Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DIY Metallic Sweater

Hey everyone,

Haven't really updated this section for a while, so I thought it's about time ;)

Plus, I had the greatest inspiration for a little DIY thing. ;) We all have seen these metallic sweaters all over the place, right? Has anyone else been utterly annoyed by the fact that they cost like 40 euros?

I know I have. I stalked this silver number in GinaTricot for weeks, but then decided to make similar myself.

So I headed to flea market, and searched for a chunky-ish knit, and found one for 4 euros. Then I bought a fabric paint (gold) for 5,70 euros.


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I had a bit too small brush for this, but it didn't matter too much... I covered our floor with old newspaper and started painting the sweater with gold inch by inch, which took about 2 hours. I didn't care too much about even finish, as I think it makes cooler effect when it is uneven.

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The paint had to be ironed for it to attach properly, but then, it was ready. So for 9,70 euros and 2 hours' time, I got the sweater that costs 39,90 euros new.

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So, what do you think? Great saving, right? ;)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Now in Bloglovin'

Yeah, putting all these different sections to Bloglovin' (since they are all different blogs, but really, you'd only need to follow the "Homepage" to get all the information needed.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Inspiration

Hiya everyone, this is a new site for my already too wide complex of things... :D

I'm sorry, but then again, I didn't know where else to put it. So, I made an own place for my hand-made stuff. And, I already have some photos to share. Not ready products, but still...

I was browsing through my fabrics and stuff today, and thought it would be fun to photograph them and tell you a little something about my hobby, sewing. I have done it since I was like 8 years old, so it's a pretty big part of me. I also practice other kinds of handmaking styles, knitting, crochet... I'll try any technique once.

Anyways, this post is about sewing. I found all these lovely fabrics from my closet, and took some time just figuring out what I could make out of them. I had actually made already something out of these lovely materials:

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A tube scarf from red-white fabric. I looked the shops inside out but couldn't find quite the one I wanted. And also, I wanted a scarf no one else has, so, I made one myself.

Then the inspiration photos:

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So, here are some fabrics I think would fit for clothing, and I will post pictures of ready clothes whenever I have the time to sew them first.

Why sew and not buy? Because it's way more fun. And you can use your creativity, and, you get a safe kind of high every time someone asks where you have bought the shirt/skirt/cap/piece of clothing, and you can say you just made it yourself. People very often can't believe it. :)

So what will I make out of these fabrics? You'll see later. ;)

Until next time...

xoxo

Silvertigo