So it’s Day 6 of my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 6.
Today I have to take Lil Tot to a birthday party in Vancouver, WA (about an hour away from where we live). It’s a party at a place filled with bouncies and activities, and I think that I’m going to have to go in/on some of them to help Lil Tot along. Thus, I have to wear something that allows for a lot of movement, and have to keep the jewelry minimal. Plus I have to drive an hour to get there. So, this necessitates a kinda boring outfit.
I made the top out of 3 sweatshirts following the instructions in the book “Kakkoii Couture Remake.” I adapted the tutorial to Western sizing and changed a bit of the methodology. Here is my version. I love the blouson effect to the top – and that it can we worn as a top or a skirt, and upside-down! (Click the link above to check out how many different ways it can be worn.)
The friendship bracelets I actually made…more than 20 years ago when they were in style!! (I honestly can’t believe it’s been that long since I was in elementary school. Can it be…?) I happened to hold onto my friendship bracelets…and guess what!!?! They’re back in style. Well, thanks to the brand Frieda & Nellie, who has burst on the scene with a line of friendship bracelets embellished and intertwined with with rhinestones and vintage bracelets.
Just lovely, and such a wonderful update on an old trend!
I made mine this morning with some of my old bracelets from back in the day, with some bits or rhinestone chain and closures I had sitting around in my jewelry-making drawer. If you don’t happen to have your own friendship bracelets laying around just begging to be re-used, you can find every. pattern. EVER! for making friendship bracelets here. (LOVE this site and can’t wait to make some more bracelets following their instructions!!)
In other news, I have a fabulous treat coming up for you guys soon – in the form of a BRAND-NEW tutorial from someone I really respect – can’t wait to share!
I think I’m going to have to do some leaf-raking soon!!