2017 Scrap Busting Craft Challenge: August "DIY Keychain Using Old Jewelry"

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It's the end of August, which means fall is near! Haha, just kidding. In California it's definitely not fall yet. It is going to be a mere 109 degrees today. Not bad right? LOL. Anyway, for this month's craft challenge I decided to use old jewelry. I've been seeing cute little keychains everywhere and I decided to make my own. This is a super easy, yet cute craft. So let's "refashion" some old jewelry into new and improved keychains. :)

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1. I gathered all the ribbons and trims that I wanted to use. 
(P.S. I ended up not using the daisy trim. Definitely using it next time!)

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2. I chose which ribbons I wanted and I laid them out as shown.

3. Then, I folded the ribbons in half and put them though the loop of the keychain.

4. I added some little lace trim pieces to the side and I tied them off really tightly with a thin piece of ribbon.

5. Next, I went to my stash and I picked out an old necklace. 

6. With some pliers, I opened up two loops (circled in pink) and separated off the part of the necklace that I wanted to use.

7. Lastly, I folded the necklace in half and put it in the loop of the keychain (circled in pink). I closed off the keychain loop with pliers.

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Want more craft inspiration? Check out what the other crafters created this August:

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mint purse diy keychain modest fashion

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mint purse diy keychain tulle skirt modest fashion


Lace Cold Shoulder Dress Refashion // How To Add Cold Shoulder "Sleeves" To a Sleeveless Dress or Top

With the cold shoulder trend staying and not leaving anytime soon, I decided to make my own cold shoulder dress refashion. I absolutely love the cold shoulder trend. I feel it's modest, trendy, and adds an interesting touch to garments.

This is an easy way to add cold shoulder "sleeves" to any sleeveless dress or top. I am planning on trying more variations and refashions with cold shoulder "sleeves," so be on the lookout. :)

I got this beautiful lace about a year ago, and when I was planning my next refashion, I realized that this lace was the perfect match for this sleeveless lace dress. Can you believe that I bought it at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last year and hadn't worn it until I refashioned it? LOL.


1. I cut two pieces as shown below. 

On the teal dots, I hemmed the top of the lace (you can zig zag or serge this part), and sewed in some elastic.

On the pink dots, I hemmed the edges. (You can also serge this part).

2. Then I took those pieces and sewed them to the dress. (The pink dots).
Afterwards, I sewed the new "sleeve" together down the teal dots, as you would close any other sleeve.

3. As a finishing touch and to add some length, I added some matching lace to the hem.



My Modest Swimsuit

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Can you believe this? I sewed this swimsuit back in June, but I'm barely posting it now. I feel like it's basically the end of summer because it's August, but then I check the weather and realize summer is going to stay here for a while. :) Anyways, this is my modest swimsuit that I sewed up for this summer. Making this swimsuit was really quick and easy. 


For the bottoms, I used the  Peg Legs pattern from Patterns for Pirates. I chose the Bike Length and added an extra inch for length.

For the top, I used the  Sweetheart Dress pattern from Patterns for Pirates. I sewed up the sleeves and bodice in my size (size XS), and I cut the peplum piece in XS from the waist, but I used the length from the size L. 

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I have a serger now, but I didn't when I made this swimsuit, so I used a stretch stitch to sew it all up. Instead of hemming the sleeves, I made contrast bands from the Peg Legs fabric. So funny story, I didn't have enough navy fabric for a contrast neckband because I used it all up when I made the wrong size Peg Leg shorties. I was rushing when I made this swimsuit, so I hadn't realized that I needed to size up because the fabric didn't have as much stretch as needed. 

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Overall, I really liked the coral/navy combination. I searched through a lot of sites for swimwear fabric. Since this was my first swimsuit, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on fabric. So then came Amazon to the rescue! I bought  this coral swim fabric and  this navy swim fabric. One yard of each was enough for me to make my swimsuit. 

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Overall, I'm happy with the outcome, considering it was my first time working with swimwear fabric and the fact that I had to finish it in one day LOL. I'm already planning designs for next summer. :)

P.S. Don't mind my crazy lake hair in some of the pictures. I was planning on taking photos before swimming, but the sun was hitting too hard, and I had to wait for the "golden hour" to take my pictures.

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"Woodland Fairytale"

Hello August!
These are pictures from my cabin trip in July. One of the nights we stayed there, we had a fancy dinner to celebrate my mom's birthday. Her favorite color right now is mint, so I wore this dress. Since there were beautiful trees all around, I wanted to do a "woodland fairytale" photoshoot. (Hence this post's name lol). I hadn't worn this dress since my FIDM graduation, so I was happy to wear it again. :) 


Dress: Nordstrom
Hair Flower: Local Boutique
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals


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