Four Looks with One Dress!

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By Blerona 

It’s time to put your winter clothes away because Summer is Finally Here! Your only crisis for the summer, “what to shop for first?” Beach clothes, party clothes, work clothes, lazy Sunday clothes? Well, we  just made it a lot easier for you. We took one simple dress and a created four different looks, for inspiration.

Look one: Day at the Beach/Park Accessories:  Donna Karan Raffia heal & Vintage Emmanuelle Kkhanh Paris Sunglasses

 Trimmings Used:

Necklace Directions:

  • Step one-  To create a flower appliqué with a button please see this tutorial
  • Step two-  Connect Chain and pearl strand by tying them together with scraps of fine lace, with either a knot or bow.

Jute Belt Directions:

  • Step1- Make knots one inch away from ends and unravel cord.
  • Step2- Fold the cord in half then wrap around waist and make a knot.

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Look two: Weekend/Day Off Accessories: Alloy Cowboy Boots 

Trimmings Used:

  For Peacock Feather and Tooth Pendant Necklace Click Here for Instructions  

Belt Directions:  

  • Step 1- Slip one end of the leather trim around the shank and hand sew with a leather needle and thread.
  • Step2-Measure around waist or desired length and insert three or four holes one inch apart on the other end of the leather trim. Cut excess trim.

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Look Three: Happy HourAccessories M&J Headband , YSL Platform Pumps 

Trimmings Used: 

  • Bib Necklace: 1 Ready Made 8″ Beaded Collar Style# 45054-Black/Crystal (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
  • Stretchable Belt: 1 yard of 100mm Ruffeled Elastic Style# 42206-7 (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
  • Stretchable Belt: 2 Snaps

Stretchable Belt Directions:

  • Step 1- Measure Stretchable trim around waist and cut.
  • Step2- Sew snap closures to the ends of the stretchable trim, 1 inch apart.

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Look 4: Nautical Look for work Accessories: M&J Belt  

Trimmings Used:

To make a belt, instead of bow Click Here  

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Bullion Crest Baseball Cap

By Milton

 

Transform a plain baseball cap to something a little bolder with the addition of a bullion crest. The crest can transform a simple cap to something that carries a sense of bold maturity. Crests come in such a broad range of themes; it¹s easy to find one that suits you or your loved one best.

 

Materials:

 

Directions:

  1. Apply some Unique Stitch fabric glue to the center of the crest, then center the crest onto the front of the hat.
  2. Pin the edges of the crest down with straight-pins and set the hat aside to dry for about 30-45 minutes.
  3. Thread your needle sew from the inside of the hat so that the knot at the end of your thread is hidden. 
  4. Stitch around the edge of the crest, removing the pins as you go. Remember to be careful of the inner lining sweatband that most baseball hats have. You don¹t want to sew that down.
  5. Finish off your stitches on the inside of the hat and you are done!