Gabriella Kisha

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DIY GRAPHIC BRAIDED RACERBACK 

What you will need:

  • loose fitting shirt
  • scissors
  • fabric pencil
  • thread & needle
  • White T-shirt transfer paper
  • Printer
  • Iron

Steps:

1. Print out your image of choice (make sure you set it to mirror image) on the transfer paper. Cut around edges of image.

2. Lay your shirt flat on an ironing board. Set your iron to no steam. Place image in center of shirt with grid marks facing up. Follow directions in packet on how to iron your image.

3.Once your graphic is done, put on your loose fitting shirt and mark with the fabric pencil how low you want to start cutting off your sleeves on both sides. (I marked mine half way down my side) Also mark an inch from your collar on both sides.

4. Start cutting at the bottom mark to the top mark of your shirt. Do this to both sides.

5. Flip your shirt to the backside and cut from the bottom to the top at a curved 90 degree angle about a 1/4 of the way to the middle of your shirt. Do this to both sides.

6. Start an inch below your collar and cut across the shirt to the other side of the collar (should resemble an apron)

7. Cut three even strips with the remaining fabric. Stop cutting once you are in line with the curved 90 degree angle cut.

8. Braid the 3 strips and sow the cut collar to the braid. Make sure you place the braid under the collar when you sow.

~ Pair this with a cute bandeau, maxi skirt, and a headband for a super cute and trendy look! 

Any questions, just ask!

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DIY MASON JAR
What you will need:
hot glue gun
blue/gold/white craft pearls
mason jar
1. Mix up the craft pearls.
2. Put glue on a small section of the mason jar and add pearls (don’t put the glue all over the jar or it will dry to fast for the pearls to stick)
3. Keep doing Step 2 until jar is completely covered!
Fun and easy craft to spice up those old mason jars !
Any questions, just ask!

DIY MASON JAR

What you will need:

  • hot glue gun
  • blue/gold/white craft pearls
  • mason jar

1. Mix up the craft pearls.

2. Put glue on a small section of the mason jar and add pearls (don’t put the glue all over the jar or it will dry to fast for the pearls to stick)

3. Keep doing Step 2 until jar is completely covered!

Fun and easy craft to spice up those old mason jars !

Any questions, just ask!

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DIY TEAL OMBRE PANTS

What you will need:

  • RIT Teal dye
  • iodized salt
  • hot water
  • bucket or bowl
  • rubber gloves
  • pants hanger
  • white pants

Steps:

1. Follow steps on RIT dye package to prepare your dye. The only thing you don’t follow on the package is DO NOT use all of the dye at once. You want to gradually add dye for each section of your shirt to create the ombre look. Make sure you wear gloves because the water will be extremely hot and you don’t want weird colored hands for a week.

2. Emerge your pants into the dye and let sit for about 5 minutes. Wring the dye out of the pants and put to the side.

3. Add more dye to the mixture and stir. Put the pants back into the mixture so it stops at the middle of the thigh. Let it sit in the dye for about 10 minutes. Wring dye out of the pants and put to the side.

4. Add more dye to the mixture and stir. Put the pants back into the mixture so it stops at the bottom of the zipper. Let it sit in the dye for about 20 minutes.

5. Wring dye out and hang upside down so that the dye will run to the darker spot of the ombre. 

6. Let dry overnight and wash.

Note: If the ombre is not as dark as you like just repeat the steps! 

My little baby girl wanted to model them for everyone! She’s fierce just like Tyra haha

Any questions, just ask!

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NECK SCARVES ARE THE NEW HAIR ACCESSORY !

Have you ever noticed the random scarves that are thrown on top of the clothing racks at Goodwill? They are a hair accessory goldmine! Those neck scarves that your grandma used to wear are now a functional hair accessory!

I found this cheetah one at Goodwill and instantly fell in love. All you have to do is wrap it around your head under your hair in the back and on top tie it into a cute bow!

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DIY STAR DUST PANTS

What you will need:

  • spray bottle
  • bleach
  • water
  • black jeans
  • rubber gloves

1. Fill a spray bottle with half bleach and half water

2. Place your black jeans on newspaper.

3. Take your spray bottle and start at bottom of jeans and heavily spray your jeans with the bleach mixture until you get to where a pair of shorts would start on the jeans. Once you get to this part do not spray as heavily and start spraying the pants in a upwards motion. Do this all around the pants. (Best part about this is that there is no mistakes, the sloppier the better)

4. Let them dry overnight and wash.

Note: The key to this project is knowing the effects of bleach on black. If you ever got bleach on a black pair of clothes you will notice that around the bleach stain is brown. This gives it the stardust look. Now getting bleach on your black pants is finally a good thing!

This is by far my favorite DIY project to date! It brings out your creative side and is definitely fun to do! Enjoy!

Got questions? Just ask!

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DIY HIGH-WAISTED DISTRESSED DOILY SHORTS
What you will need:
white thread
needle
pins
doilies
scissors
High-waisted shorts 
1. Take your high waisted shorts and cut 4 slits on both sides of the shorts about 1/4 inch apart. 
2. Open up your scissors and use the blade to scrape the slits to make them distressed. Also scrape along bottom of shorts to distress them.
3. Take a doily and cut them into 4 triangles about 6 inches in length.
4. Put the top point of the doily triangle on the side seam and aline the triangle bottom to the hem of the shorts. Pin the doily to the shorts on both sides. For the pockets, line the doily along the edges of the pocket and tuck the rest into the pocket. Pin these doilies to the pockets as well.
5. Take the needle and thread and sow along the edge of the doilies. Try to sow in between the loops of the doily which will secure it better and not cause the doily to unravel.
QUICK AND EASY WAY TO SPICE UP THOSE PLAIN SHORTS!
Any questions, please ask !

DIY HIGH-WAISTED DISTRESSED DOILY SHORTS

What you will need:

  • white thread
  • needle
  • pins
  • doilies
  • scissors
  • High-waisted shorts 

1. Take your high waisted shorts and cut 4 slits on both sides of the shorts about 1/4 inch apart. 

2. Open up your scissors and use the blade to scrape the slits to make them distressed. Also scrape along bottom of shorts to distress them.

3. Take a doily and cut them into 4 triangles about 6 inches in length.

4. Put the top point of the doily triangle on the side seam and aline the triangle bottom to the hem of the shorts. Pin the doily to the shorts on both sides. For the pockets, line the doily along the edges of the pocket and tuck the rest into the pocket. Pin these doilies to the pockets as well.

5. Take the needle and thread and sow along the edge of the doilies. Try to sow in between the loops of the doily which will secure it better and not cause the doily to unravel.

QUICK AND EASY WAY TO SPICE UP THOSE PLAIN SHORTS!

Any questions, please ask !

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DIY BLEACH OMBRE HIGH-WAISTED SHORTS AND JEAN BUTTON DOWN

What you will need:

  • bleach
  • water
  • big bowl or bucket
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • rubber gloves

Shorts…

1. Find a pair of high waisted Levi’s at Goodwill for $8 or even better browse your mom’s closet for some high waisted vintage pants for free (thanks mom) !

2. Put on the pants and take your pencil to mark where you want to cut your shorts. Make them about an 1/2 inch longer than you want so you have room to fray and distress (which I will explain in step 4). You don’t want to free hand them because you might cut them to short and end up with a pair of booty shorts (my mistake the first time I did this haha).

3. Cut along the pencil mark you have drawn in Step 2 on both legs. 

4. Now time to distress! Open your scissors and scrape the blade along the bottom edges of your shorts. This will create the distress look (yes, this will take awhile if you really want that distressed look). If you want distressed rips in the middle of your shorts like mine, take your scissors and cut slits about 1/4 inch apart from each other. Then take the blade of the scissors again and scrape along those slits until they become distressed.

5. Time to bleach! Take a bowl or bucket and fill it with half bleach and half water. 

6. Take your shorts and put them into the bleach mixture until it hits right below the pockets. Let it sit like that for about 5 minutes. Then wring the bleach out back into the bucket.

7. Add about half cup bleach to the mixture and stir. Then emerge the shorts back into the bleach mixture but only put the shorts in about 2 inches from the bottom and leave in the bowl for about 15 minutes (you want to get this part completely white).

8. Let dry overnight and wash! 

TADAAAA ! NEW HIGH-WAISTED OMBRE SHORTS !

For the shirt, follow Steps 5-8 above and you got yourself an ombre jean button down! Tadaa!

Any questions, just ask!

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DIY BLEACHED AZTEC SHORTS
What you will need:
old pair of shorts
fabric paint
bleach
water
spray bottle
HOW TO BLEACH YOUR SHORTS…
1. Fill a spray bottle with half water and half bleach. 
2. Lay down your shorts on newspaper and spray the areas of your shorts that you want to get bleached (front and back). Bleach is a fast reacting chemical so at least 10 sprays front and back will do the trick.
3. After spraying your shorts with the bleach, it is best to put them outside to dry. The sun will make the bleach show up faster. Add bleach if it is not as light as desired. 
4. Once they have dried and are as light as you want them to be, put them in the washer and dryer.
5. TIME TO PAINT! I would use an image reference for your aztec print while painting. I mine off of Pinterest or you can simply Google image an aztec print also. I did mine free hand but if you are not the best at that I would take a pencil and sketch it on your shorts first before painting (the pencil will come out in the wash).
6. Once you are done let the paint dry over night then the next day wash and dry them.
NOW YOU HAVE A NEW PAIR TRENDY AZTEC SHORTS!! WOOOO!!
why spend 50 dollars at the mall on a pair when you can make them for under 10?!
Any questions, please ask !

DIY BLEACHED AZTEC SHORTS

What you will need:

  • old pair of shorts
  • fabric paint
  • bleach
  • water
  • spray bottle

HOW TO BLEACH YOUR SHORTS…

1. Fill a spray bottle with half water and half bleach. 

2. Lay down your shorts on newspaper and spray the areas of your shorts that you want to get bleached (front and back). Bleach is a fast reacting chemical so at least 10 sprays front and back will do the trick.

3. After spraying your shorts with the bleach, it is best to put them outside to dry. The sun will make the bleach show up faster. Add bleach if it is not as light as desired. 

4. Once they have dried and are as light as you want them to be, put them in the washer and dryer.

5. TIME TO PAINT! I would use an image reference for your aztec print while painting. I mine off of Pinterest or you can simply Google image an aztec print also. I did mine free hand but if you are not the best at that I would take a pencil and sketch it on your shorts first before painting (the pencil will come out in the wash).

6. Once you are done let the paint dry over night then the next day wash and dry them.

NOW YOU HAVE A NEW PAIR TRENDY AZTEC SHORTS!! WOOOO!!

why spend 50 dollars at the mall on a pair when you can make them for under 10?!

Any questions, please ask !

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DIY DIP DYE OMBRE GRAPHIC TEE

What you will need:

  • fabric paint
  • paint brush
  • stencil
  • plain t-shirt (I used my brother’s Hanes undershirt)
  • RIT dye
  • a bucket
  • hot water
  • iodized salt
  • gloves
  • rubberbands

Graphic Steps:

1. Make sure you wash your tshirt before you start ANYTHING! This will prevent the shirt form shrinking and potentially ruining your graphic that you created.

2. I suggest doing this project in a place you do not mind getting messy (outside, garage, basement) and lay down newspaper to prevent any further mess.

3. Go online and google the image you want to create on your shirt. I suggest typing in “outline” after the image you are searching for (ex. candy skull outline) and pick out your favorite image. Make the image as big as you want it to appear on the shirt in any word application and print it out. (I had to tape mine together because it was to big for one page)

4. Put your image inside the shirt and position it to where you would like it to be placed. I suggest getting a lamp and shining it on the shirt so it is easier to see the outline.

5. TIME TO PAINT! Now put your elementary coloring skills to use and stay inside the lines! It is best to do 2 coats to prevent missing any spots. After painting let it dry overnight.

6. After it has dried, wash again to make sure the paint will stay intact. 

Ombre steps:

1. Follow steps on RIT dye package to prepare your dye. The only thing you don’t follow on the package is DO NOT use all of the dye at once. You want to gradually add dye for each section of your shirt to create the ombre look. Make sure you wear gloves because the water will be extremely hot and you don’t want weird colored hands for a week.

2. Take your shirt and mark where you want the ombre to go from dark to light by putting rubber bands at those sections. (I put two rubber bands on mine so there is three even sections)

3. TIME TO DYE! First put in the entire shirt and let it sit in the dye for about 5 minutes. Ring the excess dye back into the bucket.

4. Now add more dye and leave the bottom section of the shirt out of the dye. Let sit for 10 minutes and ring out.

5. Keep repeating and adding five more minutes for each of these steps until you are finished with your shirt.

6. Lay newspaper down where you want to hang the shirt. I suggest hanging it upside down so the dye will drip to the darkest part of the ombre. Let this dry over night then wash the next day.

YOU HAVE NOW CREATED A GRAPHIC OMBRE TEE!! YAY!!

Note: If the ombre is not as dark as you want it to be just repeat the steps! 

Any questions, just ask!

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This past Sunday I had the honor of dressing models backstage at the Pre-Fall Fashion Brunch to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society ! There were three fashion shows that featured Pop-Mart, Sophistikate, and Lauren Midlam who are all based in Bethlehem. It was a very successful show and I am so happy that I was able to be apart of it (also to get some complimentary gourmet food and drinks!).

I have been dressing backstage for the Bethlehem Fashion Events for almost 2 years now and am always ready to jump at the next opportunity to do so. Every time I dress I learn more on what to expect and now have an eye for fixing any last minute backstage issues. It may look glamorous out on the runway but backstage is a madhouse ! That’s exactly why I love it !

I was able to meet and talk with the designers/owners and learn more about how they started with their business and what they did to get there. I recognized that every one of them said to check out their blog on how they got to that point in their life. Hellooo lightbulb, it’s time to make a blog of my own !

I will be posting anything and everything that has been relevant in my journey to becoming a creative fashion enthusiast. Hope everyone enjoys :)

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