Sunday, February 20, 2011

Plaid skirt re-fashion

plaid skirt found with a 22" waist
I'm working really hard on the re-fashion pile. I buy things that do not fit me (mostly vintage- since I rarely find vintage in my size). Which wouldn't be a problem; if it wasn't for the fact that I seriously hate to alter/mend. I've had garments sit for days and days waiting on a simple fix like buttons. I'm a seamstress that doesn't like to mend. In a last ditch effort; to attempt digging myself out from under this pile, I plan on two re-fashions for every one new project.
Yep, you heard it here first- 2 to 1.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Look for Less

This is my Dolce & Gabbana inspired jacket. I found the vintage sweater while thrifting. 

The roses are made using a wool knit remnant. I just stitched a bias tube and applied the rose using an embroidery stitch. If you are the visual type there is a great tutorial here from Hot Patterns.

I took the roses all the way around the jacket back.

If you noticed the plaid skirt peeking out, it is a vintage re-fashion and I'll post it later.