I thought it was about time I’d do another DIY project for you guys. Am I right or am I right?!
I’ve had this long skirt just sitting around forever. I’d try it on – and it would just never work. I think partially because I’m so tall, it just never fit correctly. So finally I said “I’m gonna make me a slip dress outta yous” in a mean western murmur as I set down my whiskey. Well, that might not be exactly how it happened – but you get the idea.
So grab your long skirts and lets get to it!
Step 1: Hold your skirt up to the top of your shoulders. From there you can decided whether or not your skirt needs to be shorter to make your slip dress, or if it’s the perfect length. Mine was a bit long and I shortened my about 6 inches. ( I’ll go over that in a moment.)
Step 2: Lay your skirt out on a flat surface – that you’ll be able to cut on. If your skirt was too long, cut off the estimated amount from the top of the skirt. If you don’t feel comfortable just eyeballing it, grab a measuring tape and make your cuts that way. My fabric was very forgiving and had designs on it which I followed when cutting.
Step 3: Cut your arm openings. Again I just held the dress up to me and guesstimated where the cuts should be. I am a crazy crafter like that. I think they were about 2 inches in from the sides and then I cut them approx. 5 inches down in a half-moon type shape. I also just cut through both layers of fabric at the same time. Unlike what we will be doing for the neck opening.
Step 4: Cut the neck opening. Now that our “arm holes” are cut, pull apart the front part of the dress and fold it over. We are going to start by cutting the back of the opening, by making another half-moon cut along the top. Make sure you are only cutting through one layer of fabric.
Now simply fold the front of the dress back over, and make your front cut. I wanted my fairly deep, so I cut down about 4-5 inches. Make sure when you do this the width of the straps match up.
Step 5: Sewing the straps. Turn your dress inside out and pin the straps together to hold in place. Then stitch the front and back pieces together on both sides. Turn the dress back to right-side-out – and presto, you have yourself a lovely slip dress!
Today is Tuesday and that can only mean one thing. It’s Tuneday! So forget your morning coffee – ‘awake YOUR body’ with a little Alexander this morning. You know, Alexander Ebert from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. I know you know. You can’t get away from their song “Home”.
Anyways I love this album and I have been listening to it non-stop for the past few days – as one should. It’s a little bit reggae, folk, and pop all mixed into one. Reminds me a little bit of The Beatles, and I swear I hear some Elvis-like melodies in there as well. Weird and awesome all in one!
Meldon Dress – Marciano // Clara Ring – Marciano // Anora Sandal – Marciano
Success! Co-hosting the Marciano Dress Event with Miss Ashley, of Golden Divine, was surly a success! I had such a great time sipping champagne, nibbling on sweet treats from The Herb Box, and getting a chance to see all the fab new Marciano pieces for this season.
I am so thankful to those of you who could make it to the event, and glad you could partake in the festivities! I know you are too – so don’t even try to deny how babealicious you looked after getting your hair did at the Paul Mitchell Braid Bar! Mmmhmmm!
Oh and of course the now obligatory Vine! Follow me @oneofeachblog
We The Free Circle In The Sand Tee – Free People // Dolphin Hem Denim Cut Offs – Free People // Alister Crossbody – Free People // Bracelets – Madewell // Evil Eye Necklace – Romwe // Booties – Urban Outfitters
Herrow my peoples! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I’m currently having a splendid one. Mainly because I am very excited for the shopping event I am co-hosting tomorrow night. (I bloggeled about it yesterday, so if you missed it, check it out here!
Secondly – I’m excited that I’m basically decked out, head-to-tow in Free People today. My lover-ly husband gave me the Alister Crossbody bag this past Valentine’s day. He is a sweet, sweet man and knows all weird ways to my heart.
I can’t say much else is new and/or exciting, so until next time. <3
Hello my loves! For those of you lucky enough to live
near me…to live in the wonderful state of Arizona, we finally have a chance to meet face to face.
“Duh-WHAT?”, you ask in astonishment?
I am co-hosting a fab shopping event with fellow fashion blogger Ashley, of Golden Divine, in celebration of dress month with Marciano.
“OMG, where?”, you ask?
At the Marciano Scottsdale Fashion Square store, of course.
“Please tell me when! I can not even bare to be in the dark on this any longer.”, you cry out.
I know – I’m excited too. Thankfully we only have to wait until this Wednesday, May 8th. The event takes place from 6-9pm – that’s 3 hours of par-tay time!
So please come and join me in this shop-tastic, dj bumping boom-bastic, drink sipping…(okay running out of words that end in “astic”) evening. You can also partake in a braid bar courtesy of Paul Mitchell and nibbles from The Herb Box. And wait there’s more! M Loyalty members will receive an exclusive gift with any purchase of $125 or more, plus double points on all dress purchases. Whoop-whoop!
You must RSVP by May 6th at Marciano.com/rsvpaz, if you can attend. I really hope you can make it!
Don’t live in Arizona? You can still get in on the action – and most likely stay cool while doing it. (It’s already geting into the 100’s here! So hot!) Enter in the Marciano ‘Dress a Day in May Sweepstakes’ HERE, for your chance to win an amazing dress. Also I’ll be keeping you updated the night of the event on Instagram, Twitter and Vine – so make sure to follow me @oneofeachblog.
Hope to see you all soon!
Staring at Stars Boho Print Romper – Urban Outfitters // Necklace – Free People, similar one here // Duster – Urban Outfitters // Hat – Hurly // Sun glasses – Free People // Chelsea Boots – Urban Outfitters
The time is right, the stars have aligned and I’m getting back in the saddle. My life often moves me in many directions at once – I’m bound to lose focus. Luckily, the path I am on is leading me back to you – my loves!
Of course not much has changed since we last ‘spoke’. My hair is still ever-changing along with my style, I am still terrible at grammar and spelling, and I’m still a little crazy. So all in all we are back to normal. Like those best friends that can go months without talking and then pick back up right where they left off. That’s us.
Oh also check out this little video I made on Vine … Follow me @oneofeachblog
Beanie – Romwe // Slip Dress – DIY // Seamless Romper – Free People // Knit Cardigan – Free People // Knee High Stockings – Urban Outfitters
I feel like my slip dress from my DIY yesterday, needed a little more exposure. So greeting’s from my slip dress to you all!
The thing about a slip dress is that it’s very versatile. Not only can you rock it as an I-don’t-care-cool type of holiday dress (as I have it styled here with my cute little seamless romper) but you can do just the opposite – and wear it as – you guessed it – a slip. So go ahead – get your dang layering on girlfriend! My favorite is pairing it with a cool denim jean and throwing cozy knit over top.
How do you style your slip dresses?
Beanie – H&M // Shake It Beach Pullover – Free People // Super Flare Cord – Free People // Chelsea Boots – Urban Outfitters
Since being posted up in my office now for weeks working on Shh! Maker Design, I honestly hadn’t notice that the leaves changed colors. Yes Arizona seasons are so weird. Here it is, the beginning of December and today’s high is 82 degrees. (Which is actually really warm – the rest of the week is in the 70’s & 60’s) Although I will most likely not be experiencing this amazing weather we are having because – I gots works to dos! Speaking of which, if there are any designs you would like to see up on the Etsy shop lemme know!
OH PS: These cords are the most soft – best pants ever. Yup!
Hello my long lost friends! I have been mia recently but for good reason, so don’t get mad just yet! I’ve been working around the clock on a new design project – Shh! Maker Design. Basically it’s a resource graphic shop. “What is that?” you say. Well first of all, it’s awesome. Secondly, it’s full of designs for bloggers, ‘do it yourselfer’, scrapbookers, and fellow designers. (Please include yourself in that list as well.) There are tons of items to create logos, decorate your photos, your website, your face, really whatever you can think of.
I’m also offering custom graphics. Would you like a squirrel flying on a unicorn in the desert? DONE! Or more realistically, a personalize logo design, an ‘about me’ avatar, a drawing of your dog? That’s done too.
I just don’t draw cats. Just kidding guys! Cats are okay.
So I’d really love it if you guys would go check out my Etsy shop, and follow Shh! Maker Design on Facebook. I’ll be adding new items weekly, offering tons of sale and downloadable freebies very soon. So stay on the lookout for updates.
Until next time (which will be VERY soon),
Amanda Shh!Maker ;)
Free People Fairytale Crochet Maxi – Free People // Converse – Nordstrom
I love adding subtle classic American touches to my style. Here, the touch being the contrast between my crocheted dress and beat-up cons, not the ginormous flag. Although I suppose sporting an American flag around would also do the trick, but by no means would it be subtle.
Now, not only do I love adding classic American touches to my style, I enjoy adding to my style in general…and by adding to my style, I mean wardrobe…and by adding to my wardrobe, I mean adding more dresses like the one I’m wearing above…And by adding more dresses…actually no, I’m done with that statement and awful run-on sentence. Although I will never be done with wardrobe additions. A girl never is.