Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Embroidery on Everything!

Embroidery is pretty hot right now in the fashion world, and I'm jumping right on that trendy train!

I was shopping at one of my favorite know the one.... it has a big red circle and a dot in the middle...yep, that one!
Anyway, I saw this purse that was marked down to $10.48. Yesss!
 Nearby in the jewelry section there were embroidered patches for around $6. I scooped one up that I liked.

I love cranes. They're so beautiful!
This patch had an adhesive backing, but there was no way that sticky backing was going to last on the vinyl purse. I had to break out the fabric glue.

I peeled off the protective backing, put a generous amount of fabric glue on it, and 
stuck that puppy...errr...crane right on!

Let it dry overnight.

Boom! A new custom purse for  $16.48!

Ya know what goes well with a new purse? NEW SHOES!!!
I did the same thing to these slip-ons that I got at the same store for $7.48!

I ordered the patches from an online store, and I was ready to beautify my new shoes.

The patches were too big for the front of the shoe, so I CAREFULLY trimmed off some leaves.

Have no fear! I glued the extra leaves to the back of the shoe!

Gluey Glue-ing for shoe-y shoe-ing

I'm ready to wear!

You might have seen this purse already in my previous post....

See you next time!

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!