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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Bed Sheet Dress Fashion Shoot

Hi All! Here are a couple pics of my lovely friend modeling a dress I recently refashioned from a bed sheet. These pic were part of a photo shoot featuring a few of my dress creations ;) 
To look at more pics of beautiful ladies in beautiful dresses, see the full post at my blog Refashion Passion! 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Button Up Ruffle Down Refashion

Hi! I absolutely love remaking clothes and showing how to style the new creations into modern clothes. I always find button up shirts and am sometimes at a loss for cool things to turn them into. I can across a striped dress with a huge ruffle for the collar and then knew what I wanted to do to this shirt! 

I cut the sleeves off and used them to make a giant ruffle for the collar of this shirt.

I was a little concerned the ruffle might be too large but once it was paired with a cardigan, I was in love! You can check out my step by step process here .

Thanks in advance for any advice/ feedback!

Happy sewing!

Another t-shirt dress

Back when it was still hot outside, I made this t-shirt dress that I neglected to post. So here it is. I started with two-shirts - a lovely, well-fitting ladies shirt and a huge blue men's t-shirt.

I loved the ruched sleeves of the gray shirt, but the hole-y bottom hem had to go. I made a skirt out of the men's shirt by cutting it out like so.

I sewed it along the side seams into more of an a-line shape. I sewed it with right sides together until I got to about 3 inches from the top edge. Then I flipped it right-side out and sewed the rest of the seam with the wrong sides together. This made it so that I could fold down the top few inches and have a waist-band of sorts on the dress. I joined the skirt to the shirt like so.

And here is how it looks with the waistband folded down.

Pretty comfy. Thanks for reading.  

Too small dress now fits

Cute, but too small dress.
To fit into the dress, the zipper is not zipped and the skirt fabric is bunched up around my waist. And I do need to hold my hand there, or something would show.

- I cut at strip of fabric out from the dress: At the top of the skirt part and 9 cm (3½ inches) lower. (see blogpost HERE).
- I used the cut off pieces as gussets on the sides of the bodice (I left the zipper as is, so it is slightly to the front of the dress, but its not visible).
- Since the skirt got wider downwards, the new wider bodice and the 9 cm shorter skirt fit together. So all I had to do was to sew the to dress parts (and the lining) back together.

What I like best about this refashion is, that you cannot / can hardly see, that anything has been done to the dress, other than it fits now and is a bit shorter.

Refashioned Tank Top to Maxi Dress

Hello! As a new contributor to Refashion Co-op, I'm pumped to share for the first time one of my refashion projects! I write over at Fashionably Employed primarily about personal style at work, and I sneak in some fun and simple DIY refashions, many of which I can wear to the office. Although I'm not sure this maxi dress could be worn to every office, I ended up giving it to my sister who is a teacher as I felt that, paired with a cardigan, it was perfect for her work setting. 

My project began as an old tank top that needed some TLC and some soft jersey knit fabric that turned my tank top in a perfect maxi dress. Head on over to my blog for more details and instructions on the project. Hope you enjoy!

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