DIY-Baby Cap

 

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Finally I got around to post part 3 of #thesweaterchallenge. Did I mention this is “slow” fashion? 😀

So this is the first cap I have done with making a pattern first. Because I didn’t make a try first the pattern was not flawless and I had to make some tweaks during the process. Buut I have fixed it for for and I will break it down for you so you get the better part of this DIY. Making mistakes is a important part of the learning process 😉 ❤

What you need

Cap

  • Sweater for redesign
  • Measuring tape
  • Baking paper or pattern paper
  • Pins
  • Rulers, straight and bent
  • Sewing needle or sewing machine
  • Thread in matching color
  • Fabric paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • Sissors

Bow

  • Lace approx 2 cm wide
  • Ribbon 1,5 cm wide
  • Ribbon 0,5 cm wide
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread in matching color
  • Pins

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  1. The first thing I did was creating a pattern for the cap. I used baking paper 😉 The length of the head plus seam allowance made 41 cm. Height was 21 cm.  Make a square with a ruler, then divide this into 4 equal parts (41 / 4 = 10,25 cm). Mark the middle of each square 5,1 cm. Along the height of each square measure 11,5 cm, from this point use a rounded ruler and make a line from this point onto the middle of each square (your pattern will look a little different from  mine, since I was a little to lazy to do a try cap first, I just fixed the shape directly while sewing) Cut out the pattern, attach to the fabric with pins. Then cut out your fabric.
  2. Pin the ends together as shown on the picture. Then sew it together using a sewing machine with a elastic seam or do it by hand. Stop approx 0,5 cm from the top.
  3. Fold the cap the other way, pin and sew it together. Here is where you see the shape of the shape of the cap, if you think the corners are to sharp then you can adjust that by  rounding the corners a little more.

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Making the ears

  1. Cut out two pieces of fabric that is approx 10 x 10 cm (mine was 10 x 8 cm, I wanted to use some leftover fabric )
  2. Fold the longest part in two, and sew one side. Do the same on the other piece
  3. Fold the inside out, then iron it.
  4. Then fold the corners into the middle, Hand sew the corners together going through the fabric in the front as well. Then the ears will not look so flat in the front.
  5. Figure out the placement on the ears on the cap. Measure the same from the top on both sides. Cut open and insert the ears. Sew the cap back together.
  6. Use a scissor and cut off the extra of the ears on the inside, and any loose threads.

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Folding the rib

  1. If the rib will be folded, it would look prettier if the seam is not visible. Cut open the seam in the back. Fold the seam-allowance outwards, make a tiny cut (0,3 cm) where the rib starts. This will make the seam look prettier on the outside. 😉
  2. Measure the fold before ironing. Mine is double, so in the end it measured 3 cm.
  3. To make the fold stay, sew small point stitches along the inside of the cap. I think I had 5 points where is stitched the rib to the cap.

And yeah, as you see I decided to paint the ears white in the inner part.  Very easily done with fabric some fabric paint and a paintbrush 😉

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Making the bow

  1. Choose your materials. I wanted the materials to show, so I chose the lace and the ribbons in different sizes.
  2. Choose the size of the ribbon. and cut the total length of it mine is 16 cm. This makes it 7 cm when it is folded. Make sure the overlap is in the back. Hand sew one stitch to make it sit.
  3. The second ribbon is a little bit narrower and smaller, it is folded in 3 and total length is 24 cm. When it is folded it measures 6 cm.
  4. Place it and stitch it together with the lace.
  5. Then I cut the last ribbon, total length 18 cm. I tied it around the bow, and tightened it. Making sure the knot was in the back.
  6. Then I placed the bow on the cap and hand stitched it on. I cut the ribbon that was hanging from the cap and sealed the ends with a lighter.

 

The end ❤  Place work of art on cute baby ❤

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DIY-Kids Cap

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I haven’t been posting in a while, I think i manage to find every flue and cold that was circulating in 2017. At once……Wishing my self and everyone else a healthy and happy new year ❤ 2018 welcome ❤

So I wanted to post this before Christmas, but I think the need for caps will stick around still for a couple of months 😉  This is the second post in my redesign challenge, where I redesign a sweater and try to make as many possible items. They have to look nice and be practical. The goal is zero waste and LOTS OF FUN while doing this.

The cool thing is that I will show you how you can do the same. Here is what you need;

  • An old sweater
  • A pair of scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread in matching color
  • Chalk
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Paperknife
  • Ruler
  • Fabric paint
  • Sponge for each color of fabric paint
  • Iron
  • Ironboard
  • Piece of fabric to cover while ironing

 Cut and print

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  1. Measure the height of the cap, use an old cap as a reference. Or you can measure on the head, forehead to backhead (start to end), divide that on two and then add some extra volume depending on if you want a tight cap or a more “beany-look”. I used 27 cm but then I  also folded the rib (5 cm). The width would be the circumference of the head (below the widest part of the head) mine was 42 cm + 0,5 cm on each side in seam allowance.
  2. I wanted to make a print on the cap, so I used some old cardboard laying around. Then drew batman with the help of a pencil and a ruler. Carefully I cut it out using the paper-knife. Great way to reuse some trash right?
  3. Then I measured my piece of fabric to find “middle front”. Then marked it with chalk. That would be the start of my pattern. A  good idea is to figure out the pattern first before painting. Mark the middle of the placement with chalk, then you know where to put your stencil next.
  4. Then I made the pattern with black fabric paint, let it dry. Then I used the cutout of the stencil to create a gold circle around the batman mark in the front. I worked very gently with the sponge to give it more of a faded look. Then let the paint dry completely.
  5. Iron the fabric piece to fixate the paint. Cover the print with a piece of cloth, then Iron on the setting “cotton” for 5 min. Repeat on the back side.Design uten navn (12)
  6.  Time to sew this beauty together. Pin the fabric together. as shown on the picture. I used a black thread and sewed it together by hand. You can also use a sewing machine with a overlock function. This seam will be the middle back of the cap.
  7. Now we make a seam on the top of the cap. Sew around the top with a little bigger stitches so we in the end can scrunch it together, trying to make the whole as small as possible.
  8. Time to close the gap, this we do from the inside of the cap. Press the whole together and sew a couple of stitches in the middle. Then fold it the other way, and do a couple of stitches in the middle there as well. Then the whole is closed and it should look something like the last picture.
  9. I made a pom-pom to put on top. Follow this tutorial to make your own ❤

 

I gave this cap to my 4 year old son, who L.O.V.E.D. it because you know, superheroes are life 😉  This can of course be made for grown up as well. Hello EVERYONE can get a redesigned cap!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Stay tuned for more to come in my #thesweaterchallenge and #zerowateredesign. I am also to find on instagram under "codegreenbysoamador" or my private account "soamador"

Thx for reading, I would love me some feedback if anyone has ❤

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How to make pom-poms

pom poms (4)Do you need to make pom-poms? Well here is an easy DIY on exactly that.

Pom-poms can be used for so many tings, from upgradeing your sweater to make it more Christmasy, party decorations, headbands, you name it. Your creativity is the limit here. I will use it to upgrade an old worn out cap.

What you need 

  • Cardboard
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Ruler
  • Compass or something round you can trace

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  1. Decide what size your pompom should have. Mine will be big, so I chose diameter 8 cm. This is very easy to do with a compass, if you don’t have one you have to find a item that has that approx size you are looking for like a cup or a plate. Also a smaller item for the circle in the middle. My inner circle has a diameter on 3 cm. Trace these 2 circles and cut them out. Remember make a cut connecting the circles so you can get the yarn through in the middle.
  2. Put the two cardboard circles together, with the openings the same way. Then start pulling the yarn  through the opening. The more yarn you use, the more dense the pompom will be.
  3. When you are done pulling yarn through. It its time to cut open the pompom. Save some yarn for the step after this, min 15 cm. Cut the treads in between the two circles of cardboard.
  4. Take the extra yarn piece and pull it through the middle of the two pieces of cardboard and around. Tighten and tie a knot.
  5. Use your scissor to trim the yarn to make a ball.
  6. Fasten your pompom to whatever that needs a upgrade.

 

Easy right? Now you can make a hundred ❤ ❤ ❤

Here is my cap, I gave it some love. I put the loose treads back in place and fastened the pompom. All of the sudden it is a band NEW cap ❤

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ARMS = LEG WARMERS

the expedition to (2)This post is the first of a series that I have called “the sweater challenge”. How many redesigned items can I actually make from a sweater? The intention is to use as much of the material as possible to create as little waste as possible. The items need to look nice, and be functional. ❤ Do you want to join me?  I will be posting on Instagram with the tag #zerowasteredesign.

Or you can just follow me on IG under CodegreenbySoAmamador or my private account SoAmador 😉

So the sweater I am using is a 100 % cotton knit in the color “ultimate snoring grey”.  (Sorry about the bad lighting in the photos, winter happened)

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First up is making the arms into Leggings. Ooor what I will use them for…my thighs. I an choosing not to freeze this winter. UTI`s are soo LAST YEAR!

Equipment used

  • 1 ruler
  • 1 pair of sissors
  • Chalk for drawing
  • Lace with stretch
  • Sewing machine
  • Black thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Black fabric paint
  • Sponge
  • Plastic to cover the surface
  • Iron and ironboard
  • Cloth

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  1. First I used used a ruler and chalk to make a straight line across the arm from the armhole. After cutting it, I folded the sleeve from the seam and out. Then I get to see if the line is straight or not. Cut away the extra fabric. Repeat on the second sleeve.
  2. I cut off the rib (saving that for another item).
  3. Do the same on the other sleeve. Double check that they are the same length by putting the sleeves on top of each other. Cut away fabric to make them even.
  4. Measure the circumcise of the top and bottom of the sleeve. Then add 2 cm. That is your measure. Then measure the lace and cut 4 lengths.
  5. So since I didn’t have a color that looked good with the grey, I used black fabric paint and a sponge and dabbed it on the lace. I let the lace dry, then I ironed it on the setting wool for 5 min with a cover over for protection. I could have gone over one more time with black paint, but I like the effect with a little pink shining through. It gets a little vintage feeling.
  6. Sew the ends of each lace together with seam allowance on 1 cm. Pin the lace to fabric. I chose to let the lace cover 1,5 cm of the hem. Then the effect of the lace as see through will be more visible, blending better with whatever pants I am wearing that day. I used a zigzag with 5 mm wide and 3 mm stitch to fasten the lace.

 

Then its done! Hope this can solve the problems of way to many sweaters with arms you got laying around.  Or maybe just some inspiration for a DIY-Christmas presents 😉

Thx for reading ❤ Here is ANOTHER picture with terrible lighting. The ELEVATOR picture! But what ya gonna do when winter came and stole the daylight 😉

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Sweater weather

codegreenbysoamado (5)2So finally it seems like winter is upon us. The degrees have fallen below 0 in the couple of days and the first snow has arrived. The need for warm sweaters, hot tea, blankets and flickering candles is real ❤

So since the latest wool sweater I bought had been attacked by moths, I thought it needed some extra love. So I decided it should have a upgrade and a pinch of color. (I need color, all grey just makes me sad)

I will show you a super easy way you can upgrade your sweaters, and seriously it doesn’t take that long either 😉

What you need

  • Patch in your preferred design
  • Iron
  • Iron-board (or use a towel)
  • Pins
  • Cloth (to cover the patch)
  • Needle
  • Yarn for embroidery
  • Scissors

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Iron on the patch

  1. Start with placing your patch. To be sure of the placement, pin it in place and try on the sweater so you know it looks alright.
  2. Then set your iron to cotton (low) with no steam. To make the glue set you need a high temperature even if the fabric is much gentler, like wool. Cover the patch and the sweater with a cloth and iron it for 30 sec to 1 min. let it cool and check if it stuck to the fabric. If not repeat the process.
  3. turn the sweater inside out, cover with a cloth. Then iron the back of the patch.

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Sew loop hem around neckline

  1. Cut off around 50-70 cm from the yarn. Prepare the thread by making a knot on the end. Thread the yarn into the needle.
  2. Decide where you want to start the hem. I recommend that you start in the V on the V-neck or on the shoulder seam if you have a round-neck sweater.
  3. Pull the needle through the fabric, fasten the thread by pulling the thread until it stops by the knot. Then put the needle back in the same hole back through the fabric. Pull the thread until you get a little loop. Decide the length of the stitch, mine is approx 4 mm, and make sure your thread goes through the loop. Pull the thread so the stitch sits naturally on the fabric.
  4. Next, you make a loop again by putting the needle back in the same hole as the tread. Repeat until you have sewn around the neckline. Fasten the tread with making a knot on the back of the fabric.

Then it is d.o.n.e!  It doesn’t have to be much to make a piece of clothing unique and personal.

Thx for reading and enjoy my goofy looking face. The sweater turned out pretty good though.  ❤ This one will definitely be a good friend this winter.

 

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What ya gonna do when the moth comes for you….

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And for your favorite sweater? Cry for sure, and then throw it to the trash!

NOooooNOOOOoo. No need, it is fixable ❤

So first let me tell you a little about moths. Moths are creatures of the night spawned by demons that only eat your favorite wool and silk items or other fabrics made of protein. They are the evil and older sibling of the butterfly. They only eat your clothes during infancy, when they grow up they stop eating all together. Though some of them enjoy a sip of nectar now and then. But to continue their vicious cycle of destruction  they will lay their eggs in other beautiful pieces of fabric.

 

There are several ways to fix a moth whole and it depends on the material.

  1. If you have a big knitted sweater you can use the same colored yarn to fix it, I will include a link to a designer duo who is great with knit and show you how to fix your big knitted items here.
  2. You can add something on top of the whole, like a patch or if you are skilled with a needle you can make an embroidery.
  3. Add a piece of another material that has the same structure as the one that broke. Thin jersey works best with thin jersey and so on. Zigzag it together, hand stitch or use another elastic seam on your sewing machine. This is a great way if you have to patch up big wholes in your clothing.
  4. Or you can weave it together. It will not be as elastic as if you “knit it” back together. But it works better for smaller holes and very thin knitted materials. I will show you a tutorial on this method;

What you need:

  • Needle
  • Sizzors
  • Thread in matching color

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So you see my holes, they are pretty small, but left unfixed the material will rip easily, making long stripes (so much harder to fix then). My technique is more like weaving.

You hand sew around the hole first, then tighten it a little to make the hole smaller. Then you sew up and down vertically, strengthening the material. Then you do the same horizontal.  I learned to fix wool socks from my mother with this technique 😉

Do you see where I fixed? I think it turned out pretty good even though my thread was black and not grey. The fun thing is that probably NO ONE will even notice the little uneven spot on the sleeve. You really have to have a trained eye for details to see that.

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Strive for progress, not perfection

 

So what can you do to prevent the moth to devour the rest of your closet? 

-First you should freeze your suspected clothes. The eggs die at -8 degrees. Laundering is also an option for your pieces that can handle high temperatures. The moths do not eat fibers like cotton and bamboo or synthetics, but the eggs can hatch there and then they work their ways to the goodies by crawling. So its a good idea to wash it all.

-Deep Clean your wardrobe, they love the dirt and dust but hate soap and water. Vinegar and water also works fine. Clean your closet regularly, especially if you live in warmer climates.

-Before putting your clothes back for storage, clean them. They like old food spill, dandruff and skin particles. For longer storage put your items in cotton bags. Plastic will not let your clothes breathe and they might develop mold.

-Steer clear of mothballs, they contain a pesticide called Naphthalene. It can harm people, your pets and the environment.


Natural moth repellents;

  • Chedarwood, looses its scent and has to be replaced regularly.
  • Lavender is hated by moths for centuries. Use lavender bags or dip cotton balls in essential oil
  • Cinnamon. Replace sticks regularly. Essential oil will also work
  • Cloves also has a repellent effect.

Do NOT use: lemon, mint, eucalyptus and bay leaf essential oils (as well as the dried herbs). They actually seems to feed the moths…. 😦 

Hope you ppl liked this diy moth fixer 😉 ❤

 

 

 

 

Princess Leia move over

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My buns are better than yours……

I pimped my earmuffs and they are now edible. Okay not really, but they did turn out really cute.

My earmuffs headband broke, like most things plastic. *sigh*. But instead of throwing them, I decided to fix them up. So can you easily, or you can use this as inspiration to style some earmuffs for a princess in need ❤ Old or young doesn’t matter ❤

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What do you need;

  1. 1 pair of earmuffs, broken or whole 😉
  2. 1 headband (I recommend metal)
  3. Pins
  4. Lace in different sizes and color
  5. 1 sewing needle
  6. Thread to match the earmuffs
  7. Glue (that works for metal, plastic and fabric)
  8. 1 pair of scissors

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1 & 2.  I started by choosing my lace. I measured the circumference of the earmuff. Then I measured the lace and added the double amount (27 cm x 2 = 54 cm). The black lace measured 6 cm in diameter, so it works great when folding it. I used my sewing machine at 4 mm and made a seam in the middle. then by just pulling one thread I fold up the fabric to 28 cm, then I placed it on the earmuff. Pinned it in place and sewed it on by hand.

3.  I repeated the procedure with a soft pink lace. But since I wanted the edge of the lace to stand more I ruffled it less than the black one, so I could get it to look more like a flower. I placed it on the earmuff and cut off the extra lace. Then pinned it in the middle of the fold in the black lace, and sewed it on by hand.

4.  Then I used a third lace in soft yellow that repeated some of the flower petal shapes in the pink lace. This lace was only 1,5 cm so I made a seam on the side of the lace that was straight. Same as with the pink lace I didn’t ruffle this one as much. Pinned it down and sewed it on.

5. Time to add the headband, before I attached it I put some glue down in the wholes. This is just to make it more durable. Then I added some stitches extra around the opening securing the headband to the muff.

6. Since the headband was used some of the paint was peeled off. I used a black permanent marker to cover that up. Then the peel marks turned invisible. JUST. LIKE. MAGIC.

Finito ❤ I saved the earmuffs from the trash and certain death.

Thx for reading. Hope you enjoyed this earmuff makeover.

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Fall for the coat

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Due to the fact that it is actually middle of October, it is getting colder here in Norway and Winter IS coming, 4 real. Again I am a little late realizing it was time for an upgrade of the fall jacket. To be more sustainable I wanted to opt for a used option. No hunt was needed, there she was hanging at my local thrift store. A-shaped. Short length, but not to short. Big nice hoodie. Trumpet sleeves. A little abused, but still cute. Missing one button, and a couple of other loose ones. She shows clear signs of use by the pilling of the fabric. But all in all this is an easy fix.

Some of the fun with getting pre-owned clothes is that they carry stories with them. I believe this especially applies to jackets because they don’t get washed that often.  This is what I found out about the previous owner just by fixing this coat. She has long blond hair, likes trips to the woods, has petted an animal at least once, moves like a normal person, eats fish and uses toilet paper.

Fall is here!

The total time I used to get this darling in order was approx 30 min. I had an old single black and white button in the same size that I used. luckily the button lost was on the inside, so I did not really need an identical button. No need to interfere with the design, I think it looks great the way it is ❤ So I also needed to fasten two other buttons. Then I went over the whole coat with a pair of scissor, and cut off the pilling. Places to look for is under the arms, hemline, pockets, neckline and sleeves. To finish her off I went over with roll of tape to catch any hairs or loose fabric.

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Here is some couple of things to look for when you buy a used jacket. 

-Purpose. What will you be using the jacket for? Can it work for several types of outfits? The chances for it to be used is better if it can be used with the rest of your excising wardrobe.

-Quality of the material, does it match its purpose? If it is for winter it should have some content of wool in it to keep you warm.

-Fixing. Does it need repairing? is it something you can fix your self or do you need a tailor?

I love this coat. it makes me feel like little red riding hood or one of the dark riders in lord of the rings, depending on the mood. 😂 ❤

Thx for reading. Let me know, would you dare to fall for a used jacket?

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Plain Jane NO more

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I came across this college sweater the other day when I was out thriftin. Well hello there plain Jane (insert light bulb) lets dazzle you up ❤ And then she went home with me, cheap but clean…..

Before starting on this creative endevour I razzeld up everything I have that possibly could be used to style this sweater.

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Lace; can be used to create texture, by using color fabric spray. Then you get the reverse effect of the lace as a print, or sewn directly on to the sweater.

Ribbons; use along the sleeves, hemlines to create an effect. Several different types and colors can be cool together. You can also make letters or write something cursive (best sewn on by hand if you are not super skilled on a machine)

Patches; Mine where purchased on H&M. They are super easy to attach. Just Iron on ❤ It can make any piece of clothing more interesting. A tip for buying patches is on eBay. There is an insanely amount of different types. They can also be used to fix holes in your clothes, which contributes to en-long the lifespan of your clothes.

Fabric Paint; And that is what I ended up using this time. I will show you what I did.

Equipment that I used

  • Fabric paint,
  • A plate to mix,
  • 6 sponges 1 for each color (normal sponges cut in 2 works great).
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Fabric pen in black
  • Lace (not necessary)

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  1. First I drew the word I wanted in the size that seemed good (height 7,5 cm and 1 cm between each letter). I did this by using a ruler and a pencil. Then a paper-knife to cut out all the letters. (A tip is to save the letters, you can use them for a “negative space” look another time 😉
  2. Then I picked my colors, magenta, blue, green, yellow, white and gold. I mixed a little white in with the colors so I could get more of a pastel look. Then I used my sponges to divide the color. I tried to blend a little in the transition of each color, but not to much. I still wanted strong colors
  3. I used a black fabric pen to outline the letters to get a bigger contrast and make them more visible on the sweater.
  4. Since there was lacking some gold stars. I had to draw and cut out some stars to make the magic come alive.codegreenbysoamador.wordpress.com
  5. Playing a hard sleeve game. So this was fun. Its like making a painting on the sweater, but not that complicated. I used a lace and a sponge  with blue with the intention to get the pattern of the lace. But it didn’t work as well as I hoped (I think spray paint works better), but anyhow it left some interesting patterns. Then I let it dry a little before I continued with the other colors, doing the same as I did with the letters, blending a little in-between the colors. You can say the sleeves is kind of nebula inspired. After it all dried, I drew on the words BELIEVE and IN, so when you cross your arms you really do BELIEVE IN MAGIC.
  6. Last step was to fixate the paint and iron down the unicorn patch. The paint had to be ironed in the back for 5 min on the setting cotton. The same with the patch, except it needed ironing on the front as well covered with a moist cloth.

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TADAA. The result!! Unique as a unicorn ❤ And magic to last me a lifetime (maybe not that long, but who is counting) Thrifted, one of a kind, stylish, and just a little more sustainable. Every little deed counts for something. I hope you enjoyed this, and maybe you feel inspired to vomit rainbows with me. Please share if you do 😉 ❤

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From size L to M

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So I went shopping the other day at the local thrift store and came across a beautiful shirt in Viscose which is a 100% pure nature product. It had the tag on, so it was not even used. When I put it on I definitely could understand why. It is one of these trend items that has one season and then the shape or design has lost its appeal. So many clothes gets thrown to the thrash each year just because of that. Just here in Norway we throw away 113.000 ton of textiles each year.

So in my strive to create less trash I rather buy used clothes and fix them up a bit. Small alterations to a piece of clothing can make a RAG into FAB ❤

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So this gorgeous goldfish printed shirt had a volume to fit approx 3 of me and a great shape if you have a humpback. Since I don’t have either, I wanted to size it down and get rid of the pleat in the sides of the back. I still want to keep some volume, but make it more wearable and timeless to fit into my closet.

 

This is an easy alteration operation you can apply to any blouse or men’s shirt. Just skip part 1 – 4, and move directly to part 5.

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What I used;

  • An iron
  • A ironboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some pin needles
  • A sewing machine
  • White thread
  • 1 Long ruler
  • 1 Rounded ruler
  • 1 Colored chalk pencil

 

  1. I laid the blouse flat on the floor, then I cut off the side seam up to approx 5 cm from the armhole.
  2. Then I let the back pleat down, and gave it a little Ironing to make it totally flat.
  3. I removed the pleat just by drawing a new line from the edge of the fabric, and then cutting the extra fabric off.
  4. Then I used needles to pin the front and the back together again.
  5. When I had decided how much I wanted to remove from the volume (4 cm on each side), I marked that off on the fabric, and made sure it got a nice curve into the armhole.
  6. I wanted to have a split but still keep the length in the back, so I marked off  6 cm from the front end and up. Then I sewed it together by using a straight seam. After that I cut off the extra fabric, leaving 1 cm of the raw edge to overlock or zigzag. I used zigzag until the start of the split. Then I had to cut into the fabric very close to the seam, to be able to fold the hem to each side. Then Iron and pin the hem.
  7. Then I sewed the hem around the slit, but I should have sewn it even closer to the split to strengthen the seam. (I will do that later) Then Voila! Done! Got me a new fishy blouse ❤v c (1)

What do you think? Would you dare to try to do something like this?