I came across this dress on one of my Op Shop adventures and had to have it!!
It was my style of dress in perfect new condition for $5.99 – how could I pass that up?
BUT….it was a size 14 – two sizes too big for me, but I am always on the look out for items to upcycle so I took it, with an idea of what I was going to do to it, and was going to make it something special for a lucky lady in which it would fit ‘like a glove’
This is what I had to start with after I rummaged through my ‘clothes mountain’…. Continue reading
My youngest with the new additions to the family and the cause of my jean’s demise
I rarely have time to do sewing for myself these days but when I tore my favourite jeans which I wear ALL of the time ($1 at the op shop in Esperance) while rescuing orphaned lambs a few weeks ago, I thought it was about time!!
Note the small tear under the left pocket, could be easily repaired but I had other adventures in store fro my favourite jeans
I bought some really lovely fabric on one of my many ventures to Spotlight, it was on SALE (my favourite word) and I didn’t know what I was going to do with it but bought 4 metres of it anyway. I have since cut out 2 dresses that I have designed to make up in this fabric and had just enough left to create something “for me” with my poor jeans, and this is what I came up with…..
I thought a big split up one leg would add some interest
Clearly this is where I rescued our lambs from, there are literally hundreds of lambs out there now, mostly twins, isn’t life amazing!!
I kept the back pockets intact.
I teamed up my new skirt with a vintage military vest which I picked up from January Sage Vintage and Retro, a big plaited black belt which I thrifted, a bracelet from Jet Empire Jewellery and the fringed leather necklace from I Love Lola – both pieces of jewellery I won!!
So, what do you think??
Did I make the most of a bad situation??
If you would like me to create something special for you from some of your favourite clothes that you no longer wear, send me a message.
Until next time