Please excuse the goofy look on my face, as it is hard to take a picture of one's self and even harder to do so with a straight face!
Several months back, I began admiring those thin, layerable headbands that look like bra straps. I thought about getting a few to maintain my ever-hard-to-manage mane when I remembered: why buy what you can make? And from things you already have laying around the house, no less!
I have a few lovely pre-nursing bras laying around the house. I say laying because, unfortunately they don't fit any longer! Somehow, I have found myself plumper in places I wish I wasn't and small in places where I'd plead for plump! A little TMI?...well....some of you moms out there know where I'm coming from! Anyway...
Here's a little project to make good use of those bras you have in your drawer that no longer fit, but are just to nice to toss!
1. Start by clipping off the bra straps, being sure to cut them off below where the adjustment part is. This bra had a fancy little loop on the strap, so I removed this to include in the headband as well.
2. Wrap the strap around your head to make sure that it is long enough. If not, you can remove the part in the back where the bra clips and sew this onto the strap to lengthen it.
3. Then all you have to do is sew the 2 ends together! You can repeat with the other strap to create that layered look- or sew the straps together, end to end, and correct the fit with the slide adjustment.
After you've finished the headband, you can add whatever embellishment you like! Here, I've sewn on a couple of vintage buttons that I found at a thrift store.
To this band, I added a little satin flower! Click here to get the tutorial to create this flower!
Well, the appointment with my stylist has been made for Thursday. The jury is still out on the cut. This long hair and the heat don't mix, though I've enjoyed tying my hair back in these headbands! You'll have to stay tuned to see if the hair stays or goes!
Now, go raid your lingerie drawer.
Never thought I'd close a post with that line!