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This is one of my quite old projects (as I still am in the progress with new ones) but for my blog it’s a new presentation. Last summer I got an old dress: this as how I made trade in one site and I was really happy about that. One part I used in recycling old T-shirt  . Later I decided to remake it and made a short dress, some kind of a shirt dress. I only added photos of before/after as I cut the bottom part and made it narrow. And I’m happy with the result:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s the result of my little change (I’m sorry that I have only one photo, maybe later will make more):

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always the most important that there are many ways how from very old stuff one can make something newfangled (:

Another good news is that tomorrow I’m going to receive a sewing dummy !!  So, this is I guess the biggest reason why I’m so in a mood to sew again ;D

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Heee… Although this event had passed before few weeks I still want to share with you guys  :))

Kitchen is really the best place to ave a really nice chat. It’s the place there I can share my ideas and opened heart accept ideas from others. Maybe this is also one of reasons why I passed so much time in the kitchen this summer (or maybe not 😉 )

Actually, I had a very great cooker next to me 😉

    

 

 

So, starting with the very first dinner (still remember so firstly time good prepared shrimps which I tasted) , the Arabic dinner,  simple pic-nics, so cosy breakfast times, Turkish meal , Hungarian pancakes and finally amazing soups !! Everything was really really great, I really felt as I had traveled a lot  as with traditional meal we listened that region traditional music. So.. This is what I decided to make as a birthday present:

As you can see from photos the gift was accepted with joy. Unfortunately after the very first washing I saw my decoupage technique mistake: paintings were almost gone //: (still hope to fix this in the future). The longest part was making this phrase. But, I think this cred is worth this job ;))

So this is ho we work :))

Oh.. and honey, trust me, your pizza was really the best in the world !!! ;)*

This is one of the easiest but really cute projects which I’ve ever made. I don’t know if you remember but before few weeks I recycled old sweater:

  

So I had sleeves left. I didn’t throw them away (hm.. I guess in some cases it might look greediness than frugality). Still I had idea to use a part of them somewhere. And suddenly I got an idea: wristlets !!

   

So I cut the top of sleeve and sew it. Measured my hand and narrowed how much I needed. In the right is photo how looks the back of it.

  

I wanted to make some decor so added bows made of ribbon (once again bows.. 🙂 )

 

I like how they came out. Hope this will help you to make your own wristlets. Have a nice day ((:

These were the last of my recycling T-shirts projects. Really like them !!! Firstly they were big, simple T-shirt (size L):

  

In the back I cut out the heart shape. Still I didn’t like as it was simple and really didn’t look like a heart. I got an old dress which is in my future recycling projects:

 

As it was too long for me I made it little shorter. So I had free material which I wanted to use in decorating this opened heart T-shirts. I used a little of this material to make the heart shape ‘bolder’ if I could say so:

  

So the back part I liked for really bad quality but I only had free time for very quick photo shot  //: ). Still in front was a promotional note so I wanted to hide and and made big bow. Really like making them :DD

  

Once again really sorry for bad photos’ quality //: I have already worn them during a family meet, grandma liked them 😀 Really comfortable but IF it’s not too windy outside… Right now I hope to find a good inspiration to resew that old dress which I got from trades (I’ll talk about them in my next post) ((:

I really don’t much like hair accessories except simple black hair band… But bows are something sweet. I had an old sweater:

which I had recycled before month or more and had many lefts which I didn’t throw away. I wanted to make something but didn’t know what. And one day I was inspired by hair bows. It’s something what I think to be cute but I don’t like wearing it on myself…

  

  

I like it as it’s different from other bows which I had or still have.. If you are interested in making bows I offer to visit this site . I really like it, got many new ideas and I liked photo explanations ((:

Also I’m very happy that finally the weather is absolutely beautiful, it’s really a taste of summer. Hope you also really enjoy your spring and all the mix of colors ((:

I had made them before few months and only now have made photos… This is really easy pattern which I found in burdastyle . I found many examples which really inspired me:

    

So, as I like so much recycling idea I decided to try to make one by myself. I didn’t want to buy some material just for a try as I had one idea in my head. So I used my old clothes: knitted dress, some old material and the lining material was part from my bedding. also I added 2 extra pockets inside of it. Also made from carton some ‘side parts’ –> right now my bag has a shape ((: Here’s the result:

  

I liked this one so much that decided to make another one :DD Also recycled from some already left materials. For lining part used my grandma’s old pants. Also made extra pocket inside and another one (brown which you can see) outside and made the same ”carton shape” as in previous bag but this time only for the bottom part. And added some decor parts, still don’t know if they were necessary but I  didn’t like only grey.. Here’s it:

  


Like this bag as it’s quite easy to make and there I can put almost hole my stuff :DD Really practical item ((:

I enjoyed so much changing T-shirts so here is my (actually this one was first one, but I post it as second) second experiment !! Originally it were a very simple T-shirt:

So I removed the neck, and cut out the back part. I wanted to have something opened as I got my new shorts which I love !!! So, here’s the result:

  

  

Still I have to wear it with high waist skirts/shorts as the simple bottom part of T-shirt doesn’t look very nice… There are still one T-shirt left to change, but.. Will rest for few days :DD Right now I’m very inspired about changing colors, will try to remake one old shirt, hope that experiment will be successful ((:

Yes, finally the weather is quite good and I am able to make photos of my really latest works !!! So.. in my wardrobe found few T-shirts which were new, but.. I don’t like wearing them. I took really big one (size L), so soft material !! But in the back side was very big publicity note :

  

So I decided to cut out it.. I made opened back, removed sleeves and changed the front part. And made something new what right now I just love !!!

  

  

Hope this inspires.. (: I’m also very glad that today is so sunny !! And.. First time in my life my younger brother so easily helped me when I asked him to make photos :DD So really… miracles happens (:

Another taste of summer…  I was quite lucky to find a very cheap bikini. Unfortunately, the bottom part was too big for me.. Still I bought it as I loved the material- navy and dots !!! So I decided to try to resize it. I cut the long of the bottom and also narrowed it. As I didn’t like the top, I used something from my old bikini to make it more solid:

Here’s how it looked before and now:

I like the result how it looks now !! Interesting was that I have navy with white dots material and was searching for an inspiration to sew a new dress, one of my previous posts was about it !! Still I plan to make it but the funniest part was that after publishing this inspiration post I bought this bikini.. And finally today I have resewed it, quite easy way to make something nicer for summer  ((:

I had a sweater which I liked but somehow there I got little spots which I was unable to clean )):

As these spots were on the right sleeve and spring is here, I decided to cut them.. Also made the front part deeper. Here’s how it turned out:

I like the result, already have tried few outfits. Really love that neutral colors is so easy to mix and they suit very well. Also before few days I’ve found several old (well, old as I have them so long but they are new) T-shirts and started changing them, hope to publish my latest works soon. Oh, and finally second dress photos are coming up to be taken ((: