5.14.2018

An Easy Way to Plan & Organize Outfits On Your Phone

chambray top with blush tulle skirt modest outfit

Do you ever wake up and start getting ready for your day, but you don't know what to wear?
Or do you try to picture outfits together in your head, but the vision doesn't come to life?
Or... do you keep on wearing the same outfit over and over again, because of lack of style inspiration?

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I have felt like all of the above. I think we all have at one point. For me, it was whenever I was invited to go out last minute. On such a short notice, I never knew what to wear. I kept trying to picture outfits together in my head or quickly trying everything on and failing, until I discovered a new app called Finery. It's an app created to help you easily and quickly create outfits from clothing you already have in your closet. The app captures your online purchases when you sign up with the email you use for online shopping. (You can also add more than one email!) You can also easily add items that you purchased offline. I'm obsessed now! Finery is an easy way to get creative with what's in your closet, and really think outside the box. Best of all, it's free!

chambray top with blush tulle skirt modest outfit close up

4.03.2018

DIY Ruffle Sleeve Refashion

how to sew ruffles on sleeves

Lately, I've been obsessed with ruffles. Okay, well I've pretty much always been obsessed with ruffles. I'm a girly girl at heart, so ruffles are a must for my wardrobe. Ruffles are actually a great addition to anyone's wardrobe. They add just the right amount of flair to any outfit, no matter what your style is. :)



If you'd like to add a ruffle or two to your closet, it's really easy to do so. In addition to ruffles, I also love stripes, so I decided to play around with some stripes to refashion this ruffle dress. 

If you'd like to add flounces to your sleeves instead, check out this tutorial.

3.28.2018

How to Sew Flounces on Sleeves (Circle Ruffles)

blush and floral flounce top with floral tree background
Ruffles! I love ruffles because they add a lovely feminine touch to garments. Usually when I sew ruffles, I make them by gathering a strip of fabric like in this tutorial. I decided to do something different and make flounces, or circle ruffles, instead. I love the look of flounces because they flow so elegantly and they're essentially mini circle skirts.

blush top with floral flounces and velvet circle skirt

I started off with this darling blush top with a small shoulder ruffle. For the flounces, I used a gorgeous double brush poly from Sincerely Rylee Fabrics. By creating mini circle skirts for your sleeves, you achieve this gorgeous flounce. I paired my new top with a circle skirt for ultimate twirl and drape. :) 

3.27.2018

How to Hem a Circle Skirt Using a Serger

modest crushed velvet circle skirt

Oh, circle skirts! They're so easy to make since they're essentially only one piece. The most dreaded part of a circle skirt is the hemming. The fabric slips, it's hard to pin a circular shape, and it's never-ending pinning because a circle piece is so large. The first time I hemmed a circle skirt, I used bias binding. The end result was very pretty and clean, but I don't always have coordinating bias binding available. 

There's a quick and easy way to hem a circle skirt using a serger.

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