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It would seem the sartorial stars have aligned and great things are starting to happen to my wardrobe. It feels good, real good. There are so many things about this outfit that are exciting me right now.
Firstly, I’m sure we’re all very excited to know what is going on with that glorious golden unicorn on my top.
As you may remember from previous posts here and here, I am having lots of fun with the new Cricut Explore machine. And this time I’m getting to grips with the iron-on material. It’s proving to be loads of fun for customising clothes and accessories.
The possibilities with this machine are endless!
So for my third project in my Cricut Explore-ation series, I have created a gold glitter unicorn vest as can be seen on my outfit of the day yesterday.
Like most folks, I do love a good unicorn.
And as luck would have it, Cricut do a gold glitter iron-on material, which was screaming out to be unicorn-ified.
Believe it or not, this was a relatively simple DIY. I found the unicorn pattern on the Cricut Design Space program, resized and flipped to mirror image. Cut with the machine and then ironed onto this cute vest that I picked up at the weekend.
Simple! Even a DIY-newbie like myself managed it. (Let’s not talk about the first attempt at cutting when I applied the material onto the mat the wrong way.)
Whilst we are on the subject of the outfit. Can we all just take a moment to marvel at my jeans? I know, I know … they’re just a pair of jeans. But look! I’m wearing jeans. And I love it.
I, like many pear-shaped women, find jeans impossible to buy for. I have wide hips and a small waist – jeans manufacturers generally produce jeans with a straight hip to waistband. As such, I avoid shopping for jeans because it’s just too upsetting. But last weekend the boyf convinced me to try on some pairs at Gap. The first few looked awful on me. So he hunted down the jeans-specialist sale assistant in store and she spent a good half an hour or so with me working out what I wanted and fetching me different styles. Until we settled on these lovely light-wash boyfriend-cut jeans. I love them! (NB: it seems the Gap are a little more generous with their sizes so I got a 28 which is normally a size 10, when I’m usually a 12 on the hips).
I wanted a style that was current, comfy and cute. These jeans fit nicely on the hip without making me look too wide, have a comfy slouch through the leg, and then a cute taper at the ends which I like to roll up slightly.
Whilst trying these marvellous jeans on I borrowed a pair of wedges to see how the jeans looked with heels and instantly feel in love with them. Oooops.
These wedges are the most comfortable heels I have ever owned. They are awesome. Not too high, not too low, comfy straps and a sturdy leather ankle strap to keep me locked in. Perfect.
But let’s get back to the unicorn. Isn’t a thing of beauty?!
Now I know how easy it is to use the Cricut Iron-on fabric I’ve got a list of cool ideas on the go. I’m thinking tote bags, skirts, t-shirts, and I have a secret idea for some Christmassy stuff, but shhh…. we’re a few months away from that!