Hey! I just finished this leather cross body clutch style bag and just HAD to show it off! I love it! The full tutorial with lots of pictures on how to make it is here: http://www.domesticblisssquared.com/2013/11/leather-purse-tutorial.html I cut two rectangles of leather out of a thrifted leather skirt, and two rectangles the same size of lining fabric. Then I sewed the leather and lining to a zipper, sewed all around the outside, turned it inside out and used a chain from another old bag to make it cross body. I was even able to make the chain detachable so that I can use it as a clutch!
This is a link to the tutorial on my blog for this basic tank top. I created this tank using an existing one that I traced to make a pattern. I used bias tape to create a binding/seam the inside and there you go! It's a really simple project that you can make in under an hour! here is the link to the full tutorial: http://www.domesticblisssquared.com/2013/07/basic-tank-top-sewing-tutorial.html
I was inspired by an anthropologie top I saw online, and I refashioned this adorable chambray peplum top from a hideous thrifted dress. This refashion was a whole makeover on this dress. I bleached it, took it in, added darts, took off sleeves, and then I chopped the hem off of the dress to create this top. You can check out more pictures on my blog here: http://www.domesticblisssquared.com/2013/07/a-refashioned-refashion-and-outfit.html
I absolutely love it! I wear it all the time and will wear it long into the fall/winter.
I took this hideous dress and hacked off about six inches of hem, and completely re shaped the neck to make it off the shoulder. I'm not sure how I like it, I feel like it's a little weird looking still and I don't know why. I love the sleeves and the top, though! Maybe it's too long? Here is the link with the before pic: http://www.domesticblisssquared.com/2013/02/striped-dress-refasion.html
My daughter wanted some new skirts for spring, and she asked for something pink, twirly and "like a pop star would wear." Since Pop Star Kiera wore a hi-low skirt in Barbie: Princess and a Pop star, this was a no brainer! I used a basic circle skirt formula and just moved the center opening off center a bit so that one side would be longer. I need to make more of these! The link for the full tutorial is here: http://www.domesticblisssquared.com/2013/02/girls-hi-low-circle-skirt-tutorial.html#