Sunday, December 10, 2017

Vintage Threads

I love the retro and and pleated skirt on this dress

I fitted it from the back and then fitted an old stretch out sweater to layer up


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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Peplum with Bell Sleeves

Sorry for the late Thanksgiving post. Enjoy!

I love the holidays because it always gives me inspiration for some refashions! I purchased this pumpkin turtleneck back in the summer in preparation for Thanksgiving!  This shirt has been burning a hole in my re-fashioners pocket!
I love this simple pumpkin pattern!

My idea was to add the pumpkin turtleneck and this shirt together. Then I thought about a peplum shirt, how cute would that be?!

I marked where my bellybutton was, which is where I wanted to start the peplum part of this top.

I cut the pumpkin turtleneck just under the armpits.

I placed the scrap of the gray shirt on top of the pumpkin shirt so I could measure the length. Then I trimmed thee pumpkin shirt to size.

I pinned the pumpkin fabric to the top of the gray shirt.

Once the body of the shirt was done, it was time for the sleeves. I was playing around with adding part of the pumpkin sleeves to the gray shirt. During my trial and error process I came upon the idea to make them bell sleeves!

I cut the bottom section of the pumpkin sleeves. Then cut the same length off of the gray shirt sleeves.

I pinned the original hem of the pumpkin sleeves to the bottom of the newly cut gray sleeves. I folded under the bottom of the pumpkin material to make a new hem for the sleeves.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Happy Refashioning!!!

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Dresses For December Part 3, Two Shirts or Not Two Shirts

Hello Refashion Co-op. I decided to focus on dresses all this month. I had these two shirts on my refashion rack and thought they might work together. One is olive green and the other is olive green and off-white. Neither shirt fit me well so I decided to start cutting them up.
I cut the shoulders and sleeves off the dark green shirt to start. I cut it right above the elastic. I used the bottom of it as a skirt. The lighter colored shirt was a little big. I made the light colored shirt a little more narrow and attached it to the dark shirt. I cut off the excess and I was done.

My dress was finished. The elastic in the dark shirt made a nice little waistband for my new dress. It is comfortable and easy to wear.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Dresses For December Part 2, The Jacket Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. I am working on dresses this month. Today's dress started as a sort of jacket. It was open in the front and had a loose fit. I thought it would make a great dress.
You can see the way the front hangs open, I can't wear it like this. I hand stitched it closed. I could machine sew around the buttons without damaging them. Sometimes hand sewing is safer. It looked nice sewed closed.

The jacket was too big so I made it a little smaller on each side. There wasn't any stretch in this fabric so I had to leave it loose enough to get on and off over my head.

My dress was finished and I was ready to go.

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Golden Lime

I scored not just one...

...but TWO of these embroidered dress shirts!

Kludged em' together and made myself a dress

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