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Hey, I’m back after being away for a week working on projects to share! It’s been on my “to do” list to sew a maxi cardigan. So I merged two patterns together to create this fabulous long sleeved waterfall cardigan. I’m going to whip up one in black too! The merged patterns used for this… Continue reading DIY LONG-SLEEVED MAXI WATERFALL CARDIGAN

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DIY GIFT IDEA #2: Tissue Paper Covered Glass Vase

Are you looking for a quick and easy gift to make for someone that doesn’t break the bank? Today’s gift idea tutorial will show you how to create your own tissue paper covered glass jar that can be filled with candy, rocks, candles, etc. The ideas are endless.   Materials Needed: Tissue Paper (any print/size)… Continue reading DIY GIFT IDEA #2: Tissue Paper Covered Glass Vase

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I posted this dress on my Instagram thread earlier this week and decided to share a quick DIY tutorial on how to create your own strapless bodycon dress in minutes. I love these dresses for the figure flattering fit; it can be worn with a jacket and pumps during the day and alone with a… Continue reading DIY BODYCON TUBE DRESS

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Hi everyone! I have a quick and jazzy waterfall tunic DIY to share today. The finished tunic doesn’t flare out much; it stays close to the body for a flattering look.   The pattern used for this tunic was DIY’d: Note: this pattern will fit most sizes, but is adjustable if needed. Directions: If you need… Continue reading DIY STRAPLESS WATERFALL TUNIC

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Happy FRIYAY! It’s the beginning of the 4th of July weekend and it’s hot in Dallas! I’m on a maxi dress making roll now and the ideas are endless. Today I want to share with you a smoking hot off the sewing machine Grecian gathered maxi dress with keyholes in both the front and back.… Continue reading DIY GRECIAN GATHERED MAXI DRESS

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I love dangling hoop earrings; they are so chic and in this season. These earrings look good with your hair up, down or swept to the side. If you like what you see, read on to see how to assemble these quick and easy earrings. Supplied Needed: (2) 1-2” Circle Rings (I made both a silver and… Continue reading EASY DIY CIRCLE DROP EARRINGS

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DIY Organza Baby Doll Tunic

Hi there, here’s a midweek DIY treat for you all! This organza baby doll tunic was inspired from a picture I came across on a Tumblr post (top left pic) while searching for baby doll dress inspiration. I clicked on the link to see the tutorial but the post ended up not existing so I saved the… Continue reading DIY Organza Baby Doll Tunic