Fashion Meets Art!!!

Hello Lo-vies,

I went fishing this weekend for the first time ever and I loved it so much I will be doing it more often. I caught so many keepers, but threw them back in because they looked sad and too cute. If you have not gone fishing before, try it, it is extremely relaxing :D.

Now, today’s project is close to my heart because as much as I love fashion, I also have room left in my heart to for ART! Who else gets excited about drawing or painting like I do? Lets see a show of hands shall we!

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Multi-Purpose Kimono

Hi everyone,

It has been a minute since I posted anything and I do apologize, life happened. On the bright side I have finally gotten my NYC Inspection sticker for my car (Scarlett). No more battling tickets online screaming “He’s out of order, She’s out of order, You’re all out of order! LOL………………

On to todays project, I was inspired to make this Kimono after seeing it everywhere this summer. You can wear this as a dress or part of an outfit. It also serves well as a stylish pool/beach wear cover up. I made this in about an hour and this was my first time making one.

Lets get to it…….

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Silk Slip Dress………

This is one for the ages. The Slip dress closely resemble underslips and petticoats, which were both used as under-garments in the in the early 1940’s. Slip dresses though did not make an appearance until the last decade of the 20th century thanks to the likes of John Gilliano’s debut design for Dior was a lace trimmed Slip dress.

So if you would like to Slip into something more comfortable over the weekend or just on a lazy evening have a go at this one.

DSC_1997Things You Will Need 

  1. Fabric (Silk)
  2. Ribbon/Cord
  3. Scissors
  4. Sewing machine/ Needle & Thread
  5. Sewing pins

 

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DIY Bella Hadid Inspired Backless Button-Up Shirt.

Hello Fashion-Lovers,

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday. It is a day of relaxation and preparation for the week to come. Monday doesn’t have to be so blue if your Sunday was effectively utilized.

For this DIY, I took inspiration from the beautiful and flawless Bella Hadid. She Slayed this outfit with a casual loose-fitted, low-waisted Levi’s and Nike sneakers.

Things You Will Need:

  1. Button-Down Shirt (Fairly fitted)
  2. Elastic
  3. Scissors
  4. Sewing Machine (Can be done hand sewn)

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Fringed Skirt…..

Hello guys,

I hope everyone who celebrates the 4th of July had a lovely day yesterday. This is my first 4th in NYC and I spent it in doors : (. I am new to New York and I should be more adventurous I know and I will be as soon as I make more friends I believe (that is what people tell me). Are they wrong? You tell me.

Today’s’ project is a fringe skirt and I am truly excited about this one as I have always wanted something with a fringe on it, not sure why I never made one. It is an exciting attire or accessory to have with or on your outfit.

OKAY! Lets get started………..

What You Will Need:

  • Fabric
  • Lining (Optional)
  • Scissors
  • Chalk/Fabric marker
  • Measuring tape
  • A Zipper
  • Sewing Machine

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DIY Oversize Clutch

Most times you do your best to buy just enough fabric for whatever project you want to create, but most times buying more than you need is the safest thing to do as you never know what might go wrong especially after you have already cut out your patterns.

So now you have all this extra fabric and you are not sure what to do with it right? Well here is a creative way to use it by making a Clutch.

What you will need:DSC_0120

  • Fabric (Medium/Heavy weight: 1 yard)
  • Scissors
  • Zipper
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing  Machine (Can be hand sewn too)

 

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Triangle Bralette Top (For the love of Summer)

Summer has fully arrived now (yaay or nay its here to stay for a while) and temperature’s in the 90’s are not so fun especially if you are out and about. So this has been of interest to me for the longest time now. A bralette that is custom made for me and my body type that I can comfortably wear. I have attached a pattern in the pattern section of the blog so you can try to make yours it is to scale so it can be printed out on an 8″ x 11″/A4 paper size. Now I spent my Saturday trying this out till I got what I thought was the best fit so I played around with the measurements a bit.

Things you’ll need:

  • Fabric
  • Separating Zipper
  • Sewing Machine (& Thread ofcourse)
  • Sewing pins

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DIY Upcycled Shirt-Dress

This is my first post, so welcome to Sophies’ Closet DIY’s.

This post is on upcycling a shirt dress I got last year I believe. Now, lets pause for a bit and acknowledge AliExpress and how great of a website it is. Although I must say, there are always those stores with not so great products, so endeavor to read the feedback from previous customers with REAL pictures to show, but over-all it is a great website especially if you are not trying to break the bank.

What you need…………..

  1. Any Shirt-dress
  2. Liquid Stitch
  3. African fabric “Ankara” (with a design you like)

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30 Minute Infinity Dress…….

Hello everyone,

It has been a minute since I posted something new, this has been due to the ups and downs in life need I say more. Just know that no matter what you are going through in and out of life push through it in a fashionable outfit 😀 .

Ok, today’s project, I will be upcycling a gathered skirt into an infinity dress. Now this took me less than 30 minutes to achieve so challenge yourself and switch up an old skirt to make a statement on your next outing.

I once sold this skirt (SBS Rudy Skirts) and obviously kept one for myself because I love them. I have owned/worn this skirt since 2015 and now years down the line I wanted to do something different with it.

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SBS Rudy Skirt

THINGS YOU WILL NEED

  • Fabric (1 yard or less)
  • Sewing Pins
  • Sewing Machine (Can be done by hand)
  • Skirt for Upcycling

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BOXY CROP TOP

Hello everyone,

What were my fellow fashionistas up to this weekend? I was super lazy on Saturday but cooked up a storm today i.e Sunday (Beef stew and Egusi) and it all tasted AMAZING according to my niece :D.

Alright then, enough about my weekend musings, today’s project is a boxy crop top. Have you ever been scrolling through your Instagram page and see something and gasp saying “why do I not have that”?. Well that was my motivation to figure this out and  I decided I had to have it. I found it super easy to make and I’m sure you will too.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • FABRIC (Atleast 1.5 yard)
  • TAPE MEASURE
  • BIAS TAPE
  • FLEXIBLE RULER (optional)
  • SEWING MACHINE (Can be sewn by hand)

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