Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Worthwhile Wednesdays #28


Welcome, Welcome all to the 28th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party,

with my co-host...
Denise 
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From Denise Designed


Thank You to everyone who was able to link up last Wednesday!
I have picked out 3 my favorite ones, but they we're all so awesome!






If you've been featured, please grab your
 button and place it at the end of your featured post.
Crafty Allie


Now onto the party!
You can pretty much link up anything, except for nudity or vulgar content.

Link up crafts, recipes, blog articles, DIY Decor, Blog hops, shops, and more. 

By adding your link, you give permission to pin your post on Pinterest. In addition,  you also give permission to email you a weekly reminder when the party is Live.

Please grab a button and add it to your linked post or side bar.
                                                           
  Crafty Allie

Please show some love to the other bloggers by visiting some of the other links at this party!

Want to Party some more? Link up with my social media party! Link up your Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and blog site!


Check out my latest DIY! 




Thank you again! I look forward to seeing what everyone links up. 
Click here to pin this link party!







Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Whimsy and Lark Maxi Skirt Giveaway WINNER Announcement


Thank you to all of you who participated in the Maxi Skirt giveaway!

The winner is

Jessica E.


Didn't win? You can still get one at Whismy and Lark, she has affordable prices and many other great clothing, jewelry, handbags and scarfs!


Thanks so much for tuning in! Until next time...




Monday, July 28, 2014

T-Shirt Upcycle into Dress



If you saw my post on Texas Rangers T shirt dress, well you get to see it again. And if not well then yay, you get to see it now. 

Actually this is a new dress I did back in March for a new customer. The last time I made one it was for a girl I work with, this time it someone one I didn't know at all who randomly found me. Needless to say I was way nervous about making it. I would have preferred to take her measurements, have her try on the shirt and pinned it to her size, etc. But since I couldn't, I had her measure from arm pit to arm pit, her ribs, and then waste and hips. 

With those measurements I was able to make sure it would fit her like a nice fitted dress instead of too loose or too tight. 

First I bought an extra large Rangers shirt. This way you can get the length of the shirt. Also I might add I bought it in the mens section. The girls will be shorter.

 With the main t-shirt  measure it on yourself or the person you are making it for. If you can't then have them take the above measurements and then measure it on to your shirt.

If you notice my markings are going further out. This is because you want it to be looser on the hips, pin it as you go.

Then sew it,  actually ended up sewing mine twice.

At the top get as close to the collar as possible make your line.




Then cut and fold down about 1/16 inch and sew. Then flip it down again about 3/4 and inch and sew again. Sorry I was tired and forgot to take pics of this process. 
The reason I say to sew 1/16 first is so that there will be a nice finish. Its hard to fold it under and have it stay put. Its easier and quicker to sew it and then go back and sew again. When you sew the 3/4 fold be sure to start at one of the side seams and when you make your way all the way back around stop about on the other side of the seam, leaving a pocket to insert the elastic in.

Once you have done that, get your safety pin and pin it to one of the 1/2 inch elastic. Feed it all the way through, making it as tight or loose as you desire. Then sew the two end pieces together and then sewing back the elastic opening.


Now put the top on you or on your model and decide where you breast end in the shirt. 

You should add your second elastic about 1/4 inch below that mark.

Then again at the same seam you started your top piece, began sewing in the elastic but immediately start tugging on it so that it will be tight and gathered.


This will make the gathered look under the breast area.



Continue holding and tugging on the elastic the entire time you sew it on, don't let go at all while you foot is on that pedal.

Now to add your bottom t shirt ruffle. It can be with the same color or another one. I chose a blue color at the end.

Measure the shirt, and when you make your bottom ruffles make sure you cut it accordingly to how long you want the total length of the dress to be. Based on that then cut your bottom piece. I did mine 6 inches. The dress was 22 inches long before the bottom part. And I cut an extra 2 inches to have room to make the ruffles.

If your using a t shirt material then you'll need to stretch it about twice the width of your dress, so that you it will be the correct width after ruffling it.
Then starting at the seam, (if there is one) go around using the highest stitch. I set mine on 9. And slowly go around about 1 1/2 inches down from the top. Remember when you start sewing not to back sew, you want to be able to pull on those threads. When you end it, then you should back sew so it won't unravel. Remember not to cut the beginning or the end threads after you sew it.

Then pull on the threads slowly pulling the ruffles down as you go, until the entire piece has been ruffled. Then take your threads from the beginning and then end and tie them together, this will keep your starting point from unraveling.

Then sew it onto the dress going above the stitch but high enough to where you can't see the ruffle stitches. Then after that add your trim or ribbon to complete it. 


This ribbon was already ruffle and stitched like that. I was just able to stitch again along the bottom stitch of the ribbon.

And here is the end result...


Thanks for tuning in!
Until next time...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Co-Hosting Share it Sunday Link Party

Hello all! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a great! Today, I am co-hosting with Share it Sunday! With 3 great hosts:
Denise from  Denise Designed,
Michle from Our Rosey Life,
and Sondra from Sondra Lyn at Home.

Thank you ladies, I am so honored!

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Share it Sunday {38} is LIVE!!!

And this week we have a special guest with us!
is Co-Hosting with us!  Thank you so much to her!  We are honored! 

You can also link up at her link party, 

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So when our party is over on Tuesday night, hers begins on Wednesday mornings.  You have all week to link up somewhere or look through the links for inspiration. It doesn't matter if you are a blogger or not!  Lots of great opportunities. 

Check out Denise's last post

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Also, if you click over to the post,
 there is a Giveaway for you.

But now on to the Features for the Week!!


First up...Interior Design Principles shared with us Interesting Color Wheels.  Check out what some of your favorite colors mean.to enter.  Three people will win $100 each!!  Enter now!

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Next up...What a creative Family Wall Art: Scrabble Edition by Home. Made. Interest.  Have an empty wall space?  

This would be a great design.

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 And our Final Feature...Need some Lighting Inspiration?  The Turquoise Home shared some Budget Lighting Solutions that will most certainly inspire you.

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But there were so many more fabulous Links so be sure to stop by Share it Sunday {37} for so many more recipes, projects and just plain 'ol greatness.

If you were featured, please remember to grab this button:
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  OK. Are ya'll ready for this week's party? Here we go!!

It's time for Share it Sunday!

Just a reminder...

Share It Sunday goes live on Saturday at 8pm CST and the link stays open until Tuesday at midnight. The party is hosted by three bloggers, which means your links are seen by three times as many people. Show some host love by stopping by our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Google+ pages to like, follow, pin, etc. We will do the same for you too. And we do!

Michele at Our Rosey Life
Denise at Denise Designed
Share It Sunday


As we begin, here are some Share It Sunday suggestions
    1. Show some host love by stopping by our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ pages to like, follow, pin, add and more. We will do the same for you too. 
    2. And we do!
    3. We want to see your new content only. Please don't link the same thing week after week.
    4. We want to see your favorite posts, but no Etsy, online stores, link parties or giveaways please.
    5. Share more love by visiting at least two other links and comment, pin, etc..
    6. When pinning on Pinterest, please go to the original post and pin from the source.
    7. By linking up to Share It Sunday you are giving the blog hosts the right to feature one of your photos on all of our blogs and sites.
    8. When you link up, be sure to grab this button too:
SondraLynatHome
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Also, please like the Share It Sunday Facebook page, so you can see what's happening, know when the party is live, and whether or not you're featured.


Thank you again Ladies! I'll be around anytime you want me to co-host (wink, wink)!

Thanks for tuning in!
Until next time...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Worthwhile Wednesdays #27


Welcome, Welcome all to the 27th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party,

with my co-host...
Denise 
denise designed
From Denise Designed

Don't forget to sign up for this fabulous Chevron Maxi Skirt from Whimsy and Lark.



Thank You to everyone who was able to link up last Wednesday!
I have picked out 3 my favorite ones, but they we're all so awesome!











If you've been featured, please grab your
 button and place it at the end of your featured post.
Crafty Allie


Now onto the party!
You can pretty much link up anything, except for nudity or vulgar content.

Link up crafts, recipes, blog articles, DIY Decor, Blog hops, shops, and more. 

By adding your link, you give permission to pin your post on Pinterest. In addition,  you also give permission to email you a weekly reminder when the party is Live.

Please grab a button and add it to your linked post or side bar.
                                                           
  Crafty Allie

Please show some love to the other bloggers by visiting some of the other links at this party!

Want to Party some more? Link up with my social media party! Link up your Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and blog site!

And don't forget to check out my latest post!






Thank you again! I look forward to seeing what everyone links up. 
Click here to pin this link party!






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