Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dress for success

Ive been on a mission to start doing more of the craft projects I have pined on Pinterest. Today's project was creating a dress using a tank top and material for under $10. I got the tank for $3.88 at Walmart and the material cost $4.50. I had to buy to different kinds because the first one was to sheer.

 I used this tutorial in the end. I tried this one but couldn't get the elastic thread to make the ruffle. This is not a 30 min project the first time!! After a couple hours of frustration I went back to the first tutorial and finished my dress. I was going to post pics of each step but in the midst of the anger storm it didn't happen.

Here are the things I learned while attempting this dress project:
- strechy fabric is a pain to work with if you are a novice sewer
- the first tutorial is the easiest to follow
- mid length dress is easier to do than the long maxi
- know how to work your sewing machine and make sure to have the manuel in english if thats your primary language ( for some reason all i could find was the spanish version.)
-Practice makes perfect and for how cheap it was to make, I will most definetly be giving this another try.

Thanks for checking out my latest adventure.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lace Headbands

Pinterest is going to be the death of me. Instead of doing something productive during my son's nap time Im usually checking out the site for fun projects. Im in love with hair flowers and lace so I thought why not make my own. I used this tutorial for making my flowers
I just used spare lace I had around the house. I would recommend the lace trim that has a bit of a curved edge. The regular straight edges is a little hard to work with. The lace I used for the white flower was really thick so I cut it in half using my favorite half for the flower and the other have worked perfect to make the head wrap portion.