Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Up-Cycle Your Clothes

Hi everyone,

I was refolding some of my clothes in my closet, when I came across an old blouse that I had bought only for the beaded bib collar.  I remember thinking to myself: "I don't care for the shirt but that piece would be useful...one day."  Luckily, the blouse was cheap and I kept it in a special place in my closet until it was time to use it for a project... One year later... it was time to get down to business.

I went searching around for something to enhance with the beaded bib, with the ultimatum I had given myself: "find a use or say goodbye."  To be honest, I knew I would find a use. :)  As you can see I decided to put it on this pink little dress.  I had only worn the pink dress once and thought that: "although it was nice it was kind of plain and in need of a belt or something"... the rest was history.

I thought it would be fun to make a post out of it so here it is.  It is really easy to do and you can let your imagination go wild with all of the possibilities.  If sewing isn't your forte I included a step by step.

All you will need are...
Needle and thread
Scissors (if necessary)
And of course the the two pieces you will sew together.

Place the collar straight so that it is just right and pin all the way across.  If you are new to sewing, pins make sure that everything is in place and makes sure the fabric doesn't slip when you sew (but you probably already knew that).

Sew away... but make sure your stitches are straight.  Because I sewed so close to the neckline I had to take extra care in my stitching.  

That's the finish product! Now if only I had somewhere to wear it!

Where would you wear this dress?
Do you feel like modifying or up-cycling any of your clothes?


  1. Wow love the creativity of this project! The beaded bib really adds to the dress and revitalizes an old piece so well :P you will look so adorable in this!

    xx Debbie


  2. What a great idea! I love that collar. So smart and stylish!

  3. So nice! Upcycling clothes is so great


  4. Great upcycle!
    Feliz fin de semana desde Costa Rica!


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