Inspired by the talented Lex's tutorial, I turned a men's button down shirt into this peasant style blouse. It's pretty simple, yet I quite enjoy it. Today, I wore and loved it. Comfy & cool.
Sewing is something I enjoy...sort of. I enjoy the outcome. I enjoy the process. Creating. Changing. Reading patterns? Not so much. Therefore refashioning is the perfect option. I've got four more shirts in my closet that are tagged to redo.
What about you? Any re purposing in your sewing repertoire?
Sadly my sister is shoe poor. Her lady-like tootsies are not of ladies' sizes. They're.....large. For a gal that is.Being 6"0 tall and having four kids does have a lot to do with this. So, finding cute sandals or just dressier shoes is the most difficult treasure hunt of the century, not to forget incredibly expensive. Mucho moola!
A little idea, to pretty up some flip flops for my deserving sister, became reality. What do you think? Would you assume that these are men's? Will they pass with a cute summer dress? I'm handing them off tonight. Here's hoping Netta likes them too!
The velvet ribbon is from our grandmother's sewing kit and the sequin trim is leftover from an aunt's treasures. They are both attached by hand. Can I just say I was wishing for glue! Hand sewing with invisible thread can be a little tricky. Slippery...hard to see. Thank goodness for a little patience and a thimble!
Voila! Pretty updated flip flops for my pretty sister.