• Dancing in a Black Dress: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Europe Outfits

    Europe outfits – what to wear and what not to wear. What? Why this post? Well, we’re headed to Europe on Friday – so fun, right? Don’t worry about our plants, we have someone to watch them each day. They’re in good hands. Okay, for this trip, I’ll be packing light just like when we headed to Mexico, but first, it’s outfit planning time. The first step to packing light is to pack pieces that compliment each other and that work in multiple ways. I…

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    Sewing: Week Twenty Five 30 Minute Pencil Skirt

    30 minute pencil skirt for week 25 of 52 weeks of sewing. Now, I know I’ve done a lot of skirts and that’s probably because I wear them all the time; however, the fabric is what makes the skirt and this navy and white striped fabric just makes this skirt pop. Not to mention it puts my patience to the test matching up all of those stripes. Well worth the effort, though, since it the finished product is polished. Okay – let’s get started! What…

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    Sewing: Vintage Floral Scarf

    This vintage floral scarf was inspired by the fabric – I found it in the cutoff section (still at regular price) and there was just around 1 yard. So worth it. If you’re looking to re-create something similar, look for old bedsheets, table cloths or even a thrift store dress – the fabric will be well worn and perfect. What You Need floral fabric (about 1 yard) matching thread machine 20-24 inches of elastic First – I had to improvise and cut the fabric in…

  • Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Boot Cuffs

    Boot cuffs in April? Well, it just snowed 1 inch, so yes, boot cuffs in April. Most boot cuffs are made out of old sweaters or knitted by hand. Not really my thing…I have so much jersey cotton I gave it a try – super cute, I’d say! Wouldn’t you? What you need fabric – about 1/8-1/4 of a yard machine elastic – about 8-12 inches scissors matching thread Step One First you’ll want to pick out some fun fabric. Nothing too plain, but nothing…

  • Yellow Scrunched Top: 3ten.ca

    Sewing: Yellow Top

    Yellow! Just in time for spring. Let’s get sewing this yellow top – it’ll take less than an hour and add colour to your wardrobe. This top didn’t turn out 100% the way I wished…so be sure to read the post, unless you really like it the way it is. Turns out, it’s growing on me…but I’ll for sure have to try again (bummer is, I didn’t buy much of this awesome yellow fabric!). My intent was to create this tight bottom portion and then…

  • Silver Ring Necklace: 3ten.ca

    Project: Silver Ring Necklace

    Do you love accessories? Especially those big, trendy pieces that JCrew sells for 230$? Me, yes – I love them. For 230$, however, it’s not worth it. What is worth it is trying to make your own! After searching for a while for an accessory with some pop for my summer wardrobe I came across this neon nylon string at Michael’s. Then, I was inspired by a project from Honestly WTF where she made this beautiful brass ring necklace. So, I drove off to Home…

  • Pleated Skirt: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Pleated Skirt

    So – this is some of my favourite fabric! I bought a lot when I saw it over a year ago at Ikea. Ikea, I know. The nice thing about their fabric is that it’s huge in width! This stuff is more than 80 inches across. Perfect for this project. What you need fabric – a yard or two machine scissors pins matching thread zipper Step One First step – measure your waist. Double it. Measure your waist to where you want the skirt to…