Spring Boho Fashion

14 Jan

Even though there is still frost on the ground sew chic boutique has spring in sight! For weeks I have been working hard on samples of clothing for spring and summer 2012. That’s right the shop will soon have maxi skirts made to fit most women, free size peasant dresses, and shirts with a dash of ethnic fabric sure to please! It’s been busy with making patterns, sewing garments, and adding hand dye finishes for a look that is totally sew chic boutique. So watch this space because there is something for small to plus size women coming to sew chic boutique!

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

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The Friday Find DIY Christmas Presents

8 Dec

 Today The Friday Find is all about DIY Christmas Presents. This is the time of year when everyone rushes out to buy the perfect present for those they care about. Many times we forget the way to the perfect present is often right in our own hands. That is when we take the time to make the gifts ourselves. In these days of tight budgets a little imagination can go a long way to make something special for those who matter the most. There are so many great projects to choose from but, today I will limit it to three easy projects you can do yourself.

Mary Jane Crochet PDF Pattern

The first DIY handmade pick is a crochet pattern for Mary Jane Crochet Slippers by Accessorise. The simple stitches make this project a great for beginners and beyond. Since this slipper is styled with a cute little strap and a chic ankle flower it makes simply irresistible and is sure to be loved by the recipient! This pattern is available in PDF form and is the perfect little handmade project to make in your spare time.

No Sew Clutch Bag Kit

The next DIY handmade pick is for a DIY New Sew Clutch Kit by sew chic boutique. This wonderful little clutch kit allows you to customize your clutch by choosing a fabric of your choice to match the personality and style of the person it’s being made for. With no sewing skills required and step by step picture instructions you can make this little clutch in less than an hour and have the perfect handmade present.

Sashiko Embroidery Kit: DIY Coasters

The last DIY handmade pick is for a DIY Kit for a set of 4 Sashiko Embroidered Coasters by Sake Puppets. These wonderful coasters are chic, fashionable, and simple! This wonderful little kit includes patterns, illustrated instructions, and fabric to make doing this project  breeze. In just a little while you’ll have the perfect gift for the home of a friend or co-worker who is sure to love these stylish coasters!

Christmas is a time for giving the gift of our love, our time, and our thanks. Take time to think out of the box and consider creating something handmade. Not only will making something handmade save you money but, you’ll be making special memories for the person you choose to give your gift to. Remember creating a handmade present allows you to make something custom but, it also allows you the chance to be the artist as well!

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find DIY Boho Crochet and Knits

12 Nov

Today’s Friday Find is all about being crafty and making your own Bohemian Chic crochet or knit items. Normally every Friday it’s all
about handmade things. Now it’s your turn to roll up your sleeves and get your craft on. There are so many great things to make but today I have chosen just a few handmade patterns to get you started.

Bennington Cowl Neck Caplet Crochet Pattern

The first handmade pattern is a Bennington Cowl Neck Caplet Crochet Pattern by Shelby 1998. Basic knowledge of a few crochet stitches is necessary in order to create this Boho Caplet. There are variations of the finished edge available to make it truly yours. This is Boho at is best making it a must try pattern to make for yourself or to give.

Medusa Loop Scarf Knitting Pattern

The next handmade pattern is a Medusa Loop Scarf Knitting Pattern by Ruby Submarine. This lovely loopy creation is worked in a round so
basic knowledge of knitting is needed. This creation is the perfect combination of cowl meets scarf making it simply wonderful.

Vintage Boho Crochet Dress Pattern

My last selection is a handmade pattern for a Vintage Boho Crochet Dress Pattern by Granny Takes a Trip. This dress takes a trip to the past with long sleeves and Granny square finishes. Suitable for beginners this pattern is a great option for finally getting the coveted Crochet Dress in your closet.

Today is dedicated to taking the time to make your own Bohemian style items. By making it yourself you get a custom piece that is exact color and fit you desire. Think of the savings you’ll have or you just may start crafting yourself. Just remember the Boho look is all about personal
expression and creativity. So come on give one of these projects or something else a try to get your craft on Boho Style!

Related Posts: http://sewchicboutiqueblog.com/2011/05/24/flowers-for-the-boho-fashionista/

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

Zipper Clutch Bags by sew chic boutique

10 Nov

Zipper Clutch by sew chic boutique

They say good things come in small packages. This is definitely the case with sew chic boutique’s new Zipper Clutch Bag! Made for when a big bag is just too much to carry this is a perfect carry all for your identification, keys, lipstick, and more. Coming in a small size measuring only 7″ wide X 5″ tall (18 cm wide X 13 cm tall) it is made for easy carrying. This Zipper Clutch features a split key ring and belt loop to hook wherever you need it. Made with top quality linen fabric this little Zipper Clutch is made ready for day or night!

Also since you come to sew chic boutique when being unique is not an option the fabric is exclusive to sew chic boutique. The linen fabric used has been designed and digitally printed on the fabric. Each design in either hand drawn or computer designed by Cicely. So for under $15 (including shipping in the United States) you have the perfect gift for yourself or those special someone’s in your life!

Zipper Clutch by sew chic boutique

 

 

 

The Friday Find Deck the Halls

5 Nov

Today’s Friday Find we are decorating for my favorite holiday Christmas. Even during this special time of the year every touch can still show your personal style. From the color of your tree to the theme of your decorations you can make it a little Bohemian for the holidays. Since Christmas is my favorite holiday I can find tons of things to love, and I did, but today I will share some of my top picks!

3 French Inspired Joyeux Noel Ornaments

The first handmade item is set of 3 French Inspired Joyeux Noel Ornaments by Remnants Globe Az. The wonderful ornaments are layered with wonderful distressed paper. The decoupage technique adds to the wonderful texture of each ornament that features beautiful a tea stain color. These are unique and add something special to wherever you use them to decorate.

Elegant Copper and Green Christmas Wreath

The next handmade item is an Elegant Copper and Green Christmas Wreath by The Journey Accents. This wonderful wreath makes a statement to everyone who comes to your door. The gorgeous crushed green fabric is a great combination with the gold ribbon and sequined poinsettias. Definitely not your ordinary wreath this will bring out a Romantic Boho flavor in your Christmas Décor.

Shabby Chic Perfect Fabric Rag Garland

The final handmade item is a Shabby Chic Perfect Fabric Rag Garland by Lost and Found Studio. This wonderful garland is made from strips lace and other vintage fabrics. Each strip of fabric give this garland a light in airy feel that adds texture and subtle color to wherever you choose to display. Perfect for display for Christmas and beyond this will add a Boho chic touch to your holiday décor.

So remember when we deck the halls we are adding our unique and festive touch. We make the extra effort because want our homes to be inviting
and beautiful as we welcome our friends and family to break bread with us. As you get your decorations out consider how you can mix it up a bit nd make this holiday season a bit more boho!

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my opinions. To learn more about the author
and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Top 10 Shops for Handmade Christmas Gifts

22 Oct

Even as the leaves change color today The Friday Find is all about handmade presents for Christmas. Speaking as a person who shops handmade year round there is no better way to give something special and unique than shopping handmade. I own many pieces of clothing, jewelry, and more thanks to the creativity of many handmade artists. It was tough to pick only 10 shops because there are some many wonderful handmade items, but here they are in no particular order.

CiCe Bag in Brown Lace Flower Oilcloth

1. sew chic boutique- Bohemian Chic style bags and accessories.

Bracelet The Ones that Matter don't judge and the ones who judge don't matter

2. Mano y Metal Mano y Metal:Hand-Crafted Jewelry w/ an Industrial Edge

Zig-Zag Pleated Chunky Neckwarmer

3. Elfin House -Hand made Knitwear with elegant, feminine, chic, and vintage details

Allie - Brown One-of-a-Kind Newsboy/Military Style Hat

4.Hanu Chic – Chic and Unique hats and embellishments

 

Decorative Throw Pillow with Yellow and Cream Patch with Asian Gate Print

5. Ecarlate Boutique- Fabulous pillows, tea towels and other interesting items for the home.

Woodstock - Round Coiled Bohemian Basket

6. Yellow Violet -Fun and funky handcrafted items for you and your home

Hand Felted super soft white-Scarf /Shawl

7. Pronin A -Eco friendly handmade wool felted, knitted and crocheted accessories

 

Sheba Beaded Embroidered Necklace

8. Stone and Bone  -One of a Kind Copper Wrap Rustic Jewelry

Vintage Folk Art Patchwork Vest

9. Laiet- For the Free Spirit

 

My Golden Pride Duo - peacock feather original painting

10. Lydia Gee -Glamorous paintings inspired by Swarovski® crystals

So here they are the top 10 shop for handmade gifts for this holiday. There is a little something for everyone on your list here. Each artist offers unique creativity and quality craftsmanship. They use a simple method of construction called each piece made by hand. It is this reason that makes each piece so very special. So make this Christmas a departure from the usual and shop handmade!

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my
opinions. To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Serve it up Boho Style

15 Oct

The Friday Find Serve it up Boho Today The Friday Find is all about serving up our meals with Boho style. Let’s face it eating is a basic necessity but, the experience itself can be made beautiful. Having special pieces at your dining room table makes the visual presentation just as good as the food itself. Today we see what handmade can bring to our tables.

 

Turquoise Pottery Platter

My first handmade pick is a Turquoise Pottery Platter by Frankel Artworks. This platter feature and elegant lace pattern that has been imprinted in the clay. The texture on this platter is incredible and show the variegation of color in the glaze. It is food safe but, can also double as a decorative feature in your home. I am loving the uniqueness of this one of a kind piece which simply crazy Boho!

 

California Girl Hand-blown Drinking Glass

 

 

 

 

My next pick is the California Girl Hand-blown Drinking Glass by Gina Zetts. The glass has fabulous texture and color from being hand blown. Then the glass is lovingly sandblasted to add intricate design on the surface of the cup. All of these details make it a wonderful departure from your everyday drinking glass and turn an ordinary drink into a special moment.

 

Bocote Salt & Pepper Mill Set 10”

My last handmade selection is the Bocote Salt & Pepper Mill Set 10” by The Kings Woodshop. When I saw this set the exotic Bocote wood instantly stood out with the beautiful grain of the wood. The dramatic dark brown and black streaks and swirls give an earthy Bohemian flavor sure to whet the appetite at the table. The craftsmanship and style of this Salt & Pepper Mill set will ensure this becomes a treasured and well used item at your dining table.

Dining is a complete sensory experience that uses our sense of smell, touch, taste, and our sight to make it complete. Each of these handmade pieces not only give beautiful form but, great function as well allowing you to serve it up in style. Sometimes the addition of just one statement piece is really all you need. A touch of color, a bit of texture, or a special shape. When serving up Boho style keep these things in mind when you look to make your meals a little more special.

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my opinions. To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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DIY Faux Fur Tie-on Shrug Tutorial

10 Oct

Today’s tutorial is a versatile little shrug that you can sew in less than 1 hour. This little shrug can be worn with jeans or a great party dress for an evening out. Purchased from the store this piece may run you $30 and up. You can purchase the faux fur from your local fabric store and make this piece for a steal.

Faux Fur Tie-on Shrug Instructions:  Beginner

Makes 1 Fur Tie-on Shrug (approximately 2”
around) or 5 cm

You will need:

½ yard of Faux Fur

½ 100% cotton fabric

7/8” grosgrain ribbon

Tailors measuring tape

Color pencil or tailors pencil

Scissors

Pins

Matching Thread

  1. Gather all your materials (Fig 1.)
  2. Measure your body for the length of your shrug. Take your
    measuring tape and put it over both shoulders. With the tape in place measure
    from the bottom of your left rib cage to the bottom of your right rib cage.
  3. Write the length down and use this for the length of your pattern.
  4. Make pattern to size. (Fig. 2)
  5. Lay your faux fur out folded in half and place pattern on top. Cut one piece for top of shrug. Mark the location of the red dots on each layer with a pencil (Fig. 3)
  6. Repeat step 5 for the lining fabric. (Fig. 4)
  7. Pin the top and lining fabric together with right sides of the
    fabric facing each other. (Fig. 5)
  8. Using a straight stitch sew the side together leaving space
    between the red dots open for the ribbon. (Fig. 6)
  9. Turn inside out. (Fig. 7)
  10. Tuck the unfinished edges in 1” all the way around and press flat. (Fig. 8)
  11. Cut ribbon 2 pieces of ribbon measuring 20” at the most (you can adjust to your desired  length).
  12.  Place ribbon in the center of each opening in the shrug. Pin in place and slip stitch closed. (Fig. 9)
  13. Press the entire shrug with the lining side up. Smooth fur side and you’re done! Wrap the ruffle behind your neck and then under your armpits and tie around your back.

If you love this and any of the other tutorials please comment & feel free to share pictures of your finished creations which I will post on this blog!!

These tutorials are for personal use only and not for resale, or commercial distribution. To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique  Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Making it Write

7 Oct

In today’s world it’s all about communication. We use e-mail, instant messenger, cell phones, and Facebook just to keep in touch with our social network . Today’s Friday Find is dedicated to an old fashioned form of communication which is writing with good old pen and paper. Believe or not writing a note on beautiful stationary or sending a cute card warms the heart and shows you care enough to take the extra time to write what you mean. Here are a few fave picks for Making it Write.

Personalized Stationery set of 8 folded note cards

My first handmade pick is a Personalized Stationery set of 8 folded note cards with mod flower by Powder Blue Papers. This set is modern and chic with a beautiful flower design that makes whatever you write even more special. There are many choices of colors to choose from so your notes can be as original as you are!

Custom Round Address Labels Grass

My next handmade pick are Custom Round Address Labels Grass by Moxy Paperie. Now you letters can have as much style as you do with these unique address labels featuring a boho-chic grass design. You can make each label your own with your choice of font and color. When you care enough to mail it let them know who sent it in style.

  • a Black batik floral journal

My last handmade pick is a Black batik floral journal by Atelier Yumi.  This is the perfect notebook to record your random thoughts or doodles in style. Covered in black batik paper this notebook  is the epitome of Bohemian chic style. Besides who says journaling can’t be done in style.

With all these stylish choices for communication maybe you’ll be inspired to write your friends or loved one a special note. Sure it’s quicker to e-mail, instant messenger, or text but it’s not more personal. In today’s world of conversation by computer or gadgets these writing accessories show us that simple pen and ink is even that much more special.

The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my
opinions.To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Bohemian Chic Bride

30 Sep

Today’s Friday Find is all about the Bohemian Chic Bride. This bride would
be best described as unconventional, glamorous, and stylish. The only rules for
this bride is there are none. You’ll notice many of the accessories feature
feathers to add some unconventional style to spice up the bridal wardrobe. So
with extra attention to detail here are a few of my favorites picks for the
Bohemian Chic Bride.

X Large Peacock and Ostrich Feather Bridal Fan Bouquet

The first handmade pick is the Jenna – XLarge Peacock and Ostrich Feather
Bridal Fan Bouquet by Serendipity by Suzanne. This feathered bridal fan is a
fantastic alternative to the traditional flower bouquet. With your choice of
gorgeous colors to personalize your fan this piece has boho chic style to
spare. This fan can be worn with both traditional style and non-traditional
style wedding dresses to make any bride the talk of the wedding.

Clara--vintage inspired bridal feather headband

My next handmade pick is Clara–vintage inspired bridal feather headband by
judith lauren designs. This stunning headband is made from a solid white
Ostrich feathers. Sparkle is added to this piece by the rhinestones and pearls giving
this headpiece a romantic feeling. This headpiece has originality and a touch
of bohemian styling great for any wedding theme.

Ostrich Feather Shrug Jacket

For my final handmade selection here is the Ostrich Feather Shrug Jacket by
the wedding dresser. This shrug was featured at The Knot couture show.  This jacket is hand-stitched with a lush ostrich feathers on top of satin. Worn to the ceremony or reception you are  sure to wow your guests with your designer fashion. Great for the traditional and non-traditional bride this piece makes a fabulous statement that is purely Bohemian Chic.

Today was all about the Bohemian Bride and bringing pieces that bring this
style to life. Each handmade piece featured beautiful feathers which are
organic and naturally beautiful. Remember for the Bohemian Bride there are no
rules only what feels good. On that same note please do not combine all of these accessories together or else you will be at risk for being mistaken for a bird! So take a chance and have fun making your journey to married ever-after as much fun as you can stand.

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my
opinions.To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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Peacock Feather Earring Tutorial

28 Sep

Want to score today’s hottest trend feather earrings on a budget? Make them yourself with this Peacock Feather Earrings Tutorial. These earrings are Bohemian Chic and are inspired by the 1970s. You can purchase all the supplies to make your earrings at your local craft store. Feeling inspired use whatever kind of feathers you like to make this project really unique!

Peacock Feather
Earrings Instructions:  Easy BUT requires
some patience

Makes 1 Peacock
Feather Earring (approximately 5 ½ ” long) or 15 cm

You will need:

1 Peacock Feather

1 French Hook for Earrings

4 beads (3 mm or smaller) of your color choice

2 crimp beads

26 Gauge Wire

Small Jewelry Pliers

Scissors

Directions:

  1. Gather all of your materials. (Fig 1.)
  2. Take the peacock feather and strip the feather
    off to up above the spots in the feather ( Fig 2.)
  3. Trim the top of the striped feather to 1 ¼” (3.5
    cm) (above the colored spots (Fig. 3)
  4. Cut a piece of wire to 1 ½” (4 cm) in length.
  5. Put a small loop in the end of the wire(Fig. 4)
  6. Insert stripped end of the feather through loop
    and gently wrap around feather once. (Fig. 5)
  7. Slide one crimp bead over wire and feather. (Fig.
    6)
  8. Flatten crimp bead with pliers to permanently
    close.
  9. Slide 4 beads over wire and feather (Fig. 7).
  10. Slide the last crimp bead on (Fig. 8).
  11. Bend wire and slide French hook onto the wire.
    (Fig. 9)
  12. Trim wire slightly.
  13. Then take end of wire and feed through the top
    crimp bead and green beads.
  14. Flatten top crimp bead and lightly shape loop
    (Fig. 10).
  15. Enjoy your earring or repeat steps 2 -14 to make
    into a pair.These tutorials are for personal use only and not for commercial use, sale, or distribution. To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique
    Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Bohemian Chic Bedroom

23 Sep

Today The Friday Find is all about items to achieve a Bohemian Chic look in
the bedroom. Bedrooms are often a neglected area in the home but, with careful
thought and attention it can be just as warm as the rest of the home. Here are
three of my favorite picks to wake your bedroom up out of the doldrums and infuse it with Bohemian style.

Upcycled Turquoise Candle Table Sconce

The first selection is a Upcycled Turquoise Candle Sconce by Eden Cove Treasures. This holder is made from black metal with a wood base. It has been lovingly upcycled with a beautiful and cool turquoise color. Perfect for adding color to any table in your bedroom or sitting room the light from the candle are sure to add a wonderful glow to any bedroom.

Handmade Twin size Boho Velvet and Satin Throw

The next selection is a handmade item for the bed. The Handmade Twin Size Boho Velvet and Satin Gypsy Throw is made by Bou Belina 2. This handmade throw uses richly textured fabrics like satin and velvet giving this throw rich texture. The colors of jewel tone purple, red, and plush black give this throw a rich Bohemian feel that will turn any bed into an instant retreat.

Lace Curtain Window Drape

The last handmade selection is a Lace Curtain 58” x 48” by Cottage Home Couture. This curtain panel is made from beautiful purple designer lace. Made to order this dreamy purple lace curtain will change the feeling of any bedroom. This touch of rich color with take your bedroom to another place and add instant Bohemian Chic.

So today we have seen some fabulous selections for adding color and Bohemian style from some of our wonderful handmade artisans. Remember Bohemian Chic has no hard rules just adding what makes your room feel good to you. If you are a person who needs some guidelines then remember use rich color, go for texture, and look for interesting shapes. Here’s to going from drab to Bohemian Chic in the bedroom.

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my opinions of these products. To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista
Cicely and her and creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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Bejeweled Napkin Rings Tutorial

21 Sep

Today’s tutorial is part 2 of a 2 part series of crafts for a Boho-chic Style Table. Bejeweled Napkin Rings are a perfect pair to the Boho-Chic Cloth Napkins. These Bejeweled Napkin Rings are like little bracelets for your napkins. Store bought napkin rings can run at least $3 a piece. You can purchase beads on sale to make these little gems for your table. Think out of the box and get unconventional looking beads for your Bejeweled Napkin Rings for a Bohemian-chic look!

Bejeweled Napkin Rings Instructions: EASY

Makes 4 Bejeweled Napkins (approximately 2” around) or 5 cm

You will need:

1 roll of Bead & Jewelry Cord in .5 mm (clear color)

Clear urethane non-foaming glue (I used the brand Liquid Fusion)

24 beads (10mm or larger) of your choice

Directions:

1. Gather all of your materials. (Fig 1.)

2. Select 8 beads to make one napkin ring( Fig 2.)

3. Lay out the desired design of your beads by placing in the order you will put them on the cord (Fig. 3)

4. Cut the cord 1 ½ times the length of the beads you laid out.

5. String the beads onto the cord (put cord through the holes in bead) in the order you laid out. (Fig. 4)

6. Tie beads into a ring and secure with a double knot. (Fig. 5)

7. Apply a small bead of glue to the knot. (Fig. 6)

8. Allow the glue to dry completely.

9. Trim away any excess cord.

10. Repeat Steps 1 – 9 until you have completed all the napkin rings.

11. When you have finished your Bejeweled Napkin Rings, put them around your with the knot facing toward the back of the napkin. (Fig. 7)

Care for your Bejeweled Napkin Ring by wiping your rings with a damp cloth. Allow to air dry and put them away carefully until you are ready to use them again.

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These tutorials are for personal use only and not for commercial use, sale, or distribution.

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique
Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Staying Warm Boho Style

18 Sep

Today’s Friday Find is all about fabulous Bohemian style items to keep you warm. As the weather finally turns cool we start to look in the back of our closet for fashions of seasons past. Well there is certainly no reason that being warm can’t have some boho style too! Here’s a few of my favorite handmade picks.

Handmade Wool Felted Shawl

 

The first selection is a Handmade Wool Felted Ruby Red Shawl with belt by ProninA. Hand felted from fine Australian merino wool this shawl/wrap is versatile. It is shown model in the photo as a jacket but can be worn wrapped as a scarf. Worn in place of a jacket in the cooler weather this wrap gives the fall wardrobe an injection of color. The freeform style gives every Boho-ista the ultimate control for her look.

Hand Knit Sweater Vest

The next selection is a Hand Knitted Sweater by Irina’s Originals. This sweater has a wonderful textural interest that come from the use of fine European yarn, wool, silk, and rayon. The sweater is fitted with plenty of ease for layering with your outfits. Perfect for adding a dash of personality to your usual jeans and shirt this is a fall must have.

Milk Chocolate Fedora Hat

The last handmade item is a Milk Chocolate Fedora Hat by The Millinery Shop. This fabulous Fedora is made for women. The very vintage style is paired with a two wonderful ribbon bows that make this hat simply irresistible. Aside from being a statement piece with any outfit the great craftsmanship makes this a wardrobe staple for seasons to come.

The chill of fall is upon but, we don’t have to leave style behind as we cover up. As you wrap this season be sure to add some delicious statement pieces to make the cooler days and night not only warm but fabulous!
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DIY Boho-chic Cloth Napkins

14 Sep

Today’s tutorial is part of a 2 part series of crafts for a Boho-chic Style Table. We are starting off with Boho-Chic Cloth Napkins because it’s a simple way to add
color and beauty to your dining table. At home my family uses them at almost
every meal. Using cloth napkins makes meal time feel a bit more special, almost
like eating out!  These cloth napkins are also a money saver because you will reduce your paper napkin use by using these at meal times instead of paper. You can purchase budget upholstery fabric for $4 a yard or less at your local fabric store making these napkins a steal at a buck a piece. Be sure to choose a funky and fun fabric to bring a Boho-chic touch to your dining table!

Cloth Napkin Instructions:
Sewing Level EASY

Makes 4 Napkins (approximately
12” x 13”) or 33 cm x 34 cm

You will need:

½ yard of upholstery fabric (most are 55” wide)

Matching thread

Scissors

Regular Sewing machine

1 Heavy Duty sewing needle size 110/18 (for denim,
upholstery fabric, and topstitching)

**Tip: Using upholstery fabric insures the napkins
will resist stains and be wrinkle free after you wash them.**

Directions:

  1. Fold you fabric in half making sure the edges
    are even.
  2. Cut of selvage from your fabric. This is the white
    portion on the edge with color swatch circles and name of fabric. ( Fig 1.)
  3. Next cut the fabric into 4 equal pieces of a
    size of your choice or (use my measurement and make each square that measure 13” x 14”.) (Fig. 2)
  4. Thread your sewing machine with matching thread and make sure you are using a heavy duty needle for upholstery fabric. (I used  black so you can see the stitches)
  5. Turn fabric over so the back of the fabric is  facing up.
  6. Starting with two sides that are on opposite sides of each other fold over the edges ¼” on each side and press with a steam iron. (Fig. 3)
  7. On those same sides fold over the edges ¼”again, press with a steam iron and pin in place. (Fig 4).
  8. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the remaining sides. (Fig.5)
  9. Use a straight stitch with the length set on 5 and sew around all the edges. (Fig.6)
  10. Trim away any hanging thread.
  11. Iron one more time and they are ready for the table now. (Fig. 7)

Care for your napkins by washing them in the laundry with your colored clothing. Wash and dry on your normal setting and put them away until you are ready to use them again.

Related Tutorial: Bejeweled Napkin Rings https://sewchicboutiqueblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/bejeweled-napkin-rings-tutorial/

These tutorials are for personal use only and not for commercial use, sale, or distribution.

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique
Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

Friday Find Make my Boho Home

9 Sep

Today’s Friday Find is all about items for your home to give it that touch of Boho. Yes, I know we tend to think the Boho style extends only to our wardrobe but, you can add the same flavor to your home. Sometimes all you need to bring your décor from drab to fab is just the right home accessory. Here are a few of my favorite picks.

Decorative Throw Pillow Cover

The first handmade item is a Decorative Throw Pillow Cover by Ecarlate Boutique. This Decorative throw pillow cushion cover is made with soft natural burlap front which features a black daffodil screen print. The pillow cover is accented by black
and beige stripe detail. I love this pillow because it is super chic and the neutral color goes well in many interiors. This will make the perfect Boho addition for your favorite seating area.

Abstract Modern Table Lamp

This handmade selection is an Abstract Modern Table Lamp by Wild Lyte. This lamp is a piece of illuminated art. The lampshade was made by hand painting the beautiful colors of the sun into an abstract design. The base is made from wood and hand finished for a warm look. This piece is perfect for adding a touch of the sun to your room. The warm glow from the illuminated shade will cast  beautiful beams of color
on your walls and furnishing adding a dash of Boho to any interior.

Bohemian Coiled Multi-colored Mat

Bohemian Coiled Multi-colored Mat

The last handmade item is a Bohemian Coiled Mat by Yellow Violet. This beautiful Large Bohemian Multicolored Mat is made from random strips of many different fabrics all made from 100% cotton. Each strip is wrapped around cording, coiled and
then sewn. I love the casual elegance and color of this mat. This would be fantastic on your dining room table or coffee table as a colorful interior accent.

So today we have checked out my favorite picks Boho home accessories. Thess selections are all handmade and very beautiful. Sometimes we crave just a bit of change to our homes décor without the price of a full home overhaul. All of this goes to showyou don’t have to buy everything Bohemian to enjoy a bit of spice!

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her Boho Romantic creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Boho-licous Denim

26 Aug

Altered Denim Patchwork Corset

The first selection is a sexy  Altered Denim Patchwork Corset by Laiet. This top has amazing craftsmanship  hand dyed fabric, embroidery, and crochet. This top would look fabulous under a blazer, worn with  a pair of jeans, and some stilettos  to complete the look. The detail on this corset makes it a must have in your closet!

Jodi Hobo Bag with Denim Fringe

The second denim selection is The Jodi Hobo Bag with fringed denim by sew chic boutique. The Jodi Hobo Bag is made with a vintage cream floral tufted Chenille from the early 1950’s The straps are made of tan suede. The bottom is made from  jean fabric that was hand fringed prior to sewing. Inspired by cut off jean shorts this bag is Bohemian with a 1970s twist to make finish off any outfit!

Blue News Boy Military Hat

The last hand made item in our denim spotlight is Blue News Boy Military Hat by Hanu Chic. The hat is made from blue denim patchwork , eyelet trim, and finished off with a handmade flower this hat brings back 1960s inspiration. This hat is so feminine and boho it is perfect for those upcoming chilly fall nights. Worn with your coat or jacket this hat is sure to add that touch of Boho your looking for!

So it’s all about denim and the fabulous and fashionable creations you can wear. The great thing about denim is no matter what the season it’s always in fashion. Be sure to add a bit of denim Boho flavor to your wardrobe. Most importantly have fun because if you’re not having fun with fashion you’re not making your inner Boho-fashionista happy!

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Bath & Body

12 Aug

Back once again with another Friday Find and today we’re talking about Bath & Body products. Bath & Body products are just like shoes you can never have to many to choose from. Today I have some delectable handmade products that are sure to please!

Bug Me Not nail polish

Bug Me Not nail polish

The first product is non-toxic nail polish by Willow Tree Minerals. Finally beautiful nails and fresh air all at once. This polish is free of foul odors, toxic chemicals, formaldehyde, toluene & acetone. It comes in a recycled glass bottle and is available in 31 colors. Eco-friendly beauty is very Boho!

Sobe MineralEyez Eyeshadow Mineral makeup

Sobe MineralEyez Eyeshadow Mineral makeup

Next up is a staple in any make-up bag mineral eye makeup by Sobe Botanicals. The color featured here is Toasted in a matte finish and can be worn as eyeliner too. Made with good for you ingredients this makeuop not only looks good but, is kind to your skin as well.

Green Goddess Body Oil

Green Goddess Body Oil

The last product is a natural body oil by Raw Olive. Green Goddess Body Oil is made with organic olive oil, almond oil, and wheat germ. All of these ingredients absorb easily into the skin leaving it soft, supple, and non-greasy feeling. It is
lightly scented with floral notes of jasmine, lavender,  ylang ylang and comes in a dark bottle to keep your oil fresh.

Today has been all about the body, I mean, Bath & Body products. Yes, sew chic boutique loves Boho-chic fashion but, we have to nuture our bodies as well. So here’s to looking fabulous from head to toe!

To learn more about the author and Boho-ista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Sustainable Fashion

29 Jul

Today’s Friday Find is all about eco-friendly fabric made into fabulous Bohemian Chic fashions and accessories. The first question you may ask is what is an eco-friendly fabric? An eco-friendly fabric is  a fabric made from natural materials that was grown with minimum use of chemicals and pesticides, grown with best land management practices, uses sustainable farming practices, and/or uses production that adheres to fair trade practices.

Simple Clutch with removable flower

Simple Clutch with removable flower

The first selection a Simple Clutch is by yours truly at sew chic boutique. The Simple Clutch made out of jute, also known as burlap, and come with your color choice of removable flower pin available in 15 different colors. Jute is a versatile fabric that can actually be eaten with proper preparation. This bag is great for every season with bags being available in dark brown, black, and green in starting August 2011.

Hemp and Organic Cotton Siren Dress/Skirt

Hemp and Organic Cotton Siren Dress/Skirt

The next selection is Hemp and Organic Cotton Siren Dress/Skirt by Mountain Lotus. This dress is fitted and strapless perfect to show your curves. This dress is made of organic stretch  cotton and is perfect for those extremely hot summer days. As a plus this dress will transition right into fall by adding a jacket or sweater for those upcoming chilly nights!

White Dream Organic Cotton Blouse with crochet

White Dream Organic Cotton Blouse with crochet

The last selection is a White Dream Organic Cotton Blouse with crochet by Canselda. The organic cotton blouse is handmade an enhanced by crochet handmade out of cotton rope. This blouse can be made in sizes ranging
from XS to XL. All I can say is it is very romantic and would be a classic in
any Boho closet.

This Friday Find we have looked at creations made from organic and sustainable fabrics. Each creation is unique and would be a fabulous addition for any Boho-ista’s closet. So stop by these wonderful shops and see what other treasures they have for you!

To learn more about the author and Boho-ista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Just for the Girls

22 Jul
Today’s  Friday Find is dedicated to little girls following in the footstep of the Bohemian Chic mothers. I have searched to find the cutest little handmade items to get the boho look for the future Boho-fashionista in your life.
Big Sis Little Sis - Dress and Bubble (monogram included)

Big Sis Little Sis - Dress and Bubble (monogram included)

The Big Sis Little Sis Dress and Bubble set is made by Mo’Bella. This set features a Ruffle neck Tank Dress made from 100% cotton for the
big sister and a coordinating Ruffle Neck Tunic for the little sister. The fabric design on this fashionable set is ethnic bohemian in style and  perfect for a day out with mommy. This piece can be transitioned to wear this fall by adding a cardigan sweater and if needed a pair of tights. This is such a wonderful set for the young Boho-fashionista in your life.

Bethany Rosette Fabric Flower Hair Clip

Bethany Rosette Fabric Flower Hair Clip

The Bethany Rosette Fabric Flower Hair Clip is made by Bella
Sorella Couture. This hair clip features a handmade fabric flower, feathers, lace, and more.  It is unique, feminine, and captures the Romantic Bohemian look perfectly. The hair clip can be easily
added to a headband for versatility in wearing. Best of all when your daughters not looking you can slip this into your hair and share the fabulousness yourself!

Boutique Crochet Hat with Rose

Boutique Crochet Hat with Rose

The Boutique Crochet Hat with Rose is made by Tanya 1975.
This hat features beautiful scallop stitches on the bottom and a medium sized crochet rose on the side of the hat. This hat is so Boho-chic you may want to a matching hat just for you! This crochet confection is full of feminine charm that is sure to keep your little fashionista warm and in style at the same time.

This Friday Find has given a glimpse of  some of the Bohemian Chic fashion available for next generation of Bohemian  fashionista’s. Each selection is full of charm, originality, and are handmade mothers who love great fashion. So here’s to another Friday featuring retail therapy just for you!

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr .

Bohemian Style Hip Bags

18 Jul

As of late sew chic boutique has been thinking small, that is about smaller bags. After seasons of the large bag fashion trend sew chic boutique remembers that the good things come in small packages.

The Hip Bag is a small bag made with mixed materials in a rectangular shape and features a long strap to allow the bag to hang around the hip bag. Made to carry your neccesities and a bit more. It is perfect for those who like small bags.

Vintage Chenille Hip Bag

Vintage Chenille Hip Bag by sew chic boutique

As always sew chic boutique quality construction is key to having not only a beautiful bag  but, one that will last as well. The Hip Bag is completely machine stitched for durability and great looks. This bag is the first of many for Fall 2011 and is available custom order as well through my shop.

Cicely with Patchwork Hip Bag

Cicely with Patchwork Hip Bag

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Pieces that Transition to Fall

15 Jul

Friday is here witha few more hot finds from handmade artists. This week after searching high and low 3 unique and  cool finds stood out.  These pieces are not only beautiful for this summer but, will stand the test of time by transitioning into the fall season as well.

Beautiful Long Natural Feather Earrings

Beautiful Long Natural Feather Earrings

 

  • The first find are these fun Beautiful Long Natural Feather Earrings by Wild Spirits. These earring are long, colorful, and are just plain hot! They are perfect for summers steamy days and transition well into the fall wardrobe with a punch of color and organic materials great to wear with anything. These French hook earring feature colorful parrot and peacock feathers. You could pair these earring with a great sleeveless shirt and for those with long hair pull it back so you can show these gorgeous feathers off.
Luxury Crochet Bolero for Weddings

Luxury Crochet Bolero for Weddings

  • I know your thinking crochet, really? Crochet is classic and is Romantic Boho Chic at it’s best. This Luxury Crochet Bolero by Elfin House is beautifully made from cotton/viscose yarn. This shrug features large open stitches that allow you to stay cool while looking fabulous during the summer. This piece can also easily become a year round staple piece in your wardrobe by pairing this shrug with a long sleeve collarless shirt or sweater in the colder months.
70s Cream Patchwork Lace Up Dress

70s Cream Patchwork Lace Up Dress

  • The last Friday find is a vintage since sew chic boutique just loves vintage! This fabulous find is a vintage 1970s Cream Patchwork Lace up Dress available at Dolly Rocker Vintage shop. This dress is a size medium and features an high empire waist, patch work center, a lace-up front, and gorgeous red rick-rack for accents. This dress has so much color and is maxi-dress length as well keeping you on trend while wearing classic vintage. This is a fantastic summer dress but, it will also transition well for fall with a long sleeve bolero sweater and a pair of fall boots.

So this Friday we have something old and new. There is something for every Boho-ista and for those looking to add some Boho flavor to their wardrobe!

The author Cicely is a vintage clothing addict and Boho-ista. To learn more about here and Bohemian Romantic Chic creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr.

 

The Friday Find Boho Accessories

8 Jul

It’s Friday and it’s time for some Bohemian finds for the week. This week at sew chic boutique we are loving everything from jewels to accessories for layering with your favorite pieces.

Tea Party by Annalils Moon

This beautiful necklace is Romantic Boho at it’s the Tea Party Necklace by Annalils Moon. It features soft pink rose quartz rounds and semi-precious Amazonite with its soft blue color. I would wear this with everything from a  summer maxi-dress to a pair of jeans.

The Silk Road Belt by Gypsy Intent

The next find is The Silk Road Belt by Gypsy Intent this is Ethnic Boho style made beautifully.  It is features beautiful silk in a wonderful cream color. This belt can be worn as an Obi belt as well. Paired with a sun dress or a pair of shorts you have Boho style to spare!

Reversible , upcycled HEADBAND by Zasra

My last Friday find is this Reversible Headband by Zasra. Made of re-purposed materials this reversible headband gives instant Boho style to any outfit. I love headbands for a quick hairdo change and even more for bad hair days!

So there it is three fabulously Bohemian finds to add Boho flavor to your closet!

Hobo Bags for those who love Boho

7 Jul

Jodi Hobo Bag Vintage Chenile and Leather

Mustard Flowers Jodi Hobo Bag

Flower and Lace Jodi Hobo Bag

Flower and Lace Jodi Hobo Bag

At sew chic boutique we are going Hobo Bag crazy for the upcoming fall season. Every Boho-fashionista needs something to carry their personal belongings in and nothing gives more style than the oh so popular Hobo Bag. This fall sew chic boutique is bringing in more re-purposed vintage fabrics and more mixed colors as well. The aim is to bring the feeling of the 1970’s and remix it for today. Many fabric selections will include denim, suede, leather, vintage chenille, and so many more! This bag is roomy, durable and fiercely stylish.

All these bags and more are avaliable at http://www.sewchicboutique.etsy.com where “Being unique is not an option”.

Boho Chic Style Jewelry

27 Jun

Now that we have some summer fashion basics mastered let’s talk about jewelry. Since the Boho-ista style is a fusion of vintage mixed with modern there are a many styles of jewelry available to pull together a Bohemian chic look. The styles of jewelry  are  Ethnic, Romantic, and Vintage. Each one of these jewelry styles are different from each other but can worn with your regular wardrobe and become  a wonderful
part of your jewelry collection.

Let’s start with Ethnic style jewelry for the Bohemian look.
This jewelry has an international vibe with influences from Africa, Indian, American Southwest, and Asia. Ethnic jewelry tends to be very colorful and doesn’t restrict itself by conservative boundaries. Ethnic jewelry also uses natural stones and many times fine metals like silver and gold as well. Items such as chunky rings, wrist cuffs, large earrings, and large necklaces in Ethnic styles wake up the average outfit and give it instant  flavor and flair!

A fabulous choice for a beautiful chunky ring to accessorize
your fingers is the Romantic Rutilated Quartz Ring by M Arleene Hallman is made of sterling silver, quartz, and onyx this is southwest at its best.

Now for a great cuff for your wrist  the Bohemian Chic Rhinestone Friendship Cuff by Sayagdis features shiny coral, pacific opal, and turquoise for a beautiful statement to your outfit.

Now let’s talk about Romantic style jewelry. This jewelry is
inspired by the Renaissance period and Romantic periods which were known for ornate necklaces, earrings, rings, and brooches. Romantic pieces feature details like floral elements, cameos, crystal accents, pearls, and sparkly beads to add instant feminine romance to anything you wear.

A great choice for summer is the Statement Necklace by Blu Kat Design features repurposed jewelry for a stunning floral neckpiece for any
wardrobe.

Another great choice is Audrey on the Town by sew chic boutique
features a handmade flower and sparkly Lucite beads for a romantic addition to your outfit.

Finally we have Vintage Jewelry. Vintage jewelry is defined
as a piece of jewelry dating over 20 years. This would mean finding jewelry dating from 1991 and older would to be considered true vintage. For the Boho-ista I would go back into the 1970’s and older for a look that stays true to the its original roots from the era of 60’s and 70’s fashion. Remember vintage jewelry can break all the rules and be romantic, bohemian, hippy, disco, urban, or anything in between the key is uniqueness.

A stunning geometric earring and necklace piece is the Artist Series Eisenberg Enamel Pendant Necklace & Earrings available at Embracing Yesterday is bold and chunky adding 1970’s substance to any look.

A wonderful chunky pair of earring 1980’s available at Riff Raff Gentry are embossed silver circles linked together for a long pair of earrings.

My friend Tammy a fabulous Boho-ista.

Whether you’re a full-fledged Boho-ista like my great friend
Tammy here or you just want to add a bit of Boho style to your everyday look the Ethnic, Romantic, or Vintage style jewelry is guaranteed to give you the Boho flavor your looking for!

 

 

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and hercreations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

Diy Romantic Lace Applique Shirt Kit

11 Jun

Make it Yourself- DIY- Romantic Shirt Kit- with tutorial- cream

Make it Yourself- DIY- Romantic Shirt Kit- with tutorial- black

Make it Yourself- DIY- Romantic Shirt Kit- with tutorial- black

Now you can make your own DIY Romantic Shirt with the latest kit from sew chic boutique. This shirt kit allows you to have the latest trend of laceand flower accented tank top or t-shirt for a fraction of the store price. This is a kit for an beginning (knows basic machine sewing) to advanced sewer.

This kit come in either black or cream. Included in each kit is one piece of 12″ x 11″ lace yoke, one 2 1/2″ across organza rhinestone beaded flower,  one 1 1/2″ across rhinestone silk flower, and step-by-step tutorial with pictures. This kit gives a quick spruce up to a plain shirt. The kit is available at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75696172/make-it-yourself-diy-romantic-shirt-kit or http://www.etsy.com/listing/75696172/make-it-yourself-diy-romantic-shirt-kitin

More lace applique kits will be available Fall 2011!

Laura Dickey interviews sew chic boutique

11 Jun

It was such a pleasure to be interviewed by my new friend Laura Dickey from Creativity Unleashed. Her blog is a wonderful source of creative inspiration and ideas. We both met on Twitter and talked about sew chic boutique being a featured artist on her blog. Laura’s blog Creativity Unleashed has up to date ideas for every occasion. My favorite article of hers is Celebrating Fathers: http://ldcreativetransformation.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/celebrating-fathers/ where she shares ideas for honoring Fathers or significant father figures in our lives. Laura is has been a pleasure to get to know you and read you inspiring blog.

Here the link to the interview: http://ldcreativetransformation.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/ff-sew-chic-boutique/. Next time you need to be inspired go to Laura Dickey’s blog Creativity Unleashed (http://ldcreativetransformation.wordpress.com ).

Summertime Style for the Boho Look

3 Jun

So what is a Boho-ista anyway?  A Boho-ista is a Bohemian Fashionista which is a style that is a fusion of 1970’s hippy, ethnic fashion pieces, and eclectic vintage clothing all with chic styling. The Boho-ista is a free-spirited dresser who defines fashion by her own rules which is wear what makes her feel fabulous! There are a few essential pieces the Boho-ista should have in her closet, but anyone can have these pieces or something similar and still get the look.

1. A Long Vintage 70’s dress-

A flowing long vintage dress is staple piece for the
boho-ista. It can be styled up for a night on the town with a pair of heels or
made casual with a flat sandal.  The
Mexican style dresses from the 1970’s have the feel of today’s maxi-dress but,
the beautiful decorative details that give it the boho-ista edge. The dress
shown is a 1970’s Mexican halter dress in cream with filigree work on the
stomach area. This dress is a wonderful example of the feminine feeling the
boho-ista style embodies. The dress shown here is available in one of my
favorite Etsy shops vdingy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71305106/super-romantic-gauzy-gypsy-hem-bohemian

2.  A Chunky Leather High-heel Sandal-

 A pair of chunky leather sandals is another
staple for the boho-ista. These shoes can go with a pair of    shorts, a dress, or  your favorite jeans. The 1970’s was famous for having fabulous chunky footwear  with wooden soles. These shoes can be a stiletto heel at over 4” in heel height
or they can be much lower for comfort. The shoe shown here is a chunky heel in  a neutral tan that mimics styling of yesteryear. The leather straps are thick and made for comfort. This shoe is Libby made by Fossil and available at: http://www.onlineshoes.com/womens-fossil-libby-open-toe-sandal-medium-brown-p_id221319
3. A Vintage Inspired handbag-

An original not off the rack bag is a great
accessory staple in the boho-ista closet.The reason why we aren’t buying off the
rack is because it shouldn’t look just like everyone else’s bag it need to
stand out. In the 1970’s bags were big, funky, earthy and had fabulous style to
them. The bag shown is called the Jodi Hobo Bag made by sew chic boutique it
take vintage fabric and mixes it up with leather sure to look great with a
feminine ensemble. It is available at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74737980/jodi-hobo-bag-vintage-chenille-and-brown

So there you have it 3 staples for the Boho-ista’s summer
wardrobe a long vintage 1970’s dress, a pair of Chunky leather sandals, and a vintage
inspired handbag. You don’t have to be a Boho-ista to enjoy wearing these
pieces, but by grabbing one of the staples you on your way!

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

Get Your Craft on with a new DIY Kit

30 May
Mini Clutch Purse Kit

Mini Clutch Purse Kit

What’s the thrill in making something handmade yourself? A sense of accomplishment, relaxation, or having something custom-made by you. Whatever the reason is it gives us a creative outlet. You are able to spend time doing something artistic and have a product in the end for your efforts.  I thought to myself how can I help people get their craft on? I am a seamstress and love to make clothing, hand bag,s and accessories. However, not everyone can sew their own bags. So in order to help people get their craft on sew chic boutique style there is a new kit just for you!

In the shop is a brand new Make it Yourself – DIY – Mini Clutch Purse kit. In this kit is a purse frame, shell, and tutorial for making a clutch just like the ones in the shop. You can provide your own fabric or purchase exclusive fabric designed by sew chic boutique. Best of all it’s a no sew project! If you can cut, glue, and fold then you can get your craft on like sew chic boutique.

I hope you’ll try some of the tutorials or a kit for fun. Most importantly get your craft on and give handmade a try for yourself! You just might like it!

Flowers for the Boho-fashionista

24 May

I think every Boho-Fashionista should have some romantic flower pins in her wardrobe. You can wear them on you hats, bags, sweaters, dresses, tank tops and even t-shirts!
Many are available to buy in the store at places like Charlotte Russe or any other accessory place. It is fun and inexpensive to make your own. I want to share some great tutorials to make your own.

Have fun making or buying your flower and get your
boho-fashion looks pretty and so bohemian chic!

Here are links to some fabulous tutorial for handmade flowers:
Felt Dahlia Flower: http://news.holidash.com//2010/04/23/mothers-day-corsage/
Chiffon embellished flower (my fave!):
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/12/embellish-knit-month-day-30.html
Crocheted Flowers: http://www.measuredbytheheart.com/2011/03/spring-is-in-air.html 

Related Posts: Boho Crochet and Knit Projects http://sewchicboutiqueblog.com/2011/11/12/the-friday-find-diy-boho-crochet-and-knits/

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

 

Finding Inspiration

20 May

Finding inspiration to create can be hard sometimes. You ask yourself where do I look? Maybe your busy all day and work at inside at your desk. So how do I get inspired? Simple use an inspiration board. This is nothing more than a simple collage on a board made up of images or small items glued to a board. You can put anything on your board. I like to put images from magazine, pictures I snap with my phone throughout the day, or anything I may like. So what if your completely stuck for any ideas? Then you need inspiration from other sources.

When I need inspiration from somewhere else I go online. There is great inspiration from places like Design Seeds. Design Seeds uses a picture is used as inspiration then creates a beautiful color pallet pulled out of colors from the picture (http://www.designseeds.com/). Another place for inspiration is Pinterest. You can create your own collage board and/or see other users boards  (www.pinterest.com). You can see one of my boards here: Boho Chic and http://pinterest.com/cicelyj/handmade-love/.

Getting inspired doesn’t have to be hard work. Just find something that inspires you and let the creativity flow.