Have you heard about the refashioning craze? I can't recall now how I first heard of it, but it's fair to day that I'm OBSESSED!
To "refashion" is to take a clothing item and alter it into something else entirely.
Here are a few examples from around the web:
|From Renegade Seamstress|
|From Refashionista (my personal favorite blog)|
|From Ruffles and Stuff|
|From This Mama Makes Stuff|
|From Diary of a Mad Mama|
These women are AWESOME and I highly recommend that you visit their sites!
I am a newby refashioner. My refashion genius consists mostly of shortening skirts and dresses and taking in clothes. As I make my way through my refashion journey I've decided to post my progress on this blog.
When I get really good I'll post tutorials. But for now, I'm just do before and after shorts.
Here are the first couple of sweaters I've done.
|BEFORE - 80's style long sweater|
|AFTER - Cute cardigan!|
This is a sweater from Goodwill that cost me $4.99.
Here is another Goodwill find:
|BEFORE - Hip length cowl neck|
|AFTER - Little black Cardigan|
|Cowl Neck - BEFORE|
|Cut the Cowl leaving a little seam allowance|
On this sweater I cut the bottom length, neck and sleeves. I turned and top stitched the edges. Then did a zigzag stitch over the raw edge. This was a 10-15 minute project that came out just great!
I'm going to add buttons to pink sweater. Once I do I'll post pix.
To date I've purchased about $100 worth of dresses, shirts and sweaters from Goodwill. I've refashioned 5-6 dresses and skirts from my closet. Pride kept me from photographing most of the "before" shots. I honestly though I'd make a mess. Turns out - not so much! All in all I have about a dozen new outfits! You can't beat that!
I will continue to update my blog as I create!