Thursday, 26 April 2012

"Flowers @ My Feet" Shoes.

Fashion Disclaimer-This refashion will not appeal to everyone.This refashion is not meant to be high fashion.... or even fashion at all. If you find all things '70's distasteful, unappealing and the era that fashion forgot......leave this page now.

Ummm..... so Jodes of "OMG No! Fashion Disasters" if you just happen to stumble across this refashion through my pinterest page, ummm hmmm it might be better that you just skip it.

Okay great.....Fashion Disclaimer out of the way, I can now start with this refashion.

1970's Suede and leather burnt orange shoes. Purchased at a thrift store for $10.00. Okay, this is a bit more than I usually pay for thrift store shoes, but these came with the wooden/metal vintage shape keeper device. Now these are nice to start with but they are just missing a little bit of Mezzy magic.

1970's fabric cut off from a too long maxi-skirt.

Used baking paper as a tracing paper substitute to create a template. The Mod Podged fabric piece into place. 

"Flowers @ My Feet" shoes now have the little bit of Mezzy magic that makes them quirky and fun to wear.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Tie Shirt Tee- Part 2

I see a lot of refashions on the internet for women and girls but I do not see that much in boy refashions.
I have already done a version of this refashion previously. 
However this one I have made a little bit different by choosing a complimentary tie. There are grey tonings in the tie that pick up the grey of the tee.
I have also included a knot in the tie at the neckline to make it more realistic. The knot has some wading(not so visible in the pic) to give it bulk.
So if you have a little man in your life....why not create the quirky tie-shirt for him. It will transform a plain tee into something whimsical.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

"Adrift @ Sea" Cuff

Anthropologie inspired cuff.

 I actually created this cuff as a special post for American Nanny on her Irish Attic blog. Never having using Wordpress(which is the format her blog takes) the challenge of trying to master it was beyond me. So big apologies to American Nanny for not being able to share this story with you.

So here is the "Adrift @ Sea" cuff story.

Begin with an old vintage tie. I cut it down to fit both a male and female wrist. Edges were zigzagged with gold thread on my basic no frills sewing machine. The gold thread replicates a sandy shore. I then dyed the tie aqua for obvious reasons.

Hours of fossicking on the beach has resulted in the above coastal treasures.  I have buckets full of sea glass, small driftwood and interesting shells. I mixed and matched until I had an interesting combination.

I then started to hand sew my coastal treasures in place with thin gold and copper jewellers wire. I first started with the driftwood and then built on that. Each element found its own place and space.

The end result is a unique unisex cuff. I was inspired by an Anthropologie's Gathered Treasures Watch Cuff. See Below

Friday, 6 April 2012

Dolcey Doe's Dancing Shoes.

Docey Doe was in a dilemma, 
her dull brown shoes she had forever.
Mr Carol's square dance she planned to go,
but her boring shoes screamed out no, no, no!

She read the book from cover to cover, 
she even planned to take her mother.
She had it down pat and knew all the moves,
pity about her dull dancing shoes.

Oh what a change and transformation,
her clever shoes will thrill a square dancing nation.
She danced the Lonesome Gent & Down Yonder,
in her new shoes she was a sartorial wonder.

Now Docey Doe is forlorn no more,
a handsome gent named Harry she did score.
Her shoes were sweet and did the did the trick,
and handsome Harry she married real quick.


Docey Doe's(shoes) on their first outing.