Refashioned: from buttondown men shirt to dress.

I LOVE refashioning. Or upcycling. Or whatever you call it. It is such a good idea to make something new out of something old (hm, something we also do at my work.. i see a pattern here πŸ˜‰ )

Last month there was the Restyling exchange of Pilar and Amy Nicole and I was so thrilled because the more the merrier and I love to see everyones take on what to make out of something excisting.

They asked you to send a garment (which you have but don’t wear) to your swap partner and vice versa, and to make something out of it for the other one. And thatΒ  scared me to bits.

Because sewing for myself: excellent!
For my loved ones: fine!
For some one I don’t know? Only through Instagram? OMG!

So I refashioned in spirit of the Restyling Exchange.

What did I have?
A XXXXXL denim button down men shirt.

And an polyester jersey infinity scarf

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Refashioned: from buttondown men shirt to dress.

Finished: Miette skirt

Hi there! MeMadeMay was a blast, but also gave me an overdose of pictures of my outfits & myself. It was TOO much at the end. So I couldn’t bring myself writing any blogposts.

But I did some sewing! I finished my Itch to Stitch Bonn shirt, made my second Miette skirt, lengthened the Larktee pattern for a lovely tshirtdress and refashioned a XXXXL buttondown men shirt into a dress. The latter two I will show in another blogpost.

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Finished: Miette skirt

Halfway MeMadeMay

It’s May 16th and I documented my outfit almost every day. I am pretty impressed by myself, because normally i’m not really dutifully πŸ™‚

For every day (except one) I wore at least one Me Made garment and still haven’t worn every garment i made! I’m very proud of it, because I’m sewing since September 2015 so that’s 1,5 years now.
Also I’m good at thrifted clothing. My jeans are mostly from garage sales/ thriftshops. And all my RTW clothes are with me for a long, long time. Lees verder “Halfway MeMadeMay”

Halfway MeMadeMay

DIY print screen set

I got the DIY print screen bug too.

The idea of screen printing your own fabric it appealed to me so much. But working with the photo emulsion, a pitch black room, exposing it to light etc etc.
Nah. It’s too complicated.

So when i saw images on Instagram popping up with the hashtag #wearebobbinhood, all with the most amazing examples of print screened fabric, I was curious.
They were all made with the same kit from Bobbinhood. Lees verder “DIY print screen set”

DIY print screen set

Finished: Frankenstein Moneta dress

If there’s a party, I want to join the party! (especially when it’s a sewing related party) (well, only if it’s sewing related. πŸ˜‰ Yay i’m such a party animal…!)

The Triple Stitchers organized the Moneta party where everybody posts her Moneta dress on Instagram with the hashtag #monetaparty and we all can admire eachother creations and get to know more sewists on Instagram. I like that.
And because of their enthousiasm for the pattern, they made me curious for the Moneta dress.
(frankly, I saw it numerous times clicking through the Colette website but didn’t think it was something for me) (HA! Was i wrong) Lees verder “Finished: Frankenstein Moneta dress”

Finished: Frankenstein Moneta dress

Finished: Saunio Cardigan of Named Clothing

The second make of the SewMyStyle Sewalong!
This time it was the Saunio Cardigan of Named Clothing. It is my first try with the Named patterns, and to be honest I am a bit intimidated by the patterns. They are very hip and have a lot of constructive details, and I always consider them out of my league (read: comfort zone).

Saunio Cardigan by Named Clothing
Saunio Cardigan by Named Clothing

The same with the Saunio Cardigan: a short but boxy/ oversized cardigan. Very simple, and could be elegant with a thin, very long hipster girl who likes to play with her silhouet. Everything I am not πŸ™‚
(#momcore of the non hipster kind is more me)

But I tried the Saunio Cardigan (a heck why not) and I was pleasantly surprised. It kinda suits me!
Woohoo!

 

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Finished: Saunio Cardigan of Named Clothing

Finished: table tent present for my three year old

It all started with a idea from a friend. She saw some really cool table tents on Pinterest. So I looked too. And made my bed. πŸ™‚

Oh Pinterest. How I love you. And how I hate you! Because I will NEVER make a Table Tent as beautiful as those examples.

But I would never know about table tents if Pinterest didn’t excist.
So nevermind!

Pinterest Table Tent DIY

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Finished: table tent present for my three year old

Finished: Hacked Billie sweater by Zonen09

I got some not so subtle hints from Boudewijn: he reaaaally would love to have a sweater. And well, he had some reason for those hints, because some time ago (a year..!) I started enthousiastic with a really cool hack of the Billie Sweater of Zonen09.

I don’t know why I left it for so long. And I forgot how far I was with the hacking: I just needed to cut the fabric and sew the damn thing!

*woops*

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Finished: Hacked Billie sweater by Zonen09

Finished: Toaster Sweater #2 by SewhouseSeven

Woohoo, my first make for SewMyStyle! The Toaster Sweater of Sewhouse7 was the first pattern to attack. And I made it the second day of January. So quick!

I planned a Sew-All-Day day with my friends Marianne and Freya. We sewed all day, ate a delicious lunch Freya made and had a blast!

2017-01-01-14-38-25I handstamped & cut the grey sweaterfabric (bought at de Stoffenloods) on New Years Eve. (my so glamorous rock&roll life.. πŸ˜‰ )
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Finished: Toaster Sweater #2 by SewhouseSeven