Shame on me for skipping out on the DIY fun. In my defense, I’ve been stacking up ideas but they’ve simply been tucked away, warm and comfy in the right hemisphere of my brain.
Naturally, I wanted to start back up with the idea that has been most nagging. I do love a woman in a peplum, and more so their ability to flatter the waist without revealing too much. I’ve watched them grace the hips of many screen gems on Turner Classic Movies. Plus the varieties are as vast as the women who wear them.
This tutorial shouldn’t take you long. It is pretty simple if you already have a top (or tee) you want to add some love to. (This tutorial can get you started) Hand-stitching is also an option if you have the endurance of a Titan. I, on the other hand, do not and pulled out the sewing machine.
Unfortunately I don’t have the pleasure to work in Corporate America. So at this time of year I cross my fingers hoping for an invitation to someone’s company Christmas party. They usually have tons of great food, can afford a REAL DJ, and come with photobooths.
If and when I have the pleasure of attending one, I’ll take my new velvet bows with me. They are versatile, and so cute on. Here are just a few examples of what you can do. Wear one on the front of a blouse or dress, the tops of your shoes, or even the backs of your heels. Simply secure with pins or closed bobby pins. If you have more suggestions, I’d love to see them.
This is part II of the Velvet Dress to Holiday DIY Guide. Read Part I.
Make your gift(s) stand out this Christmas with a little velvety texture. OR get a little Victorian and wear it around your neck. It will for sure become a statement piece either way. Although, I dare you to do the latter. hehe
It was a bit difficult titling this post. Especially since the purpose is to basically show you all how I saved face. Yes, it’s true, I set out to make something spectacular and, well, embarrassed myself. I blame it on the underlying pressure during this time of year to really kick things into high gear. Especially with people having more free time (i.e. vacation) which usually equals more perusing the blogosphere.
Either way, I enjoyed making this “Gift Guide,” that name still doesn’t seem right, and I hope you can use something. They are all super simple and involve 1 (one) 80′s style saucy-red velvet dress.