We couldn't help but swoon over all the photos of Dancing With The Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy wedding. The Bride, Peta Murgatroyd's wedding dress was designed by Karen Sabag. We're loving the hand beaded bodice paired with the voluminous, light skirt.
If you read our blog consistently, you'll know we have an affinity for certain YouTube sewing stars. One being Coolirpa and her fabulous "Thrifted Transformations" show. If you haven't yet, check out her YouTube channel to see the incredible upcycling she does and you'll see what we mean.
We recently found a new sewist who also has great YouTube tutorials. She gives you awesome step by step instructions to make cute clothes. The rhythmic African style music in the background helps you get in the groove while sewing. Here is just one to demonstrate but you should check out her channel to find more.
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With the onset of summer, the off the shoulder dress trend is all the rage. So we thought we'd take a look at some that have caught our eye.
The stars came out to celebrate at the Fifty Shades Darker Los Angeles Premiere back in February of 2017.
We didn't attend but if we did we would have taken Uber to get there. We recently signed up to drive for Uber and it is an excellent source of extra income. If you're looking to earn a little extra money, sign up to drive for Uber and use our code (pfthwkg4ue). Once there, we would have oohhd and awed at stars like Marcia Gay Harden, Dakota Johnson, and Jamie Dornan. Since we weren't able to attend, we poured through Instagram and came across a photo of singer Rita Ora.
Think back to the old school, reminisce on how things used to be. Ah yes, the good old days. That's the nostalgia that classic black and white evokes. The same can be said of black and white striped fabric. We'd like to take a moment to look back at the glamorous gown that the beautiful Janelle Monae wore to the 2017 Producer's Guild Awards. Known for wearing black and white, the singer turned actress stunned in a gorgeous black and white "striped mikado strapless gown" from the Carolina Herrera Spring 2017 collection. When we last checked, the gown was priced at $7,290. A lesser known fact, the dress was originally worn by Serena and Venus Williams in Vogue magazine. This according to an article from Vogue.
Memorial Day is quickly approaching. Are you ready for your celebration/get together/Barbeque? In remembrance of the veteran in your life, why not make a quick pendant using patriotic colors. To make the day even more special, try personalizing it by spelling out their names. Today we're sharing another YouTube find that demonstrates how to sew a pendant. It looks quick and easy to do, so try it out and show us your creation in the comments. We love seeing what you make!
As we continue on our journey to open our online fashion boutique Sew Cris-Croche, we've been researching techniques to create clothing labels. We've heard of a technique using Freezer Paper and found a few videos demonstrating the technique. We'd like to share it with you this week. We tried the technique with wax paper instead and it didn't quite come out so well. Actually it didn't come out at all (cue laughter here). Perhaps you've had a better experience. If so, tell us about it and share your tips for success.
From back in the day, we remember the iconic London Fog trench coats. Used on rainy days, the fashionable coats offered protection from moisture while still maintaining great style. The modern trench coat now is a cross between a trench coat and a dress. Looking more like a dress while still having the functionality of a coat.
Today's video comes to you with those of us who don't own a serger in mind. If you don't have a serger but want to achieve those perfect, professional looking seams, check out this video. You'll learn to use a zigzag stitch to get similar results to that done with a serger, without having to pay a thing! We all love free don't we?
If you've been sewing for others, you're probably pretty proficient in doing so. But have you ever tried measuring yourself? We have and it can be quite challenging. So today, we're sharing a YouTube find from Sure Fit Designs on how to measure yourself. We're sure you'll find it quite helpful. We loved some of the extra tips given, like the clever use of tape, a necklace, elastic, and a mirror. We tried it ourselves and it made the difficulties of reaching and reading the tape measure that much easier. Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments. Do you have tips you'd like to share? We'd love to hear those too!
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