Thursday, August 22, 2013

Theirs and Mine: JCrew Polka Dot Pencil Skirt

I recently discovered the well-hidden JCrew clearance outlet right outside of Asheville. Clearance is about the only way I'll pay JCrew prices, so off I went.

Before I left, I picked up a catalogue and found plenty of inspiration in the pages -- especially when it comes to polka dots. But to pay more than $100 for a skirt? I'll make my own knock off, thanks.

Pattern: Modified pencil skirt pattern from Sew U Home Stretch
Fabric: Knit fabric from Joanns
Notions: Elastic

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DIY Wire-Wrapped Ring

I love making birthday gifts for friends, and these wire-wrapped rings have become one of my birthday DIYgo-tos.

Now you can make them, too! Check out my Whimseybox wire-wrapped ring how-to and I promise you won't be able to stop wrapping. They're fast, easy, and a great way to use up random beads from your stash.