A Whimsical Wristlet

Deja Vu All Over Again
Animal Print Urges

I scored this little wristlet for free in my most recent visit to my favorite thrift store (Being a frequent shopper has its perks!). 

A pretty, though boring wristlet

I liked its rusty hue, and its potential to store my essentials while I’m out on the town.  I didn’t like how boring it was.  I’m not usually the “crafty” type, but this little fella needed some help.

Wristlet, meet Fabric. I think you'll get along swell.

Yep.  That’s a scrap of fabric from this not-so-fab refashion.  Don’t worry…I’m still going to do a maaaaaajor overhaul to that one (still looking for another dress to create a frankendress), but until I do, I can at least use the scraps.

I cut a long strip from the scrap.  Yes…this leaves raw edges all the way down the strip.  I keep seeing embellishments like this in boutiques where the raw edges are exposed and allowed to fray.  At first I thought, “What is this crap?!?!”  But now I like it (fickle pickle that I am), and will be using this style element in future refashions.

Le Scrap is now le Strip.

Then, I started pinning it to the front of the pouch, in a sort of swirly shape.

pinning a swirl

When I was done, it looked like this:

Pinned and prepped!

I was digging it already! 

I foolishly thought to myself, “Now I’ll just zip it through my machine and It’ll be done!”

Yeah…no.

D'OH!

This tiny pouch clearly would not fit on my machine.  Apparently I have no real comprehension of size and shape.  I had to sew my embellishment by hand, which I hate.  I always think it’ll take forever.  It only took a few minutes.  :)

Hot hand-stitching action!

And that’s it!  I’m now the proud owner of a delightful little wristlet! 

Tres awesome!
Up close and personal!

I thought it looked great with my dress, a refashion I did awhile back.  Sadly, I have no photos of the process, as I was going through a lazy phase.  :(

my fetching frock
I seriously adore this dress!

Modcloth has a similar dress on their website that sells for $47.

Look Alike!

Of course mine only cost me $1.  :)

With my wristlet in tow, I was ready for Game Night at with some pals, pints, and Apples to Apples.  :)

The face of a winner!

Cheers!

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