DIY Clothes with Jocy

About Jocy

The creative DIY designer behind Pink Chocolate Break is Jocy Paixão Fortes. Her family name means ‘strong passion’ in Portuguese and these are two values Jocy injects into her work, online and offline. She has a passion for creating clothes and sharing her knowledge with her followers. Her easy sewing method has earned her a loyal following that she inspires weekly with her easy sewing tutorials and travel videos.
  • DIY Maxi Dress in 15min | Haiti inspired | Culture Couture

    Jun 05, 2017 / Jocelina Paixao Fortes

    'SEW' Creative: Tie Dye DIY Maxi Dress in 15min
    What is Thread International? 0:42
    START: DIY Maxi Dress tutorial 3:04

    This Ribbed Jersey used to be trash on the streets of Haiti and Honduras and is now high quality fabric that created thousands of purpose-filled jobs along the way.

    Shop the Recycled Polyester I used in this Video Here: 
    http://bit.ly/ThreadInternational

    Read more about Thread International here and their mission: 
    http://www.threadinternational.com/our-impact/

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    'SEW' Creative: DIY Maxi Dress in 15min

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    Hi DIY Divas

    Today's sewing tutorial is inspired by Haiti. The fabric I used used to be trash on the streets of Haiti and is now high quality fabric that creates thousands of jobs for the locals. 'Sew' good and it feels good too!

    Sewing is my happy therapy and this week it got an upgrade because I know that my happiness is also allowing others to earn a living a get a good job. And I get to share this with all of you!
    http://www.threadinternational.com/our-impact/

    The clothing industry is the second most polluting industry on the planet and many fast fashion stores use child and slave labor to create their clothes and keep the prices super low.I love a bargain just like anyone else but not if it's at the cost someone's dignity or a mum's ability to spend quality time with her baby. If you want to learn more about that watch the documentary 'The True Cost'

    That's why I'm 'sew' excited to share the Thread fabric because their mission is 'sew' good and I'm sure you'll be happy to support and spread their messageEnjoy this DIY Tutorial & Thanks for watching!

    What sewing machine do you recommend for beginners?
    - I use Brother DS140 http://bit.ly/1WoaqVq
    - Wishlist: Brother CS6000i
    http://bit.ly/20WXooC

    What you'll need:
    - 1.5 yards/meter of ribbed jersey - BUY it here
    - acrylic paint used from sostrenegrene.com
    - empty spray bottle
    - fabric scissors
    - thread
    - pins
    - sewing machine (I use Brother DS140)


    About Jocy Paixão Fortes
    Jocy is a multi passionate entrepreneur with a love for fashion & travel. She’s a self taught designer and inherited her creative gift from her family. Travelling is in her blood as she comes from a family of travelers.

    With her channel Pink Chocolate Break, Jocy shows her viewers that the conditions don’t have to be perfect to make clothes or travel. Creativity is making the most of what you have and she fully embodies that with her DIY fashion & travel experiences.

    Shop her clothes & fabrics or request custom made on paixaofortes.com
    Follow me on instagram.com/pinkchocolatebreakor contact me on pinkchocolatebreak@gmail.com

    DIY Balloon Sleeve Top in 15min

    Mar 30, 2017 / Jocelina Paixao Fortes

    Dress like a #BOSS: DIY Balloon Sleeve Top in 15min

    Pictorial: 15 min Top with Balloon Sleeves

    Jocy is a multi passionate entrepreneur with a love for fashion & travel. She’s a self taught designer and inherited her creative gift from her family. Travelling is in her blood as she comes from a family of travelers.

    With her channel Pink Chocolate Break, Jocy shows her viewers that the conditions don’t have to be perfect to make clothes or travel. Creativity is making the most of what you have and she fully embodies that with her DIY fashion & travel experiences.

    Shop her clothes & fabrics or request custom made on paixaofortes.com


    Follow me on instagram.com/pinkchocolatebreak
    or contact me on pinkchocolatebreak@gmail.com

    DIY Fingerless Gloves in 5min

    Jan 12, 2017 / Jocelina Paixao Fortes


    Hi DIY Divas

    I have a bunch of fabric laying around waiting for me to DIY with them. I don't like throwing things away which is why I want to post more DIY ideas on what to DIY with leftover fabric! When I saw these fingerless gloves at River Island I was sold at the DIY idea

    This week I'll show you how to sew these DIY Fingerless Gloves in 5 min. They're easy, stylish and practical! Even though there are smart gloves I prefer to use my fingers when using my phone or camera

    Enjoy this DIY Tutorial & Thanks for watching!


    What sewing machine do you recommend for beginners?
    - I use Brother DS140
    - Wishlist: Brother CS6000i


    What you'll need:

    - leftover fleece fabric (you can shop the plaid fleece fabric here)
    - pins
    - fabric scissors
    - thread
    - sewing machine (I use Brother DS140)

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    Tutorial: DIY Poncho Sweater

    Jan 05, 2017 / Jocelina Paixao Fortes

    Learn How To Make a DIY Poncho Sweater
    10% DISCOUNT code: pinkchocolatebreak

    SHOP the plaid fleece fabric here: http://bit.ly/2hVE2ye

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    DIY Clothes: DIY Poncho Sweater

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    Hi DIY Divas

    I recently posted an image on Instagram asking YOU what you wanted me to DIY. And you massively voted for Nr.3 a poncho sweater.

    I used a plaid fleece fabric for this project and it created a cozy, colorful sweater. I had to get used to wearing so much volume on top but now I like it.

    Hope you enjoy this DIY Tutorial too & Thanks for watching!


    What sewing machine do you recommend for beginners?

    - I use Brother DS140 http://bit.ly/1WoaqVq
    - Wishlist: Brother CS6000i http://bit.ly/20WXooC

    What you'll need:
    - 1 yards/meters of fleece fabric (mine is from https://www.paixaofortes.com)
    - pins
    - fabric scissors
    - thread
    - sewing machine (I use Brother DS140)

    WATCH: 100k BIG International Giveaway

    Dec 30, 2016 / Jocelina Paixao Fortes

    Hi love!

    Thanks to all of you I get to finish 2016 with a BIG & Beautiful milestone: 100.000 subscribers on Youtube!

    From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU

    To show you how much I appreciate your support, I selected my favorite things to give in this BIG International Giveaway

    To WIN:
    1. Follow me on Instagram
    2. Like this pic on Instagram
    3. Tag a friend & Make sure both of you follow me

    Next week Friday I will pick the winner at random

    Love you so much & good luck!
    Jocy