Halloween Series/Refashion Series: The Fall Princess

My daughter has not forgotten that I will be making her costume despite me having tried to convince her that she can get a new costume. She’s set on being a Fall Princess. We found a women’s skirt @ Goodwill, and I knew that was the right material for her dress. Bought a pack of leaves, fall flowers, and a tiara @ Dollar Tree. This was all bought before Septemeber, but as always, I didn’t start making this till last week and barely finished before yesterday’s Halloween Festival at our local church.

Even her big bro keeps saying that her costume is one of a kind. During the trunk or treat, almost everyone gasped at how pretty her outfit is. Naturally, I had to brag that I made it. LOL. My princess told me that I’m the best mommy ever for making her fell sooooo beautiful for a few hours. ***tears***

Refashion Series: Rounding up 2013’s refashions.

2013 has been somewhat productive for me in terms of refashioning for my daughter. It has been more empowering for me than I imagined, even though I was dealt with a bout of the “I’m a loser for not being able to afford clothes for my children” mentality. My daughter has also received criticism from her schoolmates [really? in 2nd grade???], but her teachers, and the kids’ parents have re-encouraged her to be proud that mommy [yay!] can do such things. There is a couple of things that I didn’t get to blog about since I didn’t get a chance to take the after pictures of the refashion – it’s called running out of batteries, and faced with the option: battery or dinner money. Now that Summer has been long over, and my plan is to refashion during the season – I’m also over the withdrawal symptoms of my Korean drama addiction, that I’m just now posting back.

I present 2013’s Refashion Series – A total of 7 dresses, 2 shorts, 2 skirts, 2 tank tops, 1 romper, and 1 jacket.
Easter dress refashion

Stay tuned for more DIY’s and refashions coming real soon.

Refashion Series: Finally wore the last dress

I finished this dress in August, It took a while for my daughter to wear it for some reason. I convinced her to wear it last Friday to school because she can wear her purple cardigan, and zebra tights. This was the last piece I refashioned for the Summer before I became active in watching a Korean drama for about 3 1/2 months.

The dress is sleeveless, I’ll update a photo once I take it out of the dryer.

Until then,
Keep your passion for refashion.

Halloween Series [2013]: Updating DIY’s

So, I made these last year. But, I feel bad that the bases weren’t of quality. It looked rushed and it wasn’t sturdy.
2012 Halloween Trees
This year, I happen to come across a pack of black pots. I was so busy during summer, and was preoccupied with a Korean drama that I forgot where I bought them from. Although, I distinctively remember it was bought during summer because my unexpected guest was here then. Anyway, I thought I could use them as photo holders this year, but I decided to just update the trees at work. I was planning to bring plaster of paris and mix them at work, but I got shy the last minute and didn’t think I can pull it off in 30 minutes. So I just brought some left over rocks from my daughter’s project that we got from Dollar Tree to use as filler. Looks a bit better now, don’t you think?
2013 Halloween Tree

Halloween Series [2013]: It Starts With A Wreath

This is the second year that I’m working on DIY decor. I honestly didn’t think I’d come this far. This year, money has been really tight, and I don’t know how I came about making these projects. I guess buying the materials as they become available helps instead of buying them altogether.

Anyway, our department started decorating for Halloween, and I was inspired the last minute to come up with a wreath. As always, the materials were bought at Dollar Tree/99c Store. The left one is the one at work, the right is on my door.

diy halloween wreath

The materials are:
1 garland from last year
1 carvable pumpkin @ Dollar Tree
2 spider web wreath @ Dollar Tree
2 pvc bows @ 99c store
Total purchase $6.00+ tax

Until then,

Why buy when you can DIY?

Refashion Series: Dollar Refashion

I made this dress mid August. The reasons I’m just posting this now is because my son thought it would be nice if I embellish it a little bit more. I was ripping the seams during my lunch at work so the before picture is a little blurry. The delay was I wasn’t inspired to add the revisions my daughter wants. Right now it’s a work in progress because the Korean drama I’m watching ended it’s run. So I can go back to finishing this piece. But it works as is too. She actually managed to wear this last week, I managed to get a picture taken in between braiding her hair and before she put a cardigan on. It’s in the dollar refashion because the top part of the dress was purchased at my local 99c store. I’ll update this post with the embellished version of the top part of the dress using the remaining part of the pink shirt.

refashion dress

I have one more refashion that I made, it’s just a matter of when my princess will be wearing it before I do my Refashion Roundup.

Until then,

Keep your passion for refashion.

Refashion Series: Another Church Dress

First I would like to apologize for my lack of posts. I didn’t stop refashioning, I was sidetracked by a Korean Drama that I was watching and got carried away. The drama ended last week, and in order for me to get over my major withdrawal symptoms, I’m working around the house, and I saw the memory card reader and I remembered I haven’t updated this blog.

So here’s one I finished that my daughter wore to school around the 1st week of September. I have an extra Awana shirt, and I decided I want to use the whole shirt instead of just using the bottom.

Until then,

Keep your passion for refashion.