This past weekend my husband, David, and I had the opportunity to attend a 90’s theme party at a local kid’s museum. We both will dress up like idiots for just about any occasion and this was an awesome occasion…the 1990’s.
First let me say that the 90’s were comfortable. Legging, jumpers, combat boots, poofy starter jackets, jenko’s and flannel shirts, are all items that you can wear curled up on a futon brewing with teenaged angst.
Second-the 90’s are back. One trip to Target will prove my point.
Here is what I wore.
I found this denim jumper at a thrift store, but instead of being vintage, it is made by Free People and it is relatively new. I added some 90’s doodles to create authenticity.
I found a Hyper-Color shirt at discount store for $2.99. I couldn’t believe my luck.
. I picked up these boots from Target and will totally wear them again and again this fall. My 15 year old self had a sweet pair of maroon color Dr. Martens that I wish I still had. I lost one boot at a rest-stop when it fell out of our minivan while traveling to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving. It was a bummer.
I also picked up some black and white aztec leggings that will be now known as my “sleepy time pants”.
My husband went shopping in our attic for his vintage Charlotte Hornet Starter Jacket.
One item that I desperately needed from the 1990’s was … the Scrunchie. Fortunately for me, I still remembered how to create a scrunchie in minutes.
Welcome to the 90’s and the DIY Scrunchie
I used items that I already had at home. A bandana, elastic (ideally you would want to use 3/8″ wide elastic), thread, scissors.
Fold in half lengthwise with the pattern facing the inside. Mark where you will be sewing. You will leave 1 1/2″ of the bottom and top open. So, 1 1/2″ from the top you will begin sewing lengthwise and stop 1 1/2″ before the bottom. Sew about 1/2″ in along the edge. I guesstimated.
Turn the fabric tube right side out. Fold one end to meet the other with the right sides facing each other. Pin them together.
Sew together. Place a safety-pin on one side of the elastic and feed it through the fabric tube.
When you have both ends of elastic sticking out, determine the length of elastic that you need. Rule of thumb, scrunchies need to be large enough to wear on your wrist. Mark your desired length and sew them together and sew across them to make a circle of elastic inside the tube.
Stitch the fabric edges together as close to close the opening and complete the scrunchie circle of life. Trim and enjoy. I think I know what everyone is getting for Christmas this year.
I hope you enjoyed the trip to the 1990’s with me.
P.S. Target has a sale on Boots right now.