Recycled Quilt Dress

I've had this quilt for awhile now, my mom bought my sister and I both one for our freshman year of college. It was such a beautiful floral quilt with vintage inspired hankies sewn together that I kept all these years just because I loved the prints so much. My son kind of inherited it the last couple of years, he will literally keep a quilt till it's falling apart. Honestly by accident this dress was created. I was waiting on my fabric to come for this off-the-shoulder dress pattern McCall's M6558 and I decided to use the quilt as a sample material. I was in a creative mood on this sunny Saturday afternoon so I just started making the dress. It was a process re-sewing the parts together since half the quilt was falling apart. Some of the pieces that were torn in half are the top and bottom ruffle. I'll hem it up a bit so I can actually wear it, but for the photos I wanted it really long. I domlove how it turned out and what a fun spring look. With the additional fabric I made a matching purse. Okay a little extra, but why not? I couldn't help but giggle when we were taking the photos as cars passed by in this little Georgia town built in 1895.

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DIY Pom Pom & Tassel Fobs

 Spring is just around the corner and the days are hopefully getting warmer and brighter wherever you are. This time of year I'm particular fond of creating colorful projects like these pom pom and tassel fobs using Dritz Swivel Hooks. I love that these accessories instantly turn a simple bag into a fun statement piece. This is a great craft to do for all ages and easy to customize. Get the details below and make your own. 



DIY Zip Front Skirt

As you can tell I've been enjoying this animal print trend lately, enough to carry it over into my Spring projects. I love a good pop of print though, specifically for a skirt or short paired with neutral basics. I've been wanting to make a wrap skirt with a zipper closure on the front, so I paired the inspirations into one project. My sewing motto has always been why sew boring clothes? Maybe the leopard print is a bit bold for some, but this pattern is great in a lot of different fabrics from denim to leather. The zipper detail on the front transforms any skirt from basic to edgy. Get the details below and make your own. 



DIY Wicker Purse From Placemat

I needed to brighten up my blog projects due to the gloomy weather we've been experiencing. Even better this wicker purse/clutch was made from a Dollar Tree placemat and a couple of my favorite Dritz products. This will be a great purse to bring with me on my upcoming Spring Break trip. Get the details below and make your own. 


DIY Knit T-Shirt Dress

I'm loving the animal print trend right now and when I saw this leopard rayon knit from Stylish Fabric I couldn't wait to make something with it. This fabric has a soft drape to it and it's not see through! They also have many different colors and prints (rayon jersey). I use this a lot on my knit projects. I had a lot of ideas and this fabric could work for leggings, headbands, skirts, and maxi dresses but ultimately I wanted a t-shirt dress. Something I could wear for the warmer months coming up and pair with a jacket or even as beach dress for an upcoming vacation. I used a simple pattern that has dolman sleeve so it's quick and easy.  Get the details below and make your own...

  • 2 yds Rayon Jersey Knit
  • T-Shirt Dress pattern or use a large t-shirt and draft the pattern
  • General Sewing Supplies
  • Brother SE1900 Sewing Machine
  • Brother Coverstitch CV3550


DIY Embroidered Zipper Pouch

Every year I like to do a DIY Valentines Day project for the blog.  I had my eyes set on this embroidery collection: Letter's Home from OESD for a while now but never had a specific project in mind. I guess I just needed February to roll around so I could get in the Valentines day spirit. After creating a sample with Coats Embroidery Thread and my Brother PE800 I knew this would make a darling zipper pouch. This is such a cute handmade gift to fill it with sweets for Valentines Day! Get the details below and make your own. 



DIY Clear Vinyl Bag

I've really been into the clear vinyl trend lately. Not only is it a practical for events specifically for bags but it also looks cool. Many fashionistas are using clear vinyl bags as a coverup to protect their expensive handbags from wear and tear without having to hide them. I personally like them because I can find my phone and keys much easier! I designed this bag to be something you could bring to an event where they will need to look through your bag but also have the black bottom panel to hide the clutter and important things. The detail I love the most is the black and white belting from Dritz that adds a touch of sporty to the overall look.

Get the details below and make your own.