A few years ago I found this beautiful lined stretch-lace tank for $5 on a sale rack at JJill! But . . . it turned out that the color made my already-pale skin looked even more washed out . . . and it got several snags from a clothes-eating teacher’s desk . . . so I decided to get out my trusty scissors to rescue it from its lonely existence at the back of the closet. Here’s what I made:
- A headband
- A flower pin and hair bow (each with a vintage earring in the center)
- A mini origami lotus bag (paired with a bit of coral velvet from a robe my mom-in-law made and some thin gold cord)
- A bracelet purse (paired with a cotton remnant in the same color family for lining)
- A luggage tag (lace back paired with the same remnant and some burlap ribbon)
- A contrast-corner pillow (lace back paired with the same remnant and the lace from the tank’s neckline across the corners)
Loved it . . . hated it . . . now love it again! ♥
Love all of it..soo pretty!! 🙂
Thank you! That was so fun! But now I’d better quit chopping up my clothes and make something else! 🙂
Haha.. LOL on the “chopping-up” part….. ever since i started the project on hair clips and scrunchies .. i cant stop chopping up my scarfs…:)
Some projects are just downright addictive, aren’t they! 🙂 Your hair adornments are SO pretty and have inspired me to make some! So thank you for that! 🙂
scarves i mean.. sorry on the below comment.. something happened and i accidentally press the reply/post comment button.. duh.. me and computers..dont go along that well..
Love these…will need a closer look at some of them
You would love making the bracelet purse! It’s great for a little girl . . . or for a small evening bag. The luggage tags are fun, too, and with the right fabric can even be a guy gift. 🙂
Wow! You rock the second “R”!
you are amazing! we are all impressed and my daughter thinks this is super cool!
What a sweet thing to say!!!:) Have a wonderful weekend with your lovely family! 🙂
Dang everything you make is so cute and elegant!! I love it a lot!!!
Oh, thank you!!! Really I’m just having fun! 🙂
Okay, that’s it. I can’t take it anymore.
Either you are going to have to adopt me or I am sending you all my old clothes so you can turn them in to cool new things. Of course you’ll have to send the new things back to me. 🙂
Laura, your new dependent
Actually, now I want to do that!!! Because you have such a beautiful wardrobe, I can only imagine what fun I’d have! 🙂 Seriously . . . email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my mailing address . . . choose one item you no longer wear . . . and I’ll work my magic, mail it back to you, and we can both blog about it. Okay??? 🙂
Seriously?! That is so cool! Now I will be up all night thinking about what I can send…but I have a thought. 🙂
I’ll email you tomorrow. I’m soooo excited!! 😀
Yay!!! Can’t wait! 🙂
Can I come and live in your closet? I love this collection !!
Sure! 🙂 But your creations so inspire me, too! 🙂
You’re amazing! I’ll never look at things the same way again! 😉
Aw, thanks! It’s fun to be able to use something so pretty again, even it it’s in an entirely different way! 🙂
You’re so creative and talented! I wish I could sew!
I’ll bet you can! Find a friend with a sewing machine and try something simple like a pillow for starters. You might get hooked on it! 🙂
I love that flower pin!
They’re super easy! If you follow the links you’ll find a tutorial. I’ve used ALL kinds of fabrics and all kinds of buttons and *jewels* for the centers, and you can put either a pin or a hair clip on the back. They’re sort of addictive! 🙂
You. are so talented and creative!!
Thank you, Gerol! I wish we lived a bit closer so we could sew and craft together!!! 🙂
great idea! looks amazing xx
Thank you! 🙂
Man, your brains are way to fertile for only one person… Lol! Everything look amazing and so feminine 🙂 amazing how many items you could do with a small tank…
HA! You’re so funny! 🙂 But thank you for the nice compliment! 🙂
These are super cute! Some of these ideas would work really well for left over scraps of material too 😀 Thanks for the ideas xXx
Yes, they would! That’s how I usually make these things, but the lace was just too hard to pass up! 🙂
I can deffinatley see why! Really nice lace can be hard to come across sometimes! xXx
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