Monday, February 20, 2012

Wardrobe Overhaul

Do you ever just get tired of your entire closet? 
I was in a clothes rut for a while, but now I'm happy to say I'm out of it. 
And all it cost me was about $13 and some time. 
I revamped some pieces from the back of my closet and bought a few items at DI to make over.
Ta-da. New clothes for super cheap.

First up, my "new" skinny jeans!
I'm not one to spend a ton on 'fad' clothing.  I personally think skinny jeans belong in this category.  I just can't imagine they're going to stick around in fashionland for a long time.  Therefore, I didn't want to spend good money on them.  Maybe time will prove me wrong, and if so, I may buy me a nice pair.  But for now, here is how I got my skinny jeans on a budget.

I bought a pair of DI jeans for maybe $5, sewed up each of the legs to look like skinny jeans, hemmed the bottom of the jeans because I'm short, and voila!

Second... a new printed dress.
Also, a DI find.  For $8. Only problem was that it was just a hair too short.  No problem around here... I just cut the dress around the waistline, added 3 inches of material, sewed it back together, and now it works! 
I wear a sash (from my closet) around the waistline, but I knew this sash was going with the dress when I eyed the dress.

Third item...a cute ruffled skirt.

I transformed an old linen skirt from the back of my closet that I never wore.
I copied the style of one of my favorite skirts.
I love the layer of ruffles sandwiched in there.
And seriously, the ruffle layer was super easy to sew.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Finished Stockings

As part of my 2012 Resolutions, I'm trying to de-clutter our guest bedroom
The room has evolved into a craft explosion room. 
I have a lot of projects started that have piled up.

So this month I'm working like crazy on Christmas stuff. 
It's never too early, right?
Never mind, that it should have been done before this past Christmas...
I choose to look at the glass half-full.

We now have names on our stockings!

Looks like I stitched those letters on by hand, doesn't it?
A big thanks to my mom for the most awesome glue ever.  She was cleaning out her basement and found it. I'm not sure if you can even buy stuff like this anymore.

With glue, this was such a quick project.
Kinda glad I waited. I would have hand-stitched the letters like a fool if I would have done them before Christmas :)