Monday, July 17, 2017

I'm Sorry for What I Said When I was Hungry

I get Hangry. 
Hungry + Angry= Hangry.
It was the perfect shirt for me.

My hubs gifted me the T-shirt as a Mother's Day gift. 
I love it, but I thought I would  jazz it up a bit.

I had some random knit fabric in my stash and decided to
 cut some sleeves from a free T-Shirt pattern I found on the "interwebs".
I thought the stripes would add a fun contrast.


Stripey collar instead! 

I layed it all out together and I was pleased with how it was all going to look.

I enjoyed a coffee beverage and binged watched my favorite-show-of the moment
 while I seam ripped those sleeves right off!

Buh-bye old sleeves.

I sewed it all back together with the new striped sleeves and collar. 

NOW I'm ready for LUNCH!!!

So cool!

Its a fun way to make your clothes your own.

Let me know if you alter some t-shirts too!

See you next time!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Quick and Quirky DIY

I love clothes with eyeballs.
I think it's totally cool.
I think it's quirky.
I think it's fun!

I had a plain good ol' white T-shirt, and I found some eyeball patches at the local everything store.
One of the eyes I used on a t-shirt project for my daughter, so I was left with 2.5 sets of eyes.

Here's lookin' at you kid!

They are a bit sticky on the back. This was a good thing because I could place the patches where I wanted and they wouldn't move.

I sewed them on around the neckline and POOF!
Now it is a waaaayyyyy cooler t-shirt!

I paired it with the black track pants I sewed a while back, 
and I was ready to watch my kid at her swim lessons!

So quick and easy!
See you next time!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Secret Agent to Spiffy Outerwear

Thrift store find.
 It was linen. 
That's all this really had going for it.
My husband helped me out with my "before" pics right before I headed out to work out...
....well, that was a mouthful. 

YUCK! This linen sits weird. This linen looks weird. It's just YUCK!

It needed a good snip, so that's what I gave it!
I cut it right above the pockets.
I cut the sleeves to a 3/4 sleeve length too. 


Snippy Snip!

That's really all I did. Then I washed it.......
A HA!!!!!!

After I washed it, the jacket frayed at the edges from where I gave it a snip. 
I LOVED it!!!!

I decided I wanted to change the color of my new jacket somehow.
But, how? What dye should I use? What color will be nice? 
There were so many decisions to consider.
I decided that the jacket screamed to be a light wash denim look.

Ok...It wasnt the light wash denim look....but...

Low and behold it sorta turned ORANGEY!!! I love it even MORE!!!

I sewed a straight stitch above each of the places I snipped so that the fray would stop at a certain point. I threw it on and I was ready to wear it over a teal dress to my dear friend's 40th birthday party!

It's Party Time!

 Happy Birthday Tara!

Hi Kelli!

Who eats rock candy at a winery? I DO!!!

Hi Rhonda!

I love these photo props!

Such a beautiful party!

See you next time!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Diamond Girl Jacket

 Now that school's out, I've had a chance to go through some of my clothes, and I was able to fill a large garbage bag to donate! I did set aside a few things to hopefully transform into something fun!

I have this diamond sweatshirt that I bought from Kohl's a million years ago. I love it, and I wore it a few times, but it just didn't have that wow factor that I was looking for. I was thinking it would have a better life as a jacket.
 Uh oh....That means a zipper........................
My diamond sweatshirt ready to be transformed!

I found a zipper....yikes!

I started by cutting off the cuffs of the sweatshirt because I was going to make my own. I wanted them to be a bit longer, but also more comfy.

I chopped the hemband as well.

Then I found the middle of the shirt and cut right up the front! 

I could have stopped here and made it a groovy cardigan, but I really wanted a jacket.

I made some cuffs and a hem band out of some black knit I had left over
 and sewed those on with a zigzag stitch.

I took the old hem band and used that as my new collar!

After about a hundred YouTube videos on how to sew a zipper, I went for it and pinned my zip to the fabric.

I realized that my zipper was too long.....more YouTube videos on how to shorten a zipper...

Just the right size...
I sewed it all up and I was ready to take my new jacket to the movies with my fam!

See you next time!