Disney Remix Shirt Dress with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

Happy Friday Friends and Fellow Sewing Enthusiasts! Today I’m super excited to share my latest project from my exploration into the world of home sewing and machine embroidery with the Brother Innov-IS 990D Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine! Check out this fabulous upcycled Disney frock!

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I created a fun shirt dress by cutting off the bottom part of a men’s dress shirt and combining it with a sewn and gathered blue polka dot bubble skirt! This project was super easy to do, and I added some fun custom touches to give it a super cute look! For one, I swapped out the original buttons for blue heart shaped buttons. This was my first time using the button sewing feature on the Brother Innov-IS 990D Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine! At first I avoided this feature because I was afraid that I would do it wrong and break the needle by sewing into the button but much to my delight the process was actually totally fun and easy! I vow that from this day forward I will never hand sew a button on again! Unless of course I find myself in an emergency wardrobe malfunction with out my trusty 990D!

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I added a Minnie Mouse “Pocket Pal” detail using one of the built-in embroidery designs that come pre-loaded on the machine. However, instead of following the included color guide with the usual pink or red, I switched up the colors and gave Minnie matching a blue dress and hair bow! I love how this machine comes with built-in Disney designs and allows me to mix it up and create my own different colored versions of these fun classic characters!

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To add an element of surprise, I incorporated another one of the built-in designs onto the back of the shirt. For this I embroidered the built-in Minnie Mouse signature design in the large size. I think this detail added a really upscale touch to my beautiful upcycled dress!

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The dress I designed also includes a satin ribbon sash that runs through two belt loops on the sides, giving this cute look a really tailored effect. This dress was super easy to create and could be easily customized by changing the color or style of the shirt, the fabric for the skirt, the buttons or by choosing different embroidery designs, either from the built in designs that come pre-loaded on the machine or from any of the many awesome designs available to purchase and download from ibroidery.com! You could also alter the length of the skirt, or even edit the sleeves! There’s so much you can do with this fun dress shirt remix idea, the possibilities for creative fashion are endless! I’m working on a video tutorial to show you how to create this fun project at home, so stay tuned friends!

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I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

Embroidered Wrap Skirt with Custom Covered Buttons Made with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

Here’s the video tutorial of my embroidered wrap skirt project! Create high fashion for pennies on the dollar with the Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine! This flattering and easy to make wrap skirt features a wide embroidered sash and coordinating custom covered buttons. Hop on over to ibroidery.com to purchase embroidery designs for the sash that suit your individual sense of style, or even customize it for a special occasion or theme. The possibilities are endless!

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I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

Reuseable Facial Cleansing Pads Video Tutorial

Here’s the video tutorial I promised you! This economical and eco-friendly project makes great use of the built in frame designs on the Brother PE540D Personal Embroidery System! Easily create your own customized cosmetic pads for applying facial cleanser, eye makeup remover and astringent! Make them in different shapes and sizes to suit your individual style! Simply toss them into your regular laundry and never worry about running out of cotton cleansing pads again!

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I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

DIY Leather Cuff by JaderBomb

I am LOVING JaderBomb‘s fabulous rendition of the leather cuff! She made these fashionable pieces using shape cutting tools from my licensed collection with Sizzix! I love how she made clever use of combination of the Chained and Fashion Cuff steel rule dies! Just some super easy awesome DIY style going on right here!

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Be sure to visit JaderBomb’s site for a step-by-step project tutorial, tons of more amazing project ideas, recipes and fabulous lifestyle inspiration!!!

Indian Inspiration – Open Pants with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

Happy Friday Friends! Today I’m super excited to show you guys a quick and easy sewing project that I created with the Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine! A long time ago, I bought a great pair of casual wrap around pants at the beach. They’re called open pants and are perfect for lounging poolside as their open sides let a nice breeze flow through. While folding them up one day, I realized that their construction was really quite simple! So this week, I decided to try making a new pair for myself and I must admit, I’m quite pleased with the results! Check it out!

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I chose a basic solid pink cotton fabric for the pants and then accented the edges and drawstring with one of the Innov-Is 990D’s many built-in satin stitches, in contrasting black thread. You could even add embroidery to these pants after constructing them, so the potential for design customization is off the charts! And I love that they are adjustable, so the design is super easy to get a good fit!

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The decorative satin stitches along the edges really add a high end detail and I feel like a luxurious Indian princess wearing these! I feel so creative, empowered and resourceful making my own custom clothing with the Brother Innov-Is 990D! These pants didn’t take very long to make and they’re super affordable too! I’m currently working on an open pants video tutorial to share with you soon, so you can make these on your own! Stay tuned my inspired sewing enthusiasts!!!

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Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine with Built-In Disney Designs

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.