For this week’s theme, I didn’t have ANY faux fur in my wardrobe. I went thrift shopping but found nothing. So I decided to MAKE SOMETHING faux fur 🙂 I am so excited to share how this DIY Faux Fur Collar turned out.
If you want to make the same one, go to BurdaStyle and create an account to download the free printable pattern and instructions. Fair warning, however: although this project was made for beginners, as a beginner I found it difficult.
I sewed a satin lining, added satin ribbon, and a vintage brooch too. Here’s how it turned out worn over a belted jacket and a blazer:Thanks for reading and I do hope you check out this fun faux fur DIY/sewing project! If you’re a fan of faux fur that is. I bought way too much of the fur at Hancock fabrics so I plan on making another diy faux fur project, maybe a muff or a vest or an infinity scarf?
Check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:
___________ Outfit Details: Faux furcollar: made by me with vintage brooch from ebay Purple jacket: forever 21, old Black blazer: Chaus from Nordstrom, last season Pants: Forever 21+ skinnies, old Top: thrifted $3.59 Boots: Old, hand me downs
the last few days have been unseasonably warm here in NC. Well, I took that opportunity to wear some spring-y apparel:) But I still couldn’t stop wearing my booties, so they were invited along to the party.
I just LOVE stripes and mixing patterns 🙂
Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far!
Outfit Details: Skirt: eshakti on clearance for about $28 (similar) Top: Liberty London/Target peacock blouse, old Necklace: from Rwanda, gift from my mom Shoes: Franco Sarto Quasar bootie, ideeli credits
So, here’s the deal. I love coats/jackets/trenchcoats/whatever. The problem is a. I live in NC and it doesn’t get THAT cold and 2. I am allergic to most wool.
My favorite type of coat is a classic structure peacoat of some sort, maybe something with a vintage flaire. Problem is most of them are WOOL – which is a no-no. So, when it gets really cold, I stick to “ski jackets” – ie. fleece jackets from Mountain Hardware, Northface, and Arcteryx. While these types of coats are very good for cold weather, they are NOT exactly “stylish”…
So, save for a few lighter jackets, all I can do in winter is look longingly at all of you wearing your wool peacoats and cashmere sweaters and sigh….
But here’s a jacket (I wouldn’t call it a coat because it’s mostly cotton and not really warm) that I love to wear when it gets a little chilly outside:
I also wanted to share an awesome dress I found at the thrift store over the summer:
Well, that’s it folks. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday Crew: (I hope I didn’t miss anyone!!!)
Outfit Details: Dress: Ann Taylor navy jersey dress, thrifted $5.99 Coat/Jacket: Tweed? looking vintage collar coat, old, from a trip to Egypt (of all places) Necklace: vintage faux pearl tassel necklace $7 Boots: Cole Haan, hand me downs Handbag: Badgley Mischka purple tote, hand me down Scarf: old, gifted
I LOVE STRIPES! and my first purchase from eshakti.
I bought this skirt on clearance but misread the size chart and ordered a L/12 which is TIGHT around the waist. I had to wear my tightest control shorts ever. Oh well. The skirt is super cute, was a good price, and arrived quickly (cause it was ready to ship and not customized). The quality seems good too but I’ve only worn the skirt once.
And also yay pepper plants + deck that badly needs staining, lol.
Hope you’re all having a great day!
Outfit Details: Skirt: eshakti contrast colorblock pleated (striped) skirt (not customized), on clearance for $30. For sale here but not on clearance. Top: Michael Stars black shirt, thrifted $3.59 Shoes: Tahari black patent mary jane peeptoe pumps, congsignment $8 Necklace: red brick north UK cat necklace Headband: gifted
For this week’s Refashion Runway, the theme was copycat refashion and of course I really wanted to join the sew-along (you don’t compete in the Runway, you just sew along to the theme).
At first, I wasn’t sure what the heck I was going to do. Then I saw Amber’s amazing gingham + cherries outfit and was inspired.
I had this gingham dress that I had been holding on to for 10 YEARS. It hadn’t fit me in about 9 years. It was time to let go. When i figured I could make something out of the dress that I could actually wear, I got excited!
BEFORE – see, the dress didn’t even come close to zipping up.
AFTER – a much better skirt with a cute tie on the side:
Basically I cut the bodice of the original dress off and created a waist band and enough sash to tie a bow on the side. It’s not a great refashion because it did end up a little bit like franken-skirt, but I love bows + gingham so much that I didn’t mind;)
Not quite as gorgeous and ethereal as Amber’s version but I think I captured the general spirit of it.
What do you think of my gingham dress to skirt copycat refashion?
Outfit details: Top: Norma Kamali tie neck blouse, thrifted $3.59 Skirt: refashion by me from old gingham halter top dress that I had for 10 years Shoes: Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania lady dragon cherry pumps, gift from hubby Clutch: LOFT green croc clutch, $1 thrifted