Blue silk shirt

This silk shirt was very outdated, nothing special at all. Maybe it was the common style of 1960’s? But it was a cool shirt for summer, we all need something cooler to wear in hot summer when we are in outdoors.


The material is cool because it is silk, but the collar was too close to my neck which was not cool. I been thinking how to lower the collar for a while until I found the decorated collar piece.

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Summer easy wear

I liked the patten and the fabric, which is 100% cotton. But I am not sure if I would want to wear such a long skirt during this hot summer weather, this easy makeover is very simple, everyone can try as long as you have a sewing machine.

First, cute the length you prefer, I cut it 2 inches above my knees, which left about 12″ to make ruffs on the buttom.


How to lock the loose edge without a serger? I used #30 on the swing machine to enclosed the loose edge, and it worked.

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White shirt makeover

This white linen shirt is just like a nice, white, blank canvas for me to try drawn thread project, I have never try drawn thread work before, but I think it is a very classic, and elegant way to add texture to many fabric.

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I have designed in my mind that I wanted to make some vertical lines to make the shirt looks slimmer. After I took off the front pocket, I used a needle to tear some thread up and pull them out, making sure you pull one thread at a time. It took a while for me to pull all these threads out, but I was excited for the experimental test.


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From size 2 to Size 12 in less than 2 hours without use sewing machine!

I am so excited to share this new makeover with you, I just changed a Size 2 dress to a size 12 in less than 2 hours without using a sewing machine! Sound unbelievable? But it’s quite true, let me show you how.

Here is the size 2 black silk dress, don’t believe me, check the tag!

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Size 2 is too small for most middle aged women/moms. what can we do with it?  I noticed the black outer layer had a lot of pleating around the waist and bust, which has the potential to be expanded.  Continue reading “From size 2 to Size 12 in less than 2 hours without use sewing machine!”

Hand-stitching on the brown shirt

I did hand-stitching on the long blue shirt earlier, that was pretty successful, I think it is the easiest way to add texture, pattern, and color to your clothes. I chose the simple patterns because they are easy to stitch and also simple pattern is just a right test to my style.

The dark brown shirt fits me well, but I am not sure of the four pockets on the front. I want to do something to make the shirt look more relaxed and feminine.


I first took the two pockets off on top, the black and white picture shows the result.

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Lets do some stitching on the front like this, those variety vertical pattens together make one big patten. I also stitched some horizontal patterns on the cover of the button packets to balance the top vertical patten. Continue reading “Hand-stitching on the brown shirt”