African Inspired peplum shirt.
DIY Heart Cross Stitched Shrit Tutorial from Uber Chic for Cheap here. Thank you Studio DIY for introducing me to this new-to-me blog (check out Studio DIY’s 5 things to cross stitch post here). There are three different heart shapes to choose from. I always read the comments before I post a DIY and Uber Chic for Cheap wrote:I doubled the embroidery floss on my needle. If you look at it closely, you can see two strands. I also specifically selected a embroidery floss that looked thick at the store.
DIY Recycled Tie Covered Buttons Shirt Restyle Tutorial from Small Good Things here. Love this for men or women’s shirts. You do need a button maker for this - but they are really cheap at craft or fabric stores. Tomorrow is Salvation Army Day where I go to buy last minute tall skinny vases for paper white bulb kits (pebbles, bulbs and vases). I also look for silk ties, coffee table books with thick paper (and I do the smell test), and sterling silver and pewter bowls. Another tie post I really love is the recycled tie ornament I just posted here.
Recycle an Old T-Shirt into a Rosette Throw Pillow. Beautiful and elegant. This would make a nice ring pillow as well. via copycatcrafts
DIY Easy Embroidered Cat Shirt Tutorial from Kittenhood here. Really easy tutorial.
DIY Four Way Draped Tee Shirt Vest Restyle Tutorial from Wobisobi here. You need two tee shirts/different sizes and you can do a long or short sleeve version. Really easy tutorial if you have a sewing machine.
Angela Simmons wearing a handpainted silk shirt from Nigerian label Nkili.
Needed to get out of the house after a few days of being trapped courtesy of Hurricane Sandy, so my biffle and I decided today was the day to try our hand at THRIFTINGGG! Of course I didn’t even know where to begin, so we ended up in a Goodwill on the upper west side. We were in and out in 10 minutes. Turns out us and Goodwill don’t mesh so well. Nevertheless, we found a shop a few blocks away called Unique Boutique and it was a completely different experience!
We both got stuck in the men’s section looking at button downs. He found a few that he really liked, and I found this amazing soft black snap-down (is that a word?) shirt. It fits me like a dress, stopping just above my knees! I tried it on at home with thick gray tights and my trusty boots and fell even more in love with it!
Will be taking pics in it as soon as I wear it..yay!
P.S. Can’t wait to explore more thrift stores (:
What Would Khaleesi Wear?
DIY t-shirt dress, a tribute to her simple yet elegant style
On a 100% stroke of luck I happened upon this hamburger printed shirt at Walmart. Normally I would never search through the clothing section there (besides for sale jean shorts, of course), but after dinner one night my mom wanted to go there for a pair of work shoes.
My dad pointed out some printed shirts in the men’s section, and we found this gem of a shirt hiding behind some boring surfer images. And it was only $7! The downside was that there were only XL and larger sizes left.
But I got it anyway, along with the wolf moon design, with the intention of using them as fabric to make new shirts. :]
Ever since I got my new tattoo I’ve wanted as much as my wardrobe as possible to have cutouts. ;p This seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out this criss-cross design.
What I ended up doing to the shirt:
- I took it in on the sides and made new, smaller sleeves for it
- Shortened the shirt
- Cut and sewed 16 individual strands to make the criss-cross pattern
The only problem I came across was using my machine to sew the shirt.. I’ve sewn fabric very similar to this, but for some reason none of my needles worked (I tried both knit needles and small size regular needles) with it and the tension was a little off. Anyone have any advice on sewing medium weight, 100% polyester?
DIY Marker print shirts