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  • you know, I do kind of a lot of things.

  • That is kind of the entire premise from personality on the Internet.

  • And when you're sifting things, not everything fits perfectly on the first try because you bought it for, like, $5 a hand me down from like some 40 year old lady named Sharon.

  • Today we're gonna be doing a little thrift, Flippen, because my alter pile is getting a little bit out of hand.

  • I've been procrastinating it for a couple months now, like I do everything in my life.

  • Speaking of, I have to do this recording this video instead.

  • Great life choices, actually.

  • First up we have these jeans which are straight out of the two thousands.

  • They are by Polo Ralph Lauren, which, after about a year now I can finally pronounce right on the first try.

  • You're currently God forbid, a low rise Jean.

  • I was actually kind of surprised.

  • I don't hate these when I tried them on their very like Amanda Steel and you 2000 bitch, but doesn't really need and on everyday basis I need some coverage on the food, baby.

  • So you're gonna alter views to make high basted.

  • The battle plan here is to first just put in some darts so that they set a little bit higher around my waist.

  • I don't have a sewing machine, so I'm gonna do this my hand.

  • But if you have a sewing machine, obviously use that because it's so much easier.

  • I might also end up putting the hems of there a little bit shorter.

  • I'm gonna try the long after I put the darts and see where they hit.

  • I feel like it might be at a little bit of awkward length, but we shall see.

  • All right.

  • So I started by trying on the jeans and pinching them at the back to figure out how much I wanted to tighten the waist, which ended up being around two inches.

  • I wanted to put the darts as close to being centered over the ass cheeks of possibles.

  • They just fit in the most flattering way.

  • But this huge logo tag thing was in the way, so I ripped it off.

  • Part of way.

  • I also don't own a seam ripper because I'm poor.

  • So I just used some small scissors, which worked just as well.

  • Next, I measured out my darts, which were around 1/2 inch each, and then used the blue thread, which honestly doesn't really match the color of my jeans at all.

  • But let's ignore that fact.

  • Nobody will see it, and I stowed in little triangles that taper down.

  • I started by selling a shorter triangle, but the but ended up coming out a little bulbous and like wrinkly.

  • So I went back and took down some of that excess fabric with a longer dark that goes all the way down to the pocket.

  • Once I was happy with the darts, I took some heavy duty thread that matched the stitching on the jeans and reattached the logo, which also helped cover up the dart and disguise my honestly subpar singing skills.

  • I tried them on in the waist look good, but the hem hit me at a little bit of a weird length, and I wasn't a fan of this kind of cheesy, distressed look.

  • So I marked where I wanted the dean's end with a safety pin and cut a straight line across that point to make sure the legs were even.

  • I just took that scrap that I'd cut off the first leg, lined it up with the second leg like a template and cut across.

  • I roughed up the edge just a little bit, so I wouldn't look like I just cut across it with scissors.

  • But it will start to look more natural and distressed as I continue to wear them.

  • And this is how they turned out there, definitely a little bit out there, a little bit more of a statement than I usually go.

  • But I'm really happy with how they turned out.

  • There were a bit more light in spring, and I think they're gonna pair really well with all of my tighter crop tops so it balances out, gives a little more volume at the bottom.

  • Next up we have this dress, which I think is so gorgeous, I'm going to say, and it reminds me so much of something for reformation.

  • It is properly vintage, and it's just a picnic bitch dream.

  • I really love the silhouette and the length of this dress or not be changing too much.

  • But the one big thing I want to change about it is that the race is a little bit loose.

  • So instead of just putting normal darts at the fight.

  • I bought a really interesting thing to do with this.

  • What do we actually take the buttons and kind of do this asymmetrical button front thing?

  • I know it makes no sense when I'm explaining it, but hopefully I'll be able to show you guys in the try and clip what I'm thinking of.

  • And I think this is gonna be such a good way to make it not only fit me a lot better, but also give it a really unique kind of like a modern twist on vintage so wet I started by trying on the dress and folding it over however much I wanted to fit my waist well and I'm mark that spot with safety pins.

  • My original plan was to just so these two points together.

  • But I realized that since address doesn't have a zipper, I wouldn't be able to get it on.

  • So instead, I got these little snap closures from Joan's, and I'm selling on one where the safety pin was, and one as close as I can to the button area.

  • That way I can slip the dress on and then snap those two things together in order to cinch the waist.

  • Now, this deal, why didn't turn out perfectly As you can see, it is still like a little bit of Brinkley and awkward around with the semen is I think, overall the fit is still a lot better than the original one.

  • And I do really like the diagonal design.

  • I am planning on buying a sewing machine sometime this summer after I move into my new apartment so I might eventually come back and so everything into place permanently and put in a little side zipper or something.

  • So everything is a little bit more professional and less kind of Yankees.

  • Next up we have this T shirt, which is not technically drifted, but we're gonna ignore that for the title of this video.

  • I actually got this a couple years ago at Zara.

  • I really love the fabric.

  • It's super soft, and I think it fits pretty well at the shoulders.

  • But it has this mock neck line, which I think was trendy, Dr Ben, but it's a little bit outdated.

  • Slash year now it's a little bit like Steve Jobs on his day off, so my plan is the first cut off this mock neck and create a raw him crewneck instead, and then to possess it up a little bit because it's just a super plain gray.

  • I also I also bought these embroidery threads and embroidery who from Joan's, I think, total.

  • This costs me like $3 because I use that 40% off coupon.

  • Think of an embroidered.

  • Just a couple springs up having her because I'm not a particularly skilled embroider, So I feel like that's easy enough.

  • But it's also kind of like cute anesthetist.

  • I don't know.

  • Awarding this T shirt was pretty straightforward.

  • I started out by googling a photo of lavender embroidery to coffee because I'm unoriginal like that and sketched out a vague idea of where the standard to go.

  • I know it doesn't look like much right now, but I promise it'll kind of get better.

  • I split the embroidery thread and use three strands at a time to sow the stems and green, and then I added little flower petals.

  • I also took some darker purple and added little dots of the tips of the flowers.

  • I'm not really sure what these dolls are supposed to be like botanically, but I think they add a little bit more dimension to finish off the design.

  • I caught two short pieces of embroidery, thread tied a knot at one end, put them through the fabric and then tied them together in a bow which added a nice little three D effects to the whole design.

  • And here is the finisher mined border.

  • He definitely wasn't perfect, but I think it came out pretty cute.

  • I haven't invited anything in, like three years, but it was really therapeutic and only took me like 20 minutes.

  • A design was super simple.

  • But if I were to do this design again, I'd probably want to do it on a white T shirt.

  • Just the design stands out a little bit more.

  • I feel like the detail does get a little bit lost in the heather texture of this T shirt.

  • Next up we have this dress, which is the most gorgeous, friggin thing I've ever drifted.

  • I'm slightly mad because I have nowhere fancy enough to actually wear this.

  • Please, like proposed to me so I could wear this to my wedding.

  • Thank you.

  • Overall, the fit is pretty good on this.

  • Anything silky I feel just does things to your curves.

  • It hugs those cards like nobody's business.

  • But the main thing about this is that the straps are really, really long.

  • If I let this just hang down, my boobs will probably be out in about.

  • So this isn't meat of really simple fix.

  • My plan is that I'm just gonna carefully seem with the straps off the back, trim them down a little bit and then reattach them.

  • And I might also try to attach them a little bit for their way.

  • So it gives me a little bit of a wider neckline and kind of opens up the deck with college a little bit.

  • After I did the 1st 1 I just folded the dress over to make sure everything was even and repeated that process on the other side.

  • And that is a.

  • This three flip was outrageously simple, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

  • Shortening the straps allowed me to wear a strapless bra without it showing, and also raised the waistline to more of a baby doll silhouette.

  • But I think it's a lot more flattering and give me some good vintage vibes I did actually end up getting to wear this dress and my friends and Metallica v project that I was acting in shortly before returning it to the back of my closet, where it will wait until I get married in, like, never.

  • Okay, that is all I have for you guys today.

  • I am recording this before, I actually did three flips, so I'm hoping that they turned out well, if any of them were a complete fails, I apologize in advance.

  • Thank you so much for watching.

  • As always.

  • Then I'll see you guys next week.

  • Bye.

  • Thanks.

you know, I do kind of a lot of things.

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THRIFT FLIP // transforming old jeans, dresses + tshirts

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/12
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