Hi I'm really excited, because today marks the first in a series of DIY fashion projects that I will be sharing with you all, here on My Passport to Style!
I guess by now, most of you gal's know animal print is scorching hot at the moment!Todays DIY fashion project uses a thrifted animal print pinafore style dress and an old pair of faux leather embelished sandals, total cost £4.00 to make a suave animal tote, but you could use any pinafore dress, with a pretty print on the front, think flowers, stripes ect!
To Make Your quick sew, Animal Tote, Using No Pattern What So Ever! You Will Need The Following:
1. A thrifted or old strappy dress with a great print
2.A thrifted or old pair of embelished faux leather sandals or smokey faux crystals
3.A pair of sissors
4.Needle and thread in a colour approriate to the background colour of the print
5.darning needle and thread or fabric glue
Step 1. Take the dress and turn it inside out
step 2. Next turn the dress on its side and bring the two shoulder straps together so they are lined up.
Step 3. Lift the hem of the skirt up and continue to pull the outer fabric of the dress up over the lining of the skirt till just the base of the dress straps are showing.
Step 4. Now that you have your tote shape, pin the base of the bag fabric together and sew across the base edge of your tote in a suitable thread colour. Then sew the the underside of the dress just beneath the arm holes to the outerside of the skirt hem.
To finish off, I thought it would be nice to glue or sew smokey crystals either onto the handles or the front of the tote itself.I decided to cut up a old pair of sandals and use the leather to add dimension and to create a feature across
the front of my tote. What do you think of my bespoke animal print tote??
I would love to see your photo's, if you decide to make your own quick tote from an old strappy dress, remember it works better if the straps are not too thin, i.e spaghetti strap's. Happy making!