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. 

I MADE A BOMBER JACKET Y'ALL!
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!