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My DIY Spring Wardrobe from 2017 by Sewing Daydreams

My DIY Spring Wardrobe from 2017

Spring is almost through here in upstate New York and I am pleased to say that I had a rather productive one!  I got to sew up some pieces that I had been thinking about for a really long time and it feels so good to finally be able to wear them.  I caught up with the talented photographer, Dave Blenis, recently and got to show some of my newest sewing pieces off.  Read through and check out my homemade spring wardrobe pieces from 2017.  After wearing them for some time, I have some new insight into them that I’m going to share here.  From my Red Riding hoodie to my embroidered Bohemian tunic to my Mad Men inspired skirt… Enjoy!

Also, as a side note, my husband enjoyed this spring wardrobe photo shoot because he got to take a brief vacation from being my Instagram Husband.  🙂

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Embroidered Tunic Tutorial

DIY – The Embroidered Tunic Tutorial

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Spring is finally here and I want to celebrate with an embroidered tunic.  I want a shirt that’s somewhat light, airy, and fun to accompany my mood (I’m not a winter person and am celebrating the warmer, longer days).  I’m thinking a boxy shape, 3/4 length sleeves, with a deep v-neck in the front.  It will be a longer tunic, with the sides split up to the waist.  For the color, I’m thinking off-white with some fancy stitching around the edges.  Sound good?  Let’s get sewing!

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Hooded Wrap Tutorial

DIY – The Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

Hooded Wrap Tutorial

I like wearing it open without the self-tie belt as well.

It’s cold where I live, and I want to make something cozy that I can layer on to help keep the chill off.  I also want it to be versatile enough where I can wear it out or wear it in while cuddling on the couch. So, today, we will be making a hooded wrap long sleeved shirt with a self-tie belt at the waist.  Of course, there will be pockets, so no worries there.  Here we go!

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upcycle romper tutorial

DIY – Upcycle Romper into Tunic Top Tutorial

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My sister recently gave me a romper which is cute, but is just way too short.  I’m somebody’s mother now (!!! still such a wonderful and wild experience !!!), so there are some lengths I just will not wear anymore.  But the material is so pretty and the sleeves are so fun, so I decided to upcyle it and turn the romper into a tunic top.  I’ve been on an upcycling kick lately turning a sweater into a skirt, and earrings into a necklace. Giving new life to old things is really rewarding and surprisingly easy.

I paired my new tunic along with my previously upcycled ankle length summer jeans.  Read on for my full tutorial…

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t-shirt refashion open back

DIY – T-Shirt Refashion – The Open Back Bow Tutorial

I recently got the chance to have some photography done by the talented Dave Blenis showcasing some of my homemade clothes.  I was blown away by his photographs.  They made my clothes seem legit!  I had made this shirt last year prior to my sewing blog, so never got a chance to share it until just now.   Though I had made the shirt from scratch, the method of applying an open back bow can be used for any t-shirt refashion and is a fun and easy way to spice up your wardrobe. So read along for my T-Shirt Refashion – Open Back Bow Tutorial!

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Sewing Daydreams - Lacy Summer T-Shirt Tutorialial

DIY – The Lacy Summer T-Shirt Tutorial

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sewing daydreams lacey summer tee

sewing daydreams lacey summer t-shirt tutorial

Today we will be making a t-shirt that I have been thinking about making since the early spring, but put on hold until after my pregnancy; my Lacy Summer T-Shirt Tutorial.  Though the end of summer may be in sight, there are still plenty of warm sunny days ahead and what better way to enjoy the last days of summer than with a light t-shirt made even lighter from a partially lacy back.  I’ve seen a lot of wonderful examples of t-shirts incorporating lace into their design out there in the blogosphere.  Some of my favorite sources of inspiration include posts from Cotton and Curls, Pearls and Scissors, and So, Zo…What do you Know?.  Today will be my own take on the subject.  This shirt will have a scooped neckline and hemline to match.  The lace on the back of the shirt will mimic the scooped hemline.  Read on for my lacy summer t-shirt tutorial.

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DIY – The Long Sleeve Raglan Shirt Tutorial

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Today we will be venturing into the world of the raglan sleeve.  Are you as excited as I am?! As you can see, I’m very happy to add a new sleeve type to my homemade sewing patterns!  This tutorial will make a long sleeve raglan shirt with bands around both the neckline and bottom of the shirt.  So, without further ado, lets get on with my raglan shirt tutorial!

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