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Sunday, July 17, 2016

DIY, Beach Tunic

 Hi everyone.
I was at the beach all last week for some much needed R&R. Every year we try and arrange to go for at least a week and we plan it with my family, my brothers or sister and their families.  This year it was just our family and my brother and his family.  My sister in-Law found this amazing little island off the coast of Florida that was really private and it was  just what we all  needed. The house was beautiful and it sat on the bay where my husband could keep his boat and steps from the beach.  The best of both worlds.  I grew up going to the beach every summer for at least 2 weeks, so when  July comes I  feel like I need to be on a beach somewhere.
While we were diving to the beach that little voice popped into my head, "What if I forgot my beach cover up.?" Then my mind started racing, " OK, so no big deal.  I will just make one."   So what,  if  I forgot one of the main things I need while I am at the beach....
 If you find yourself  searching through your suitcase and you have forgotten your beach cover up don't panic.   All you need is a tee shirt and some scissors and you could make this easy tunic in no time and still look cute at the beach.
      Once we got there I searched for my cover up and it was there, but I still wanted to create this one to show how easy it is to improvise and have it not ruin your vacation. The hotel should have scissors or if there is a store near by you could buy a pair. ( I rarely travel without a pair of scissors.)  Even though I had my cover up, I  still wore the one I created for a couple of days because I like it.. My daughter even wore it when she came for a a couple of days.
The only thing I would do different is make it with a larger shirt.  The shirt I used was a men's medium and I think I would use a Men's large or even a extra large to cover up just a little bit more.
 When shooting the full body shots of me wearing this I really had to figure out how it was going to be photographed.( I didn't bring my tripod.)  Our room had great light so I propped up my camera on a bunch of blankets and set the timer. Thank goodness. I didn't have to take a million photos to get the shots I  wanted.   Still, I had just come up from the beach, no make up and my hair was so wind blown.... but hey that's reality right?
I will post some of my beach photos soon, it was an amazing place.
Have a beautiful day and remember improve is part of life, so just go with it.

I also did a Video 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Arm Tied, Strapless Blouse: DIY

      Arm tied- sleeve shirts, off the shoulder shirts and off the shoulder shirts with ruffles  
are my very favorite. The older I get the more I want to cover that part of my arm. I just started to work out my upper body (A Tiny Bit) so the way I feel about my arms could change one day.
 But for now camouflaging  my arms is just fine. 
It just so happens that this DIY blouse makes a pretty forgiving shirt.
 Clothing that is forgiving is my kind of clothing, accentuating those areas you like and hiding the ones you don't. It does require basic sewing, but if you can sew a straight line than this project will be a piece of cake for you.

     I am heading to a well needed vacation soon and I really wanted a summer blouse like this to wear. I looked for about 3 weeks and  I could never find anything even close to what I wanted, so off to the design room I went and created this  shirt just for me.  

I hope you like it.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Flag Tank with A Braided Back: DIY

 Flag Shirts are so much fun to make and I have made a few over the last 5 years.
I saw this shirt at  Charlotte Russe and thought it would make a great DIY.
Why not grab a friend and spend an afternoon creating something you love.

 I also did a Video Tutorial for this shirt
Written instructions below.

Monday, June 27, 2016

6 of My Favorite DIY Tee-Shirts.

Happy full on Summer Everyone.!
I did a little mass up of my favorite DIY Dresses,
So I thought I would put together a mash up my Favorite DIY Tee-Shirts.
Instructions on how to create to all of these Tee-Shirts  below.
Links are under each Picture.
Have a Super Day.
And remember,
 Imagination is a beautiful thing, make sure you use it.
Lot's of <3!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Flag Shirt, DIY

 Flag shirts are so much fun to make 
and since The 4th of July is just around the corner 
I thought this would be a fun project. 
They cut the time it takes me to do a project in half 
which is wonderful because that gives me more time to do more DIY's.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

6 Easy, Summer Dress DIY's.

Hey Everyone.
 I thought  that I would compile a little group of  summer dresses
 I  made out of T-Shirts, Scarfs, and one I just added some color to,
 perfect for a summer day.

Here are 6 of my Summer Dress Tutorials.
Click Read more for the tutorials
 and the Links are below each picture.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Summer Halter, No Sew Dress: DIY

I love a simple T-shirt dress.
This dress is made from a XXL Tall Men's Tee 
and requires no sewing.
 Wear it as a beach cover up, or just a simple little dress that you could wear
 with some cute Converses or a pointy flat.
I made a quick video for it 
Want to know how easy ?
Written instructions are below.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Summer Fringe Dress: DIY

Fringe seems to be  all the rage right now,
 so I thought I could DIY a fringe dress out of two T-shirts
 and add a little color with Tulip One step Tie Dye.
This is a # Re Post

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Chevron Skirt, Strapless Shirt:DIY

 I love multi- functional pieces of clothing especially when I have limited space to pack for vacation.
This is the perfect piece to take to the beach with two functions,
cover up bathing suit skirt and a cute halter.
Not only is this easy to make, it is inexpensive and no sewing is involved.