I have an old skirt that is too long and full (too much fabric) to be fashionable, I was wondering if you knew of any tutorials for restyling that would let me make it into something else? I really like the print of the fabric so I don’t want to throw it out. Thanks!
truebluemeandyou: If you know how to sew you could recut it into a 1/4 circle skirt with a good tutorial here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/post/36459911223/diy-foolproof-circle-skirt-tutorial You could also look through my fashion tags for ideas like my restyle tag here (although lots of tops and tees on it) http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/restyle. Another way to go would be to take the fabric you love and make pillows.
Suggestions from Tumblr Readers?
avieauna answered: Can she show us a picture? Then it would be *so* easy to restyle!
amandatriplet answered: shorter/smaller skirt, a bag, pillow, even shorts, maybe if there’s enough fabric. :) Or, cut a square and frame it as artwork!
lovelullabies answered: Pull it up over your boobies. Make it as tight as you need to by zipping up the zipper til it fits and doesn’t fall. Put the zipper at the front like bottoms of a shirt. Tuck in the lose corners or let them be. Whatever you want. And then cinch it at the waist with a belt. = dress. :)
callasoreon asked: I have a bunch of black and white buttons of varying sizes, any suggestions on something to do with them?
I’d go and look through my 13 pages of button DIY posts (some of course aren’t what you are looking for, but lots are). This is how you can search my blog (or any blog) on Tumblr: http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/buttons
I have so many posts on my blog now that you can type in almost anything like “clouds” and get lots of posts: http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/clouds
gearbee asked: The hand carved stamp tutorial is awesome, but "stationary" means "not moving". When it's fancy papers and such you're talking about, the word is stationery with an e. (I hope this doesn't upset you unduly... but you seem to have a pretty thick skin, which is an asset on tumblr. I correct people's spelling because I like them and I want to help them look as intelligent and professional as possible.)
Thanks - will correct it on both blogs. I appreciate it when people correct my grammar - seriously (like when I totally misspelled something numerous times for my DIY Gift Guides until someone thankfully messaged me). And yes, I have a VERY thick skin - you absolutely have to on Tumblr.
EDIT: Just changed “stationary” to “stationery” five times including my tags.
I don’t know if this could help your problem with the loss of your other blog’s theme but tumblr offers a theme recovery page.
truebluemeandyou: thank you so much for messaging me and saving me so much time and energy!!!!!! I was able to go back and at least copy the HTML from an earlier version of my theme and pick out parts that worked i.e. didn’t lose the follow, customize, reblog, edit buttons etc… when I looked at my blog. This link to recover earlier versions of your theme must be able to help others too! I also copied my HTML from my theme and emailed it to myself it case something like this happens again.
dreaminoncloudnine asked: Hey there! I was wondering if you would know any cheap alternatives to fabric paint? Or DIY fabric paint tutorials? I wanted white paint to make polka dotted jeans. Would oil paint work? Or acrylic?
I would use fabric paint. It will be cheaper and easier in the long run and you only need to buy one color. If you go to my Tumblr Blog home page you will see various categories that have dozens of fabric paint tutorials. But a good place to start is inspiration & realisation’s really good paint review here: www.inspirationrealisation.com/2011/06/fabric-paints-review.html Also, I have lots of DIY polka dot pants here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/polka-dot-jeans
- superslyskillzmcfly said: Martha stewart makes an additive you can add to her paints to turn them into fabric paint. I think I paid $6 for it with a coupon. Now I have a rainbow of regular and fabric paint!
truebluemeandyou: Losing Followers. Reposting for anyone who has lost followers and felt a twinge pain. I just lost a follower who I promoted BIG TIME. I promoted her blog, her DIYs and her Tumblr Blog (and she also paid to promote her own Tumblr Blog by “pinning” it to the top of everyone’s feed). Tumblr keeps on teaching me to have a tougher skin and not take things personally. Will I post her DIYs on my blog? Of course - if they’re really good :)
In the mainstream blogging world people get upset if they lose one or two followers and try to figure out why and are consumed by it. I have lost and gained hundreds of readers while blogging on Tumblr and sometimes I find out why I was unfollowed but most of the time I have no idea why (and it’s better that way - I don’t need to know the details).
I’ve found out that people unfollow you for so many reasons i.e. you become annoying to readers, you post too many bracelets, you post too many times a day, you post something they don’t agree with, you become boring, you post roundups etc… I know this because if something rubs me the wrong way (big time) about someone’s post I’ll just stop blogging DIYs from their site and unfollow them without a word. Today one blogger posted a gorgeous handpiece and called it a “slave bracelet” and another posted examples of real fur - two of my “deal breakers”.
Some of you may unfollow me for this post. I don’t take these things personally anymore and now understand that you never know what may piss someone off and if you lose followers don’t dwell on it or keep asking why. Because you will probably never know why and it’s all for the best.
EDIT: The site that was calling panjas/handpieces “slave bracelets” changed the name.