Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kentucky Derby Hat

For this years Kentucky Derby I challenged myself by only using items from the $1 store!
I was lucky enough to find a hat at the dollar store! What luck!
I assembled my $1 goodies! I even found a toy horse!
How appropriate is this adorable horse! However, I did have to paint him.
After I secured my horse I arranged the flowers around him in a beautiful arrangement!
I've had this maxi skirt for ages but never quite knew what to do with it....
I've seen some people wearing their maxi skirts as maxi dresses, which I thought was a pretty good idea.
So, with that being said I give you a re-purposed maxi skirt into a dress!
Happy Derby!
My beautiful hat!
The back!
Happy Refashioning!!!

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MIx and Match Tunic

Hi guys,

Here is another tunic : out-of-the-box pattern matching.

I started with three somewhat ugly skirts:

Very flimsy, crinkly extra thin fabric. (But a LOT of it !)

A thicker coton-y fabric with paisley-lace motif

Rayon with bold motifs.  Not exactly this one but similar.

And here is what I came up with:

Raglan fluttery sleeves, hi-lo bottom, pockets.   I LOVE this pattern and the weird use of different motifs.  I also like the bold fuchsia !

Here it is on me !


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Make a Boho Swing Tank Top from a Skirt and Scarf

I fell in love with the ikat scarf I found at the thrift store for $1.  I don't really wear scarves, so I combined it with a denim skirt to make a boho swing tank top.

I cut the yoke from the scarf.

Then I attached it to the skirt.

After sewing the shoulder and side seams, I finished the neckline and armholes with bias tape.

Don’t you love the way the bodice drapes? 

This flowing top is perfect for hot summer days.  For a step by step tutorial on how to refashion a skirt and scarf into a boho swing tank top, check out my blog

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Metallic Thread Accent Shirt

This one's super easy, guys and gals. I bought this shirt brand spankin' new (something I've not done in a while...). Loved it in the dressing room but then immediately had buyer's remorse when I wore it out. Am I the only one that happens to?

Anyhoo, I figured out it was the sleeves that annoyed me. So I simply shortened them and used Gold Metallic thread to "go" with the pretty gold zipper.

Much better, right? :)

Click here for my full tutorial up now on the blog.

Keep it simple.


Pajama Shorts (With a Fun Print)

Hello Refashion Co-op. I found this big unflattering jacket at a thrift store. I wasn't sure what to do with it at first. 

I loved the print so much. It was unusual and unique. It had a cute Asian theme. Look at this little guy. Doesn't the child and the dog remind you of the baby from the Coppertone sunscreen logo?

I had just enough fabric to work with this pattern to make some pajama shorts. The bottom of the jacket became the bottom of the shorts. That saved a lot of time. I used a basic casing with elastic inside as the waistband.

This is what I wore last night to sleep. Sweet Dreams.
 (HAHA, I have a toddler and a dog. I was up.)

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