Caftan Turned Kimono Cardigan

Closet Chic, DIY, Style & Beauty

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Hi everyone!

It’s been over due for a DIY sewing project and I wanted to share a recent project I have  done.  I’ve been slightly obsessed with kimono cardigans.  So one day, it came to me to that I could make a kimono using a caftan.   I found this really cute caftan from Ross ($8.99).

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It was fairly simple to make.   I laid the caftan flat on a table and cut a straight line down the middle.

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I then folded and pinned both sides of the fabric where I cut and sewed down the hem of each side.

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Here’s the final result.

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My tank top ($1.90) and jeans ($9.80) are from Forever 21+. My shoes are from Rue 21 ($6.00).

This kimono has been multifunctional. I have used it as a cover up for swimming and to wear around the house as an alternative to my fleece house coat. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Be on the look out for more of my DIY projects.

Brandi

Casual Chic: DIY Sneakers Skirt

Closet Chic, DIY

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Hey Everyone!

Here’s look I wore on last week. It’s cute, casual, and chic.  I made this skirt from some really cool fabric with sneakers on it.

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I styled my look with a simple princess t-shirt and red sneakers.  I also work a red beaded bracelet and my spiral earrings.  I wore my favorite red L.A. Color lipsticks called Cherry Red.  I also wore a high bun to finish my casual look.

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New Fabrics, New Ideas

DIY

Hey lovelies!

I have been focusing my energy on sewing.  It’s one of my favorite hobbies.  To me it’s more than a hobby, but like an escape.  It’s therapy to me.  I recently have gotten some really cool fabrics that I want to play around with.

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I have updated some of my sewing tool.

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I started having issues with my upper threading popping a few days ago. I did a thorough cleaning and oiling to my machine to keep it functioning correctly.  I have done and tried everything…so I will have to get my machine professionally serviced.  So, I will be sewing by hand which should be fun. I made a few garments that I will share later.

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I am currently working with this fabric.  I like sneakers and I had an idea about what I want to do.

Sending positivity your way!
Brandi

A Fresh Start

Inspiration

Happy Sunday beautiful people! Today has been a really chill day.  I have spent the last few weeks of 2014 getting my house in order literally and figuratively.  Since moving back into my home last year. I made changes on the inside and outside.  A fresh start.  Painting and repairing.   During that time, changes were going with me inside and out.  I’m starting this new year 16 pounds lighter.  My skin is clearer.  My heart is lighter.  My spirit is at peace.  I will share later about my process. 

Today, I’m in my creative room repairing clothes listening to “Nothing Even Matters” by Lauren Hill.  I’m taking this time to relax and enjoy this moment sewing and listening to music.   I’m making time to just relax. 

Take time to relax and enjoy things that make you happy!

Much love,
Brandi

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I Made It

Closet Chic, DIY

Hi beautiful people!

I wanted share a few pics of a dress I made last spring.  I found the fabric from Hancock Fabrics.  I got a few yards for under $5.   I normally purchase remnant fabrics because they are lower priced.   I pretty much draped and pinned the fabric to my dress form to style dress how I wanted.   I wore my dress a few Sundays ago and paired it with a chestnut colored belt and booties I purchased from Rue 21 this week for $6.  The booties were super comfortable and did not slip while walking.

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