Monday, 13 June 2011

Embroidered refashion



Not strictly Handmade, but more hand embellished. (Check out other creative posts on Wendy's Handmade Monday.)  I got this tunic at a car boot a couple of weeks ago. I needed to brighten it up - so I replaced the buttons with something brighter and used a chain stitch to add a little more colour to the neck and hem.


13 comments:

  1. I've got lots of clothes that I don't wear any more, I was thinking of getting rid but I think I'll have a sort out and see what I can alter or update. I'm off to check out some of your other 'altered clothing'

    Thank you for sharing your ideas

    Jan x

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  2. I'm glad you put the detail shot in, those colours just 'pop'! don't they? Another good example of thrift

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  3. I love buying second hand clothes and giving them a face lift. This is great work. The items is pretty cool anyways, but you've really breathed some life into this tunic. Love it! Well done!

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  4. Amazing how just a small amount of colour makes all the difference - beautiful stitching work!

    Ali x
    Ali's Craft Studio

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  5. I love the chain stitch, really lovely colours. I love jazzing up clothes!

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  6. Now I can imagine that this although it looks simple took a fair amount of time. It looks really lovely x

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  7. Thank you all for the lovely comments. I've really caught the recycling bug. I realised as I walked around Camden Market on Sunday that I was wearing three Items that were second hand. one of them I'd refashioned.

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  8. its a great idea to recycle and revamp old clothes and your ideas are very unique too looking forward to seeing what you get up to next week xx

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  9. Looks fab! I often wish I had the skills to add new life to my old clothes like that.

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  10. Love it! And I think hand embellished fits into the handmade theme really well :-)

    Thanks for taking part in HM x

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  11. What a simple but effective idea, it really lifts the pinafore dress. How clever you are!

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  12. This is very nice. I really have to come back and spend some time on your blog when I get things settled down here. This is one thing I want to learn to do (sewing). You are leaving me no excuse!

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  13. What a difference. Amazing that a little colour can bring such a change. Very creative and money saving to boot. Hugs Mrs A.

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