Just in time for 4th of July!!!
What you’ll need:
* American Flag Inspired T-Shirt
* Cloth Marker/Chalk
Mark shirt along the front and back of the collar for more of an “off the shoulder” type look. Make sure to mark the front deeper than the back. Also mark the bottom of the shirt. Crop it shorter if you’d like. I cut right above the stitching.
Cut along marked lines on the neck and the bottom of the shirt. Remember not to cut the front and back of the neck at the same time.
Start about 5-6 inches from the bottom of the shirt, and mark a horizontal line. This is where the fringe will start and your stoping point when you being to cut. Then mark 1 inch vertical strips along the bottom on the shirt. This will be the fringe.
Cut along vertical marked lines until you hit your stoping point. For this I cut through both sides of the shirt at once.
Once strips have been cut, pinch the top and bottom of a single strip and pull. This should stretch the strip and cause the sides to curl in. Repeat!
Put on and go find a bbq.
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
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!