Sometimes a refashion just jumps out at me and this polkadot number was one such occasion. I do love those refashions, but to be honest, it’s not always that easy.
Do you see the potential too?
At the moment, it’s got huge shoulder pads and a button that draws the eye straight to the belly button. “Hey guys! Like my big, freakishly white outie?!”. Then there’s that bizarre fake shirt attached to it at the front. Yuck. Continue reading
I’ve spied some stunning maxi skirts on Pinterest lately, so I couldn’t help but whip one up for myself. And by “whip up”, I mean over a couple of weeks with much unpicking and stubborn determination to get it finished.
Top: Rosie Miller // Skirt: self-made // Bag: thrifted // Necklace: Charislee // Shoes: No1 Shoe Warehouse
I took a break from refashioning this week and sewed up a new dress instead.
Dress: self-made // Belt: thrifted $2 // Shoes: No1 Shoe Warehouse // Watch: Storm Continue reading
I walked past this shirt for a few weeks in the op-shop before I gave in and bought it. I’m so pleased I finally did!
The fabric on this shirt is lightweight and will be great in summer. The style wasn’t quite me though and it needed a little tweaking. Continue reading
After a few weeks of wearing my “new” jeans, a metal button suddenly fell off the front!
Luckily I was home at the time so I avoided any awkward moments. Continue reading
Thankfully I saw this photo on Pinterest a while back. My jeans were worn through and the holes were getting bigger by the day. Continue reading
The top on the left had been such a favourite of mine. It flattered, disguised flaws and was gorgeous to wear. It seems I wore it too much though and the fabric began to disintegrate. Farewell dear friend. Continue reading
These were supposed to be simple skirts. They almost were too … until I cut the fabric wrong. It’s not often I have a good meltdown over a sewing project, but this one was special and I so badly wanted it to be perfect. Continue reading
My sewing ventures have been a little “boring” lately. Lots of baby gifts, the likes of which you’ve seen here before. But I do have a new book that I’m loving and the projects are just begging to be made!
I was so excited last weekend to exit the house child free for an hour. Poor Hubby was less than impressed at being dragged out of bed at 9.30 am. There’s a part of me that feels bad about that, but it’s only a small part and could be considered more just a fleeting thought. Oh what I would give for a 9.30 am sleep in.
The list of things I would like to do with my spare hour is long. But until tele-transportation and time travel are invented (and well tested. I don’t want to be split between time zones, thank you very much. Go figure, I don’t have headspace to sew, but I can think about time travel? Sheesh), I can only do a select few things. This time I got to op-shop, hooray!
So I picked up a cute little $2 onesie (never been worn!) for Poppet, a teal top and a linen shirt, both for 50c each. Obviously I didn’t consider the background for the photo too well though. Let’s play spot the linen shirt! Oops. So, here’s the plan. The teal top is a potential pattern for another top I want to make and the linen shirt is destined to become a skirt.
I am just chomping at the bit to get sewing again. I’m really missing it! But am just so lacking in headspace and time. Someone with kids please tell me it’s possible to have 2 preschoolers AND a hobby?!
I also picked up this gorgeous cape a couple of months ago. $50 and secondhand, but I loved it too much to leave it behind. It’s made me start thinking about “long-term” fashion. Picking up items I love and can wear for years, rather than items just because they’re trendy and will be undesirable in the next couple of seasons. Pieces that reflect me. If you love what you wear, you’ll feel good whether everyone else is wearing it or not.