If you live in Southern California, chances are you've heard of or attended red carpet events. Today, we're excited to announce this new series on Red Carpet Designers, where we spotlight some of our favorite designers. First on the list? Michael Kors. He's featured on the Labor Day Issue of Hamptons magazine.
If you've been putting off learning how to create patterns, procrastinate no longer. This week's Video Of The Week shows you how to get started, and it's quick and easy. It's a two part video, so be sure to watch both parts to make a complete bodice. Consider this your Pattern Making 101 and call it done!
Have you been watching the 2016 Olympics? We're in awe of the beautiful, sparkly leotards that gymnast Simone Biles and the rest of the women's gymnastic team wears. If you have a teen in gymnastics, we encourage you to try to recreate the leotards so your teen can spring into practice feeling shiny and new. We can start you off by pointing you towards the right fabric store. Though we've never been, Britex Fabrics asserts that they have a wide assortment of sparkly lycra fabric suitable for a project of this type.
If you weren't able to travel to the Cannes Film Festival, don't worry, neither were we. We happened to catch the beautiful Blake Lively on Live! With Kelly one morning, promoting the film Cafe Society. According to a Hollywood Reporter article, costume designer Suzy Benzinger used Chanel to make custom costumes for the actors/actresses. We love the soft white dress that actress Kristen Stewart wore in the film. The textured look gives a unique appeal, and we love the slits on the shoulder tied with a bow. It gives a detailed look with a hint of sexiness.
If you've been following us for a while, you know that we've got a few ongoing blog series. First we brought you our Video Of The Week series, then we introduced our Cris-Croched series. We've also got our MV All Sewed Up series about local happenings here in Moreno Valley. Today, we're introducing our newest series, Wedding Dresses That ________ Your Budget, where we'll take a look at different wedding dresses, and determine whether they fit or hurt your budget.
If you weren't able to travel to the Cannes Film Festival, don't worry, you're not alone. We weren't either. We happened to catch Blake Lively on Live! With Kelly one morning, she's one of the stars of Woody Allen's movie Cafe Society which premiered there and is now playing everywhere. Set in the 1930's, Costume Designer Suzy Benzinger chose Chanel to recreate the vintage looks in the film. We loved the soft white textured dress that actress Kristen Stewart wore in the film. The shoulder slit tied with a bow adds a soft detail with a hint of sexiness.
Watch the trailer to check it out and see some of the beautiful vintage costumes.
Every woman needs that perfect Little Black Dress. It's a wardrobe essential. So we're presenting our Little Black Dress Challenge. Here's how it works. We challenge you to make a Little Black Dress, one of the variations below. We'll make one as well. Share yours with us in the comments. We'll pick the best one and share the winner in our post with our completed dress. The winner will receive a free Sew Cris-Croche t-shirt pictured below!
Still trying to decide how to complete your summer wardrobe? Hopefully you started with our summer dress trends post. One of the trends for the summer is to show off a little shoulder. So once again, we're sharing a cool video from one of our favorite's, April's "Thrifted Transformations" YouTube show.
Hopefully you'll follow her tutorial to create a top for the summer. We'll be making one in the future so tune in, and share what you've made with us so we can feature it in a future post! And remember to sign up for our Newsletter in the sidebar!
Do you have makeup, mascara, brushes, and toiletries scattered around your room or bathroom, making it hard to stay organized? May we suggest another option for you. When surfing Youtube, we came across a tutorial for a wristlet/cosmetic bag from The Crafty Gemini. We whipped one up , using a curtain purchased at Goodwill, whose fabric resembled a canvas type material. It was pretty simple to make, and all you need is the fabric, thread, batting, and zipper. The benefit of buying your materials from Goodwill is that you pay much less than buying at the major fabric stores. So if you're on a strict budget, find a large enough item made of a canvas type fabric. Also look for an article of clothing that has a long enough zipper in a matching color, and purchase them both from Goodwill and you'll save a lot of money. As a tip, it's better to have too long of a zipper than too short because you can always shorten the zipper. So with no further ado, here's the rundown of our experience making it.
This week we've been doing some hand embroidery, working on a company t-shirt. It's a great, inexpensive alternative to buying a screen printed t-shirt if you can't afford it. Have you learned to do embroidery? Craftsy has a great post to help you learn hand embroidery. There are so many different stitches, you can create many beautiful designs.
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