Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recent sewing projects

Hey you all,

It's been a while I've written anything here (I mean, I've had things to write about, but it has just been so hectic or something). But now I thought it's time to fix it. The other day I finally decided to take photos of many things I've sewn recently (meaning, within six months). I also have a kind of DIY post coming up (a cut-out shirt), and I wanted to ask if there's any DIY you'd want me to cover here?

Of course, there's a lot of projects I'll get to when my vacation starts after a couple of weeks. Then I will only have my job, no school for many blessed weeks, so it's perfect for the blog. (Or, well, for all 4 of them... :D)

Anyway, to the point. Here's some creations by me:

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An old shirt I got bored of. So I gave it a fringe. ;) Not much of a project, just something I cut while watching TV.

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I've shown this one before on the style blog, but here we go again. A chiffon tunic with a floral pattern, perfect for days on the beach.

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Also something I've posted before, a light green (not mint, though) lace dress with a little detail in the back. The neckline looks more asymmetric here than it actually is, lol. :D

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More lace... This one is an old dress of my cousin's, which I took in a little and started to cover with lace. I ran out of white lace while doing it, so this one is waiting for me to have the time to run to a fabric store and grab some cute white lace. (and possibly something colorful for the waistline... Suggestions?)

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A metallic tunic, which is an old, old project that I dug up because it's so adorable. It's missing buttons, and needs a belt and slimming, but we're getting there. ;)

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Thrifted military style jacket, which was desperately needing an edge from something black. So I added some satin and lace. (And yes, it's missing lace from other sleeve. Apparently some of my fabric boxes has swallowed it... I wish I knew which one!)

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And then, my newest addition (sorry for the terrible light!): A green - yes, green, not yellow! - lace skirt with some tricot fabric underneath. I made the waistline adjustable, so it can be worn as high waist or super high waist....

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...and it doesn't stop there because it's also the cutest short dress this Summer. ;) 

So, what do you all think? And what's the recent DIY project you've had?

I'm really sorry for the light in the photos, it doesn't compliment the clothes too much. But you can see all these later on styled in different outfits, and in much better light, so don't worry. ;)

Later this week - or at the beginning of the next, the latest, I'll be showing you how I sew a cut-out shirt from scratch. I'll be also making studded denim shorts, headbands, and some other pieces before June. And I really want to know: Is there a DIY project you'd want to see here?

Now, I'm off to bed - lots of studying to do tomorrow...

Be creative! ♥

xoxo

Johanna

Thursday, April 12, 2012

DIY: Neon accessories

Hey lovelies,

I'm finally back on track with the posting, and I'm also bringing you my latest DIY project. I do a lot of these really, so I might not document every single one, but as this was trendy as well, I thought you'd like to see ;)

What was I doing? I transformed my ordinary-looking accessory pieces into neon goodies.

And here's a couple of pictures to tell the tale. ;)

I started off with three gorgeous shades of nail polish, and a bracelet I got from my mom.

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First, I used the yellow to make a zigzag pattern across the bracelet.

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Then switched to pink, continuing the same thing.

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And finally I used the orange to fill the "gaps" left in the pattern. Kinda cute, huh? :)

While I was at it, I decided to do a little makeover to a pair of earrings I haven't used in months - or maybe years, but really, who's counting? :D

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They used to look like this, not ugly, but really plain.

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So I added a little colour...

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...and a bit more...

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...until I was happy with how they looked! 

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So, now I have brand new accessories in my collection, and it didn't cost a dime for me. Now, how cool is that? ;) I hope this was inspiring, and as the Summer comes, I'll have more time to do and photograph DIY projects, so stay tuned! ;)

Have an inspirational day!

xoxo

Johanna