I’ve challenged myself to write one positive thing about myself everyday for one year.
Self Esteem #45: Even though I was busy, I made time for something I love: remixing clothes! I took some 8 year old light wash flare jeans that I wasn’t really going to wear again and I used them to try out a tutorial I had posted here on cut off jean shorts with ombre. They didn’t come out exactly how I wanted, but I’m glad I tried it out so I can do it better next time :-D Here are photos!
Maybe I’ll try these next!
I’ve challenged myself to write one positive thing about myself everyday for one year. One month down!
Self Esteem #31: I finally took out my sewing machine and fixed some old jeans that were laying around my room waiting for me. I suppose I should’ve done homework, but I think I probably would’ve found another way to procrastinate. Anyway, these jeans were the perfect wash, but I got them a few years ago and they used to be flared, but I hastily made them straight/skinny without measuring/planning/finishing properly, and they fit me a tiny bit too loose a few years ago, so now they swamped me, so I had a lot of work to do.
I had to take off most of the waist band, the top parts of the belt loops and a whole belt loop, separate the two parts of the waistband, guess how much to cut out of the waist band, trim the waistband, sew the waistband to the new length, use the new pants width that I had done a few weeks ago and fit them to the waistband, sew it over about four times by machine, go over a few places by hand, put back the belt loops by hand, replace my needle, figure out an awkward fit around the knee, UNDO A TON OF STITCHING, and finally zig zag stitch the edges to keep them from fraying. Plus figure out how to darn jeans because there was a hole about to happen so I wanted to preempt it. Here they are, looking kinda plain on my desk, but they look really nice when I’m wearing them :-D I guess I saved myself some money from buying new jeans and gained more sewing experience :-D But now I’m tired and want to sleep instead of do hw. Oh well!
Edit: Tried them on the next day and one leg was tighter than the other :-< I guess I’ll use the jeans as scrap fabric now
Interesting tutorial! The narrator has a fun “writing style” as well :-D
Easy Denim Shorts Upgrade
Just cut your denim shorts at the outer seams and add in the lace!
DEFINITELY want these for summer :-D
This dress is TOO CUTE. Obviously the tutorial is for children, and I wouldn’t want the felt circles on it, but I’m sure it can be remixed for adults :-)
You never know when you might need one of these and they could be a great gift :-)
This looks cute and pretty easy :-) I’d like to try this for the summer time :-)
This is a tutorial I might like to try someday
This tutorial shows how to fuse plastic shopping bags together to make a new sturdy reusable grocery tote bag. I tried this a couple months ago and I had trouble with fusing the plastic, but I’d like to try this again. However, it might be a while since Maryland law doesn’t give plastic bags out for free anymore. Just as well I suppose :-)
Another interesting tutorial I’d like to try someday!