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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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DIY: Glitter Clutch

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What you need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter (any colour you desire .. I used fine purple glitter & chunky silver glitter)
  • An old clutch or wallet or bag (whatever you prefer and want to glam up)
  • Paint brush or Sponge
  • a bowl
  • newspaper or something to put it on

How to:

  1. Put mod podge & glitter in a bowl ( there is no particular measurements bt however much mod podge you use put about the same about of glitter or more in.. use the bottom of bowl as a measurement.. so half the bottom of the bowl is mod podge and the other half is glitter) .. then mix it all together.
  2. Get your old clutch and paint a layer of the mixture on.. do not worry about if it stays white as when it dries you will see the glitter as the mod podge glue dries clear. P.S you may have to do a couple of layers (once each layer has dried) to cover the clutch so you don’t see the original colour/clutch.
  3. Once Dried.. and have put the mixture all over the clutch where you want it .. You have finished your glitter clutch :D and can go out on the town with it ;)

Below are a few pics of my formal and the glitter clutch I made, simple yet effective and doesn’t look tacky (I even got complimented a lot that night and asked where i got it from, they’re were surprised when i told them i did it myself)

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P.S I’m not wearing heels as I did not want to be taller than my bf (thats why i look really short.. i swear i’m not that short)

Let me know how you went :D

Jacqui xx

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Fiji

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My Mates & I on South Sea Island Fiji with our Snorkeling Gear on (:

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