Category Archives: Clothing

How to Make a Cowboy Costume at Home

Having a play chest full of costumes gives kids the opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters or play pretend. A cowboy or cowgirl is a favorite of many children. Below are some cheap things you can buy to make a homemade cowboy costume.

Classic Cowboy Hat

No cowboy costume is complete without a cowboy hat to start it off. You can find both well-constructed and play-style cowboy hats at just about any store, both online and offline. The real name for a cowboy hat is a stetson, but you can buy similar hat types if you cannot find one. The average kid won’t be able to tell the difference.

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Western Belt Buckles

Did you know that you can order customized buckles for kids belts? This can add some personalized flair to the costume and make the costume more authentic. Customized belt buckles can be made to order with your child’s name on them, a cowboy silhouette, barnyard animals, and more. Even better, belt buckles can be transferred onto other belts. This means your child will be able to wear this accessory for years to come, whether with their costume or on its own.

Leather Cowboy Boots

Most authentic cowboy boots are made out of cow leather or a similar material. This is because leather is extremely durable, waterproof, and relatively easy to clean. So, when looking to buy cowboy boots, aim for this type of material. When it comes to kid’s costumes, it’s best to go with cheaper shoes, as it is likely that a child would grow out of the shoes before they could be worn often enough to be worth the money.

All of these outfit components put together make the perfect cowboy costume for any western-loving kid. They can also be combined with jeans and some flannel shirts to look even better. What more could a kid want?

Tips to Care For Your Church Clothes

Church is a place where people feel connected to others that share their faith. The act of going to church is a very social-conscious choice as people that meet together want to mingle, interact, and participate in uplifting events for their children and family as a whole. Part of going to church is also to look your best, so here are some tips on how to care for those church clothes which are used for special occasions such as church.

Proper Fit

Church gowns or clothing that doesn’t fit can lead to all sorts of issues. For example, choir gowns that are too long can get damaged very easily as they can scrape the ground and collect stains and unnecessary wear. Using a custom clerical decor Carteret NJ service is recommended so that you can get the choir gowns altered to fit properly as well as keep them off of the ground to keep them lasting longer.

Cleaning

Church clothing and clerical decor are usually made with very fine fabrics that are not made to withstand common washing machines or dryers. Instead of throwing these in your washer at home, the better thing to do is to take them to the dry cleaners. Dry cleaning is a much safer method of cleaning for fine fabrics as it prolongs the life of the fabric and doesn’t use harsh chemicals to try and keep it clean. 

Storage

The way that you store your clothing can make a big difference. For example, making sure to hang suit coats, gowns, etc. on padded hangers can help the articles of clothing to better retain their shape. Folding articles of clothing correctly can help the fabrics to not stretch or deform in storage which helps your garments looking new and fresh anytime you choose to wear them. 

Matching outfits for the fam bam and the pooch too!

Who loves to have matching pjs for the whole family and even your adorable pets? I bet you do, too. I was just browsing those cute prints from LazyOne family pajamas and could not help myself from adding the items to the shopping cart. The loungewear is so pretty, right? They are in fashion since the quarantine took effect.

Our family has been home bound since the government declared quarantine five months ago. My daughter is working from home and is comfortable wearing shirts and pajamas even in daytime. My son, on the other hand, is taking online learning classes twice a week and accepts art commission during his free time. He, too, is comfortable wearing shirts and shorts sets while doing his stuff.

Pajamas are comfortable to wear because they are commonly made of cotton materials and do not feel icky when you perspire.

Checking on their website, LazyOne also carries cute and fun socks. My daughter definitely loves a pair of printed socks. I would be happy to add two more pairs for her and myself to the shopping cart.  

I have got our pooch, a cute bandana as well. Oreo would look good wearing one in his next photo.

We have not tried any of the products from LazyOne just yet but the company touches on some good points, which I think are important before you buy from them.

According to their website, the company only works with factories that have sound environmental policies; the hangers and hang tags they use to display their products are made from recycled or recyclable paper. In addition, the company uses azo-free dyes when coloring or dyeing the fabrics.

It is good to note that pjs and socks are definitely the best gift idea for the coming Christmas season. You do not need to go to the physical shop in order to purchase them. You can all order these items directly from their website. Besides family loungewear sets, they also have something for your house. So, check them out.