Country Chic 5 Minute Refashion

If you are a devoted refashionista like me, you have craft supplies laying around everywhere. My dining table has become a permanent home to a sewing machine. The living room floor is where I lay out most of my patterns and fabrics, finding a pin or stepping on one is nothing out of the ordinary in this household.

Today’s refashion was inspired by a piece of lace trim that was on my dresser, aka make up table! I was going to use it in one of my refashions, but it turned out to be a complete fail (those happen to me too!), but I am glad it came in handy, because I think it turned out super cute! So here is what we are going to refashion today:

A Liz Claiborne Petite Large shirt. It’s so comfy, I love it! And even though it’s somewhat baggy, it’ll be staying in my closet for a long while!

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And here is the stranded piece of trim, laying right there on my make up brushes case, like it belongs there:

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Here is what we do:

Trim the lace to fit the pockets:

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So it looks like this:

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And now you are going to hand sew it on. Super easy and fast, took me only 5 minutes! Here is what it’s going to look like from the inside:

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And the result:

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I hope you enjoyed this easy, super chic, super girly refashion. I am sure that my obsession with lace trim is becoming more and more obvious with every refashion!

Happy Thursday and Happy Holidays!

Z

Another hole be GONE!

So I got this awesome American Rag top on sale, and then somehow got a hole in it, only after one day! Don’t you hate when that happens? Anyways, I knew that the light fabric couldn’t be stitched up, so what better way is there than to cover a whole up!

 See the hole? I know it’s small, but trust me – it bothered me a lot!

 So I pinned some vintage lace along the edge!

 And sewed it all to the shirt!

 No more hole (and from now on this shirt is hand-wash ONLY!)

xo,

Z

 

Experiencing The Sewing Experiment

I think I scored it big on Freecycle today, probably life changing big, but “life-changing” under one condition – if I master the art of sewing. Now, to me sewing isn’t simply following the pattern, it’s an experiment. Even when it comes to trimming/hemming/letting out some pieces. I often want to see how short or long I can go, and what I can do with the leftover material if there is any.

Now, here is what I got today:

A box full of lace trim, and some other sewing supplies, like zippers, ribbons, buttons, and some random earrings (which I thought would be fun to wear) I will definitely do a post on those!

And a box of sewing patterns:

There was a ton of children’s patterns as well, which I don’t need, so if you need some – let me know ASAP!

Now, mastering US measurement system is going to be a challenge for me, someone who grew up in a metric world! But I am sure I can conquer all those inches and a half ;)

Now, I will be sharing my projects with you, I will also be using lace and trim in DIY’s and smaller projects!

I want to ask you for advice though, if you sew, or know someone who sews/designs/fixes/tailors clothes, send them my way, I would love to talk to them and get some advice! (My mom is the first person I am going to turn too, because she sewed a whole bunch of clothes for me when I was younger, but I would love someone else’s advice!)

Thanks for reading and subscribing, I love everyone’s advice and comments! Hope you all had a great weekend! I have something special for you all tomorrow ;)

Xo,

ZhenyAH!