Ralph Lauren- Jan 30

Fashion is about something

that comes within you

-Ralph Lauren

 

Ralph Lauren, (1939-)

Ralph Lauren is a Fashion designer and Business executive Image result for ralph laurenbest known for his fashion brand, Ralph Lauren Enterprise. He was born in The Bronx, New York. Before his successful fashion career, Ralph Lauren served in the U.S. army.He is very successful and one of the most well known fashion idols.

Draw String Pouches

img_0769At my school we had a Renaissance market fair, where we had to make something to sell. I thought making money bags would be fun.This post will show step by step instructions on how to make draw string pouches, it includes pictures. I love this project because it doesn’t take much time and you can customize them to make them unique. It took me 5-10 minutes, although I did make several of them. I also posted a picture of it on Instagram, so be sure to check it out!

 

 

 

The Materials you will need will be:

  • Felt or any sturdy fabric, I used felt because it is very cheap yet has a good quality for this type of project
  • Yarn- I used already made draw strings
  • Needle and Thread/Sewing Machine
  • Chalk
  • Pins
  • Fabric Scissors(If you don’t have fabric scissors regular scissors are fine)

1. First you start by making a pattern. It should be a rectangle with the bottom’s corners rounded like the following picture.

img_07622.  Then take two pieces of your chosen fabric on top of each other. Make sure the fabric is larger than the pattern.

3. Place the pattern on top of the fabric leaving a couple of inches on the top and bottom.  Trace the pattern.

4. On the top of the traced pattern add an inch if needed. I added one for seam allowance. It was easier to see.

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5. Cut both pieces of fabric on the traced lines.

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6. Pin both pieces together.

7. If you are sewing with a machine, line the edge of the foot against the edge of the fabric. Start to sew at the bottom of the seam allowance you added in step 4. With a needle and thread sew about half an inch from the edge of the fabric.

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8. Optional: Zigzag stitch the two flaps on the top of the fabric pieces.

9. Fold over one side of the top of the pouch to the line drawn and sew. BE CAREFUL not to sew through both sides of the pouch.

10. Repeat step 9 for the other side.

11. Now your pouch should have two different casings at the top.

12. Gather about a yard of yarn to make the draw string.

13. Pull the thread through the casing until it comes out of the edges. Line the ends up together.

14. Slide a bead through BOTH of the ends of the yarn.

15. Tie a knot at the ends.

16. Optional: Tie a tassel to the end middle of the side where there are no ends.

Voila! You now have a draw string bag. I love this DIY because you can easely resize the bag and use different fabrics to create different effects as well as use them for different reasons.

I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram.

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Tory Burch Gemini Bags

THE ACTUAL BAGS

Tory-Burch-Gemini-Link-Bags-2.jpg (1000×667)The new Gemini Tory Burch Bags are super stylish! Their full name is Tory Burch Link Gemini Bag. They are $500-600 DOLLARS! But it is worth it, look how Fabulous they are. It is made from pebbled leather. An adjustable strap and zipper for closure are some of their qualities. They have a height of 24 cm, length of 27.5 cms, and a depth of 6 cms.

Kate Bosworth

Who better to represent the Gemini bag than a Gemini. Kate Bosworth is one of the two main people representing this bag. She is a Gemini and also has many connections to the zodiac sign. Gemini has a strong relation to two, which is a simpler way to talk about the meaning. Bosworth has two different colored eyes, hazel and blue, which bring up the number two. She has also lived on the west and east side. These are two reasons that she was chosen as a model for this bag. The photos below can also be found at the sources at the bottom.

 

Image Source: Pop Sugar: Courtesy of Tory Burch

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/www.popsugar.com/fashion/Kate-Bosworth-x-Tory-Burch-Gemini-Link-Bag-January-2017-42940578/amp?client=safari

Rachel Zoe- Jan 16

Style is a way to say who you are

without having to speak

-Rachel  Zoe

 

Rachel Zoe,(1971-)

Rachel Zoe is a Fashion Designer born in New YorkImage result for rachel zoe City, New York. Along with being a fashion designer she is a business woman and writer. She known for working for and with celebrities, beauty firms, and more. She started her fashion career as an editor and worked her way up to becoming one of most well-known fashion icons. She is very influential and fashionable people in the fashion industry.

 

New Year-New Trends

2017 is going to an amazing year full of exciting fashion trends. Here are some of the hottest trends for spring 2017.

Based on Blooming Dales, Elle, Style Caster, and Vogue.

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RAINBOW STRIPES

They don’t even have to be rainbow.

Bright, Exotic, and Flavorful, just a few ways to describe 2017 spring’s stripes.  They come in various colors. Stripes can add a sense of sophistication or funkiness. The PERFECT way to start the new year’s spring.

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NEON

What better way to start off the new year then in a fluorescent wave of fashion. Although these colors may appeal to some as noisy, there is no doubt that neon is a fashionable trend to try.

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KOOL KHAKI

Whether it is the textile or the classical color, khaki is especially stylish. It can be seen in many shapes and textiles. It’s not boring or old, it’s exciting and fresh.

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BLUE

Blue goes with almost everything! One color to match with Blue is orange, since they are complementary colors. Blue comes in many colors too. From periwinkle, to navy blue.

I hope you enjoyed these 2017 trends! Have a fantastic 2017 year!

 

 

Sources:

Style Caster: http://stylecaster.com/nyfw-trends-spring-2017/#slide-10

Elle: http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/g29249/2017-fashion-trends/

Coco Chanel-Jan 9

In order to be irreplaceable

One must be different.

-Coco Chanel

 

Coco Chanel, (1883-1971)

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a french fashion designer. She was the founder of Chanel, the world known fashion brand. She didn’t only design clothing, but also jewelry, hand bags and fragrances. Her own sporting life influenced her clothing designs. Those designs included nautical (boating) aspects like, horizontal stripes, bell-bottom pants, and crew-neck sweaters. At the age of 87, Chanel unfortunately died. She went out in real Chanel style, announcing, “You see, this is how you die.”

 

Snug T-Shirt for pets

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Chinna is wearing a tee-shirt/ pj shirt made out of a single pajama t-shirt. This is a nice way to up cycle PJs or shirts that are two small or worn out. It is easy to take off and or put on. I’d say this is a medium DIY in terms of difficulty because it does involve some math and logical reasoning.

Hope You Enjoy it!

You will need…

  1.  An old tee-shirt, If you want to make a hat I recommend using a long sleeve shirt but a short sleeve is fine as well.
  2. Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine

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Step 1)First, put the shirt on your pet, to make sure it is big enough. It is Ok if it is too big, that is actually a good thing. Be careful of the sleeves so your pet doesn’t trip or rip the shirt.

Step 2)Next make a note of the places where you need to modify it. For now you can make the note in either your mind or on a paper.

Step 3)I started with the back. Turn the shirt inside out and put it back on the pet. Using a writing utensil, mark how much needs to be sewn closer by pinching and folding the shirt in the back. BE  VERY CAREFUL NOT TO POKE YOUR PET! Take it off your pet and sew a half inch away from the line drawn, keeping the shirt inside out and folded. You should be sewing on the side of the line you drew that is closer to the folded part.

Step 4) Before you trim off the excess turn the shirt right side out and dress your pet again. If it fits well in the back trim, if not mark sewing line and try again.

Step 5) OPTIONAL. If you feel like the front of the shirt needs to be trimmed as well, go ahead. It is the same steps as the front(steps 2,3,4). I didn’t just because there was a picture on it. If you have a picture on the shirt and would like to keep it on your pets back, then do the trim of the shirt on the side that will be on your pet’s stomach.

Step 6) Next are the sleeves. Measure with a measuring tape how long your pet’s arms are. Make sure to measure from the shoulder to the ankle.

Step 7) Measure the same distance on the sleeve of the shirt and cut where needed. Do not cut exactly of the line, but 1 inch on the outside of the line. Repeat for both sleeves.

Step 8) OPTIONAL. Hem the sleeves. Fold over the end of the sleeve inward and hem the sleeves. Although this is optional, it makes the outfit look more finished.

VIOLA! Your finished. I hope this DIY was fun for you.

Jan 5, 2017