Thursday, October 13, 2011

RE-PURPOSE...SHIRT TO SKIRT TUTORIAL

I've had this shirt in my closet for about 2 years. 
I haven't worn it for at least a year. And I can probably count on less than one hand how many times I wore it at all. But tonight I found the perfect use for it!! A skirt for my eight year old daughter.
(sorry, I hung the belt a little crooked)
This project took less than an hour. So here we go....
First, make sure the length of the bottom of your shirt is a good skirt length. My shirt was a 'Juniors' Medium and the finish product from belt to hem hits my daughter right at the knee. So I was able to cut the top of the shirt off just above the belt line...

(somehow I want to re-purpose the top of the shirt...)
Next, I turned the material inside out and pinned down my edges to sew my first seem. I decided to do a double seem, but that is totally up to you and your project.

This picture shows my first seem is about a quarter of an inch from top, and my second is about 1/4-1/2" from the first...

Now your shirt mostly resembles a skirt but with WAAAAY to big of a waist for a little girl. So I hand-wound my elastic thread onto my bobbin, and then pinned the back of my skirt exactly where I wanted my elastic to run. My original plan was to have 3-5 sewn lines of elastic in the middle of the back of the skirt. But after sewing the elastic in, I realized that I needed to go the full length of the back of the waist...just a helpful hint.

(this pictures my original pin marks for my elastic to run. Keep in mind that I ended up sewing my elastic from  side-seem to side-seem(the entire length of the back of the new waist))

The back of the waist should now look something like this when it's done...

And since the shirt's original ties are going to stay as a tie back for the skirt I AM FINISHED!!!

And vwalla!!! Doesn't she look SMASHING!! :)


HAPPY RE-PURPOSING .....




Thursday, July 21, 2011

NEVER STOP CREATING....

I might be on an EXTENDED vacation but I haven't stopped creating. I'm excited to get some new headbands posted to ETSY in a few weeks.

We'll have some new hard headbands, soft headbands, gonna bring back some BELTS too! It's the return of school and everyone needs a new belt to go with the perfect top.

Flowers flowers flowers! Singed flowers, wrapped flowers, ruffle flowers, fabric flowers, lace flowers...all of the above!! So excited!

STAY TUNED!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CLEARANCE!!!

HBCreate is ready to clearance out the ETSY shop for the summer! We are going on vacation and when we come back we'll have ALL NEW PRODUCT!!! But for now, its time to say good-bye to some of our favorites.

Everything is reduced 30%!!! Its a great opportunity for CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, Birthday gifts on hand, or a new accessory for YOURSELF!!!

See ya at checkout! :)

HBCreate on ETSY

Thursday, June 30, 2011

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy Birthday to my MADELYN!!! It's fun to whip up new accessories for my daughter.

Shhhhhhh.....she's gonna love em'!

 SWEET BUTTERFLY-headband
I love all the elements on this headband-3 wrapped buds enveloped in lace, all different textures;
 a large singed bloom with lace accent; and a beautiful butterfly for character

CLEAR SKY-headband
Doesn't this just remind you of a beautiful sunny clear sky day....ahhhh SUMMER!

CLEAR SKY in BLOOM-barrette
A couple of jewels and a little bit of lace goes a long way. An alligator clip is attached to the back making it easy for Madelyn to accessorize her hair, necklace, purse, headband, or whatever else she feels(and she can get pretty creative these days!)

And finished off her gift with a little sunshine on her wrist. She's been wanting a bracelet.

Watch for SWEET BUTTERFLY and other new creations on my HBCreate ETSY SHOP

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADELYN!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CONGRATS to the GIVE-A-WAY WINNER!!

Congratulations HILARY STEWART!!
Hilary is the Give-a-way winner for Trulie-Scrumptious's mega 200 followers GIVE-A-WAY!!

Remember to check back often at Truilie-Scrumptious because they have give-a-ways ALL the time! And check back HERE because look how easy it was for Hilary to win this...


Oh, and how totally AWESOME is it that Hilary and I have the SAME NAME!!! Sweet!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SUMMER IS HERE...BRIGHTS ARE IN!

In most areas around the world school is out and summer has begun. White is officially accepted...and bright colors are extremely encouraged.
Add a BRIGHT headband to your ensamble!
 (special order sold at HBCreate Etsy)

Let me know how I can accessorize your summer!




Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FEATURED!!

Check us out over at Trulie-Scrumptious and enter to win our great give-a-way!!