I’m a DIYer [dee-ahy-wahy-er]
Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A from my blog for a few weeks. I’ve been consumed with teaching myself to sew. I’ve been wanting to learn how to sew for a few years now. I finally took a basic sewing course at my local Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store. I’ve been bitten by the sewing bug … ANNNNNND I’m totally in love with tribal/african inspired prints! They’re my favorite type of print to mix so I hope I don’t bore you with “another tribal print” OOTD/sew project LOL
The blk/white tribal print skirt I’m wearing in this post is one of my DIY sew projects. It’s a simple circle skirt with a invisible zipper and I used scraps as a belt. The top I already had, It was a vintage find.
But I didn’t just stop with my circle skirt. I’m still a thrifter at heart so why not re-fashion some out of fashion styles. It’s a good opportunity for me to practice my sewing skills as well. Like with this next project where I took this slightly ill fitting out of fashion denim jumpsuit and tailored it more to my taste. Byeeeeee “cut-outs”, cheesy leg slits and distracting belt loops.
So what attracted me to this outfit? The necktie! Now that’s pretty hot 😀 I could see myself in this so I paid a hefty $4 for this outfit from the thrift shop and I got to work.
My 1st RE-FASHION project was actually purchased at Goodwill. It was a worn out maxi that had seen better days. I turned that maxi into a mini. The sheer material probably wasn’t the best choice for a new sewer but I managed to do ok. I’m not ready for project runway yet but it’s wearable LOL
Another quick and easy DIY project I’ve done was to turn an old T-shirt into a necklace. You can view the video tutorial here and watch in HD>>> Turn a Tshirt into a NECKLACE
This shirt was thicker and longer than the shirt I used for the video tutorial therefore this one has a more fuller appearance. That floral print skirt is really a DRESS I simply wear as a skirt 😀
So there you have it guys! I know it’s a long post but I wanted to share all my DIY projects that have kept me away from blogging my OOTD. NOW my OOTD posts will consist of my own creations as I work on my sewing skills.
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