Today we’re going to add inside pockets onto a blazer. I love the blazer, but the pockets that came with it are essentially non-functional. The opening is a vertical slit and they are only a few inches deep. I’m pretty sure I would only trust them to hold my chapstick, if that. So, we will be adding a pair of patch pockets to the inside of the blazer to make it that much more useful.
I was cleaning out my closet a while back and decided to get rid of an old pair of jeans. I loved them, but had them for years and they were wearing out around the back end, so I decided it was time to move on and tossed them into my bag of clothes to get rid of. Recently, I was thinking of what to bring on my upcoming holiday and was wishing I had a nice pair of summer jeans to bring along. I fell in love with the length of ankle jeans, like those that can be found at Forever 21 and Macy’s. This length looks great with a pair of wedged sandals or heels and is a fun alternative to traditional shorts or capris.
I thought of this old pair of jeans and decided to upcycle them, and fix them up. If I get one more season out of them, it would be worth while. Well, they turned out better than I had hoped for! I often pair these with my shirt that I made with my Upcycle Romper into Tunic Top Tutorial. So, read on for my Upcycle Old Jeans into Ankle Length Summer Jeans tutorial…
I recently got the chance to have some photography done by the talented Dave Blenis showcasing some of my homemade clothes. I was blown away by his photographs. They made my clothes seem legit! I had made this shirt last year prior to my sewing blog, so never got a chance to share it until just now. Though I had made the shirt from scratch, the method of applying an open back bow can be used for any t-shirt refashion and is a fun and easy way to spice up your wardrobe. So read along for my T-Shirt Refashion – Open Back Bow Tutorial!