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Friday, September 30, 2016

The Refashioners: Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket

My third and final "jeanius" project for The Refashioners community challenge is another attempt to replicate a popular style using an unconventional material - specifically a Chanel-inspired boxy, cropped jacket, typically made with tweedy wool, but here made with a pair of men's black denim jeans.

Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - Before

I cut my front and back pieces from the fronts of the legs, and I cut the sleeves and pockets from the backs of the legs. The rest was sliced up into 1-inch strips and supplemented with a little white denim for contrast, left over from my previous refashion. I added five sets of hook-n-eyes on the under side of the front edges so my jacket can be closed without disrupting the look of the fringed border.

Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - After
Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - After

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Denim Chanel-Inspired Jacket - After

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I love being able to refashion a dress from years ago all over again.


The colors were just too good to ever give away!


Come check it out on my blog!

A Monster Refash

This refash is actually a no-sew! Woohoo! This is a quick and easy t-shirt refashion.
dscn0542I started with this awesome t-shirt that my roomie so kindly gave to me! I can't begin to tell you how bad I wanted a Monster shirt back in high school. I can't tell you how it took me 10 years to get one, but better late than never right?!
On to this t-shirt make over!
dscn0543I cut out the neckline.
dscn0544I cut a 5 inch slit in each sleeve.
dscn0545I cut 2 small pieces of black ribbon.
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I used liquid stitch to 'stitch' the ribbon around the bottom hem of the sleeves.
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After gluing the ribbon around the bottom of the sleeves I put a pin in it while it dried. When it dried it made  cool keyhole in the sleeves!
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Happy Refashioning!!!
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: http://therefashstash.wordpress.com

Antmacassar to skirt refashion


I have a number of old household linens inherited from my great aunt - no one else in the family wanted them.

Quite a few are hand embroidered but this one wasn't.

I wouldn't normally go about cutting up seriously old items but this antimacassar has been in storage since 1993 and I don't remember my aunt ever having it in use prior to that.  I honestly don't think she would have objected to its repurposing, probably would have been interested.  In her lifetime she never logged on to the internet but she did live through 2 world wars and therefore did see plenty of real life.

Anyway, onto the refashion, which via a convoluted route ended up with me pairing this antimacassar with some panels cut from a couple of cord trouser legs to make a skirt.


As always I have more information here

I am always concerned about comfort so added an experimental yoga type waistband.











Deux recyclages pour la valise des vacances

Voici deux petits recyclages que j'ai fait pour mettre dans la valise des vacances.
Les éléments sont au nombre de 3 au départ : 1 tunique et 2 robes (imprimée noire et blanche ; unie noire)



et à l'arrivée j'obtiens un tee-shirt et une petite robe :




quelques photos supplémentaires :







Et si vous voulez en voir plus, c'est Ici 
Bisous et à bientôt,
Elisa Elisa