Wednesday, November 23, 2011

REDO #49 RUFFLED TOP

 Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 12:00am
I'm a few days behind, blame it on busyness and travel preparations.

You DO know its the week of THANKSGIVING?! Family, food, fun and we get to spend it with family down in So. Cal!  I pray you all enjoy each other's company and take note of all you've been blessed with.


This weekend I worked on a top I got a few months ago at the thrift outlet. I had already worn this as is for my mom's bday dinner in Sept but DIDN'T like the fit. Its time to fix it!



1. TOP $1.00

RUFFLED REDO
1.BEFORE: The coloring is off here, the top is a richer plum color. It was loose around the midsection, elastic too snug for my taste and ruffles on bottom gave too much fullness when worn.   


Sunday, November 13, 2011

REDO #48 BOYS TIE TO FAUX HANDKERCHIEF BLOUSE

Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 4:21pm

This weekend included Veteran's Day (THANK YOU greatly to all who have/do serve!) and due to that Holiday, we were able to join hubby on his monthly trip to Eureka.
 Yahoo, a break from the norm :) 
I relaxed so much I didn't take many pics lol BUT I do have more from our Sept trip, which at some point in time I will hopefully put up.

 I haven't done much photo posting in months, which I happen to post up on FB. Since I've been focused on REDO's,  my computer is filled with pics I STILL need to print and put away in albums....sigh. Documenting the lives of my little ones and our family is my other love. I don't scrapbook,  just keep organized albums of our lives.
I'm backed up as far as FEBRUARY of this year :/ I gotta tackle that soon.

Anyway, I worked on the shirt before we left because I knew we wouldn't be back in time to work on anything. I used a tie my mom thrifted for my son which was too small and typically something he doesn't use, unless its a special event.


 1.SHIRT- $0 thrifted this years ago.
2.TIE- $0 Thrifted by my mom for M


BOYS TIE TO HANDKERCHIEF
BEFORE: Brown button up shirt, too wide. I've worn as is in the past BECAUSE I've been heavier.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

REDO #47 GREY SEQUINED SHIRT

Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 10:47pm

This last item I worked on this week was a shirt I bought in August from Old Navy's clearance. While in the wash it lost some of its decorative material & sequins (I KNOW I said early in the REDO"s that I don't like sequins but these were cool).

 4. SHIRT- $? previously purchased


GREY BUTTON BLOUSE
BEFORE: Shirt got damaged in washer.


Missing string to the left and in the middle missing sequins.

DIY FLO COSTUME- POLO, ELASTIC PANTS & APRON (#44-46)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011


I'm determined to NOT be late this week :)
And this will probably be the only time you'll see my face in a redo too.
Probably.

After posting LAST week's post just a few hours ago,
 (I've been habitually late :( )
I HAVE to finish this weekend's on a good note, so that I can start fresh this coming week.
REMINDER: I did LOTS of redo's, but am posting separately


Although I worked on these items last weekend for the Harvest Festival,
 I'm including them in this week's post since I did not wear them over the weekend
 but after (Mon. 31st).
CONFUSING ?....just ignore it lol



*What I wear on Sunday is suppose to be posted on Sunday BUT tends to be days late heehee,
 in this case I had to wait to wear on Monday-for the harvest festival.

DIY FLO COSTUME, DIY APRON, DIY COSTUME
(What I wore today will be in the next post)
The polo was a boy's XL, pants were granny style with the elastic EEEK 
and the apron from a pillowcase.

Check it out below!

#40 GREY SWEATER, #41 ETERNITY SCARF, #42 & #43 2 FLOWERS


NOVEMBER 6,2011

Aside from my son's costume I just finished(item#1), I also worked on a cream sweater for me. It was fine as is but had a few miner spots I couldn't remove, so I threw it in some dye. The scarf was from leftover material on REDO #19(sheer dress) and both flowers made from leftover material I used in making my son's costume this weekend.


2. SWEATER- $ can't remember, thrifted years ago.
    a. Dye- $0 already had, came from donation box!
3. SCARF- $0 leftover material
4. FLOWER- $0 leftover material
5. FLOWER- $0 leftover material

 BEFORE: Perfect fit...some stains.

REDO #39 DIY NINJA COSTUME

 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011 


boys diy costume, thrifted ninja, boys ninja

Yep......I'm super duper late in posting,
 LOTS of stuff going on, sewing non-stop, TIRED, moving on.


I HURRIEDLY worked on my son's Ninja costume on Friday (28th),
 for our previous student AW's 19th bday costume celebration (mouthful).
 He would then re-wear this for the Harvest Carnival at our church on Monday 
(we don't do halloween but enjoy our church's yearly harvest festivities, which might include dressing up in nice, NON hideous, NON freakish attire lol)
This included a top, bottom & a mask.

Since it doesn't follow my rules on reworking something for ME...I'm only counting the whole thing as 1 redo. I gotta give myself SOME credit!

I did work on a cream sweater for ME I thrifted years ago which I will post later.