Thursday, October 04, 2012

Yo-Yo Embellished Hem

Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished hem

Whenever I shop at a thrift store, I always look for plain denim dresses and jumpers because they are so much fun to embellish!  With a few scraps of fabric, you can turn an ordinary dress into a fabulous, one-of-a-kind outfit for your little girl.  I've had yo-yo embellished hems in the back of my mind for quite a while, so there was no question what I was going to do with this jumper when I found it.


denim jumper before
Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished hem

I decided to embellish the hem with square yo-yo's and used 5" charm pack squares from my stash.  Easy peasy, no cutting!  If you want to learn how to make a square yo-yo without any special tools, check out this awesome video tutorial on Burda Style.

To attach the yo-yo's, I first ironed each of them in place with a small square of fusible hem tape.  Then I machine sewed across the top and bottom edges with clear polyester thread in the needle.  While tacking them down by hand would have looked nicer, Miss Imp has her nickname for a reason and I didn't think it would be more than five minutes before she pulled one off.   Also, I try to avoid hand-washing clothes at all cost!

Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished jumper front
Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished jumper back

I made a faux button placket from another charm square.  To make it more realistic, I added uncut buttonholes and sewed the buttons directly on top of them.

Craftiments:  Faux button placket

A few photos of the dress in action......

Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished hem
Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished hem
Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished hem
Craftiments:  Yo-yo embellished hem

It's amazing how a few scraps of fabric can completely change the look a tired, boring jumper!  I think a yo-yo embellished hem would look cute on a woman's skirt too and I'll be searching for a denim skirt in my size the next time I am at the thrift store.





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20 comments :

  1. your yo yo embellished hem is so cute and a nice pop of color!

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  2. sooo cute!! My m-i-l has a quilt made out of yo-yos, and I want to try some projects with them! This is really cute! :)

    Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursdays"! :)

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  3. Visiting from Making It Pretty Monday. This is so adorable. Thanks for sharing! I would love if you would share this (and some of your other crafty ideas) over at my link party that is going on right now.

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-weekly-creative-3.html

    Thanks!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  4. Sooo stinking cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That is so cute and your little model is adorable!! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. So cute! Wow! I love the fabric you used for your faux button placket. It's a really good idea to buy plain denim and make it fabulous! I'd love for you to share this at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-1-linky-party_7.html

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  7. Precious!
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/upcycled-chicken-coop-clever-chicks.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  8. What a great idea! Way to find a new use for cute scraps!
    Thanks for linking up this week!

    Kilee

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  9. I just love yo yos and this is a brilliant way to use them without having to drive yourself crazy making enough for a quilt or even a wall hanging. LOVE it! thanks so much for sharing on craft Schooling Sunday!

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  10. What a cute idea! Love it
    http://sewtlc.blogspot.com

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  11. This is such an adorable transformation! I used to get hand-me-down jumpers like that all the time when my kids were little. I wish I had thought to improve them. Great job!

    I like this idea so much that I pinned it and shared the pin on my Facebook Page. Please stop by OneCreativeMommy.com and grab a featured button. Thanks for linking up to One Creative Weekend. The new party is open. I hope to you’ll be back.

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  12. Hey Kirstin! Just stopping by to let you know that I featured this dress at my Submarine Sunday link party! Stop by to grab a feature button! :-) Thanks for linking up last week, and I'll hope you'll link up again this week! Have a great Sunday!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-2-features.html

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  13. Fantastic idea Kirstin! Love the embellishments.

    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  14. This is darling! What a sweet and simple way to dress up a hem! Pinning! :)

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