Sunday, March 28, 2010

Secondhand Fashion Week Day One and Ribbon Headband Tutorial

Secondhand Fashion Week:
Day One - French Couch
(According to Eady at least!)

I have been looking forward to this event! Lillian was over on Friday and helped me put together my outfits for the week. Here is today's:

It was very windy today!

Headband - Made by me (see below!)
Earrings - Belk's
Necklace - Target
T-shirt - TJ Maxx

Jacket - Thrift Store
Condition: New with tags
Brand: Fundamental Things
Price: $5.00

Skirt - Consignment Store
Condition: New with tags
Brand: Old Navy
Price: $3.50

Shoes - Church Clothing Exchange
Condition: Used/Good
Brand: Jazberry
Price: Free

Little background story on the jacket: I was shopping at a thrift store with Lillian and Eady. Eady held up a jacket and asked "didn't I like it?!". She meant it as a joke and was quite surprised when I actually bought it!

Ribbon Headband Tutorial


Ribbon (approx. 3/4 yard for the single ribbon headband)
A thin, stretchy Ponytail Holder
Tape Measure
Sewing Machine and Thread


1) Measure around your head at the widest point passing the tape measure underneath your hair.

2) Subtract two inches from your measurement. Cut your ribbon this length.

3) Fold under one end of your ribbon about 1/4 inch. Place the ponytail holder on top of the ribbon having it even with the folded over edge.

4) Fold the end over again about 1/4 inch folding it over the ponytail.

5) Sew over the ribbon close to the folded edge several times.

6) Repeat steps 3 - 5 for with the other end of the ribbon being careful not to twist it.

The finished headband should look something like this:

For the double ribbon headband cut two pieces of ribbon the same length. Place one on top of the other and treat them as one piece following the same instructions.

I'll see you tomorrow!


Lillian said...

I see what you mean!

emilia. said...

Oh how lovely! Headbands look so easy to make. :) Thanks for the lesson.

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful outfit and I love your jacket. Thank you for the tutorial, I am sure my daughters will love these. Clarice

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Caroline,

I happened across your blog while reading another of my favorite sites. I love this tutorial...thanks for sharing! What a great idea for those of us with long hair! I was pleased to see that you are a fellow etsian (allgoodgifts). Have you ever thought about putting some of your sewing on your etsy site? Just a thought. Anyway, I love your blog.


Mrs. Laura

Amanda Flynn said...

I love the outfit! Both the jacket and the skirt are so unique and lovely! And great headband tutorial! :)

Beth Ann said...

Very lovely jacket! And the headband idea is brilliant! Ahh I just love easy diy projects. ;)

Mrs. Gore said...

Really neat headband idea! I can't wait to try it.

Ashley Nicole said...

Lovely outfit. I love your skirt and jacket. :)

Erica Lea said...

I really like your outfit. You found some amazing deals! Thank you for the headband tutorial - I never thought of making one that way.

God's Been Good said...

I love the outfit! Sorry I haven't stopped in awhile! Hope things are going great your way!