Tuesday, May 27

A purple dress

Hi friends!
This is a dress I sewed a few months ago. It is very cute, and purple and lace-y! I wore at a friend's party and got a few compliments so I'm pretty proud of it.

 This is a quick drawing I made before sewing, that's what I wanted it to look like. I thought about adding sleeves but I didn't because I'm a bit lazy.

And these are the dimensions I used to cut my fabric. Feel free to use this and modify them according to your size but if you post anything online, please link back to this blog post. Thanks :)

By the way, sorry for the long absence on here, tomorrow is my last day of "real" class. I'll have one last test and and then I'm free for more than two months! Gotta love the summer holidays :) Love you all!

Tuesday, May 6

DIY Notebook

Hi fellas!
I made this cute and simple little notebook to carry around with me everywhere I go. And you can make your own by following these super easy instructions! :)

You'll need: paper (I used classic white paper but you could choose colored paper or one with lines)
A needle and thread
Pretty fabric/paper for the cover (I used fabric)
1) Make sure all your sheets of paper are the same size, then fold them in half to mark the middle.
2) Make holes with your needle. I found it easier to make the holes before sewing.
3) Sew the sheets together.
4) Cut out the cover. If you make it paper, cut it a bit bigger than the rest of the notebook. And choose a quite thick, cardboard-y paper. For the fabric, cut paper to the right size and glue your fabric on it by folding the edges over to the "inside" of the cover.

To finish it off, write a title to your notebook. I glued little paper letters on my fabric cover. If you cover is paper, you can make the design more complicated since you can draw directly on it! And you're done. Easy, right?

Love, Elsa