not visually appealing. I've been looking for something smaller that can carry the essentials (phone, keys, wallet) but with a modern look. With no luck I decided it was time to create my kind of backpack and Dritz products make this easy to do. Get the details below on how to make your own bucket backpack with a draw string closure and adjustable straps.


DIY Fringe Kimono

I love the effortless look of a drapey kimono shrug. A versatile piece for all occasions from the pool to an evening cover up it’s a wardrobe essential. Lucky for us, it’s also an easy project to sew. For this kimono, I went with a chiffon and white fringe trim that I added along the arm openings and the bottom. All you need to sew a kimono is 2 yards of fabric and 3 yards of trim. See the full tutorial here and sew your own kimono shrug.


Now that November is here and the weather in Georgia is cooling down, I'm starting to look for warm pieces for the upcoming holiday occasions.  When shopping for clothing I tend to look for wardrobe essentials first. I have been on the hunt for a lightweight white blouse and was having trouble finding one that wasn't heavy or extra baggy. This Lilysilk shirt checked off all the boxes. It's the perfect collared blouse, versatile to wear casual with jeans or dress it up with a skirt and heels. Bonus points for being wrinkle-resistant. It's my go to when it comes to most occasions when you want to feel put together but not over the top.  It also comes in black and olive, shop the look here.

I've been wanting to add some rich colors to my wardrobe and was eyeing this silk wrap evening dress in claret for awhile now. I have a lot of black dresses and one of my goals for styling this year is add more colors. This wrap dress is so beautiful and the perfect weight of charmeuse silk for coverage but also light and airy. It's a great dress to pair with a jacket or blazer. I love the midi-length so it's appropriate for most occasions. It also comes in pink, shop the look here.

Use code trashtocouture5off to get $5 off your order of these items above or trashtocouture to get 16% off the whole Women's Collection. 

**In collaboration with LilySilk


DIY No Sew Cloak Gown & Boot Covers

I love simple base pieces for Halloween or Cosplay that are versatile to wear for all types of costumes (and also as real clothing). Just simply change up the fabric, colors, and accessories and you can be just about anything with this simple cloak gown. The over the knee boot covers are something I've been wanting to make for a long time. Of course I had to go dramatic and add the lace-up eyelet details. You can again make these in all types of fabrics to match your costume or style. 

Dritz has all the right supplies and products to make your dream Halloween costume come true. Check out the tutorials below to make your own boot covers and cloak gown.