Guest Post: When Mine Became Ours

Today, I want you all to meet Elsha, from When Mine Became Ours. We have been blog buddies for quite some time. She always makes me laugh with her stories and she has really cute style. She is the funniest girl with super long legs you'll ever come across!

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Hello my fellow Always Maylee fans! I have been obsessed with this gal for so long and I pee'd my pants (as I often do when overly excited) when I got her email asking me to guest post.  I feel like our main lady Jennifer Lawrence when movie stars wave at her and she just stares blankly back....Wait me?? What?!

Now I know we all LOVE life hacks, but today I'm going to be showing some clothing hacks.  I'm obsessed over finding a good deal, but as fate would have it nothing ever fits perfect or even comes in my size (I'm 5'9).  So I've become quite adept at altering and "hacking" these sweet deals that are never perfect and I want to share the knowledge I have discovered with you!

1. Why Do I Keep Tripping Over You? 

I had these amazing distressed jeans that I have all broken in, but I hated how long they were and the destroyed hem.  HACKED! Measure, snip, fold, and stitch down on the seams so the fold doesn't fall out.


2. Too Big? No Problem!

I found this skirt at the Gap Outlet for $2.  Is this real life?! No :( Because it was way too big, but $2 was too good to pass up.  This is the easiest way to take in any skirt and can be easily hidden with a belt.

Put the skirt on inside out and fold on the waistband how you want it to fit.  Pin, take off, stitch on the fold and WA-LA!


3.Not True To Size!

Now this shirt was from Style Lately, and is extremely deceiving.  "Oh that model is super skinny and it's over-sized on her, so I should be fine ordering a medium."  WRONG! I couldn't even get it over my Ta-ta's! And because I am quite stubborn (and it was a final sale) I didn't want to waste the money.  Enter in left over black lace and some scissors.

Cut up the side seams till your shirt looks like a poncho.  Measure your fabric and always allow for extra length.  Turn inside out, sew lace to shirt on both sides and you have a over-sized, non-muscle-man shirt.


Thank you for reading! And next time don't pass up that fantastic sale for something as simple as a size difference :) You can follow me for more Clothing Hacks in the future!

47 comments:

Night Chayde said...

Ok I love these sewing tips because I encounter these problems all the time. Especially the shirt not fitting over the boobs. :/ thanks!! Best guest post ever ;)


Nightchayde

Melody said...

These are all awesome!! I'm going to check out her blog now.

Everday Fashion said...

I always have to take in or let out my clothes! This is a perfect post! Thanks!

Emmylou said...

Love all these hacks, Elsha:) I'm totally remembering all these ideas!
Great feature, Yi-chia:)

mj rdn said...

nice DIY tips. http://underthestarsandsun.blogspot.com/

pretty little things said...

I need to do this boyfriend jean makeover stat! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

Alison Dulaney said...

I love the idea of making jeans a bit more worn, great tips!

Sandy a la Mode said...

going to check out her blog now!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Lauren said...

What great tips! I'm loving how she updated her jeans!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Lauren W said...

Thank you so much for all of the great tips!

webberwonderland.blogspot.com

RoselyC said...

Great post. I always have problems with jeans being too long for me, thanks for the tips.

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

This is such a wonderful post!!!
Thank you so much for sharing, heading to her blog!

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

These are all lovely! I would love to check them today <3 How's your Holidays going on sweetie?



New post: http://rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.blogspot.in/2013/08/styling-up-some-new-picks.html

Jane said...

great tips! sure could use them!

Simply Evani said...

Great tips! As soon as I learn how to sew, I'm totally getting on these fashion hacks! :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love the black panel, what a great edition!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Kimberly said...

Aw, i LOVE this post so much! Yay for blogging friends =) I loved all these solutions, especially option 3. Super cute and creative! I'll def. jump over to your blog to check your site out!

PS. I'm currently hosting a giveaway on my blog right now with Wild Butterfly Boutique. You could win jewelry of your choice just by liking their FB page! I'd really love it if you could enter =D

http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/2013/08/wild-butterfly-boutique-giveaway.html

Kim Alston said...

These are some awesome solutions! Fabulous! :D
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Ileana Marcel said...

Amazing tips! I'm definitely not a sewing type of girl, but I think I can pull these off!

xx
ileana
www.ileanamarcel.com

Jessica said...

What great tips. I have several items to use that skirt tip on immediately.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Ricademus said...

Hi Elsha! You've confused me. I have it on good authority (my wife) that no one sews anymore. So what is this stitching you speak of??? :)
Nice to meet you!

Anouka K said...

I like the ideas! If only I had the manual skills to redesign my clothes...

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great ideas! Love those cute sandals!

Suzanne S. said...

Such great tips and ideas! Super handy :)
xoxo
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Lindy Maddox said...

I'm obsessed with that shirt!! Too adorable. I love a good tee and a good latte! Link please?

Sam said...

Love all your brilliant ideas to transform pieces that are not quite the perfect fit.

Northern Style Exposure said...

Im in love with this DIY. I have really missed the mark for last time I tired a cutting clothing DIY but I'm back on board. Great post!

www.northernstyleexposure.com

still being [molly] said...

these are AWESOME clothing life hacks! so clever!

Elle said...

GREA TIPS!
I am quite small, so these suggestions may come in very handy!
XX, Elle
http://mydailycostume.com/

Cassie Paige said...

I love these fix it ideas! I can never see myself fixing an item of clothing that's too big though. Sometimes I don't even know where to begin!

I started following your blog and GFC, Facebook and BlogLovin' and I hope you can return the favor!

the { cassiepaige }

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Great DIY ideas! I do the same thing with my skirts, but would definitely need somebody's help with jeans - haven't mastered this one yet. :)
x

Alyssa said...

That tee hack is a genius idea...what a great post!

Elsha said...

Wooo! Thanks Yichia! I'm so honored:)

dela belle k said...

This is why I love thrifting. It pushes my creative side. You can do so much with clothes!!

www.delabellesbeautyblog.com

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

This is such a fun post!!

Xo, Hannah

sweetsweetnoir.net

ROXTHEFOX said...

Such great tips, thanks for sharing!

WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

www.PrincessMartha.com said...

Love these tips!! Especially the one for the shirt...I too can't pass up a good deal ;)
Good to know that I don't have to now ;)
XOXO

Alicia Mackin said...

That is really cool skirt I can see why you went through the trouble of fixing it!

Ali of

Dressing Ken

libys11 said...

loving these fashion hacks!!! great ideas!

Animated Confessions

Ilana Morgan said...

what an awesome post! I love the skirt one best as I have so many skirts that are too big for me. now I have something to do this weekend yay!
xo Ilana
My Modern Vintage

Alexa said...

such great tips :D the perfect DIYS

Alexa <3
http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Great ideas! Loving the lace inserts on the tee. :-)

Mo

FASHION TALES said...

Cute guest post. I love customising your clothing! Great tips. /Madison

The Twirl Team said...

These remakes are so creative and so useful!!!
xoxo
Birdy
www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

Awesome tips, love this!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Josephine said...

Love the t-shirt make over!

<3 Josephine
www.champagnestar.com

maria at inredningsvis said...

SO CUTE post:) I love visiting your blog for inspiration.

Check out my new post....get that closet autumn ready:)

Have a great day dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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