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You can do this too, just sand back old pine chest of drawers then use ebony stain, amazing finished result
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25/04/2017
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I wanted a chair for the corner of my bedroom. Picked this little beauty up for $10 I then reupholstered in with black leather
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02/04/2017
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I picked up this long sleeve crotchet navy dress the other day. It is two sizes too small for me but I knew I could alter it to fit and turn into a cover up for the beach. Here's how it turned out, I cut out the lining first, then cut off the sleeves. I used the lining to sew an insert down each side. Using the left over lining I cut some bias strips then sewed them around the armholes. I love it, a size 8 dress now a size 12. Yah will be great for over bathers on the beach
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18/02/2017
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Turning a sarong into a sun top,
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18/02/2017
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I wanted a white denim jacket for our cool summer nights. Not being prepared to pay full designer prices but still wanted a quality jacket, I went hunting. Only took a couple of weeks and look what I found
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How to make a pair of shorts out of a pair of old jeans. Make sure when you cut them that you don't miscalculate how short they're going to end up. It can be very easy to make them too short. If anything make them a little longer than you want them, you can always cut them shorter if needed. Unless your jeans are very wide leg around your thighs you will need to split the side seams. I added this pretty piece of lace in the side leg of mine which I picked up at an opportunity shop it's past life was a doily. I distressed this pair by cutting slashes in them with a stanly knife. To make them look authenticly distressed then rub them win a fine food grater until you get the look you want.
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5/15/16
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Have been altering lots of my clothes as I've lost lots of weight. Was inspired by this jumper recently I picked up at an opportunity shop. It was quite short on me so I added some sheer fabrics to change the look and length. I had to split the side seams as well just up a little way. I hope I didn't get too carried away with adding the sheer, I think it works. A great hint I learnt a while ago to gather fabric and do it easily is to overlock the edge then pick up the straight thread and pull it to gather. It such a neat trick.
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5/15/16
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Just turned this little black sundress into a jumpsuit, will be great for my daughter who lives in Queensland. Had thought I would do it for myself but now realise it's a bit young for me, so lucky Michelle, hope she loves it
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I'm going to turn this jumper into a skirt for my oldest daughter, will post the finished job later
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I had this one piece bathing suit which just wasn't me. I really seem to be a bikini girl.... I know I'm 62 years old ...really! A bikini! Well look how it turned out just wished I'd taken a photo of the original. I just don't have the right shape body for a one piece, I think my waist is to short or something. Anyway I'm happy with my new bathing suit. I just cut the one piece in half and fashioned the bodice around an old bra which fit me well. I hand stitched the fabric to the inside of the bra which I had cut off the straps. It did take a bit of fiddling to get it just right but I am so so happy with how it turned out
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