Friday, February 23, 2018

The Peasant Skirt Shirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I decided to make a shirt from some pieces I had at home that I never wore. I had a cropped sweater and a peasant skirt that were just waiting for something. Something like this project.


 I removed the lowest tier form the skirt. I planned to use it to make the sweater longer.


I used my machine to attach the skirt fabric to the bottom of the sweater.
 

 I used a small triangular shaped piece to fill in the front of the low cut sweater.


The shirt was finished and ready to wear. 
 

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Shoulder Ruffle Sweater Refashion


Ruffles! I love ruffles. They are a great way to add a chic and feminine touch to anything in your closet. Lately, I've been seeing ruffles everywhere and on everything. Ruffles have been trending, especially when placed on the shoulders. 

I had this grey sweater in my closet that had awkward fitting sleeves. The shoulder part somehow got stretched out and the sleeves hit at an awkward length between 3/4 and long. At first, I was just going to change the sleeves, but I decided this sweater needed a little more. As I was scrolling through Pinterest, I kept seeing shoulder ruffles, and I decided that was what this sweater needed.

WHAT I DID:


1.  I chopped off those awkward sleeves.
2. I traced new sleeves out of the old ones.


3. I drafted my shoulder ruffles, cut them out, and hemmed them.


4. I basted the ruffle to the shoulder, then I sewed on the sleeve. The shoulder ruffle should be sandwiched in between the sweater and the sleeve.


See, gorgeous ruffles! 
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The Ribbon Tie Sweater

 Hello Refashion Co-op.  I hope you are doing well.  I decided to try and make this blue sweater a little more fun. It was a little boring and shapeless.  A little bit of gray ribbon was all it took.


I started by adding a little ruffle to the bottom. I just pinched and pleated the ribbon as I sewed it on the sweater. That looked a little more fun than it did before.

 
I pinned a long piece of ribbon to the back of the sweater. I used my machine to attach it permanently to the back of the sweater. 
 

Once the ribbon was sewn onto the back of the sweater I could tie a nice pretty bow and it would pull the sweater in a little bit. This made the sweater less shapeless and boxy. And it's more fun to wear too.
 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wearing My Heart on My Sleeve

Hello Refashion Co-op. Happy Valentine's Day. I wanted to make something with a valentine theme but I didn't want something so crazy and over the top that I couldn't wear it at other times of the year. I decided that some heart shaped elbow patches would be just the thing. They would make this wool jacket more fun and they would be perfect for the holiday too.


My sister-in-law gave me this jacket. She had washed it and it didn't turn out very well. It shrank and it got very rumpled. I started by ironing it. It was thick and I just ironed it the best I could.


I cut out 2 heart shapes and hand sewed them onto the sleeves. I had already tried the jacket on to see where my elbows would be, so the hearts were in the right spot.


I made the jacket a little more fitted so it would look more flattering and less bulky. The elbow patches really stand out on the sleeves.


I found these red velvet jeans at a clothes swap. I didn't know I needed them until I saw them. Red velvet? Yes, please. I made them a little smaller and a little shorter.


They red jeans are perfect for Valentine's Day or any other day.


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Daddy's sleeves = son's shorts

I know I've been silent for quite a while. I had plans to make at least one refashion every month but things haven't exactly gone as I hoped to, and I haven't been able to keep up with my goals. 

Indeed I did a few refashions that I haven't posted yet, but they are rather boring and simple refashions so I've been wondoring if I should share them or not. I guess I will. Starting with these shorts I made for my son out of the sleeves of his dad's shirt. The patches from the elbows, turned into knee patches. I used a pattern to make them, the Orbis Skinny Harem by Sofilantjes Patterns, I just love the design. For the waist and leg bands I used scraps of rib knit that I saved from some men hoodies I refashioned into stage outfits for a local metal band, a couple of years ago. 


So sorry I don't have the original shirt's photo!