Filed under: DIY, sewing | Tags: DIY, forever 21, modified clothes, recycled clothes, sewing, style, tunic
I’ve had this tunic from Forever 21 kicking around forever, but the weird neckline always made me avoid it. Tonight I decided that would ALL CHANGE and I would change the neckline into a more normal one! Of course, I got swept up in the excitement of it all, and forgot to take a before picture, and of course, since I’ve had this tunic for a while, it’s nowhere to be found on the Forever 21 website. But it was kinda similar to this neckline, just saggier.
This probably looks wonderful on someone else, but it is not flattering on me at all! So, after a few minutes of frantic cutting, mostly even pinning, and somewhat successful sewing, I ended up with this neckline:
Not bad, eeeh? Well, the back is kinda messed up, but that’s way better then the front being deformed. I think I like this sewing thing!
Filed under: DIY, outfits | Tags: acid wash, blackspot, calgary, denim, DIY, jacket, jeans, skinnies, spring, style
So these are the second pair that I’ve made, and I like these a LOT more. When the bleach was first on them before I threw them into the washer, the splotches were all a gross yellow colour and I was convinced I had ruined a great-fitting pair of jeans. But when they came out, I fell in love!
(nice dorky picture of me in my kitchen taken by my dad!)
Jeans: Shank/my extreme dyeing skills
Tunic: Forever 21 I think?
Scarf: Old scrap fabric
I am seriously soooo in love with these pants. The best part? Everyone at my school has realized that I’m an art/fashion nerd and I don’t get nearly as many “wtf-is-that?!?!” glances anymore. Depending on the day, this is either really good or really bad, but today I was glad that everyone that commented on my pants thought they were awesome.
In case you were wondering, all I did was throw ’em in the tub, get them wet (but don’t fill the tub with water), and then splash bleach over them straight out of the bottle. It works shockingly fast so flip them over quick and do the other side! Then rinse them out and wash them immediately. As long as you get the bleach out before the fabric starts to really weaken, you should be good!