DIY: Sequins Sweat Suit

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Hello everyone!  I Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Did you eat a lot of Turkey? I know I did! So today is re-fashion Monday, my DIY collab with Mo Mccray, where we bring you two great ways to spruce up and old article of clothing. This DIY is all about glitz, glam and sequins.  Shopping  for the perfect gift brings out the crazy shopper in us all but who can shop while wearing 3 inch hills. I am all for the coziness of a good old fashion sweat suit but I have to say they are not the most fashionable thing, until now! Check out how to glam up your sweat suit with sequins and then pop on over to see what Mo came up with! See the steps below!

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Things you need:

  • Sweatshirt
  • Target sweatpants
  • 1 yard of sequins fabric
  • Sequin trim
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors

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Lay your pant flat with your pants side seam facing up. Just like if you were going to iron a crease in them. Starting at the waistband measure your trim all the way down to the ankle. Cut trim to fit.

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Add fabric glue to the back and glue your trim center over the side seam. Do both pants legs.

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Lay your sweat shirt flat.

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Spread your material over the area that will be covered.

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Use your sweatshirt as a guide and cut material to fit selected section. If you have some old newspaper around you can make an outline of the section that will be sequins, then use it has a pattern to cut your material. DSCN4661

Spread Fabric glue on the area your sequins piece will go and glue down. Make sure to go back around all the edges and use more glue if necessary.

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Now the seamstress in me went back over all the trim with a needle and thread and sewed the trim into place.

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DIY: Varsity Sweater

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It’s refashion Monday!  Me and Mo are back with another great DIY for ya! Today we are going to tackle the varsity sweater. You can check out how Mo’s DIY turned out here whoisthatgirlmo.blogspot and check out mine below!

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Things you need:

  • Cardigan
  • Iron on Letter
  • Iron on Patches

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Lay your cardigan flat and position your letter in spot you like.

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Read and follow the instruction to adhere your initial to your cardigan.

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Lay your sleeve out flat with back side facing up. Mark with a stick pen your elbow position.  Try your sweater on first to find the spot your elbow

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Make a pattern , out of some scrap paper, for your elbow patch before cutting your iron on patches. You can make an oval like mine or another shape like hearts. Place on your sleeve to be sure it fits.

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Cut two patches using your pattern. Then use your iron to press into place on both arms of your cardigan.

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Tadah!  Look how great the elbow patches turned out!

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This is a great way to add a personal touch to a plain cardigan or sweater and its No sew!   Happy crafting!   And don’t forget to check out Mo’s DIY!

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DIY: Embellished Sweatshirt

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Happy Monday!  Today marks the second Refashion Monday with yours truly and Mo from who is  that girl Mo?. Today we are going to refashion a sweatshirt two ways.  The sweatshirt is back better than ever. Your days of lounging around in that oversized plain sweatshirt are over. Now you can be cozy while still looking stylish.  But before you run out and buy you one let me show you how to DIY one of your own. I blinged mine out with gems while Mo studded and added zippers to hers. Check out how Mo put hers together here whoisthatgirlmo.blogspot.com  and check out my tutorial below:

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Things you need

  • Sweat shirt
  • Sew on gems
  • Needle and thread

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Lay out your gems in a design you like.

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Thread your needle then start sewing your gems in place. I glued mine into place, with fabric glue, then went back and sewed them down.

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Ta dah!  It took me about 45min to get all the gems sewn but the end results are worth it.  We had 90 degree weather when I took this picture, since its still very hot in Texas, but I can’t wait to sport it soon as the weather turns chilly.

DIY: Denim Refashioned 2 Ways!

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Todays DIY is a collaboration with fellow blogger Mo of whos that girl mo?  One, Monday out of the month we will be showing you two ways to refashion an article of clothing.  This Monday we are going to show you how to spruce up an old pair of denim to get you fall ready!  My DIY is based on the latest trend two-tone denim. This fall you will be seeing a lot denim  with different colors or patterns on the front and back.  Mo will show you how to revamp your jeans with an acid wash you can check out our her full tutorial here and see how mine came together below!

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  • White jeans
  • Black fabric paint
  • Painters tape
  • Paint brush

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I suggest you sketch out a design on a piece of paper first then use a fabric pencil to draw it out on your denim. I chose to skip the sketch part and make it up as I went along with my painters tape…… BUT…I found it harder doing it this way to make both sides mirror each other. So sketch it First!!  And Remember your design should only be on the front the back will remain all white.

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When planning your design choose the areas you want painted black and which ones will remain white. Make sure to slide a piece of cardboard or paper bag in between your pants before you painting.

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Pour some paint on a paper plate and begin to paint the areas that should be black.

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Fill in all your areas. Let your paint completely dry before removing your painters tape. Then continue to the other pants leg.  Let dry over night.  I recommend heat setting your fabric paint before wearing. This requires you to iron over your painted design. Place a piece cloth on top before doing so, set your iron on a medium setting with no stem.  Run the iron across the painted sections of fabric for a few minutes, constantly moving around to prevent scorching the fabric.

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When the paint has dried and the painters tape is off you will end up with a stylish pair of denim!

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Don’t forget to accessorize with your DIY clutch and  DIY cuff!

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This our first official post for refashion Mondays! Tell me what you think and don’t forget to go check out Mo’s DIY at whoisthatgirlmo.blogspot.com!

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