Have you ever felt like you have a full closet but nothing to wear?. Yes, I heard ya :). I'm thinking, instead of buying more clothes I won't be wearing any time soon, why don't I re-fashion some of them?. I've got an old chambray shirt from a geology field trip in Utah, several years back. It seriously needs some face-lift :). Been wanting to jazz up old clothes for several months now and last night, I just patched up that old shirt for a start. What fun!.
It started out like this;
Laid a piece of denim patch on the spot I like to cover up.
Layered on top of it, a piece of peach colored tulle. Very much inspired by my 'inspiration sheer' post.
And a little lace goes a long way :).
I stamped 'Eiffel Tower' on the pocket, with intention to sew some beads on it.
Then I temporarily removed this pocket patch from the shirt and started sewing the beads, the lace and all the other details on the loose pocket. Much easier this way. When all is done, only then I sewed the embellished pocket to the shirt, for good. Faux pocket that is, because I sewed all four corners to totally cover the old embroidery :).
The finished patch.
What do you think?. Happy dance :).
LOVE this quick trick. Paris-street-chic, don't you think?.
Poor collars, they need to be pretty too!. So I sewed tiny beads all over the collars :). Inspired by a clever idea I saw on Pinterest, here. Turning an average collared shirt into a fashion statement.
Something old and something blue!.
I spent about 20 minutes to sew all these tiny beads.
Oh, Hello!. Me, wearing the 'new chambray' while visiting the National Planetarium today :).
This is so much fun, felt like a designer already :). HA! Maybe I should patch, rip, bleach, die and stamp my other old jeans now. Endless possibilities!. Do you have any cool techniques to revamp old clothes?. Do share :). Until next, have a great mending week!. HUGS.
P/S: I'm linking up this altered project to Eclectic Paperie blog's, the latest Get Altered Challenge : Fabric Challenge.