Friday, July 21, 2017

Daddy's Girl Shirt!

We're Baaaaaaaaaaack!!!

And there was teeny tiny reason why we disappeared.  But now we're back and refashioning for a cute little baby girl!  

We started with Daddy's cast off button up shirt:

And ended up with a darling dress for baby girl!

The original elements we kept from Daddy's button up were the pocket, button placket, sleeve hems, and back hem.  

Hop on over to Skirt Fixation for a full review and to see the cute squish herself modeling the dress!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Faux Embroidery Refashion

I whipped up this refashion just in time for summer. Lately, I've been seeing a lot of embroidered blouses this summer and I wanted to create my own. I had this embroidered blouse in my closet that I got in Mexico about 10 years ago. I wanted to update the style to make it trendier. Recently, I had bought some fabric markers and hadn't put them to use. I realized I could create my own "faux embroidery" with them. 

After I drew on my embroidered design, I cut some length off, added some elastic, and to finish it off I sewed on some pom pom trim.

For the full tutorial and more photos visit Sew Much Love, Mary

With Sew Much Love, Mary

The Goonies Shirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I was given this red T-shirt recently. Do you remember" The Goonies"? It was a movie from the 80's. A group of outrageous kids go on a treasure hunt. I couldn't recall the plot in detail but I remembered liking it. 

The shirt was very big on me so I needed to alter it.

I used a shirt I liked as a guide. I liked the fit of the white shirt and I really liked the round hem at the bottom. I figured I could copy the white shirt. I traced it and then used my machine to stitch the sides and arms back together.

The shirt fit well and it was perfect to do some research into this old movie.

Thanks for reading, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.


I used this mumu to make a swimsuit cover up for a trip to the sunnier side of life

Perfect for a day by the pool

Come check it out on my blog


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

British Heart Foundation - The Big Stitch

Hello, HoffiCoffi here.

A UK wide charity called The British Heart Foundation has launched a competition called The Big Stitch.  The idea is that you go into one of their charity shops during the month of July and purchase an item that you then refashion and post on social media.  Well, I had to give that a try!

I didn't really know what I was looking for when I went in to look but I came out with two towels... not something I have thought about using before!  They did just call out to me though with their co-ordinating orange tones and large sixties floral design.  

I knew exactly what pattern I was going to use as soon as I saw them.  These towels needed to be made into a sixties beachset.

The pattern is Woman W.29 published in 1967.  

The pattern pieces only just fitted onto the orange towel and I decided to put a central seam in the top, so that the white towel could be cut in such a way that the orange stripe would not be cut up by the bust dart.  

This requirement to be on social media has meant that I have finally got myself an instagram account.  I've been dragged into the twenty first century by a twentieth century pattern. :)