+ - - - - - - DIY Girl Suspender Skirt Video tutorial

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I’ve always wanted to make this quick skirt since she was born…and now I’ve finally done it…can’t believe it took me till now. And now that I’ve made one I want to make one for everyone I know and about 100 more for Rome. This could be called the scrap skirt too, it uses barely any fabric and it takes maybe 10 minutes to make.

Supplies:
1/2 yard to 1 yard of fabric (almost anything would work, I would used a stretchy knit)
1 skirt she wears that is similar (or measure her waist and triple or quadruple)
*the more fabric you have (aka how much you gather up with the elastic) the more gathered and full it will be!
1″ wide elastic measured around her waist when stretched (another width will work too)
thread, scissors, sewing machine, pins, iron

Instructions: Video below – optional: if you want the suspenders to be adjustable then add some buttons to the inside of the waistband in the front where your suspender ends will go, and a row of buttonholes to ends of the suspenders that will attach to the buttons.

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+ - - - - - - DIY Maxi Wrap Skirt video tutorial

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All you need is a few yards of medium or light weight flowy fabric and a few hours! Perfect for these upcoming holidays! Shirt is from gap and shoes from forever 21.

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+ - - - - - - 5 minute frayed hem video

dsc03737  The easiest, and I mean easiest, hem you could possibly do. All you need is 5 minutes, a pair of pants, some needle and thread OR no-fray glue and you will be set. And I coupled this with my take in diy HERE  as well, because I found the pant end to not be as narrow as I liked.

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+ - - - - - - DIY glowing candy bucket


This may be the most simple and cheapest hack I’ve ever done….yes it isn’t sewing related but I’m a huge sucker for crafty hacks, especially holiday ones. This year my boys are dress head to toe in black and after a halloween party last week I noticed they are incredibly hard to see outside at night. So the diy glowing candy bucket was born! And essential in this case.  Just tape in a $3 battery operated strand of lights into a $1 pumpkin candy bucket (all supplies bought at target in dollar section or halloween section). And done! Your kids are visible to you and cars and their candy visible to them. Who doesn’t need a little help digging down to the bottom of the candy bucket for that last kit kat? Video by my hubs @dannycbryson
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+ - - - - - - DIY ruffle sleeve top video

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Ever since I’ve seen this top from Jcrew, I have been dying to make it. I particularly made this one for fourth of July, hence the vintage star patterned fabric. And you would be surprised at how simple and straight forward to make. Its especially helpful when you use a deconstructed top – If you have a top/pants/coat/ etc that fits great but you don’t love anymore….stop before you donate! Seam rip or cut along the seams to take the top apart and turn into a pattern. Like you can see in the video below. If you are wondering what kind of fabric to use….I liked a medium stiffness so the ruffle sticks out in a light or medium weight of cotton or knit. I think the jcrew shirt is a medium knit fabric and the ruffle isn’t hemmed.


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+ - - - - - - A day out in the flounce DIY (with changes!)

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I’m not going to lie, I made this TOP a few years or so ago and haven’t worn it once since. Keep in mind I was pregnant/loosing baby weight/breastfeeding for at least a couple years of it. But still! I’ve always loved the top, super girly and fun. And the day I wore it (pictured) finally, I got tons of compliments (Too bad I upcycled it out of a thrifted bed sheet) and further urging me to make another one with better fabric and line it with thinner material (or not at all) for the flounce sleeves. Find the tutorial HERE. I did make it a dress knit version here that I love and need to make non-maternity fyi!
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