From Button Down to Bomber Jacket:
In this tutorial I show you how to refashion a men's shirt into a bomber jacket. My husband challenged me to update these old shirts into "something cool." What's cooler than a bomber jacket? This technique is simple and quick with a great turnout. Now go hunt through your man's closet.
Posted by Laura at 9:47 AM
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Posted by Laura at 7:50 AM
You still have a couple of days to put together a NYE look. Try these tutorials to create my top NYE looks:
Draped Mini skirt here.here.
Refashion a tshirt into this edgy basket weave shirt/dress here.
The Slip Dress: Try a velvet or satin with lace trim here.
The Bell Sleeve Mini: Use a metallic velvet or dark navy to make this stunning dress here.
Update a t-shirt by making this modern turtleneck top and embellish it with festive embroidery here.
The off-the shoulder knit top. Use a metallic knit here.
Pencil skirt paired with my off-the-shoulder knit top here.
Posted by Laura at 8:48 AM
I love a good draped mini skirt. They're comfortable and flatter all types of body shapes. It's versatile to wear as casual or dressy. This simple tutorial will show you how to make this all from about 1 yard of fabric.
I used this hatchi metallic knit here from Fabric.com. It has a 4 way stretch and the perfect festive knit for NYE. Pair with a blazer, sweater, or even a tshirt and it looks great.
Posted by Laura at 10:50 AM