If you ever need to cut the sleeves off of anything – I’m your girl.
I picked this dress up at Salvation Army not too long ago, and with a couple snips and some pleats I modified this once long and drab dress to a flouncy and fab one! The colors in this print are fantastic – a beautiful combination – so this dress didn’t need any other type of alteration in my eyes. The way I see it is that sometimes, a few little changes can go a long way.
YAY! My very first Project ReStyle! Well let’s get to it….
I recently recieved an awesome new camera as a Christmas present, along with a padded and no funny business camera bag (which of course, I am very, very thankful for). Being the lazy person I am, I knew I wouldn’t feel like carrying around the large bag with all the fancy camera goodies at all times. Sometimes, you just want to take your camera and go! I also knew I would certainly ruin my camera if I put it in my black hole of a purse. I wanted to create a secure and cozy place for my camera for those times when I might not be willing to carry the professional bag with me. That’s where Project ReStyle comes to play! I decided to ReStyle an old purse into a camera bag.
As you can see, I started with a regular, old bag. For this project, I knew I needed a bag with a long strap (I generally like messenger style bags, especially for times when walking around town) and it also needed to be spacious enough for a camera – which includes needing a wider bottom. This brown bag was the perfect size, plus it has a cute lining.
From there, I roughly measured the height and width of my camera and began cutting. I found this vintage fabric at a thrift store, and the foam (which you use for padding) was leftover from when my boyfriend re-did his moped seat. Lucky me!
I cut two sides of fabric to cover each piece of foam. You will need five foam squares to create the cube-like shape. With right-sides facing together, you sew THREE of the edges together of each pair of fabric squares. After sewing, turn the pocket so right-sides are out. The last edge is left open to slide the foam into…
After the foam is in place, neatly tucked into each corner, you sew the last edge shut.
I tucked in the edges and pinned it so that it would be easier for me. After you do this to each square you will have five fabric covered foam squares ready to be whipped(stiched) into shape! Har har sewing jokes.