Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Denim Shirt to Denim Vest

I know this is going to come off a little 80's to a few of you, but let's face it, the styles circle round and round, and all that really changes are the fabrics and colors :)

So, here is what I started with: 

This denim shirt fits on me, the way it looks on the mannequin, with weird puffy shoulders, it is short in length, and the bottom has an odd shape, but it is denim, and since denim is the new black this season, I decided not to toss it out :)

The first order of business was to chop the sleeves off. They were so bizarre shaped I figured better to just chop them off and make a fabulous denim vest because I have been wanting one for a while. 

Next, I sewed up the sides to give it a more flattering shape and take in the giant hole left by the sleeves {they really were huge...}

and TADA! I have an awesome vest :) But I didn't stop there:

Denim is very masculine so I wanted to add a feminine touch with some pink lace on one of the pockets.

And here we go :) I paired it with a flowy pink floral blouse, denim pants {would have gone with my gray skinnies but they were in the wash}, and the gray knee high boots that got cut off of this shot by my dear husband...I swear that boy is wonderful at everything...except picture taking :) Ah well, I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world!

This vest would also look REALLY cute paired with a floral dress. Maybe I will try that when it gets warmer out :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Getting Ready Is My Favorite Part

Ok, so before I rip my closet apart, I went online to do some inspiration shopping. Of course I always stop by Modcloth, Anthropologie and Ruche because they are amazing. {no I don't get any royalties for mentioning them, I just should...you hear that ANTHRO?!}

This turned out to be the best thing to start with, as I just barely got a sinus infection and was out cold for about 1 whole day, with nothing left of my energy bank except the small amount it takes to browse the internet.

I found some decent things to work with including some that I added to my pinterest board here:


It is always better for me to have some idea of what I want my closet to look like if I want to transform it into something I will wear. Makes sense, right?

So now that I have quite a few ideas, it is time to start ripping everything out of the closet that I have not worn in at least 6 months.

Perfect! See you when that task is complete :)


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Closet Makeover

So....wow, oops, it has been a REALLY long time since I have posted, but I have taken my vacation and I am ready to get crafting again {ok, I never really stopped, I just got lazy and didn't post em}.

And here is my next big adventure:

Giving my closet a serious makeover.

How am I going to do this, you might ask? Well, I am going to go through and pull EVERY piece of clothing that I have not worn in the last 6 months. Then I am going to start cutting, snipping, piecing, and sewing them into something that I will be a little more excited to wear.

I will be documenting my journey via this blog. Who knows? Maybe some of these ideas will spark a little creativity in your closet as well!

And so the sorting begins tomorrow, bright and early!

tata for now :)