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Upcycling memories

1 Jan

Hi everyone! Sorry for not being very active lately but I promise that it is all going to change this year!! So here is my big news: Santa brought me a sewing machine this year!! A huge dream of mine since quite some time ago so I’m really excited to show it to you…

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One of the things that I was planning to use it for was my Grandma’s vintage dress. In a few days it is going to be 3 years since she died and I never got to wear her dress because it was too large for me, so I decided that my first DIY project was going to be dedicated to her.

I wasn’t sure wether to try to adapt the dress to my size or to totally transform it into something else, but finally I decided to use it for various things, so that I could be reminded of my Grandma with each garment I put on.

The first project has been a success, in my opinion… I took the collar of the dress and added it to a simple white blouse I bought from Massimo Dutti a few weeks ago. Here is the result:

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As you can see, I also added some elbow patches …

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Handmade is not perfect, but for me, that’s really the beauty of it. It is not mass made, it is unique in its imperfection, and it is truly heartfelt. I really love the result and I can’t wait to wear my new vintage blouse 🙂

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As the dress was quite big, I still have a lot of fabric left to use in other projects, so I’ll show you the new things that I make as I go along.

Thanks for reading and keep safe!

HL1982

MY STYLE

14 Nov

I’ve started the blog just a little over a week ago, and I thought it was time to share with you some of the things that I love, so that we can get to know each other better 🙂 So… drum roll please! … here is MY STYLE, the 10 things that I love, that inspire me and that I love to be surrounded by. I love…

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He empezado el blog hace poco más de una semana y he pensado compartir con vosotros algunas de las cosas que me encantan, para que lleguemos a conocernos mejor 🙂 AsĂ­ que… aquĂ­ tenĂ©is MI ESTILO, las 10 cosas que me gustan, que me inspiran y con las que me gusta rodearme. Me gusta…

1. Mistery (El misterio)

2. Cool Bakeries (Las pastelerĂ­as guays)

3. Cozy and laid back spaces (los espacios relajados y acojedores)

4. Handmade/ Eco -Friendly stuff (cosas hechas a mano/ ecolĂłgicas)

5. Gift Paper (el papel de regalo)

6. VINTAGE

7. Cupcakes (especially those made by my friend RosalĂ­a/ especialmente los que están hechos por mi amiga RosalĂ­a) – visit her cupcakes blog at azucarglassymas.wordpress.com

8. Coffee @ Starbucks

9. Modern design (Diseño de interiores modernista)

10. Clothes.Fashion.Shopping … too much i guess! (Ropa. Moda. Compras … a lo mejor demasiado!)

So, what things do YOU love? I’d love to hear from you :o) – ÂżA vosotros que cosas os gustan? Me encantarĂ­a saber vestra opiniĂłn:o)

Enjoy!

HL1982

P.S. I have decided to translate the blog to Spanish at my friend Doina’s request, since otherwise she said she would n’t be able to read my blog… So here it is!!

P.D. He decidido traducir el blog al español a peticiĂłn de mi amiga Doina que me ha dicho que si no, no lo va a poder leer… AsĂ­ que, ¡aquĂ­ está! Doi, esto es para ti cariño 🙂 Espero que te guste lo que lees!!