How Can One Make A Beach Sarong?

Making beach sarongs becomes important during the winter season. At this time, the summer attire becomes unsuitable and therefore one has to look for the right beach dress. There are other factors other than this one of season which makes one to change the type of attire they are using. Sometimes it becomes too expensive to purchase a certain piece of cloth yet one really needs it.  In such a case, an individual may opt to make their own sarong. An individual does not require rocket science to make a sarong. They only need simple skills and they will be ready to go.
 
The first step entails taking measurements of one’s body to determine the size of sarong they are to make. This is always the first step of making any type of clothe. Important aspects that should be measured are taken into consideration. One should be keen when making measurements to ensure that they are accurate in what they do. Failing to be accurate can result to making a sarong which is too small or too buggy for whoever is supposed to put it on. This scenario is similar to that of individuals putting on glamour bikinis online which are not their size. In such a case, one feels uncomfortable with the type of dress they are supposed to wear.
 
The second step entails acquiring the piece of cloth that the sarong is to be made from. One can walk into a shop and buy one. They can also order for one from a supplier they trust. The importance of buying from a trusted supplier is sandwiched between the quality of what they are going for and its quantity. Dealing with a stranger can result into buying a poor quality material or buying low quantity materials. After making such a purchase, one should ensure that they confirm the length and width of what they have bough before they do anything else. The purpose of doing this is to ensure that they do not run short of a piece of cloth at the middle of the sarong making process.
 
An individual can make changes on the length and/or width if there is a need of doing this. These adjustments should be made with a lot of care to ensure that one does not make a mistake by cutting the piece of cloth into a smaller sized piece which cannot be used for the intended purpose. It is therefore important for one to confirm what they want to do before allowing the scissors to work on the piece of cloth. At this point one can cut the piece of clothe into a desired form and appropriate pieces which will later be joined together. This has to be done with the aid of a scissors.
   
The last step that one should go through is to hem the piece of cloth with a needle. An individual should be keen at this stage to prevent unnecessary injuries due to carelessness. Hemming should be done in the correct manner to ensure that the sarong that is produced is strong enough to last for a long period. At this point the process of making a sarong is complete and it can be worn as a dress or as a skirt. Maxi dresses are also made using a similar procedure.

Sea shore themed DIY decorations

If you live near the sea shore, or your parent’s house is near a seashore or someone who just loved the beach and would like to keep a part of it near you all the time and want to decorate your house, then here are some gorgeous decorations that you can make from seashore materials.

Bowls of sand

For this you will need a balloon, seashore sand and an adhesive like glue to make the sand stick together. If you have seen the video to make the chocolate bowls, then this is a similar craft but with less fragile materials. Get your balloon done first and then mix the sand with glue (the mix should be viscous so the sand can drip downwards) and then dip your balloon’s flat side onto the mixture so that it covers the rubber balloon to at least one third. Then turn the balloon with the sand upside down and hold for a few minutes till it drips down. Then for the last step, gently place the balloon with the sand covered end onto a flat surface and put in the sun for drying. After it has dried, just pop the balloon and you will have a bowl made of the sand stuck onto your beach towels, get more info at http://hammamas.com.au/shop/shop-by-inspiration/beach-life.html.

Shell candles

This is one of the easier things to make. Just get wax that is white or whichever color you want the candle to be of. Then take some precious shells, wash and clean and dry. Next step would be to pour the wax onto the curved side of the shell and place a wick while it is still watery and wait till it hardens properly.

Shell hair pins

This is another one of the easier ways to make some authentic decorations. So while you are lying down on your beach towels, make sure to collect some smalls shells scattered around you and bring them home. Wash, clean and properly dry these shells and grab some bronze or antique looking hair pins (without any decorative item on it). The hard part would be to stick the shells onto the metal pin and make it stay. So when you are picking an adhesive, make sure to get one that can make anything stick to metal. Sometimes you can even go as far as welding (but this is not so DIY unless you have done it before). Another way to get the kids to help out is to collect the sea shells, wash and clean and dry them properly and help them make a sea floor in a bottle by adding the shells onto a bottle or a glass jar and adding blue colored water.