Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Denim Jacket Restyle

Hey Thrift Buddies,

A couple of months ago, I got a lovely denim jacket from the Salvation Army. Although I love how the jacket looked when I bought it, I wanted to try to personalize it and make it my own. I searched pinterest for jean jacket restyle ideas and here are some I liked. 

sew a canvas painting on the back

cover the jacket in patches

I especially liked the jacket with patches, so I decided that I would cover my own jacket in random patches.

This is how my jacket looks right now. It only has a few patches, but every time I am free, I sit down and sew another patch on. I like that the patches give the jacket character and I also like that no one else will have a jacket just like mine!

Maybe in a year, I'll update you guys on what my jacket looks like, hopefully by then it will be fully covered.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reading Thrift Haul

Hey Thrift Buddies!

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my roommates and I took a trip to Reading, PA to go thrift shopping. We went to 3 different thrift shops that Saturday. I found some awesome things, but I never got the chance to show you what I got.

Here are some of my favorite items from that day.

love this denim dress!

this dress is covered in tiny little daisies. also this dress actually used to be a lot longer, but I cut off the bottom.
classic tee. I cut off the bottom of this shirt too.
I love this light denim skirt, it actually used to be a lot longer, but I cut it off.
tropical dress with parrots! perfect for a day at the beach! I cut the bottom off of this dress too.

That is my thrift haul! Lately I have been really into cutting off the bottom of long dresses and skirts, to better fit my petite body. I might hem them later, but as of right now I actually like the raw edges.