Sorry 'bout my short hiatus.
Just came back from a much needed vacation...
I'll tell you more about it in the next post.
For now though, I'm just dropping by to let all of you know that I'm okay. :)
I was supposed to post these DIY projects before I escape to the wonderful island of Batanes...
But unfortunately, I needed more time to pack.. :)
Hope this entry makes up for my one week of absence.
For most of us, going on a vacation means going on a shopping spree for new summer outfits as well.
I used to have monthly paychecks.
I had luxury then to splurge once in a while...
Now that I'm self-employed, my limited resources are best left for more important endeavors which definitely, do not include shopping spree money for the summer.
Instead of moping, I just put on my creative hat and looked for old clothes I can upcycle.
If I can't BUY my dream summer outfits...I'll just MAKE them. :)
For my first project, I transformed an old sheer skirt into a short dress.
I just removed the waist garter and replaced it with a rope. This served as straps for the dress.
I used a similar rope as belt so it wouldn't look like a maternity dress.
Unfortunately, it's really windy in Batanes so I was advised not to wear super short flowy dresses.
Using the same concept though, this is what a wore.
My 2nd project involved a dress that I bought for myself back when I was still working.
I never got the chance to wear it though because it's hideous on me.
It's too big. It's too long. It has...not just sleeves...It has LONG sleeves!
Instead of trying to figure out why I bought it in the first place, I grabbed a pair of scissors and started cutting!
I removed the sleeves and twirled what's left.
The dress has a cotton belt which I cut into 3 strips.
I braided them so they would complement the dress's twirled straps. :)
For my 3rd ensemble, I wanted something nautical...so I got an old tee and painted it with red stripes.
I cut it to half to make the shirt more comfy and summer ready.
I used the excess fabric to make a matching DIY t-shirt bracelet.
I toned down the shirt's rocker chic vibe by pairing it with a long flowy skirt.
I wanted another short top...this time...in striking color.
Anticipating my change in complexion, I wanted a top that will highlight my tan.
...and highlight it did... :)
That's all for now.
Hope you're able to get some tips here on how to have a splurge-free-but-still-stylish summer! :)
I wish I could go back to paradise,
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