How to Ombre dye clothes

This was actual fun to do and wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  I was very scared I would dye my floor, skin and anything else that I might make a mess with but none of that … Continue reading

Cleopatra Costume Tutorial

My daughter picked to be Cleopatra for a school parade.  Of course all the costumes are about $26 and up depending the style.  The one she liked was $30 but that didn’t included the head piece she liked and the … Continue reading

Circle Skirt

I got this fabric for my birthday and I thought of Fireworks and 4th of July.  I wanted to make a skirt out of it but I wasn’t sure what kind of skirt I wanted to make.  When I came across Made Circle skirt tutorial I thought that is perfect!  She shows how to make it for kids and adults.

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Upcycle Floral pants

I found these floral pants at my local thrift store.  They were a little to big for me but I loved the pattern.  The pants cost me just $2 and about an hour of my day.

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I used a pair of pants that I wear as my pattern and added extra for seam allowance.

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The pants had a side zipper and a small section of elastic on each side of the waistband.  I liked the elastic so I moved my pattern over so I could keep that part as well as the pockets that were there too.  This made it so I didn’t have to sew a zipper on.

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The pants didn’t have belt loops so I made some using some leftover fabric.  I made the belt loops about 1″ x 3″.  And I fold them under about 1/2″ to sew them to the pants leaving the belt loops about 1/2″x 2″.

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Upcycle Tank Top to Fringe Swimsuit Cover up

I saw in a Victoria Secret’s magazine a simple tank cover up for bathing suits.  I headed over to my local thrift shop in search of a long tank top to turn into the cover up.

All I did was measure how high to take the fringe and then cut about ½” strips up to that line all around the bottom.  It took about 5 minutes to do it and cost $1 compared to $40.

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