Black on black, let’s do blue on blue. It’s a nice change from the usual.
Thanksgiving was like Christmas for me. My Dad opened his cedar chest (mmmm the smell of cedar) and gave me sweaters he no longer wore. Truth be told, these were for my husband but I was the middle man. Is that greedy of me?
This blue one was a bit boxy; not my man’s type anyway…
(Tutorial after the jump)
Find the after photos below.
Alright, let’s begin:
You will need:
1. Jeans (I used large men’s jeans. The rule of thumb is to make sure once opened, it will wrap around you. Large skinny jeans (oxymoron?) may also work here, and give you a pencil-ish effect. )
3. Seam Ripper (optional)
4. Sewing Machine (Although this can be done by hand if you’re on ‘super pro hand strength’ status)
1. Lay jeans flat and open inside seams (Next 3 images)
There’s one thing I don’t have in my closet, and that’s a denim dress. I’ve never purchased one because they are either too pricey, not the right wash, or the style is not flattering.
So I cut up my hubby’s jeans… and I have a new dress.
If you’re like me and need one for the Fall, then go find yourself a men’s pair of jeans and make this dress. This wrap dress can be worn may different ways in any season. Wear a pair of tights under it and beat the cold weather. I found a beautiful inspirational shot on The Satorialist.
I’ll post the tutorial tomorrow. Tutorial is up!
By the way, I’ll further ‘edit’ this dress for a guest post on another blog. Stay connected: Facebook | Twitter.
Dress: Gap Men’s Jeans flipped to Dress
Belt: My mommy’s
I showed you this sweater a few days ago. Well sweater no more, I’m loving my new skirt. Dig this ya’ll!
I’ll post tutorial tomorrow.
In the meantime find a sweater, needle, thread, and scissors! That’s all you need.
Skirt : Sweater from clothing swap
Ring: freshlygiven >> shop
Actually I’m not sure if this is a blouse but lets roll with it.
Remember the day I went shopping in my grandma’s closet, well I pulled out a skirt she’d made years ago. That skirt is now apart of my “blouse” collection. Check out the tutorial in the post below.
I look forward to wearing this number with jeans and pencils skirts well into the fall. Flip the shirt around and you have a bow in the back… reversible is always better!
What do you think: love it or leave it alone?
Did you miss blouses #1 and #2.