24 June 2012

Fix Me

I'm so happy to have time to myself, I've vowed to make this Summer very productive and crafty :) 
I started by fixing my clothes 2 shirts and a dress.

Matching threads

My favourite shirt from Algonquins got wrecked at The Wombats 2011, someone stuck gum on my sleeve :( and I couldn't get it out.

The stain looks like ovaries...

I'm not a fan of sleeveless tops, so I tried to cover it up. 

anchor patch 

I succeeded! the patch is made out of cotton, I forgot how to sew with jersey and over stretched some parts, but they aren't very noticeable.

excuse my bad excema and muscly arms

I'm really happy with the result. I think I might try making more patches, and I really need to practice machine embroidery. The other fixes were just sewing up holes and rips :p

Batman pencil case

I'm trying to shrink my fabric pile, it's currently going very slowing. I made a Batman Pencil Case for Charlotte. She loves Batman? (I'm pretty sure it's love) Just a little thanks for her being patient with me when teaching me how to swim ^_^

Lining and detailing

I had to hand sew the zip, OMG my hand sewing is atrocious, I need to practice that too...

I'm currently knitting a jumper, I never finished my teacher's jumper :(

mohair jumper

However I'm allergic to the wool for this jumper, so I had to use something else.
one night's work

I 'm not sure if I like the colour effect, and I really wanted a see through jumper as slutty as that sounds lol.

I found some  sheer fabrics, which I can't wait to play with aswell ^_^ 

What do you do with broken clothes?
I normally reuse the zips, buttons and then use the rest as scarps and remake it or fix it, I hate throwing clothes and material away. Maybe I'm just cheap XD

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みえーちゃん said...

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I have also a problem! :D the tricot?/the german shirt Im wearing in my new post has a big hole inside (because I wanted to ironing it.....)
it is an original so it was expensive XD so now Im thinking what to do to rescure it also XD I dont want to throw it away ofc :(


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A Possible Fantasy said...

thanks for dropping by, happy to follow back!

Thanh Thao said...

You are so talented when it comes to craft and sewing Grace!! So jealous!! XD

Ice Pandora said...

I am trying to act
more crafty this
summer as well with
loads of DIY's!

When broken clothes
are fixable I'll
fix them c; If not
i'll throw it away..
with pain in my


Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Great job! I love the tee!
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Bad Taste Toast said...

Great job with the pencil case :) And the patch on the shirt sleeve is cute too!
Oh man, I need to learn sewing so badly.....
I have to throw away broken clothes as long as I have not learned it.

Allison said...

Wow, you are so creative!! And thanks so much for the comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Beautiful yarn! I'd absolutely love a sweater in those colors. I bet it'll look great when you finish and I hope you grow to love it as your progress;)


The Girl with the Coffee said...

So great how you fixed your clothes! I´m totally unable to sew, so I will better not try to do that... ;-)!
xx Katja

pixelhazard said...

You are such a good little DIY-er! Also, how bad am I!! i still havent sent your surprise and I think you'll like it too *fingers crossed* putting it in the post this week! promise

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Amber said...

Awww, this makes me want to be crafty again! I wish I had the time to do sewing and pattern making more, but I don't :( Now I just give away my old clothes. Although, I'm a lot more of a savvy shopper than I used to be so I don't give away clothes as much.

I really love the shirt you did. So sweet! The anchor is cute.

Danny said...

I wish I can do those things, but I not gifted at all, my mother fixes my clothes for me :\

Patricia Snook said...

Oh wow, what a fab idea, have to be honest though... I'm really really lazy and it normally ends up in the bin :S


OtherMix said...

Love the sheer fabrics!
Can't wait to see what
you'll make of them!

I usually try to repair them,
if that's not possible, it
you has too go!

Lisa said...

the patch is so ingenious!!! omgosh i actually really love your ombre jumper the colors are so pretty!!!

Grysh Co said...

You are so artistic and crafty! :)

two birds said...

i throw broken clothes in a pile hoping someone else will fix them. i suppose i could try, but i would probably end up ruining them all! i love your patch fix!

Sazi Efionayi said...

great job,i fix my broken dresses at the tailor


Kristiina said...

Wow, that shirt is awesome and Batman pencilcase too! I love your blog, thanks for following and commenting to my blog! :)


Laura Go said...

love how you've fixed these! I usually just put patches on them or use mine as house clothes!
♥ laura
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Anonymous said...

Great little fixes, I cannot believe someone stuck gum on you. I remember when someone got some in my hair I cannot stand the stuff since.
I tend to give a go at fixing my clothes, e.g. dresses to skirts otherwise I'll cut them up I want to make a shopper bag from different scraps.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The anchor patch did a great job of covering up the sleeve where the gum (yes, it looked like ovaries) was left behind. I usually throw out broken clothes unless it's a DIY that I can fix.

MuffinCannibal said...

I think you're not cheap, just creative! :)


Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

What a jerk to put gum on your shirt. Who does that kind of thing, really? I'm glad you came up with such a cute way to fix it though. :)

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

Ooh I love the colour effect of your knitting - it looks so good!

Gems x

Fashion, Well Done

Shop N' Chomp said...

Except for sewing buttons on, I am simply terrible with broken clothes! T_T I should take a class or something. You have the most creative stuff! :D

Rindodo ♥ said...

awee you're so creative! I like what you did on your cute algonquins t-shirt, I love algonquins btw <3 couldn't believe someone would really put a gum on others shirt, he/she will get a karma>.<

Ang Lam said...

That's such a cute touch up to your old worn clothes!! I play with scissor a lot, so most of my broken clothes, I alter it with a scissor :)


FashionGeek said...

following u as well! love the top!
can't wait to see you on my blog!

Femme Virtue said...

wow, ur great with knitting!

Sick by Trend said...

Great job! Love the post :)



sleepandwater said...

That's so cool that you can fix up your own clothes and knit! Wish I had those kind of skills :) It's neat how you managed to salvage a beloved item of clothing - that's so funny about the shape of the stain, I wouldn't have noticed but now that you pointed out, I definitely see it lol!

Lyosha said...

broken cloths is heartbreacking. Usually if I really like the item my hubby re-do it (e.g. sleeveless tops, top from dress etc.) or make patches if it is suitable.
loved the anchor idea! and sorry to hear about your allergy

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Marleen said...

I mostly throw them away -after keeping them for year broken in my closet- with pain in my heart, but that actually a shame..



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Anne-Claire Poupon said...

I love your shirt!

Take care and have a nice week :)

Anonymous said...

i've never really tried to fix broken clothes. loving that deco on the top though

Sam said...

Hi doll, these are really great ideas for fixing up clothes, wish I were that good with a needle and thread like you. You are so creative!

Carmen Ri said...

The patch looks really cute on the shirt! Euwww about the gum, some people are animals.

Good luck with your jumper, I really love the colour of it already! See through fabric isn't slutty, just depends how you wear it! I love sheer fabric, it is amazing!

With broken clothes, I try to fix it with my very terrible sewing skills. If not, I find some way to live with the imperfections aha.

Carmen Ri.

Anonymous said...

I love broken clothes! you can break them more and you can fix it or you can use it to redesign a new piece...never give up with a broken piece ;-)
To your question about latex: its unusual to work with , it needs some training and lessons because you have only one try . After its glued together you cant rework with it!

Golden Cheer Grahams said...

I ofently re-used brocken clother to do bags or jewellery !
Even, I also sometime transform them into very colored teddy bear for my litle sister !
Great post !

Miki's scrapbook said...

Awe, you're so talented! I can't believe you knitted that much in just a night! Love the color combination ;).

kakuidori said...

great idea and you seem to be very talented!

Piperita Patty said...

I want to craft too, but I always feel I don't have time, even if it isn't entirely true.
I try to recycle my broken clothes into something else!