Korea fabric haul part 3: a bumblebee wrap dress

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I found the fabric featuring bumblebees and white roses in Korea and instantly thought of my sister as she likes bees. I asked her what she might like me to make from this fabric and she had the idea of a wrap dress.

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Korea fabric haul part 2: a floral dress

This is the third creation made from fabric I bought in Korea last year. You can read about the first two projects here and my fourth project here.

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This fabric is a light and flowing blended fabric which I chose with my mum in mind. The dress pattern (Simplicity K1418) I found for $1 in Ararat, Victoria when on a road trip with my friend from Melbourne to Adelaide! It comes with variations in the design of the bodice neckline, back details and sleeves. My mum chose the design with the plain back panel and short sleeves. Continue reading “Korea fabric haul part 2: a floral dress”

Men’s dress shirt to crop top.

Buying clothes from op-shops or thrift stores not only supports communities or charities by raising funds through selling second hand goods and clothing, but also has a positive environmental impact through recycling and by reducing waste. And of course, it is kinder to your wallet!

I do love a good op-shop browse and have tried my hand at upcycled fashion.

I followed a tutorial by Nicole from The Felted Fox which I had bookmarked for ages.

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Nicole from The Felted Fox blog

She uses the fabric from a large or extra-large men’s dress shirt to make a convertible wrap crop top that can be worn in 3 different styles. I found a similar blue and white striped men’s shirt from my local Savlos for a few dollars. Continue reading “Men’s dress shirt to crop top.”