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Do It Tuesday

DIY Tulle Skirt

Summer is ending and if you live anywhere like Phoenix, LA or Palm Springs you know your hot days are about to really hit! It’s never too late to make one of these skirts to wear in the fall.

Things You Will Need:

  • Satin 1-2 Yards
  • Tulle 8-10 Yards
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Elastic Belt
  • Dye

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First figure out your waist size, add 2 inches then divide it by 6.28. This will give you the radius for your waist.

Let’s start by cutting the tulle.  Take 1.5×1.5 yards of tulle and fold it in half. Next, take a pin and place it at the top middle of the fold. Attached a string that is the same length as your waists radius and use it as a guide to cut a half circle.

Keeping the tulle folded in half, add 20in to the end of the sting and repeat. Unfolded, you should have a circle cutout of tulle with a smaller circle in the middle (your waist size).

For the satin or silk, repeat the same steps as above using 1 square yard of fabric instead. Adjust the length of the skirt by 5 or 10 inches depending on preference.

 

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Sew a basting or straight stitch along the waist to keep tulle from sliding and moving around.

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For the waist band use a thick elastic belt and sew the ends together. Pin inside out the inner layer, tulle and elastic belt in the waist. There will be extra room with fabric so even it out around the elastic belt.

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Then once ready to sew pull and stretch elastic out with the skirt. this will bunch the tulle at elastic. once you finish the waist turn it inside right and you have a tulle skirt.

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Do It Tuesday

DIY Beach Anklets

It’s summer! Time to hit the beach! I decided I wanted to make some chunky anklets to wear when I go barefoot. These are super easy and fun to create.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Beads (enough to fit around one ankle)
  • Bead Stringing Wire (.30mm)
  • Toggle Clasps (the circle part only)
  • Crimp Beads
  • Tulle or sheer thick ribbon
  • Pliers

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First, just simply string on the beads with the wire. Add the circle part of the toggle clasp on each end with a crimp bead. String through the ribbon. Slide your foot through and tie a bow in the back! Super cute and easy!

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Photography: Anthony Bergeron

Director/Photography: Angela Lavelle

Do It Tuesday

SEW OR NO SEW Movie Curtains

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Red Velvet Fabric 2-4 panels, depending on the size of your TV
  • Staple Gun
  • Sewing Machine or Iron On Hem Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • String of Lights
  • Black Duck Tape

IMG_3722-2This is an easy yet fun project to do! In this DIY, I created a movie wall for the TV room. It was looking really boring and tacky with the wire cover and outlet hanging around it.IMG_3909My TV is really small and I only needed two panels that were 4 x 9 ft. I sewed a 1/4 inch hem around the perimeter, you can also use a iron on hem tape as well.
image0000001-1-3To hang, I pleated the top about every 2-3 inches and stapled it to the wall at top. Hang a panel on each side of the TV so it is centered and you can wrap it around the wall hanger. Now you have movie curtains!
IMG_3938-3 If you want to get real creative simply use black duck tape and wrap the lights around TV and now it looks like you have an old movie marquee!

Fashion Friday

Natalie Beth

Natalie Beth’s earrings are made out of recycled glass. Each pair is made using gorgeous, vibrant colors that’ll make any outfit pop!

Kyanite is a powerful stone that is known for aligning all of the Chakras. Unlike other stones, Kyanite doesn’t absorb any negative energy, which means that it never needs to be cleansed. Instead, Kyanite rapidly transfers energy through vibrations. Kyanite is also useful for communication skills, as it can create pathways of energy that help send information telepathically. It also restores energy balance.

Blue apatite:Apatite is a stone known for helping those who wear it achieve their goals. It first clears away confusion, apathy or negativity. Then, it stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation.

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Makeover Monday

Ballet Bun

Slicked back buns have two extremes: they are both elegant and exotic. Whether you plan on keeping them simple and traditional for ballet or adding a twist for more fun, you can’t go wrong with this hairstyle for any occasion. I know I intend to wear them a lot this summer! I had a lot of fun styling this bun, and don’t be alarmed if it looks too complicated! Check my Makeover Monday for a quick tutorial on how to easily recreate twisted buns! It is really just about being creative with your twists and pins!

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Soak Up Saturday

Soak It Up

This week was an eventful one! I am in a huge transition in my life, I am not sure about you but I feel most of us are. So many people are going through their daily dose of crazies. This weekend I am in Pittsburgh doing hair and makeup for Natalie Beth’s Wedding. I am so excited to share this day with her. For those of you who missed out this week or the last two weeks, make sure you take a moment and view her jewelry. Each piece is hand made by her and they all have something different and unique. Here’s to Natalie Beth starting her new adventure. Cheers! WITH LOVE, Angela.

SOUL FOOD SUNDAY

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MAKEOVER MONDAY

DOS DAY TUESDAY

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WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY

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THRIFTY THURSDAY

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FASHION FRIDAY

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Do It Tuesday

Tea Bags

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cheese Cloth or Nylon
  • Sew Tools
  • Tea
  • String
  • Card Stock Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Shears
  • Rotary Knife
  • Ruler
  • Prep: Prewash fabric in hot/warm water

IMG_2714-1-1024x683Fold the piece of fabric in half to double it and measure in 2×3 inches. Use a ruler and rotary knife to cut the fabric. Pin the pieces together.IMG_2770-1-1024x683Lower your presser foot and needle into the fabric. Set your machine on zigzag, then sew  forward. Push the reverse button and sew backwards. Repeat 2-3 times for security. Sew 3 out of 4 sides with a zigzag stitch, starting 1/2 on and 1/2 off to close the bag.IMG_2735-1-1024x683Fill bags with 1-2 TBSP of tea and cut the extra fabric off. Sew the open end with a zigzag stitch.IMG_2739-1-1024x683Cut squares out of cardstock paper and hearts out of the construction paper.IMG_2747-1-1024x683Thread a needle and pull the thread through the top corner of the teabag, threading it through the tag. Label the hearts, so you can color coordinate all your teas. Enjoy a custom made cup of tea or gift it to a friend! Make sure you seal the teabags in an airtight container with no moisture so it lasts longer.  EASY PEASY!IMG_2798-1-1024x683For delicious tea made by my sister, Melissa Longo, go to her website at www.healfarmacy.com