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DIY: Formal Dress

DIY: Formal Dress

Can’t find the perfect formal dress or its all too expensive? I have the solution.. maybe? .. turn a plain looking dress into something a little bit fancy and more appropriate for a formal or ball.

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What You Need:

1. A Dress (preferably plain) I got mine from Xenia Boutique (Follow Me Dress) and they’re still selling it (:

2. Material of your choice (something a bit fancy like sequin material.. thats what i used)

3. Sewing Needle

4. Cotton

5. Scissors

6. Pins

How to:

1. Get your chosen dress, lay it out, put your material on top and cut it to the about shape and size  (I’m redoing the top of my dress.. the front and back) I did this in 3 parts..

Part 1: (the front) Once cut to the shape on the front.. pin it on the dress try it on and make sure the edges of the material will go to the edges of the top part of the dress if all good take it off and then sew it ( I sewed it by hand but you can use a sewing machine if you want, probably will be quicker but up to you)

Part 2 & 3: (the back)

I did the back in 2 parts as the zip ran down the middle if your zip is not down the middle or you don’t have a zip then you can do this with one part.

Part 2: Cut the material a little bit bigger as the back of my dress is stretchy if yours is not don’t worry about doing this carry on and repeat part 1. Pin one side of the material on the dress. Put the dress on and get someone else to help you pin the rest of the material onto the dress so it hits the edges (for a dress with a stretchy back so the material will stretch with your body). take it off and sew around the edges.. Repeat this step for part 3 aswell

P.S Sorry i have no step by step pictures to help as I never thought of doing it at the time..

Here is the before and after :)

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and i wore it to my last high school formal ever which was last year :(

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Love,

Jacqui

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Trend Alert: Peplum

I’m loving the trend peplum at the moment.

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so far I only own 2 peplum tops but hoping to invest in some peplum pants, skirts, jackets and maybe even a dress. Not saying i’m actually going to get all of these as I’m a poor student I probably won’t but I would like too.

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Peplum tops are amazing they cinch at the waist and then flare out, it makes you look skinnier than you are even though I don’t need to look any skinner as i consider myself pretty skinny as i weigh about 45kg but i’m also quite short. Peplum is so flattering and makes you look more feminine and sexier. You can dress it up or down depending on what kind of look you’re going for. Also there are more options not just tops but pants, skirts, jackets, shorts and dresses. 

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You can find some cheap ish peplum clothes at the following websites..

http://www.asos.com

http://www.boohoo.com

for new zealand some stores that sell peplum at the moment are:

Valleygirl

Glassons

Temt

Trendz

Forever New 

 

Be sure to check out this trend as its quite flattering and versatile for most women 

 

Love,

 

Jacqui xx

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Dreams are free

Who said dreams are just dreams and can’t become a reality? If you believe in what you dream it could possibly come true if you put in the hard work then YES it can but if you’re a downer and not positive about what you dream then of course your dream will not come true. The best part about dreams is it does not cost what so ever, its FREE!! yes free so dream as much as you want and if you believe in it, it will come true and just like mr walt disney says if you dream it, you CAN do it!! he is so right :D

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as i lay my head down to sleep I shall think positive thoughts and make my dreams into a reality one day and when they do become a reality that is when i shall share to you all what my dreams are, so for now keep dreaming, do not give up and keep believing!.

Love,

Jacqui xx

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