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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Shirt dress to shirt

Hi everyone!

This is a khaki shirt dress I bought for 2 euros. It's truly ugly.

I just shortened the hem by keeping its curve...and now I have a khaki shirt.

Thanks for reading!  Have a nice day and happy refashioning time.

More Unique

I had a shirt from a Chinese company that replicates designer brands (!), but I thought the collar didn't match. I used a mens tie to create a new collar and I also created thin binding to the sleeve hems.
I like the military detail on the shoulders, I think i will replicate that when Im more confident on buttonholes. 

No More Sleeves Refashion

Before | After

After letting this dress collect much dust while it hung in a dark corner of my closet (because I hated the sleeves), I finally solved the issue. Head on over to the blog for details on the project!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Holey Moley!

This was my favorite sweater last autumn until my puppy snagged a tooth on it.

Embroider Sweater - Before

I remembered seeing this embellished sweater on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect Pinspiration for this project. First, I darned the hole using the closest matching thread I had on hand. Then I grabbed some leftover yarn from another project and started embroidering flowers, one directly over the darned hole to cover the not-quite-matching thread and the rest scattered all over the top right shoulder. I even did a few on the sleeve and back.

Embroider Sweater - After

I have a feeling this sweater will become a favorite once again.

For more details, visit me at CarissaKnits!

Embroidered Sweater - Before & After

the WTF skirt

That was the only phrase that I could describe this skirt. When I got the skirt, I did not fully look at the skirt to see the craziness in the design. When I got home my jaw dropped. OMG what did I get myself into?? Seriously!!!!

The skirt had hook and eyes all down the center of the skirt and they were NOT for decoration- they were functional! EEK!!! Then it had an asymmetrical front and back hem! I sewed out the hook and eyes. I will never run out of hook and eyes for the rest of my life because of this skirt. I fixed the waistband and then evened out the hem. Done! Now the skirt is wearable and I won't get any odd looks!

For more pictures and more information on this process check out my blog here.

(btw today is my bday!) Wahoo!