Reason for party

October 24, 2010

I’m now taking part in Wardrobe Re-fashion. While waiting for the e-mail I’ll post my biggest project yet: refashioned party outfit. The shirt lost a collar. There are three layers of skirts. White (trifted) underskirt was used as pattern to make the green underskirt which is made of preloved bed linen. I attached the top skirt (also trifted) to the green one with some stitches to get a puffier effect. The corset belt is made of scrap leather. I’ll tell you more about that later. Nowadays it seems that the better the party the worst the photos. I mean that there’s not enough time to concentrate on taking the pictures. Many thanks to my Mum for taking this photo and documenting some of the moments! ūüėÄ

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Summer shoes might stand a chance against the colder weathers with these ankle warmers I made using an old scarf. Here’s my first tutorial! I hand stiched the parts together except for the zigzag edges. (Well, now we have some wet snow so it’s a no no for any flat shoes.)

Bra purse

October 7, 2010

Oh, that pretty lingerie that one doesn’t use anymore. Make a purse! You need two bras to work with. This time I had instructions from Kirppis tv programme so the pages are in Finnish but the picture are a great help, too. I’ve decorated my purse more later but here’s the original product.

Since I’m occupied with other stuff here’s a project from some years ago. Beige trousers became less boring in my eyes after a colour wash. To get the light tone I used more clothes in one dye than the colour package recommended. Before the wash I tied knots to each leg of the trousers. I love how unpredictable dye jobs are. The shirt is a beautiful example of Indian textiles, also a dye but a different technique.