Hi! let's snip and sew

Hi! let's snip and sew
I'm Sandi, I find fashion to be very intimate, I redesign for the sake of repurposing my wardrobe. Now! Let's Snip & Sew

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dots Are Forever

When I came across this polka dot skirt I knew it had potential. After days of thinking what to do with it, I am thrilled to bring you my statement piece.
I decided to modernize this skirt with a high rise slit on both sides, with a slight inversion inwards and made the front shorter than the back (It took many fittings to make sure I remain modest), now sew.  
The Final Look:
**I recommend going to your local thirft store to find inspirational pieces to repurpose** 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Queen Elizabeth Era

Here's another fun project for you inspired by the Queen Elizabeth Era. I love dressing up, so I made this piece to add a bit of flair to my wardrobe. I could wear this with a sweater, a dress or a well fitted long sleeve-shirt and its appropriate for both day and night. Lets begin:
I took a black ballet tutu and snipped the tulle off the waistband. Then I took the elastic out so I'm left with just the fabric, but it still stretches so it's perfect for this project.
Next, I picked out this lace, which I thought was stunning and sewed both pieces together, starting from the end were I cut the tulle off.
It will look like this.
To wear:
Wrap once, and tuck the fabric inside. 
Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I'm very enthusiastic to share this project with you today. 
This jumpsuit has been a part of my wardrobe for some time now, but mainly for work.    
The material has held color well so I decided to transform them into a pair of shorts.  
First, I snipped the top part off, and sewed the seam.
Then, I used EZ-Steam II two-sided pressure sensitive fusible tape, to bind together the lace and the material.  
I'm very happy with the transformation.  
My new shorts are ideal for a summer outing!
Thank you for stopping by, see you next time! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Make it Black

Spring into Summer Wardrobe 
I received this dress last year from a loved one. I wore it once to a birthday dinner but couldn't find another occasion to wear it again. So I took it out of my closet and dreamt up a new way to wear it for the summer.     
FRONT: Snip Snip the pink must go.
MIDDLE: I used a basic rolled-hem technique, all around the top and the bottom of the mid cut. I have to admit, sewing where the pleats are I found to be a bit tricky but in the end it came out just how I envisioned.    
BACK: Sew the zipper and extra fabric together 

I now find many occasions to wear this dress, you can 
never go wrong with having another little black dress in 
your closet.

**See you next time** 


      Dye-My Blazer 
Today's look is easy and fun to do. I took this white see-through flower pattern blazer, and dye-it!
First, I cut the seams out...
Then I dye, wrap and soak for eight hours...
And poof, I have a freshly-dyed orange blazer. All that was left, is to sew the seam back in and enjoy a fun new wearable outfit 'out of my closet'.

I'm very happy with the outcome, in the future I will Tie-dye this blazer again to further enhance the color.

If you dare, scope out your closet and find a piece to dye, it will make you smile.