Friday, August 11, 2017

Quite Possibly My Greatest Challenge!

This beautiful princess dress from the 80's goes well with my messy kitchen.
I bought it for $6.00 at my local thrift store. It is more than I usually spend on something I didn't quite know what to do with, but I bought it anyway.

Bows, lace and blue satin! YES!

I picked apart the entire dress to see if it would inspire me.

That's a whole lotta fabric!

The sleeves themselves could have been another dress! OY!

I have a raglan sleeve t-shirt pattern that inspired me.

With all that sleeve fabric, it wasn't long enough, so I had to add some to the bottom.

I've also had this lion fabric for a while waiting for the perfect project, and this was it!
Can you tell what I'm using it for?

Pin, sew, repeat.

I attached a zipper, some navy knit fabric for the collar, cuffs and hem band. 

This is quite possibly my greatest challenge, and the one thing I'm so proud of myself for!

Lion fabric lining, and a bow topped inside pocket!!!!!!!!

I wore it out to dinner, and to the Speedway with my fam 
to watch a good friend race his car!

Please tell me what you think!
I can't wait to wear it again!

See you next time!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sweat Pants DIY Refashion

I have your typical wide leg 
ugly-sweatpants-that-you throw-on-30-seconds-after-you-get-home -from-work-pants. 
Oh c'mon, you know I'm not the only one that does this.....
Anyway, these pants needed a quick pick me up STAT!

These pants are too big, and bulky. I decided to give them some new life.

The first thing I did was put them on and I knew what I had to do!
I decided on a capri-type harem pant that I could lounge around in, clean the house, pay bills, pull weeds, work out....ok, probably just lounge around.

When I was wearing the pants, I made a small snip a couple inches higher than I wanted them to hit. 
I measured higher because I wanted to make cuffs from the leftover leg fabric.

Snippy snip!

These pants are super basic, and boring just as capris.
I decided to jazz them up a bit with a side stripe of ribbon I had in my stash.

I layed out the ribbon, cut a nice straight line, and literally glued it to the side seam.
I used fabric glue that can go in the wash.

I folded, trimmed, and sewed on the cuffs with cat fur and all....

And there you have it! Comfy cropped pants to lounge around in!

So comfy!

See you next time!

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!