It’s a simple design, based on a bellhop’s uniform. But when Coco Chanel launched her version of this spare jacket in the 50s, jazzed up with handmade trim and jewelry-like buttons, a classic was born.
Summer is just around the corner. What could be a better time to create this adorable sundress for your little daughter or granddaughter. All you need is bright and cheerful fabric your sewing machine and get stitching.
Whether a newbie or an experienced sewer, invisible zippers can be tricky. They’re even trickier when you have to line up a seam on either side of the zipper, like in a waistband. Maddie comes to rescue with this helpful tutorial.
Bring a punch of personality and versatility to your closet by creating a removable faux leather boot cuff. This easy to make accent can transform your favorite boots to create a two toned look perfect for walking through the rest of winter and straight into spring.
I was not a fan of fanny packs the first time they came around in the 1980s. Back then fanny packs were generally a tell-tale sign of someone who didn’t dress cool. They were reserved for tourists, older people or people who put function above fashion. Fast forward 20 years later, and fanny packs have evolved from their former state of dorkiness into a something that’s functional and cute.
This fun little bag is a great way to use up some of your vintage buttons, or a wonderful project to have your daughter or granddaughter make with you. Get that button foot out and lets make this bag together in an afternoon.