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  • Mood DIY: Window Seat Cushion

    Normally a place for clothes that have been discarded by days end, the ledge by my window has become my favorite spot in my apartment. So much so, that I wanted to create a comfy place to have a morning cup of coffee, sit and people watch or just run my lines. I got some great striped fabric from Mood's Home Department on the first floor -- and I'm in love with my new spot! Window Seat Cushion 1 Window Seat Cushion 2 SUPPLIES: Cushion (I bought mine on eBay for $32), striped home decor fabric, glue, velcro, straight edges, straight pins, ink pen, scissors, a box cutter (that wound up working better than a rotary cutter), and a sewing machine. Window Seat Cushion 3 HOW-TO:

    1. Measuee and cut foam to your desired length. 2. Wrap your fabric tautly around the cushion inside out and then pin it into place (Note: I did it on the right side first just to see how it would lay).  Next you'll fold in the edges of the end of the cushion like you would the end of a Christmas present (note: you have to play with it a bit to get it right). 3. This is how the pinned edge looks without the cushion in it.
    4. Cut off any excess. 5. This is how the end looks that was folded in like a Christmas present, after I cut it. (I unfolded it so you could see it). 6. Sew up the long side, and this is how the ends will look once you've done that. 7. Sew up one end. 8. Fold the remaining end tautly to see where you want your elastic to land -- glue it in place. Allow it to dry open for several hours. Slide your cushion in and you are all set.

    Window Seat Cushion 4

    Brandhyze Stanley is the chief voice of the award winning blog, Frugal-nomics.com; a platform designed to share with women how to live and look fabulous on a dime. A DIY girl at heart—Brandhyze has been featured on Dr. Oz, The View, The Today Show, InStyle Magazine, Essence Magazine, and MTVStyle. A Wilhelmina Model for over a decade, with a Business Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Brandhyze provides DIY content to the popular How-To Site, eHow; and has been a contributor for the Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, Super Money, Good Housekeeping, and Newsday Westchester, to name a few. Brandhyze is a huge thrifter and a lover of all good deals, follow her on Twitter @MyFrugalnomics and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Frugalnomics.

  • Mood DIY: Tribal Print Tapered Trousers

    Okay, soooooo.....I've got a confession to make -- I've never made a pair of trousers before.  Honestly, I was a wee bit intimated by them; so I mostly stuck to dresses, skirts, and a few pairs of shorts here and there because I thought they were easier. But, I'm truly proud to show my first pair off -- I just LOVE this print. Over the past year or so I've been inspired by the graphic and fun prints worn by folks like Solange Knowles (you gotta admit, she does rock a mean print), and while these are monochromatic, along with the tribal print there's no shortage in character. Do you remember your first pair of pants you made? Tell me below.  Tribal Print Tapered Trousers 1 Tribal Print Tapered Trousers 2 SUPPLIES: tribal print fabric, straight edge or measuring tape, straight pins, rotary cutter, scissors, a zipper (while I show green here, I used a black one), a sewing machine, and a pair of pants to copy. Tribal Print Tapered Trousers 3 HOW-TO: Note: to create these trousers, I took a pair of cropped pants I had gotten from Old Navy, and used them as a guide to create my pattern for one each side of one leg -- much like I did with this dress. You can also take a look at this video I found if you need help. 1. To start, I laid out the fabric face down, and then pulled it in so it met in the middle -- the fabric you see here is doubled up on both sides. Then, go ahead and pin down your patten to your fabric. 2. Cut out your two fronts and two backs. 3. Pin each of the legs together -- one front and a back, and then the other set (Note: the back is a little wider than the front). 4. Now slide your pinned form on your sewing machine, and from waist to ankle on inner and outer thighs for both legs, stitch them together. 5. The sides are all done....so now it's time to pin together the groin area. 6. Here I pulled out the pinned together groin and waist to give me easier access to it, and sewed it together. 7. You'll need darts for a better fit in the waist, so to figure out exactly where they go, measure out a couple equidistant inches on either side of the back seam, and stick a pin on each side. 8. Sew your two darts into nothing on either side, like pictured here. Tribal Print Tapered Trousers 4 HOW-TO CONT'D: 9. By copying my previous pair of pants, it created this extra flap of fabric that once doubled up, will serve to give the zipper area a little more girth so it's not flimsy. Fold back both flaps, open up the zipper, and pin the zipper into place. 10. Go ahead and sew in the zipper. 11. Use your straight pins now, and hem your trousers to your desired length. 12. Hem your trousers with your machine. 13. Next, use your rotary cutter to cut a long rectangle for your waist band. Make it the length of your waist, plus 2 inches x 4 inches. (Note: be sure to measure it against the actual waist of your trousers to confirm the length). 14. Fold the rectangle in half (right sides facing), and then use your sewing machine to stitch together the two ends. 15. Turn the waistband to it's correct side and begin pinning it to the waist of your pants. 16. Sew your waistband in place, and if you'd like the added security, stitch a hook an eye on for an added closure. Tribal Print Tapered Trousers 6

    Tribal Print Tapered Trousers 7ABrandhyze Stanley is the chief voice of the award winning blog, Frugal-nomics.com; a platform designed to share with women how to live and look fabulous on a dime. A DIY girl at heart—Brandhyze has been featured on The View, The Early Show, The Today Show, InStyle Magazine, Essence Magazine, and MTVStyle. A Wilhelmina Model for over a decade, with a Business Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Brandhyze provides DIY content to the popular How-To Site, eHow; and has been a contributor for the Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, Manilla, Good Housekeeping, and Newsday Westchester, to name a few. Brandhyze is a huge thrifter and a lover of all good deals, follow her on Twitter @MyFrugalnomics and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Frugalnomics.

  • It's All in Black and White: Spring 2013 Fashion Fabric Trend

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    Black and white is the hot color combination for spring. You can try colorblocking black and white solid fabrics, or you can opt for a black-and-white print. The photo collage above shows some of the B&W prints found at Mood Fabrics NYC in a range of fabrics; below are just a few of the  black and white fabrics available at MoodFabrics.com. Choose a simple pattern with clean lines and let a fabulous print do all the work for you.
    CHFP19711 Carolina Herrera silk and wool organza
    Zebra print silk blend burnout Zebra print silk blend burnout
    Black & white embroidered linen Black & white embroidered linen
    Marc Jacobs silk crepe de chine Marc Jacobs silk crepe de chine