DIY: Bedazzled cage bralette

Hello beautiful people
Its summer and we just want to show off skin and be free and have fun in the sun. So today i’m doing a versatile sparkly caged tube bralette its fun for partying, at the beach days and just hanging out so unto the tutorials

Things you will need

IMG_6379[1]Black stretchy fabric

Thread and needle

Scissors

some pins

measuring tape

and rhinestones gem mat

  1. the measurements to be taken are

from the bust to your belly it could be shorter

and the from one arm to another

2.  Once we have our measurements we plot them down on the fabric and make the cut don’t forget to hem the edges

IMG_6382[1]3. So  now we place the elastic straps where we want them to be and pin down and sew

IMG_6389[1]4. Sew down on the two sides to connect, it should look like  a tube now. Attach bigger elastic at each end of the fabric you cut

At the center of the fabric cut up the regular elastic ’bout 3inches and sew down at the other end of the elastic attach a ring and sew down attach two 3inch elastic straps to the sides of the ring and sew them to the hands

this is optional you can add straps of elastic from the hands to the centre to make it more caged

IMG_6394[1] 5. Sew down press studs to close the hands, a button could also work perfectly

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PS. In between the elastic sew down the rhinestone gem straps(my apologies I wore it originally like that before I changed my mind to be more sparkly and sadly I didn’t take pictures:-( ).So you cut the rhinestone gem mat to tiny pieces to match the width of the elastic

Okay now we done and ready to flaunt our summer bodies, so I styled it two ways one with loose rhinestone stone straps and the other with  fitting straps

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That’s it for today let me know what you think about this DIY today and if you ever have to create this let me know by using the hashtag #icreatefunk . And if you want more tutorials like this you can suggest. Have a great day Follow my Instagram@hipstylefunk for more pictures

XOXO Amy

DIY: maxi skirt with split

Hello beautiful people

Okay so recently other than my obsession with denim there’s also this thing about maxi’s (skirts, gowns,and dresses) that get to me they happen to to be so free and versatile you could wear it For all occasions with some accessories and it changes the whole look. but i personally just like the maxi look because its effortless and i seen to always pick it when i’m in a rush so i decided to try creating one for my self

YOU NEED

fabric (2 metres will be fine you can use more or less depending on how heavy you want the skirt)

scissors

safety pins

elastic band

thread and a needle

press studs

a button

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HOW  TO

  1.  Take the elastic band and measure around your waist an cut out
  2. Using a safety pin attache the ends of the fabric to the ends of the safety pin and pin down the center and proceed to pin down the center of the previous center keep repeating till you reach the desired gathered effect

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inside view

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outside view

3. when that is done we now sew the button to one end off the elastic band and make a buttonhole at the other end make sure this ends are overlapping.

4. measure up where you want  the slit to be and you and sew down the press studs on each side

I made it really high so i could enjoy it at the beach or pool but in any case you want a normal maxi skirt  you could always sew it down straight. down for get to hem the end and then we are done

and for the full view

That’s it for today let me know what you think about this DIY today and if you ever have to create this let me know by using the hashtag #icreatefunk . And if you want more tutorials like this you can suggest. Have a great day Follow my Instagram for more pictures and lets get connected on Facebook 

XOXO Amy

 

DIY: strapless Ankara top (circle version)

Hey beautiful people
Welcome again to my blog and hope y’all have fun and create funk!
Its summer (well not in my area tho it rains heavily) okay so for you out there enjoying the summer weather today we will be creating a flared strapless top (circle version)  from Ankara fabric and it should be simple enough to make

 

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YOU NEED

A yard of fabric
A pair of scissors
Some thread
An iron
Elastic closest to the color of d fabric
Safety pin

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HOW TO
1. Fold the fabric in question into four equal parts and lay flat
2. Trace out a line from the top to the side(A)
3.  Measure  the length and start marking from the end of the fabric to meet the line you just made and mark point (B)

3. Trace out a small curve to meet the lines at the top and label (C)

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4. Mark along the areas and cut out using the pattern drafted as above

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5. Measure the elastic around your upper bust and cut where it feels comfortable
6. Using 1 inch hem allowance sew down the top and leave out space for the elastic to pass through and using ½inch measurements hem the bottom all round

7.Using a safety pin pass through the space at the top and sew down. Voila!!

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For the choker;
1. Cut out about three inches or more for width and measure around your neck for length
2. Fold it down and iron to make it flat its up to you to sew down or use glue to sew down the sides
3. Sew down the hooks and eyes in opposite directions as seen here DIY Chokers

And we are done for today’s DIY feel free to dress up in various styles but i preferred simple jeans

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Words cannot describe how i envy some of you now rocking the warm weather

That’s it for today let me know what you think about this DIY today and if you ever have to create this let me know by using the hashtag #icreatefunk . And if you want more tutorials like this you can suggest. Have a great day Follow my Instagram for more pictures and lets get connected on Facebook 

XOXO Amy

Thrift: ruby red crop top with lace accents

Hello beautiful people
I believe we all went out to buy clothes and we randomly set eyes on this piece of clothing which for no reason attracted you but yet you don’t wear it because it may be boring or lets face it it may just be your hoarder instincts trying to take over your life but the borderline is that you found amazing and presently don’t feel its vibes so here is how we gonna funk it up and make it new again cause that’s all we do right??  And just to say those of you enjoying this under the summer warmth i envy you right now cause its pretty cold where i am. less talk more DIY lets create funk;

Materials needed

Old crop
Some lace
Thread
Needle

Its basic so we could do this in under 5 mins
Measure the lace around your body
Place on the crop top or inside (i choose to sew from the inside)

Then sew using an overcast stitch gently sew all round the crop top

And here is the front part

i used this stitch because it wouldn’t show at the front
And there we go its good as new

 

That’s it for today let me know what you think about this thrift today and if you ever have to create this let me know by using the hashtag #icreatefunk . And if you want more tutorials like this you can suggest. Have a great day Follow my Instagram for more pictures and lets get connected on Facebook 

XOXO Amy

DIY:Turn your leggings to skirts

Hey beautiful people,
I went on a short vacation before school came into a full swing and going through my things i find this leather wannabe pair of leggings ( don’t get me wrong it was super comfy and soft on the inside).i was once in love with these pair, they happened to have been a gift from my grandma but lately they just don’t fit tight but i wasn’t ready to part with them yet so I decided to alter which brings us to our DIY today,

Things you will need

 

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old pair of leggings

scissors

sewing machine

eyelets

measuring tape

string

chalk

pins

  • Place the leggings flat down and cut up all the sides of the leggings, place them straight down and cut using an old skirt as a template and sew down the sides together giving us a new skirt
  • Turn the skirt on the right side and cut the area you want, okay the good thing with this fabric id that i don’t need to hem it and also my leggings had a lot of seams so i just cut through one

  • Mark up the areas you want the lace to pass through i measured my spacing by one inch and put in small holes so the eyelets could pass through

     

  • So i used fifty eyelets in total and i cut up my string and just laced up and we are done

     

           Okay so from the picture i had initially used an elastic but i changed my mind because after i first wore it it looked funny so i came in and added a zip and darts as well so  i could get a snug fit

  • Lace up skirt

    How do I look in this?

    That’s it for today let me know what you think about this DIY today and if you ever have to create this let me know by using the hashtag #icreatefunk . And if you want more tutorials like this you can suggest. Have a great dayFollow my Instagram@hipstylefunk for more pictures

    XOXO Amy

 

DIY: Seven summer fling denim chokers

Hello Beautiful people,

So lately I haven’t been able to go along with my blogging schedule because there has been a lot  going on for me i have school, the weather and so much i don’t want to bore you guys with. So unto our tutorials:-). Lately i’ve been in aww with denim(i cant bring myself to say obsessed )  So i’ve been playing around and i came up wth fun ways to up cycle old jeans and still be fashion forward and trendy, i know we all just want to be fab.*flips hair* .And that brings us to today’s DIY

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Things you will need

denim trims(i cut out the legs of my old jeans)

pair of scissors

string

hole puncher

tweezer

needle and thread

fastenings

  1. The Kim Kardashian denim choker Get you a piece of denim  and cut out to how big you want it after measuring around your neck , Proceed to distress with a pair  of tweezers after distressing to satisfaction,

Use  any kind of fastening to secure it around your neck, (i personally used the denim hook      and eye) i sewed them at the edges and if you are up to up to task you can add a charm to   match your personality.2. The Caged denim choker

Get a piece of denim and cut into six identical straps and three shorter straps feel free to measure it for precision

Line up the  longer straps in threes by each side on a shorter strap and place the other two at the edges feel free to glue down or sew it up

Add up gems to spice up the look and attach fastenings at the end i used the normal hook and eyes

voila! we done

3. The Wraparound Denim Choker

This is just a trend i couldn’t go without altering i love!!!!!  wraparound chokers so i just had to do a denim version

So we begin with cutting our denim scrap and glue down or sew the top and distress the bottom

Mark up the areas you want the cuts and and use the hole puncher to create openings

Pass the string or leather chord through the openings and add beads at the end of each cord to add up the funk

4. The Denim and Rhinestones Choker

Get your denim scrap and cut out, fold down the sides sew or glue(just do you 🙂 ). The strap should be slightly longer

Iron down to make it flat and neat, gradually pass the denim strap through the rhinestones look

To play around i decided to just let it be fun and free to secure  when you wear just knot at the end or better still fasten with any fastener at hand 😉

5. The Ring Choker

Easy peasy cut out two scraps fold up and sew down or glue

Attach the two straps to two ends of the ring and sew down

To fasten we knot it at the end or use press studs

Viola we are good to go

6. Rock N’ Royalty

Cut up one really long piece of denim, fold down and sew/glue the sides together

Turn to the front side and pass one end through the loop and sew down

Pass the other end through the loop as you would to a belt and we are done

Its edgy yet sparkly

7.  The Denim N’ Pearl

Cut up scraps which can conveniently fit around your neck

Fold  and sew/glue down

To be precise you could mark up the areas but i free handedly sewed them together one at a time in twos

I also sewed in pressed studs at the ends and to add a twist to the end by glueing a cream rhinestone at the back to coverup the studs and make it neat

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make your own diamond bra

Hello beautiful people

Scrolling down Instagram this days I keep seeing this diamond bra’s and the look is quite fabulous and also very expensive, a friend reached out and requested for a diamond bra tutorial, after hours on deliberating and sketching I went and got some fabric. This DIY is very time consuming so you may want to try it on a free day and turn on your favorite playlist

Things you will need

some lace(I preferred a nude shade)

rhinestones(various shapes and shades)

some super glue

fabric marker

ribbons

bra pads

scissors

newspapers

tweezers

and some latex glovesIMG_5087[1]

  1. Set up a work surface by placing news papers the gloves are optional but its just to protect the fingers from glue, also the room should be well ventilated as the glue tends to be suffocatingIMG_5092[1]
  2. Place the bra pads on the lace and trace around it and cutIMG_5091[1]
  3. At this point you fold the pieces together and cut around the edges to give it a uniformed look, again you may use a serge to serge the ends to give a tidy finish, I personally did not have one so its okay to improvise IMG_5095[1]
  4. Sorry I got carried away and started putting the studs without taking any pictures, but I started out placing the gemstones randomly using the tweezers to pick and glue them down and continued with different color of the same range, you could put as much as possibleIMG_5101[1]
  5. Hem under the bra line and use a safety pin to pass the ribbons through  both of the bra pieces use the same set of ribbons and sew on ribbons to the top partIMG_5112[1] There’s the finished lookIMG_5335[1] 🙂

That’s it for today let me know what you think about this DIY today and if you ever have to create this let me know by using the hashtag #icreatefunk . And if you want more tutorials like this you can suggest. Have a great day

Follow my Instagram@hipstylefunk for more pictures

XOXO Amy

PS. All the rhinestones and studs could be found at craft stores