Blouse to Kimono DIY

Blouse to Kimono DIY

Blouse to Kimono DIY

I LOVE the kimono style jackets that are so on trend right now, in fact I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to them.

Unfortunately I rarely find any kimonos I like in the actual shops, so most of my time is spent drooling over ones I can’t even get my hands on, so sad 😦

So what’s a girl to do if she can’t get a hold of the clothes she wants? Well she could try to make them. Sewing a garment from scratch is still pretty daunting to me though, instead I thought I’d refashion a top I bought a couple of years ago. I love the top, it’s got a great print and the fabric is lovely, but it doesn’t fit comfortably anymore (my yo-yo weightloss/gain is ridiculous), so it was either give it away or refashion it into something useable.

A lovely top even before the refashion

Shows the great draping, but lighting is not so great

A lovely top even before the refashion

Better lighting, shows the great colors and print

It was a fairly easy refashion, the V-neck of the blouse had 3 buttons at the bottom, so after unbuttoning I just cut the fabric straight down from the V. I then ironed the hems on each side and got my machine out to sew the hems.

Can I just take a minute to apologise to my poor abused sewing machine, it rarely gets used and is really dusty, I definitely need to treat her better and I promise I will. Also I will make sure I never yell at her again when I’m the one who threaded it wrong 😦

But yeah, after running the hems through the machine I was done, it was that simple. I didn’t manage to get a good picture of me wearing it though, I’m not very good at selfies.

Refashion Complete

Again a great picture to showcase the draping

Refashion Complete

but this one shows the color so much better

I’ll try to get some nice pictures of me wearing it soon, hubs can play paparazzi 🙂

If you want to see some amazing kimonos, check out my Kimono inspiration board on Pinterest

Has anyone else tried a kimono refashion, or even made one from scratch? I’d love to see them!


Addiction – Pin Pin Pin

Hi, my name is Line and I’m an addict, a Pinterest addict.

I currently have 72 boards, and about 1400 pins, and the numbers are constantly growing. There are boards and pins for great make-up, domestic cleaning advice, food, sewing, decorating, you name it, it’s there. I can’t just pin one thing, if I open the app I end up spending hours there browsing and pinning, it’s truly addictive.

I’d say that 95% of my pins get pinned and then never seen again, at least not by me. I’ve used some of the pins for my crafting, cooking, diy etc. but not as many as I’d like to.

It’s a shame really, because there are some really great things on my boards, which is why I’ve decided to make more of an effort to utilize them.

Which brings me to “Don’t Just Pin It, Do It- Tuesdays”, where every Tuesday I will showcase a pin I’ve tried out, the good, the bad, the incredibly disastrous. Hopefully it will be mostly good though, fingers crossed.

In the mean time here is a small sampling of my favorite boards, and if you see anything you think I should do, please let me know in the comments.

In With the Old, in With the New

Yup, you can pretty much ignore this post, total none starter 😦

I hope you found your way over here without any problems? Soon all the old posts will follow and it will be just like old times except newer, cleaner, maybe even busier.
It’s almost been a year since my last post and it’s been a busy year, nothing out of the ordinary just your run-of-the-mill kind of busy.
The last few weeks I’ve been crafting up a Christmas storm, and when hubby gets home from work tomorrow night I plan on having the flat look like santa’s elves threw up there 🙂


So my next few posts will be very Christmassy, I thought I’d show you my DIY Christmas things and how the house looks once it’s done.
We haven’t got our tree yet though, leaving that for a week, I don’t like having it in the house for the whole month as we don’t have a lot of space here. But there will be more pictures once that’s done too of course.

How are you getting on with your christmas decorating? Finished? No yet started? Can’t be bothered? Let me know and link to your own pictures if you want.

See you all soon

L x