September 11, 2017

Facelifting for a Bag

Have you ever had a bag that was just perfect?! Well, I have.
And since the fabric started to deteriorate, my heart cringed at the thought of throwing it away. If you're experiencing the same issue, here's how to turn things around in favour of your bag.

 All you need is:
- some fabric (you can go ahead and cover all the bag like I did, or only cover some parts of it) and matching thread
- a pair of scissors
- (optional) a sewing machine
I had some fabric left from my last emerald project, so I decided to use it.
Since I had some already-cut fabric, I did the sewing in different stages. But if you have enough fabric to cover the entire part of the bag, don't shy away.

Advice: the inside must be dealt with at the beginning so that you are not left with raw sides.
Then, I went on with covering the top.

Since I wanted to give it a personal finish, I sewed by hand the back part.

And here it is, my emerald beautiful bag!

September 05, 2017

Inspiration for Fall 2017

The chilliness has settled in. But there's nothing like the Fall 2017 collections to make up for that.


Narciso Rodriguez

Oscar de la Renta

Tory Burch

August 18, 2017

DIY Off The Shoulder Dress

I had my mind set on a dress from this fabric for a while.
What you need:
- 1.5 m of fabric
- one of your dresses
- some pins and a safety pin
- a pair of scissors, 1.5 m of elastic

1. Place the dress over the fabric (folded into two) and cut accordingly, leaving about 2 cm for the hem.
2. Cut the fabric into two equal pieces. For the back part, make a deep cut.
3. Overlay the back part onto the front part, and secure the sides with pins. Make sure the right sides are facing each other.
4. Sew the parts.
5. Fold the top edge and sew it, making sure to leave enough space for the safety pin to fit in.
6. I wanted to give the dress an irregular end, so I sewed some pieces of fabric onto the front side and back side. But if you don't want to do that, just sew the low seam.

7. For the back side, I folded some fabric and made two strips in order to make a ribbon.
8. I sewed the strips onto the back side and sewed the low seam.
And here it is

July 04, 2017

SOS for a Dress

My sister ordered a cute dress.

It came, but with some flaws. The fabric was unraveled for both shoulders.

Given that her sister is sooo gifted (yeah, a lot of modesty there!), she decided upon not returning it and gave it to me as a project. Which I gladly accepted.
I remembered my Pear project, so I thought about making some shoulder boards.
I used some red fabric remaining from the Rachel's skirt project.

Firstly, I sewed by hand the unraveled parts.
I eyeballed the material I needed for the shoulder boards and cut it. Then, I cut it into two pieces.

I sewed the margins by using the sewing machine and obtained two shoulder boards.

I sewed them on the shoulders of the dress.
Dress rescued.

June 07, 2017

Embroidered Dress

This denim dress needed some cheering up.

If you have a dress at home you want to embroider, here's what you need for your DIY project:
- needles and thread (the more colorful, the better)
- a pair of scissors
- some inspiration 

Before starting, think about what parts you want to embroider. Since the dress was simple, I wanted to keep it like this and only made small embroidery.

Tip: whatever you decide to do, start small. You'll get better along the way, and have a better perspective on how to finish your embroidery.