Some things I've made lately
I altered this long sleeve grey shirt tonight. Used to be a v-neck so I made it off the shoulder, and sewed on these fabric rose petals using some decorative white stitching. The fabric rose petals were bought on clearance at JoAnn just after Valentine's Day
This is the skull dress. Found it as a huge long tee shirt in the night gown section of the salvation army--cost me about $3. Pictures of it on me have proved a little too racy for the internet. I am not comfortable with that. But I look hot in it. It camouflages my worst features (huge stomach, huge butt...well that's impossible but it does draw attention away from my butt which is a start) and highlights my best features (chest, neck, and the smallest part of my waist)... I looove the neckline. It does show a substantial amount of my bra, but I have a red lace bra that looks good with it and this is not an everyday dress. In fact I think the only places it would be ok to wear this dress are concerts and parties. I also love that the way I sewed it, with the black back piece is slightly bigger than the red front piece, so when its on me, you can see the black outlining me on the front of the dress, and it makes me look smaller. It falls about mid thigh and fits me like a glove. The black part is plain stretchy thin jersey fabric. The red part used to be a huge (3x) men's shirt from the thrift stores. I know it looks like an Ed Hardy design but its not... I forget the brand. This dress was a pain in the ass for getting it to fit. Shirring the back top helped. Onto pics! Btw the white piece of paper behind the bust in one pic is to show you the detail. I know it looks like the ribbon is all wonky--it isn't when its on me. Its just not stretched out when its not on my chest lol
This plain hot pink tank top had a huge hole in the bust so I had stopped wearing it till I figured out what to cover it with. Been on a sequin kick lately so when I found this silver fabric in my stash, I got excited (I also used this fabric to cover a pair of flats). I cut out the heart shape and appliqued it on. Note that it is very hard to take pictures of my body when I live alone, so if the shape looks wonky, that's why. :/ Regardless, I love this top and I have gotten a lot of compliments on it. Somebody asked me if it was from Victoria's Secret!
I found a tote bag at goodwill for a dollar. It was purple and had a star applique on the front. So I cut it out and stitched it on this plain gray t shirt that I had. For reference, I also resized the shirt-- It was too big .
So I was about to fall asleep late one night a couple weeks ago and I had an idea for waist/midriff belt. Instead of writing it down like a normal person, I had to make it. I took apart the waistband of a pair of gray trousers, like the type business people wear. I had them lying around. They were a size 22 from the Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker line and since I lost weight I have been meaning to take them in but haven't gotten around to it in almost a year. And taking in a pair of size 22 pants to a size 13 is not the easiest feat in the world, because of oversize pockets, pleating, and high rises. Anyway, I fit the waistband to my midriff, just under my bust, and then cut long strips from one of the pant legs and sewed them in tight ruffles along the length of the belt. it currently closes with the pants original hidden hook closure. I added a fake flower for focal point. If you're interested, the belt took me about 25 minutes and I used what I had on hand.
Coral/pink long sleeve shirt-- using scraps of leopard print fabric from my stash, I appliqued the word love and added longer cuffs to the sleeves because I adore super long sleeves.