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DIY inspirations - Refashioning

As time is short these days I can't do much DIY projects.
In the meantime I show you some of my favourite DIY refashioning ideas. I collect them at Pinterest and you can look at all of them here.

Just click on the picture and the Pinterest pin opens in a new window.

DIY corset tee
I love corsets. But I find them difficult to wear in my everyday life. This shirt is just the solution, its the perfect mix. And incredibly easy to make too! I think this would take no more than 10 minutes to make.

Lace back shirt
Sooo beautiful and also seems to be made easy. Sewing machine required here! I have lace, I have shirts, why am I not doing this??

Jeans with lace bottom
I start sweating when I see this, it is just so sexy and beautiful. Again, I have lace and yeah sure I have jeans, so do it!

Spray painted shirt
Just needs a stencil and something to paint. Should also be done fast and easy!

Cat in a pocket
Oh how cute is that? The pocket could also be selfmade, those are easy to make.

3 strap bra f…

A bag for my car made out of old pants

On Pinterest I saw all these car bags so I thought I want one too.
And I had this pants, which I absolutely loved 10 years ago, but they are quite tight and some seams ripped, I didn't wear them for years. Size change or DIY needed to be done. I figured they would make a perfect car bag.

I cut out a piece from the hips with some pockets. It's part of the left leg.

Then I had to fix this little hole that I made trying to fit into the pants ;-)

And there was this little pocket you can see on the right side of the cut-out piece. I wanted to hang the bag next to the gear shift so it would be on the co-drivers side. That way the little pocket would be useless. So I stitched it together on the outside and opened it on the inside.

The little pocket inside the bag works now perfectly for me.

I stitched the two open sides together (left side of course) to form the bag and added a ribbon at the top.
Didn't take very long - approx. 30 minutes - and I had my car bag.

Blogs I love and which you should give a chance

As most other bloggers, I love to read other blogs too. They are a must for inspiration, information and interactions. So here are the ones that I follow for quite some time now and I'd strongly recommend you to take a look.

Blogs in ENGLISH

Category Sewing

four square walls
Sadly she has not posted for a year now. I hope she gets started again!
Here you can find a lot of sewing projects with information which patterns is used and how it is made. Includes good quality photos with beautiful herself as model. Also some tips as stitches and techniques.

Lots of sewing projects with good photos, describtion and - what I like very much here - what went wrong and what went really well. Also sometimes great tips such as the latest tutorial for fixing jeans zippers.

So. Many. Long. Posts. Here.
Find here travel tips, lots of DIY stuff (clothes, decorations, shoes, accessories, presents, ...), lifestyle topics and fashion posts, all with very beautiful photos…

Outfit - Casual is always a good choice

These days I have a lot of things to do.
Though study is pretty easy at the moment, most of all because I take it so easy and not let it stress me out, there is so much to do for the house we are building, so much decisions to make, meetings to attend to and browse through the whole internet to find inspirations.
Also I am part of a musical society and our concert is soon, which means a lot of practicing is needed.
I just can't find time to do all the things I wish to do, like more DIY, changing my old clothes and photographing. Not talking of the animal rescue association I'm member in, for which I should and want to do way more shifts.

Anyways, because of that time problem I don't do very much make up currently. Just put on some comfy clothes and that's it.

Like this basic outfit I was wearing a few days ago...

And I bought new shoes at Deichmann for about €25. They are so leightweight you almost don't feel them at all. They perfectly match my current love for la…

New Raincoat, new love

Usually spring is the so called season for change.  For me it was this summer. 
Change doesn't have to be good or bad. Change can be both. We have to hold onto the good stuff and let the bad stuff go. 
End of summer outfit: 

Aaand new raincoat... The only rainjacket I had was a very ugly 10 years old one in light blue.
I saw this one at Kleider machen Leute in Linz/Austria and fell in love.

It's the Noon Coat (Style No. 1238/01) by Rains.

Their products are EcoTex 100 certified, which is probably the best certification a raincoat can have, as obviously those can't be made out of 100% cotton (50% polyurethane and 50% polyester used for this one).
By best I mean in ecological terms.

Neckline, the second, but different

Quick and easy shirt refashioning DIY.  You know the band Oomph! ? If not, try them. They're one of my alltime favourites. So of course I need to have band shirts. But though I got the girl shirts, their fit is ...  Well, not exactly flattering. I actually like my waistline, just not in these shirts.  No problem, I want to wear them anyways!  But - yes, another but - due to the very high neckline and the very thick cotton, it's so cruelly hot wearing them. No, not the sexy hot. Anyone wearing black in summer knows, you gotta consider a few things. Don't cover your whole body with thick, black cotton (that's what I felt like here). 
End of last year, I did my last neckline-changing at which I had to add fabric to prevent my boobs from falling out.  Here I wanted to remove fabric to get a lower neckline. I thought this would bring more air to my skin, resulting in less heat.  I can spoiler now, yes it worked *evil laugh* ! 
I had already marked the cutting when I rememb…

How To Make Old Flat Shoes Look New

If you have old shoes, that look no good anymore, you can easily make them look like newly store bought! Here's how... 

I had these shoes for about 7-8 years. After I saw them on another girls feet, I totally fell in love with them, I absolutely needed them as my first shoes that weren't sneakers.
And I was lucky! After driving to three different Deichmann stores, I found them in my size and I was not disappointed. They are very comfortable and suit perfectly for dresses, skirts, every cute outfit and so on...

But all those years left signs. The fabric didn't get really white again when washed and the buckle connection started to break down.

They still are one of my most loved shoes, so I couldn't throw them away. Also I thought, hey, this should be easy to fix?! And yes, it was.

Materials neededBlack fabric paint and a brushBlack marker penNeedle, thread, scissorsFabric glueBlack hook and loop tape

How to to make old flat shoes look new After cleaning them, I first cu…

The cheapest dress I ever bought

I bought this dress at a flea market for 2€!
It was organized by a local animal shelter and of course the earnings were for them too. Normally it would have cost 4€ (wow) but I helped out there, so I got it cheaper. As this is for helping animals I would have paid more, but stupid me forgot the money and 2€ was all I had in my pockets *sadface*.
It's in perfect shape, I just had to fix some threads that were hanging out, nothing big.

The next flea market is in september and as I will help out again, I'm hoping to find another amazing piece like this one.

The grey dress worn casual

Dress: quite old... maybe H&M? Leggings: pimkie Shoes: Deichmann

DIY Birthday present card for Grandpa

For his 80th birthday my grandpa gets a book with wishes/notes/cards etc. from all his family and friends.
So everybody makes a page with whatever he wants to write/wish/tell etc. him.

This is my piece:



1 großes Stück Glück
10 Löffel Gesundheit
2 Tassen Lebensenergie
1 Hand voll Kraft und Mut
1 Prise Abenteuer

Die Zutaten sorgfältig auf die 365 Tage des neuen Lebensjahres verteilen und genießen.

Alles Liebe zum 80er ...

ENGLISH (translation):

Birthday recipe

1 big piece of Luck
10 spoons health
2 cups vital energy
1 handful of strength and spirit
1 pinch of adventure

Carefully spread the ingredients on the 365 days of the new year of age and enjoy.

Happy birthday...

It was easy done. Just wrote it on a piece of white printer paper (cheap one) with permanent marker, then added the rainbow colour gradient using watercolour. I cut it a little bit smaller and glued it between two blue paper sheets. The upper one of course needs a window cut…

Outfit - The classic grunge

Lately I am very much into grunge outfits. You can see that on my Pinterest Outfit Board. But I don't like to destroy my jeans on purpose and even more I don't buy ripped clothes, so you won't find that in my wardrobe.

I really love this leather jacket, but I don't wear it much. Those big spikes on the shoulders are very eye-catching and most of the time I'm better off unnoticed. That's just who I am.

That's pretty much what I currently wear the most. Except on hot days of course.

And a funny shot to end: One of my cats (Kleopatra) found my shooting very interesting.

She is the most delicate cat in the world. Point.

Outfit - Cute spikey grunge

Long time since my last post... We have still so much to do regarding our house, just decided which doors we want to have and looking for the right tiles for our patio. Next will be indoor floors and bathroom tiles. Besides that interior equipment is on our daily discussion list.

Last weekend we were at a festival hosted by some friends. Nice local (Austrian) bands playing there! If you are interested in rock music, try them:

Six Ma'am
The Sepp Juniors
Kitty Cat & the Ugly Heads

And I bought some new jewellry, two plaid shirts and finally blue hair colour - so excited to get that blue undercolour and highlights.

Little bit of free time that was left I spent with watching Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2, Black Bullet (Anime), Silver Linings and starting now the series Hannibal.

I want to show you the outfit I am totally obsessed with.

How do you combine plain shirts?