New in thee shop: Upcycled Floral Embroidered Shirt Belts and Denim Messenger Bag

Newest in the shop! Before it was an embroidery embellished shirt, jean and leather remnants and two belts. 

Now it's a neat messenger bag with plenty of pockets! I tried to incorporate as much as I could of the embroidery and little matching fabric covered buttons. Unfortunately the strap is not adjustable but I hope it's at a comfortable length for anyone.

You can check it out in the shop, Here


Refashion | Thrifted Black Floral Dress - From Long Dress Length to Long Bell Sleeves

I think this dress is or I should now say was, a pajama. It's a thrift store find. The tag said intimates but I don't care I liked the material and the print. Even the style is nice but I thought it could be better.

So I switched up with skirt length for sleeve length and just like that, it's a whole new dress. I took off about 12 inches from the bottom. Which was what I needed to make long sleeves.

That remainder of skirt was then split in two equal pieces. One piece for each sleeve. Gathered the tops then sewed those pieces onto the short sleeves of the dress. The sleeve hems were already done because it's the original hem. Pretty simple and quick upcycling refashion I think most can do. Try it out!


New in thee Shop: Upcycled Jeans Belt and Doily Purse

As I said in my Instagram post about this bag, I am happy to have found a good use for non-denim, mostly khaki and tan colored work pants hems.

They matched so well with the light denim. The belt I split in two for the straps was thrifted a while back when I had like a haul of these and took almost all the thrift store had.

They are so durable, just perfect for bag straps. This bag, per usual, has a magnetic snap closure, two inner pockets and a zippered outer back pocket.

You can check out the bag in the shop, Here

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