April 24, 2012

The Perfect Pair

As soon as Domino Dollhouse, one of my absolute favorite plus size clothing stores, came out with their Button Button Top in black and white polka dots I knew it had to be mine.  But what to pair it with was the real question.  I wear and make skirts so much it would almost be too easy.  Not to mention the cut of it being so open as an oversized top I think anything on the bottom needed to be more form fitting.  The shirt arrived very fast and was exactly as I had hoped.  I can't say enough good things about Domino Dollhouse and its fabulous owner/designer Tracy.  I was very pleased.

For the second half of my outfit I decided to treat myself and make a pair of gorgeous black velvet leggings I designed and sell my store!  I've made many pairs for other beautiful  ladies but strangely never made some for myself.  I could not be happier with the outcome of this!  These two items paired together with some statement jewelry and my DIY glitter wedges made for an outfit that was eye catching and fun!

OOTD Details-

Polka Dot Top- Domino Dollhouse
Black Cami- Old Navy
Black Velvet Leggings-  Chubby Cartwheels
Glitter Wedges- DIY (Glitter Shoe Tutorial)
Necklace- Macy's
Spike Ring- Chubby Cartwheels

April 20, 2012

Chubby Cartwheels Contest Winners

Today is the day I announce the winners of my first blog giveaway!  Thank you so much to all who entered!  I took everyone who entered with their contact information, their favorite prize and gave them a number. I then had a number generator pick the winners!  The 3 winners are Michelle of fatbudgetbitch.blogspot.com, Megan aka Rougeypie and Alex!  Of those 3 winners I did another computer generated drawing of 1-3 and the winner of the clothing item from ChubbyCartwheels.com was Megan!  Congrats to you guys and thank you all sooo very much for entering!  This was a great success and I think I will be holding more giveaways in the future for sure.

April 15, 2012

I Dream of Green

I found some fabulous fabric on sale at Joann's for $3.50 a yard.  It was bright green and reminded me of grass on a sunny spring day.  So what better project to use it in than for a new spring dress!  The best part was I used one of my favorite old shirts as a pattern/outline to make it.   See my old shirt is a bit worn with holes and I can't really wear it anymore but it has the best shape and cut on me so I used it, in a way, to  bring it back to life!  Pairing the dress with my red bow belt from Torrid and shoes to match, I felt the accessories should be simple so I added some nice gold chains.  Once the outfit was complete I really got a retro vibe from it all so I ratted my hair up like a teenage jezebel.

OOTD Details-
Dress- DIY (fabric from Joanns)
Belt- Torrid
Shoes- Payless
Necklace- DIY
Bracelet- DIY
Gold Spike Ring- Chubby Cartwheels

This is a picture of how I started my project.  I folded the fabric in half lengthwise so the salvages were touching.  I also folded my shirt in half length wise and placed it's fold along the fabric's.   Cutting 1/2 outside of the shirts boarder and extending it down 14 inches for the skirt portion.  I did this twice, once for the front and once for the back.  In total it took about 4 1/2 to 5 yards of fabric. 

Twitter: @ChubbCartwheels

April 06, 2012

Chubby Cartwheels Giveaway!!

My store has now been open for 6 months and to say thank you to you all for your support I am doing a little giveaway!  I am starting the contest today and will be ending it on friday April 20th.  All you have to do to enter is make sure you have joined my blog to the right by clicking "join" and leave a comment below telling me which of these prize packs are your favorite plus your email address so I can notify you of your win!  To up your chances of winning make sure you follow us and reblog all of the posts.  Every reblog/retweet/repost is another entry!!

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/chubbycartwheels  "like" the page and comment on the giveaway post
Twitter: @ChubbCartwheels  Retweet the giveaway post as much as you want
Tumblr: http://chubbycartwheels.tumblr.com/  Reblog the giveaway post as much as you want

This is an international giveaway as well.  I don't care what country you are from.  Enter away my dears!

The 3 winners will each get their prize pack and 1 of those 3 will win the grand prize which is 1 free clothing item of their choice from ChubbyCartwheels.com!!

Good luck to you all!