Friday, July 22, 2011

Tee Finale

I thought I'd end my t-shirt week with other refashion ideas I've found.

Up first, another idea with lace from icandy handmade. Love the color.

I absolutely love ISLY and this tee refashion is no exception. I might have to make one for myself. Sweet and simple.

Welcome to the Good Life always has amazing clothing projects. Srsly. How cute is this top?! Made from t-shirts?!?!

And last of all, this one would make me feel like a ballerina. But maybe that is just me... :)

Are there any other t-shirt refashions that you've done or want to do? Let me know! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Random T-Shirt Past

So now that you have seen all the tee refashions I've done lately, I thought I'd show you some I did ages ago. There are so so many ways to refashion t-shirts.

Remember the shirt I showed you on Monday? The ombre one? Well, the first time I refashioned it, it ended up looking like this:

I liked the shirt but every time it was washed the corsage part of it looked crumpled to heck and would need to be ironed. So while it was cute it was annoying.

Another one I did, I just chopped off the sleeves, took it in, and added a rosette.

And here is what it looked like on:

When a shirt is just too large, you could always cut off the sleeves, take things in, put the sleeves back on, and gather up the sides like I did on this shirt:

Also, why not sew two t-shirts together?

Stay tuned, there is still one more day to t-shirt week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sequins = Love

Ready for another t-shirt refashion? I am! And guess what? This one cost me absolutely zero to make. Zip. Here is why: hand-me-down t-shirt and swapped sequin dress. Awesome right?

So this:

Started out as these:

My inspiration:

I simply cut the sequin fabric off of the dress and cut it down to two strips. Aaaaand sewed it down. Easy, easy. Oh, I also decided to add a strip of sequins to the pocket. Love it.

I'm thinking it would be super cute with a skirt. Yes, I like that idea. Consider it done.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blue Lace Tee

Last summer (I think), I made myself a t-shirt from an extra-large shirt I had laying around. I didn't finish any of the edges (yay for knit fabric) so it was super duper easy to make. I wore it a few times and then stopped. It was boring. But not anymore!!

I took some lace and some royal blue Rit dye and got to work.

Once my lace was dyed and dry, I tried my shirt on and pinned the lace in place. I (very) carefully took the shirt off and sewed in place. Here was my first (and failed) attempt at sewing the lace straight. My advice, put more than 3 pins in to hold in place.

crooked... oops :)
And here it is after I unpicked and sewed that blue lace down.

This shirt has now been put back into my summer wardrobe rotation! Success! If you'd like to dye some lace of your own, pick up your supplies at Hobby Lobby! They have a great coupon promotion going on right now! Check it out!

I've linked up to:
Dittle Dattle
Running with Glitter

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tee Week

Got a boring t-shirt that could use a little snazzy-ing up? Well, you are in luck! I am going to have a t-shirt refashioning week... starting RIGHT NOW!  :)

Ombre is all the rage right now. Need proof? Well, here it is, and here, and here. Oh, and here.

Well, I had a boring white v-neck that used to be this t-shirt (I got sick of ironing the ruffle/corsage thing so I took it off) and I decided to jump on the ombre band-wagon. Luckily, C&C (LOVE her blog) had a tutorial on how to dye your own ombre shirt.

Originally I had wanted to do a navy blue (like the J.Crew shirt) but when I went to buy the Rit dye, my husband helped talk me into the bright sunshine orange. I think it turned out pretty cute but kinda wish I had still done the navy blue. Oh well. Next time. :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Call For Help

I've been getting sick of my header for a while now. I figured if I changed it then I might want to blog more. Here is my first-grade skill level attempt at making one. Anyone care to help or just make one for me? I can't pay you but I could make you something.

Tribal Belt

Lately I've been loving fashion/style blogs. One trend that I've picked up on is that tribal prints are coming back. I didn't want to get too out of my comfort zone but thought I'd give the trend a shot with a belt.

I've had this ribbon for a few years now and had no idea what to do with it... I've also had this belt buckle-thingy for even longer. I don't even know what it technically is - it just came in a random assortment of buttons and notions I got FORever ago. But it works just great for what I had in mind.

Here is what you'll need if you want to recreate this belt (if you can even find a similar buckle-guy, but you could use a ring of some sort in substitution). Ribbon, buckley-thing, Velcro, and a sewing machine (or glue?).

First off, stick one end of ribbon through one side of buckle. Sew (or glue) down.

Measure the belt around your waist (or wherever you want it to sit) and add about 3 inches. Cut to length (it would also be a good idea to Fray Check your ribbon ends). Figure out where Velcro will go.

Sew Velcro down (on WRONG side of ribbon). Tip: I sewed the "hook" part of the Velcro (the scratchy side) on the very end. I did this so that when I am wearing the belt it won't accidentally scratch my clothes because when worn that part of the Velcro will face away from my body.

Wear belt and try not to feel stupid while posing for pictures. :)

Yes, I know I need to weed and throw away some cardboard. Thanks. :)
And here is another closeup.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Guess who finished his first year of medical school?!? My cute husband!! To celebrate, I made him a little sign.

Pretty cute, huh? I just used my friend's cricut to cut out the letters. I cut some patterned paper into triangles, used a little distressing ink on the edges, and then glued the letters on. After punching some holes in the corners, I strung the whole thing on twine. So easy. A bazillion times easier than medical school, I tell you.

I'm so proud of my husband. This past year hasn't been all rainbows and cupcakes for him and he has really had to work his butt off, but he did it! Congrats, my love!


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