Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DIY Lace Cutout Shirt

I have no words in my head but I am posting this anyways

Start with a plain shirt, I got this one at Old Navy for a couple of bucks

Use tailors chalk to draw where you want your cutouts to go, 
I have a big cut out in the back and two small cut outs in the front

Then go ahead and cut them out
make sure to leave room for seam allowance

These are the shapes I ended up with

Next, cut out the shapes in lace
again leave room for seam allowance

Pin and sew the lace to the t shirt
Be careful and go slow

FInally you are ready to top stitch around all the cutouts

Here is the video, Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Top 12 Most Attractive Non Freshman BYU Football Players

And now for some out of context blogging just for the heck of it

Gonna be honest, this is not my typical type of blog, but I decided to post it anyways, so let the silly girly-ness ensue! 

Football season is Right around the corner and let's face it, there is not a lot out there that is better than good looking football players. On todays list we have the top 12 most attractive non freshman BYU Football players! Listed in no particular order.

Just a small heads up, my commentaries are ridiculously awful, but I am not about to change them!

Great smile, great suit

Defiantly a looker

If you are surprised by this one, then you are not seeing past the no hair thing.
This kid is super cute, hair or no hair

Is it just me or does he look kind of like a football version of Jake Gyllenhaal?

Look at this pretty face! Can you say super gorgeous?! 

Lets be honest he is defiantly the cool neighbor boy that every girl in high school had a crush on and you lived next door to

You know who Dallin Cutler looks like? Jef (with one "F") from the Bachelorette! 

Dear Preston, you are super good looking, thats all.

How happy does he look in this picture?! Supper happy, thats how happy!

Talk about class! Look at him, just classy.

Defiantly every girls type of guy!

Last but not least on the list is Russell Tialavea, seeing as how the list is in no particular order, actually forget that! This guy is just good looking!

And that is all I have to say about that.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

DIY Floral Print Skirt

I saw a floral print skirt on Hollister's website a little while back and I thought it was really cute. The only problem is that the skirt was sooo SHORT! So I decided to make one similar to it but more modest and here is the tutorial! 

This is the pattern I Used (one of my favorite skirt patterns)

The part circled in blue is the only part I used of the pattern. The bubble thing at the bottom is atrocious so I "x"ed it out. The green waist band, I cut out on my own. 

Cut your pieces out
this is the front, A big trapizoid

This is the two back pieces, they are the same as the front piece but its split up the middle and has an extra a seam allowance for the zipper

The waist band is my waist plus 3 inches and the width is 3 inches

Sew the 3 skirt pieces together but don't sew the two back pieces to each other yet

For the waist band iron it in half and then iron the side a centimeter up 

Attach it to the top of the skirt

Sew a straight stitch to secure the waist band on

Now you sew the two back sides together

iron the seam open and install a zipper

Then just hem the bottom and you are done!

Here is the video tutorial 

Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY Hollister Inspierd Ruffled Shirt

Lets face it, Hollister always has super cute things to buy, But sometimes I can't justify spending $30 on a tank top with a small ruffle on the top of it. SO! I decided to make my own!

First start with a regular tank top
This one is from wet seal and I have had it for the longest time and have never worn it

Cut a piece of eyelet ruffle and add an inch to each side.
I did this twice so I have 2 ruffles, one right underneath the other

I hand sewed the ruffles on 

Hem the sides of the ruffles around the back

Thats about it! 
It took me about 10 min. to make from start to finish

Here is the video for the whole top! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

DIY AMerican Flag Pants

So this tutorial has been done for about a month now, But i just haven't put it on the blog! Oh man am I lazy sometimes!

In honor of this great country (America!) as well as the Olympics, Not to mention there is already a million of these tutorials on the internet, I decided to do my own tutorial! So here goes!

Start with a pair of pants, These are rue 21 jeans (super cheep i know) 

Cut them down to be shorts
Seriously you should try them on before you cut, so that you can get them the right length  

Using duck tape I taped up the pants to look like an american flag
Yup, I really did cut out every single one of those small duct tape starts.... never again...

Also I taped off the parts of the pants that I didn't want to get paint on, Like the top and inside the pockets

Using fabric spray paint (Michael's for like 3 bucks each)

Blue on one side, red on the other, be sure to cover the blue when you spray the red and vise versa

Wait 48 hours to pull the tape off and then another 24 hours to wash them

These are the finished pants, in the picture you cant really see how cool the stars are, but I assure you, they are america!


and that is all there is to it! The summer is winding down and fall is almost here so I am going to rock these as long as I can!!

Here is the video for this tutorial!