Friday, December 30, 2011

Vintage Buttons in my Stocking!

A few weekends ago, my mom and I went to a local craft fair. There were so many booths and vendors!! One booth was an older lady selling all vintage things. In a small basket was her collection of vintage buttons, belt buckles, and other cute things. I got to pick out some of the most awesome buttons ever!!

This was one of the few vintage belt buckles. The lady selling them thought that this one was really really really old. I love it! I was thinking it would be a cute necklace or even a hair clip!

My favorite out of all the buttons are these beautiful "Aqua Glass Bow Vintage Buttons". Any ideas on what to do with them? Earrings? Put them on gloves?

Buttons By Schwanda- These are gorgeous pearl buttons.

I absolutely love the look of these vintage buttons! There are a real 60/70s orangey color with a white trim.

Please comment with any ideas on what to make or embellish with these buttons! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Also, I will be posting pictures of my Christmas dress soon. So many people complimented me saying that I looked like Audrey Hepburn!! YAY!

**ALSO** I finished filming my tutorial on how to make a tank dress!! I'm in the editing stages and will be uploading it to Youtube soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Christmas is nearing so in order to have a local Christmas, I've been looking for gifts at the thrift store. I got some awesome velvet bow ties for my brothers. My grandma recently surprised me with these awesome gloves

The hand detail is amazing!

I love the scalloped edges.

These are white elbow length gloves I thrifted for $3.

All around good thrift. Oh, and I finished my Christmas dress! Pictures soon! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Old Family Photos

I just love these photos of my family. So I've been working on my Christmas dress which is an early 50s pattern. I'll post a picture of the pattern and fabric soon. I'm in the middle of picking out a nice camera so that I can film the tutorial of out to make an easy tank dress. I just love these photos.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vintage Goodies

My grandparents surprised me with the most gorgeous vintage antiques. I can't wait to wear them. I will be posting pictures soon too. They got me the most beautiful pair of handmade vintage gloves with so much embroidered detail. Also, there's a beautiful hat pin, a 1920s cloche hat (that I've been craving) and another 1920s hat that is black and sequin covered! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa!
Also, the poll shows that "How to make a tank dress" won for my first video tutorial! I will be buying a camera soon. I already have the supplies. I will post a link as soon as I've finished it.

I will be posting pictures this weekend of my Christmas dress pattern and the fabric I'm using. I'm so excited to start making it. Maybe I will be even able to finish it this weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by! Pictures to come this weekend!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vintage Comic Book Shoes

So I now have a favorite pair of shoes.
I bought vintage comics from eBay for CHEAP. Then, I just cut out my favorite pics and words and mod podged it onto the shoes. These aren't great pictures but I took them as soon as I was done last night. I wore them to my friend's Broadway choir concert and got a few compliments! Who's on my shoes? Superman, Batman, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Aquaman, Spiderman, Wonderwoman, The Green Lantern, and Thor.
What to do with the extra comics? I'm going to make bangles, headbands, and maybe even some high heels!! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

How to Make a Skirt from Men's Dress Shirt Sleeves

For this awesome skirt, all you need is sleeves from a men's dress shirt!

Supplies: two XL men's shirts, scissors, sewing machine
1. Cut the sleeves off from the shirt. Then cut down the middle of the side without the cuff buttons.

2. Open the sleeves up. The buttons should be in the middle.

3. Pin two sleeves right sides (the side you want to show) together. I matches them by the similar curves at the bottom.

4. Sew down the side you pinned. I sewed in 5/8. Then, pick the next sleeve you want next and pin in on one of the sides of the two you just sewed together. After pinning right sides together, open it up an check to make sure you like the pattern. Repeat for the last sleeve.

5. You should have all four sleeves sewed together! Congrats! Now, lay it open and measure across the top. Measure your waist. Determine what waist size you want it to be. You can trim it or sew a big seam. Two 2XL shirts make about a 30 inch or so waist. You can even add a zipper if you want. I just trimmed it on both sides to match my waist. and sewed it together. I liked the swoopy hem, but if you don't you can hem it.

6. Good job! You're all done!
Now this was my first attempt at a picture refashioning tutorial. Please comment with questions, if something is confusing, or if you like it!
Be sure to vote in the pole on the top left of this blog! I am going to buy a camera to make video tutorials, and I want to know what YOU would like to make. Any suggestions? Comment! Thank you!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Little Bit of Everything and More

So much as been goin' on! So I've been to the thrift stores a couple times and have made some things! The pictures are of a peasant top I made, a dress I made into a skirt, and a beach boys t-shirt I made into a halter top. Still to come: fingerless gloves made from a shirt, skirt made from dress sleeves, cat eye glasses, a mens dress shirt refashioning tutorial, a muppets tshirt refashion, vintage hat pin, fabric thrifted, and more.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Little Black Dress

Finally! My post with pictures of my newly sewn 1947 halter dress! I absolutely LOVE this flowy, cute, comfortable, stylish dress. It sure was difficult to sew, but I am so glad that I did! I wore it to a church dance and got so many complements! Haha! Enjoy my pics!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ruby Red

     Red, Red Red! For my 1947 black halter dress, I went on and found the cutest short red gloves. The seller gave me these vintage screw back earrings! They are AWESOME! So since they were both red, I thought it'd be fun to do a "red photo shoot" where I'd make everything black in white in photoshop and color just the red accessories. So I started taking pictures and realized I need something else red to make it more vintage looking... BRIGHT RED LIPSTICK! Luckily, my mom had some. My sister helped me with some of the pictures. Sometime, I'm going to have her take pictures of me in my halter dress and petticoat. 
     I've been DYING to go to the thrift store (darn me not having my license yet) and will post any finds soon.