Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DIY Levi Denim Re-Fashion with a Little Sequins & The Nettie DIY Bodysuit

I have three things to talk about in this post because it's packed with DIY goodness! First let me talk about this DIY Denim Re-Fashion that happened here. I was thrifting with my son and I came across these $7.50 Levi jeans. I knew that my daughter probably would not like the cut of these but I figured I could taper them and she could wear them rolled up because they were on the short side. So, I bought them and when I got home I asked her to try them on and she turned her nose straight up! I told her I was going to hook them up for her and she looked at me with her nose still turned up.

Let the games begin. I cut off some of the pant leg so that I could taper them. Next I opened the side seams so that I would be able to get at the leg better to apply the sequin fabric and sew it in the seam. I did not cut the inseam open. I then laid out my sequin how I wanted it on my jeans and cut out my pieces. I pinned the sequin pieces to the legs and sewed them tight next to the inside seams, across the top and the bottom. I finished off the jeans by closing the side seams along with the sequin fabric. You will need to remove the sequins that are in the side seams or they will scratch you when worn. Easy-Peazy Denim Re-Fashion!
Next up is this fabulous crocheted collar! @laamazon on Instagram posted one of these beauties that she made and I had to have one. I asked her to get me a denim color and this yarn is so perfect it's not funny. I love this collar and it was reasonably priced for a custom piece. Check her out Peeps!
Last but certainly not least let's talk about the Nettie bodysuit here is this leopard print.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I whipped up four of these babies for my daughter Mori. I ran into a stretch problem with one but the others are cool. The Nettie Bodysuit pattern is from Closet Case Patterns and when you see how easy it is to sew one you will make more! The pattern also comes with a dress pattern and three different necklines. Shout out to Heather I love this pattern.
Those Boots Tho!

[Update 4/13/21: Want to shop from our closet?? These jeans & boots could be yours, contact michelle@thatblackchic.com]
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23 comments

  1. Sequins and denim--YAS! Love it. I also love the crocheted piece. I might have to do that.

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    1. Thanks Tanya! If you crochet then you should it's a cool piece. You can always give an old pair of jeans a face-lift with a little sparkle.

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  2. OH my goodness! Your last several posts have been filled such eye candy...I can hardly stand it, LOL! I mean these jeans! Fabulous!!! And, of course, the previous gold denim {love the zips} and the frayed denim flares...you are doing amazing things with denim!!!

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    1. Thanks Sue, denim is my fav and I did get carried away in my last few but in a very good way!! Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. You have wonderful ideas and a beautiful DD too!!
    Janet

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  4. Those boots, I love the whole denim look, amazing work and as usual Mori is slaying this look.

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  5. Omg! I love everything about this! So excited to try this. I have a 23yo daughter that could rock this look. Thank you! Your daughter is gorgeous!

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  6. Omg! I love everything about this! So excited to try this. I have a 23yo daughter that could rock this look. Thank you! Your daughter is gorgeous!

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  7. Just came across your blog and Love it , i'm sure you hear this all the time. I'm 65 and daring , I'm the little old Native American woman with the hot pink streak in the front of her hair singing in the choir. I made a crocheted collar like that in grey and I love the yarn used , have several skeins. Looking forward to your next post.

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    1. Hey there, I love the vibe of 65 and daring!!! Stay tuned, I've been busy with my magazine so posting has been sporadic but I'm going to do better. Have you seen our magazine? https://www.sewnmag.com/

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  8. What I like the most is that knitted scarf. Famulous. Love the colors. It looks great on you by the way.

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    1. Thanks, that's my daughter in all the pictures and that scarf is fabulous. I wish I knitted but I don't but I bought this from a friend.

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  9. Creative and original! Wow! Just WOW!

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  10. Love it. What is most appealing is that its not anything anyone else has, and its upcycling instead of tossing out the old, to buy the same old new. Wonderful...I've also seen folks using old men's suit coats and mixing them up for some creative cuts for women. I love the style and the statement. Keep it up.

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  11. I love this. It's fresh, uninhibited sparkle, and original. I like most that it upcycles the old and makes it new and fresh. Stop tossing out your the old, its the jewel of imagination.

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  12. Bold, your daughter puts it all together perfectly! She is breathtaking! Love love the jeans. I am always looking for ways to add sparkle for gifts to my sister. She says, "her two fav colors are shiny & sparkly!" Lol

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