Help – My Pictures Are Slipping!

Hi all! Amber – a new Irish Attic addict (self-described) pointed out to me that some of my pics are missing. I think it’s because I moved them around and forgot to change the links and I think I’ve fixed them all – but if you find some missing pics please send me an email at info (at) irishattic (dot) net and I’ll be glad to fix them. BTW – check out Amber’s thrifted outfits over on Smashion. She sells entire outfits for $15 or less!

Frogs Gone Wild

Remember this refashion?

Refashioned Black Cable Knit Sweater

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I cheated on this refashion. I pinned the frogs to the sweater to take the after pic. I kept meaning to sew them on but every time that I sat down with a needle and thread I thought of all the other fabulous things that I wanted to do with these unique frogs and just couldn’t consign them to a lifetime on the front of this sweater. Then it dawned on me! I could sew a couple of brooch pins on the back of each frog and then I could use them on whatever I wanted.

Wanna see how I’m using them now?


giving new life to a too tight sweater


on denim jacket


on a wrap skirt


closing up a too low neckline


fastening a scarf



jazzing up a plain sandal



decorating a velvet headband

Now go sew a brooch pin to something fun.


Drab Guess T-Shirt Brought To Life

Yes, I bought another olive green t-shirt. I seem to be drawn to this color, then I get it home and realize it’s kind of lifeless. Thank goodness I have lots of colorful t-shirts I can cut up to refashion into a garden party on the drab newcomers to my closet.

An almost exact replica of my before top.

Please don’t hate me – I forgot to take a before pic, but I did pay my penance by spending hours searching the Internet just to bring you all a before pic.

Awhile back I refashioned this top:


after - sorry for the blurry pic

Problem is I still don’t like the top. I wore it a couple of times just to justify the time I spent refashioning it and then it took a long vacation in the back of my closet. When I acquired this drab Guess t-shirt though I brought out my old refashion and started cutting out all the flowers and leaves on it. One movie marathon later and I had a huge pile of leaves and flowers, some of which I used for this project and some which I’ll use for a future project.

piles of flowers

I tried to use my sewing machine to stitch down all my flowers but I ended up with a gnarly mess, so hand stitching it is. One more movie marathon later and this is what I ended up with:


flowers creeping over my shoulder

I’m happy with my new t-shirt and don’t mind at all that I had to cannibalize another t-shirt to get it.