DIY: Another denim vest made of a shirt

DIY: Another denim vest made of a shirt

I have done this recently but it just didn’t get to see the blog-light until now.

That is with most of the things that I post, as I already wrote. I just have a folder of photos and bookmarked videos and ideas… That’s just how it goes around here. πŸ˜‰

So… I made this for a friend of mine from a shirt with long sleeves. I wasn’t sure how it will go considering that it has lace, but it went ok. It took time (three hours I think), but it was with no major problems. When I’m sewing I like to do everything carefully so I don’t have to do it again… And it really takes just a little impatience or not looking and it goes off. So, better three hours than five if I was nervous. And I didn’t want to risk it with lace, because un-sewing what my sewing machine did would not be good.

And there it is. What do you think?

p.s. I am pleased with my knowledge of sewing, since I taught myself through the last year. πŸ˜€

DIY: Kitty bed

DIY: Kitty bed

Finally I made some extra time to do another Did It Myself post. I have lots of things I made in the past year but then I didn’t have in mind that I’ll be needing a lots of pictures for a blog… So, luckily I did took pictures at all πŸ™‚

Anyway, for anything I do from now on I know I will do step-by-step photos.

Alrighty then. πŸ˜€
I have made a bed for my cat, yes, the cutie from my avatar a while ago, and now I’m gonna show you how. Since the past post was about cats, I thought I should continue in the same note. πŸ˜‰ You will be needing:

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First, I saw a leftover fabric that I had on the back of a sweater, doesn’t matter which fabric it is. My idea was to make the later cleaning easier, now I just brush off dust. (Which would be much harder to do on a wool sweater.)

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Then I saw the sleeves to the front of a sweater with sewing machine.


I calculated how much of the fabric from old sheets I need for the sleeves and I cut the amount. At this point my cat knew very well that this was something for her – she has a way to always be around me when I’m doing something for her or cleaning her bowls. Anyway, she went from sleeping to crazy playful. πŸ˜€


The last step was to put the cut out sheet inside the sweater. i left the upper part open because that way I can wash it separately in the washing machine and it is really easy to maintain. πŸ™‚


And she loves it. πŸ™‚

What do you think? Feel free to comment. πŸ™‚

Dress up!


This dress was one of my latest DIYs and most definitely one of my hardest… From the beginning ’till the very end it took me….about…15 hours… Yap. I know… I gave myself a difficult task and I was working with materials terrible for a sewing machine… uh. But the result is here and I must say I’m proud of it, because I really, really wanted to succeed. πŸ˜€

It took me forever to make this dress, so I’m not going to write a lot about it, you can see everything in the pictures…

This was my inspiration:

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I had pink top with lace in front for years and I haven’t worn it once. The ends were forming a triangle and it looked more like a corset so I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it… πŸ™‚ But it was ideal for this project. I cut the ugly edge and made it straight. Also, I had pink underskirt from a long skirt I trow away few months ago. With having both, the top and the bottom, I “only” needed to sew. And un-sew. And sew. And un-sew. 😦 The top is partially made from thick lace and the pin in the sewing machine will sometimes not manage to grab it together with underskirt. But I wasn’t frustrated…..YET. πŸ˜€

This is how the dress looked after first sewing:


I forgot to mention the skirt. It is made from existing but old one which I wore several years in the summer months because of material which is sooooo light and comfy. Anyway, I had to remove the rubber on top, same as for underskirt and then the torture began…

I think I will never ever sew this kind of materials together. Ever. Just imagine sewing together something like thin polyester fill with million ruffles and thick lace. -.-‘

After five or six more hours I admitted defeat for the night, and went to bed. My hands were so sore that I had to wait few days to sew again. Finally I had to un-sew it again for the gazziliont time, and made just the front with rubber thread. I couldn’t look at it anymore (hahaha), so I gave it to someone else to finish the back. And this is how it came out:


What do you think? Do you like it?