Project Runway Inspired DIY Metallic Red Lace Dress

Hello everyone,

It’s Thread It Thursday!!!!

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Photo’s c/o Pinterest

I’m excited to share my latest project with you. I have been obsessing over this dress for quite a while….even in my sleep…lol.  You know you really love something when you just can’t get it out of your head.  This dress is inspired by Project Runway Allstar’s Designer Sonjia Williams and Pinterest.

Now, all I needed to do was…… figure out how to get my vision to come to life. So I started looking online at dress patterns. I found one that might work, but it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. So, I kept searching and finally I came across what I was looking for.  Simplicity New Look Pattern 6225 View C.

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To make this pattern into a dress, I simply added 12″ to the length. Since I used lace I did not hem the capped sleeves or the hemline. I created a dress using a red-ish silk fabric to go underneath. I simply used a sleeveless dress from my closet as the pattern. I have a tutorial here which shows the method. In the end, I was very pleased with how everything came together.

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Dress – DIY
Clutch – DIY here
Shoes – Vince Camuto

It’s nice to see inspiration and what you envision come to life. It feels like a dream come true.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

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Tutorial for 2 DIY Tops with on trend accents

A few days ago I saw a great DIY T SHIRT TUTORIAL.  I had to give it a try right away. I went through my fabric stash an I already had everything I needed.  It’s a great feeling to want to dive into a project and have all the supplies you need, so you can start right away. A first time for everything. ..lol.

The shirt’s took me about an hour for each.  You can get as creative as you like.  The tutorial I followed she used one color for the top and genuine leather.  For the exclamation top I used two different fabric’s and faux leather.  For the lace and striped knit I simply followed the tutorial without adding any of the embellishments.  You will be given the option of pockets or exclamation point. You will enjoy the ease of this DIY.    It was a great and I must try it again soon.

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Thank you to MimiGStyle for Michael Levine for the excellent tutorial.

To make this DIY check out the video below.

FABRIC & SUPPLIES NEEDED: 1.5 -2 Yards of Purple Double Knit HEREBlack HERE  / 1 Leather Hide  HERE / Optional: Trim HERE

DOWNLOAD the pocket and exclamation point template (other supplies covered in the video)

Enjoy Happy Sewing & Until Next Time

Sewloveable

Mixing the Old with the New

A few weeks ago I had an event to attend for 3 days.  So prior to attending I did a little shopping for it.   My store of choice was Belk, which just happens to be the sponsor of one of my favorite shows Project Runway Season 12.  When I walk in the store they are having an amazing sell.  The entire store is marked down with additional discounts on the mark down prices.  I was one “Happy Shopper” to say the least.  So here is what I ended up buying and ways that I did and will pair it.

 

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This is how I wore it for the event.

The red necklace (old from Jcpenny)  The Navy Lace Top (Target)  Mustard Skirt (Belk)

What I love about the skirt and the top is that they will work with many other pairings from my existing wardrobe.   Also the pieces can be worn all year round with simple tweaks in my pairing choices.

 

 

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Here is a way I will pair it in the fall.  I love to play around and mix colors

Burgundy lace 3/4 sleeve top  old (New York & Co.)  Necklace old (Target) Mustard Skirt (Belk)

 

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The dress (Belk) The Necklace Old and I can’t remember if it came from (Burlington Coat Factory or JCPenny)

I was drawn to this dress because of the colorful print and the fact with simple changes like adding a cardigan, jacket, different accessories or changing the shoes would make it look new with every wear of the dress.

 

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Magenta Pink Dress (Belk)  Black Jacket Elie Tahari Old (Consignment Shop)  Neon Yellow/Green Cardigan Old (Target)  Pearl and Crystal Necklace (JCPenny)  Multi Color Necklace Old (Burlington Coat Factory)

I loved the bold color of this dress and the fact that it is lace.  This dress can be paired in many, many ways with simple changes, like belting it etc.  If your looking for ideas on different ways to wear your clothing check out the blog Wendyslookbook.  I love her blog and youtube videos.  She has a sensational sense of style and really gets you to think outside the box with the way you wear your clothes.

 

Enjoy and Happy Fashionable Pairings ☺