Monday, January 31, 2011

Another Wardrobe Transformation!

So here's another wardrobe transfomation. This past summer, I was looking through my closet and noticed this aqua blue top that I hardly wear. I had to ask myself, why don't I wear this top?  What's up with that? I realized I didn't wear it because it was kind of ill fitting, so I said to myself, either you transform it or it goes to the salvation army. I chose transformation and this is what I came up with.

Here's a pic of the top pre-transformation. My son took the picture so he chopped my head off, lol.

Then I looked in my fabric stash and found this cute polka dot fabric that sort of had the same aqua color as the top. You might recognize it from this post.

I made a skirt out of it. Then I cut the top so that it met the skirt at the waist and sewed the two together leaving enough space so that I could insert an elastic. Voila, instant dress. I paired it with a belt and it looks really cute. I wore it a lot in the summer and even wear it now, with a long sleeve top and boots.

What do you think?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WARDROBE TRANSFORMATION: Maternity Top to Cute Little Shrug!

One thing that I wanted to add to the blog this year is to post more of my wardrobe transformations and tutorials. The whole idea of redemtion and transformation is very important to me and it extends to my own clothes.

So here's a maternity top that I converted to a cute little shrug. Boy was I big! I liked wearing form fitting tops to show off my belly. I think I was pregnant with my second here, although I can't remember because I wore this top for both pregnancies. Anyway, this was super easy. I just cut it in the back and added the ribbing to keep it snug on my shoulders. Voila! What do you think?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New Me

Happy New Year! I am so excited about 2011. I have so many new things that I want to do with this blog and my shop. I will definitely tell you about them soon in an upcoming post.

For now, I wanted to show off this top which I made at the end of December. I bought this fabric months ago and have made two other things from it. I only had a little of it left so I decided to use if for the sleeves of this butterfly top. It's a little tighter than I wanted, showing off my chichos (spanish slang for love handles!) But I love it because the print actually looks like a butterfly design. It represents how I am feeling these days; full of new life and transformation!

How are you feeling about the new year?