My baby nephew's due date was yesterday; and I am joining my family in the wait for the day he actually arrives. My sister-in-law requested some hand-lettered scripture to hang in his nursery some time ago, so I am sharing the behind the scenes of this project as it came together. The materials used were all things we already had and were reused. I am thrilled about that and happy with the results. Check out the transformation in the photos in the slideshow below to see as well as a second transformation project from months ago! I'm actually wearing that piece as I write right now.
1. Plans, Plans, Plans. Hand-lettered Scripture Wall Art
2. Remember this dress? DIY Textile Revamp
If you do, then you might also remember that I used it in a DIY sewing post to make a tank top for my mother. She hadn't been thrilled about how the original dress fit on her, so she asked me to use the lovely, red and gold patterned ankara fabric to recreate a shirt she already had and loved. I cut off the top and knew I would eventually upcycle the crop top that remained into something super cute, but didn't know exactly what that was at the time. Well, I finally figured it out.
Inspired by a high-waist, maxi dashiki skirt I scored from Exotique, I decided to extend the length of the crop top piece to turn it into a more versatile full length shirt. Steps to how I did this are explained in the slideshow below as well as images of how these pieces were styled.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these transformations, and I look forward to sharing more in the future. As always, feel free to leave any or your questions or comments in the section below!
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