I'm stalled on my sailor dress, waiting to find just the right buttons. So, in the interim, I decided to share another of my thrifted vest upcycles. These are fun and simple to do. Find an old men's vest in a thrift sore, and embellish, or alter as you like! In this case I took a thrifted men's tie with colors that compliment the subtle stripe in the vest and turned it into a ruffle. I added some burlap flowers and buttons to feminize it. This can be worn with jeans and a top, over a dress, or with a skirt and blouse! The materials cost for the vest comes in at about $6.
Also, I wanted to share one of the Yule gifts I made, this one for my son. It's a simple throw made from his old ice hockey jerseys. It was fun, easy, and quick to make, which is what I really needed while I was in the throes of gift production.
Hopefully I can acquire the buttons I need over the weekend and get moving on the sailor dress. I didn't want to start buttonholes until I had the buttons they are intended for in hand.