Wednesday, 23 July 2014

DIY easy/basic breezy off-shoulder tee and cropped tee

So, i made these easy breezy top which is quite summery. I made it as an off-shoulder top but its not necessary for you to do the same. It is an easy sew for those who just started sewing :D

Items needed:

1. Fabric (you should be able to fold it twice and still have half of your body and one arm covered) i used a cotton blend fabric and to be honest you can use any type of fabric with any print you want :)
2. Scissors.
3. Sewing machine. (You can hand-sew it as well)
4. Matching thread.
5. An old tee. (It doesn't need to be fitted)


Steps:

1. Fold your fabric twice and lay your folded t-shirt over it. (The folds of t-shirt should be over the folds of fabric)
2. Cut it out. If you want it to be fitted then just add 1" to it for sewing (seam) and then cut. Otherwise, you can add inches to it according to how loose you want it to be. I made it quite loose.
And I also cut the neck hole. Again you can make it as big/deep you want but start small as you can always make it bigger.




3. Lay the two pieces together (wrong side together) and sew all around (shoulders, arms and sides).




4. Now this step is optional. If you need to hem your shoulders/bottom/sleeves/neck-hole you can do so. I didn't need to as my fabric was not fraying (yay me :D)



And ta-da that's it :D A super easy and super cute DIY top for your summer. And it looks good too. You can literally use any fabric to make this DIY top. I loved it so much that i made another top. I made the other one a bit shorter and whoa it looked great :D I have to wear tanks tops underneath both of these tops as they are both see-through.

You can make a normal sized neck-hole for a simple tee as well :)

My first try. I tuck it in my jeans/shorts and wear simple sandals.

Its shorter version. I must admit i wear this cropped version more.

 I hope you liked it :)
Please leave a comment if you liked it or couldn't understand anything :)
Thanks for reading :D

Love,
Prerna

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Lacey heart cut-out t-shirt D.I.Y.

I really dig heart cut-out shirts/top these days. They really make the shirt/top feel romantic. They are super sweet and super easy to make :)

For this tutorial all you will need is a top/t-shirt/shirt you would like to refashion, a pair of scissors, lace and the usual, thread and needle.

I actually don't use templates or patterns to make something, their directions are too much to follow ;(


Steps:
1. I just folded the back (just the back) of my top in half and cut out a half heart. when straightened you will get a full heart. You can just leave it here or go further like i did.
2. I had some lace left over from when i made a lace cardigan so i used it to cover the heart (I am not too much of an open back fan) And sew it onto place by hand stitching first (the lace was kinda stretchy)
stitching it into place was a b**** :x

 3. It was a heart so i thought it would be more fun to use red thread to sew the lace and so i did :)



I really do like how it turned out but if i could redo it again i would have used red embroidery thread instead of the normal one. And I am officially in love with lace <3

I dig it <3
I hope you liked it. 
Thanks for reading and please leave a comment if you liked it, it will mean a lot to me :)

Love,
Prerna

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Super easy scarf from t-shirt (no sew)

I just love DIY's. I get some sort of satisfaction by sewing things for myself. Its really easy and fun. I have made a lot of stuff for myself ranging from a scarf to a dress, the easiest one is the one in this post. You just need an old tee and a pair of scissors for this super easy and super quick DIY.


This is how the scarf will look.

My old tee (I absolutely loved its color and print)

Cut through the t-shirt. It depends on how thick you want your scarf to be.

This lower portion will be your scarf.

In my scarf you can't see the black band because i hid it. You might need to hem the edges if you want or need. In my case i didn't hemmed it simply because i didn't need to (there was no fraying)

Its a super easy DIY for beginners. If you guys liked it or if there is anything you want to request then comment below. The one below is my other blog where i posted an OOTD with my DIY's. If you would like to know more about those DIY's, do tell me.
http://luckystar5.blogspot.in/2014/07/ootd.html

Hope you liked it :)
Thanks for reading :)

Love,
Prerna

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

White sauce sandwich (mmm.., delicious)

So my aunt asked me to cook something for her (face-palm, I can't cook), but being a really optimistic person i thought why not try? Being a lazy bum i chose an easy recipe. (easy and yum <3)
Well, here it is.

Ingredients needed:

1. Butter/Ghee - 3 tablespoon
2. Refined flour/Maida - 2 teaspoon
3. Milk - 3 cups
4. black pepper - however you like (I used 1 teaspoon)
5. Boiled sweet corn - 1.5
6. Grinded boiled corn - 0.5
7. Bread slices
8. Cheese

Steps:
 
1.In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat.
2. Add the flour and keep mixing till the raw smell of the flour is gone and a nice nutty aroma comes.
3. Add warm milk little by little and keep mixing the mixture.
4. Add salt, pepper and other optional ingredients (if you are adding) and bring it to a boil.
5. Simmer for 2-3 minutes and then add grinded corn and sweet corn to it.
6. Let it boil for 5 minutes or so and then let it cool. (It gets thick as it cools down)
7. Put a layer of it over a bread slice and grate the cheese over it.
8. Then put it in a sandwich maker. I personally like to make the sandwich in a pan using butter. And that's it :D

Super easy right? And damn its delicious :D I just love cheese <3

I hope you liked it.
Thanks for reading.

Love,
Prerna

Monday, 21 October 2013

Midnight snacks for me :D

So, i am not really a cook. But when i am hungry i turn into 1. Praise the lord :D
I am a big fan of a snack these days and no cooking skill is required here :D
All you need to do is chop, chop, chop.

What you'll need?
1. A pack of salted biscuits
2. Butter or Cheese
3. Tomato
4. Green Chili
5. Onions
6. Black Salt
7. Pepper
8. Lemon

What to do?
1. Chop up those tomatoes, green chili and onion. Put them in a bowl.
2. Add Black salt and pepper to it. Mix, mix, mix :D
3.Squeeze out 3-4 drops of lemon juice. And mix it all.
4. Lay a layer of butter over your salted biscuits. One layer on each biscuit.
5. Spread your mix over it. 

And that's it :D
Easy right?

I had 7 biscuits left so for that i needed half a tomato, half an onion and 1 chili.

Here is how it looked:


Not bad for a beginner :P

No matter how it looked, it sure was yummy :D
BTW the layer of butter is below the vegetable mix.
Hope you liked it :)
Thanks for reading :)

Love,
Prerna

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Top recycled :D

You will love this DIY recycling, it is super cute and super easy. :D

What you will need?
1. A t-shirt or top.
2. A sharp scissor.
3. Matching thread.
4. Needle.
5. Safety pin.


So here are the steps:        
1. Cut along the red lines here. (Sorry for my poor drawing)

You will have to cut out the sleeves and
top of the t-shirt right below where the sleeves end as you can see.
And cut 2 strips (1" wide) from the lower portion on the t-shirt.
                                    


    2. This will show you how will it look after cutting.
            
You don't need the sleeves part and the upper part that had the neck hole.
    
    3. Make a tube on both the sides of the t-shirt by rolling it. And stitch it.


Sorry for bad stitching, i just wanted to show you how to do it.

    4. Now take the 2 strips from before and pull it, it will curl up. Now pass these 2 strings from both the               tubes from front and back sides.


You can use different coloured string.


     5. This is the final look :D Pretty cute, right? :D



I just tied those strings from back and front together.

And tadaa there you have it, a super cute and super easy DIY is before you :D
Hope you liked it, would like to hear from you :)
Thanks for reading :)

Love,
Prerna

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Plaster Of Paris's or POP's replacement :D

Well so i had a school project where i had to decorate a photo frame -_-' And i thought "seriously? How's that gonna help me in my life?" I was about to get a decorated photo frame from a shop (cheating i know :P)
but my aunt stopped me saying that she would do it.
Well, she was a person who was into arts and crafts, so i thought it was better than cheating :P Din't had to spend money on it was a bonus :P
Well long story short, i got an A :D and also i got to a trick that i use in many of my DIY's :D
So now that i think back, that project definitely helped me :D

I like sharing my stories :D I think its fun, maybe 'cause i enjoy writing :)

Look most of you are going to think its better to buy POP than to waste time on making a fake one, even i would've but you see its more efficient this way as here you are going to make the amount that you want and there will be minimum to no wastage.
As POP when left in open air gets hardened and cannot be used again. It has happened to me and thats why i use this method. Why waste my money when i just need a small amount of POP and the whole packet goes to waste?

Well so here's my DIY POP replacement.


Materials you are going to need :
1. Wheat flour that you can buy almost anywhere.
2. Water.
3. Fevicol.

Steps:
1. Take any amount of wheat flour you want. The amount usually depends on what you are going to make but start with a small amount, maybe 3 spoonfull if its a small thing, like a ping pong ball.

2. Mix some water in it. For 3 spoonfull flour, use half a cup (small) water. You get the idea.
    If its too runny, mix some more flour and if its too thick mix some more water.

3. Mix some glue, be generous here. Not too generous but generous.
    Like 1 spoonfull fevicol, if you think its not much add some more.
    I like to be on the safe side starting with less and then adding more. :D

And you are done with your own home-made POP that you can use to make almost anything :D Wasn't that tough right? :D
Thanks for reading :)

Love,
Prerna