Lavendar Tulle + Floral Crown

So this month is my anniversary for sewing my first article of clothing. Can you believe it?  April 2013 I decided that I was going to teach myself how to read a pattern and sew my daughter a dress for Easter.  It took a long gruesome 3 days.  I remember it being quite frustrating, but I made it through. So here is the dress I made last year for my daughter here:
DSC_0044A year later, I have loads of experience and have decided to go all out for her with this year’s hottest trend, the tulle skirt.  So I wanted a tulle skirt without the frumpy elastic waist that makes your waist line look bigger than it truly is.  I’ve even seen some where you can tie it in the back like an apron.  I wanted a clean, professional look. So one night I went to bed and had a dream about how I was going to make it and guess what? I woke up and started working.  I can’t believe how great it came out.  The skirt is made with 4 layers of tulle, 2 layers of mesh, and lining.  I added a hidden zipper and closure in the back.  The waistband was made from a satin ribbon.She loved it!  She told me she felt like a fairy when I gave her the DIY Floral Crown that I made.  She said to me, “Mommy, where are my wings?” LOL! As for a tutorial, I will be creating a tutorial for Pretty Girls Sew June Sew Along so keep a look out for that because of course I need a couple tulle skirts for myself and I’m sure you all would love one as well. So here is the final look and Thank You for stopping by.
Floral Crown: DIY
Top: Target
Tulle Skirt: DIY
Tights: Target
Shoes: Target
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Halloween Special: Cats

Since I started sewing clothes back in April (2013), I decided that I wanted to include my children in my sewing endeavors as well. I’m excited to be adding their fashionable photos to my blog.
kidsOk, so this year I thought it was ambitious, but I really wanted to sew my son and daughter’s Halloween costume. It took me a total of four days to complete both costumes but it was all worth it in the end. My daughter chose her costume. She wanted to be a cheetah and my husband chose for my son to be a lion. The patterns that I chose to make these costumes were McCall’s M6105 (Lion) and McCall’s MO308 (Cheetah).lionpatterncheetahpatternMy daughter (4 yrs old) was a witch last year and won the costume contest last year from a costume that I bought from Walmart. This year I am proud to say that she won again!  I was super excited for her. She played it cool when her name was announced. All the parents were looking at me at the time so I had to scream in my head. My son who is 2 years old was on the run most of the time so I didn’t get many pictures of him, but I will list what I have below.  Btw, I did do both of my kids’ and my own makeup also.  Comment below and let me know what you or your kids are going as a this year.
CheetahCollagecheetahkidsposeBe safe this year and have fun. Happy Halloween from my home to yours!catsXOXO Thanks for stopping by!
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Basic & Diva Hair Bows

Hi everyone!
This DIY was highly requested by my viewers on Youtube, so I decided to try my hand at making bows. I’ve never made them before until now and I must say, they are pretty easy to make.
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Supplies:
Alligator Clips (Click Link for seller)
alligatorclipsAssorted Ribbon (Local Craft Stores)
ribbonHot Glue Gun w/ Glue Sticks (Local Craft Stores)
glueglue125 gauge Floral Wire or Garbage Bag Twist Ties (Local Craft Stores)
floral wireties
If you have made any of these bows, comment below and let us know how easy and fun it was.


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