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Refashion: DIY lace up blouse.

June 19, 2015

Have you sorted through your closet lately? I did so and giving the huge stacks of clothes in there I wonder how I ever say: I have nothing to wear. If we are honest (and I think I can be honest with you): there are only a few things that I wear constantly. Summer or winter. Then there are a few that I wear on some occasions and then there is the larger rest. So I went through it all and was really harsh with myself putting stuff away. Then I had this idea: why not refashion some of my clothes to make them feel fresh and new again to wear them more.

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So I’m going to make a new series for the next few weeks: every Friday I post a refashion project with clothes from my closet and style them differently. Beginning today with a blouse that I just don’t thought is really mine and the wrong textile (it gets electric and sticks to my body – horrible!).

It’s actually a great blouse for summer though and with this lace-up addition definitely a keeper for the warmer days.

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

All you need is:

– an old blouse
– a rivet plier
– a punching tool
gold rivets
– a pencil
– a cutter
– a thin cord

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

First take the blouse and open the thread on the front to the point where you think it’s still decent enough for you. Now draw dots with the pencil where you want the rivets to go.

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

Punch holes into the blouse where you drew the dots.

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

Put the rivets in and fix it with the rivet pincer.

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

Thread through the cord and voilรก! Look what nice DIY lace up blouse I made! Now I’m sure I’m gonna wear this blouse again.

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

And so I did on my afternoon with my sister. Out and about in Vienna. We haven’t seen each other for a few weeks. Weeks! That’s way to long and we had to catch up quite a bit.

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

Do you know that feeling that when you have actually so much to talk about that you sit there in silence and can’t remember where to start? Well that’s not me. I ramble on and on and luckily my sister knows me so well she let me finish all of my stories before starting telling about what she’s up to lately.ย And of course it wouldn’t have been a great afternoon without some coffee and ice-cream.

Do you have an old blouse in your closet? Follow this easy refashion tutorial for a DIY lace up blouse and wear it all summer long!

When the sun was setting she took this great pictures of me in my new-old blouse. This is how you see me most of the time: on my phone totally distracted. With my favorite DIY clutch that I made now almost 2 years ago and is a constant companion. Now that I look at them I have to say: I should get some tan. I look really pale. I blame the weather. It wasn’t actually as warm as this pictures suggest.

Any refashion projects that you’re making? What is in your closet that you haven’t worn for some time because it’s just not right?

Now. Carry on!

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7 Comments

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  • Reply Refashion Your Clothes June 24, 2015 at 6:47 am

    What a cute idea! I would love to have seen the before pic. Always fun to see how far you took the refashion from the original ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply sarah June 24, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you. And you’re right: a rookie mistake not to take a picture of me in the before-version. Once I realized it, it was already too late… ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely on my list for my next project. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Bettina July 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Nicely done!
    And where did you get these awesome sandals? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply sarah July 3, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Thank you, Bettina. Aren’t those sandals great? My favorite at the moment. They are these Ancient Greek Sandals and totally comfortable.

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