Monday, November 25, 2013

DIY: Embellished Sweatshirt


Over the weekend I teamed up with a few friends, one among them Ashley from Smashing Style, to bedazzle sweatshirts.  The entire process was beyond easy and inexpensive.   

I made mine out of a Hanes sweatshirt from Walmart and some gems from M and J Trimming.
I placed the gems out on the sweatshirt, then used fabric glue to glue each gem down.  From here I used a needle and thread to reinforce each gem. That simple!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Your Questions Answered: Crochet Open Shrug

I've been getting a few questions regarding this cozy Open Shrug I posted last year; I thought this week would be the perfect time to answer.

Reader Melinda writes "I absolutely love this but I feel very silly because I can't figure out how you actually put it on. Can you explain or show a picture? Feeling a bit daft"

Thanks for writing in and following Melinda, I hope the below GIF clears up any confusion you have! Also, don't feel bad, I made one for a friend and she was completely puzzled and didn't even know how to begin to put it on.


Also, regarding your second inquiry 
"Also, any suggestions on how to measure if I wanted to make this for a child or plus size adult? How did you decide on 29 in" 
Width can we calculated by measuring elbow to elbow with your arms straight out in a t position. Length can be calculated by measuring shoulder to waist and multiplying by 2.
Hope these tips help!