Friday, April 03, 2020

The Double Skirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I hope you are well. I mean I really hope you are all well.
I loved the colors of this long loose top. It wasn't that it didn't fit, I just did not like the shape. The long gray skirt under it was comfortable but way too tight. I decided to put them together.

I cut the shoulders off the top so that I had a skirt shape left to work with. 

I pinned the loose top around the gray skirt so I could use the waistband of the gray skirt for my new skirt. 

The gray skirt underneath acts as a lining or a built in slip so the outer skirt isn't too sheer.
 
I really liked the color combo and I will wear this as soon as it gets a little warmer. It has been a bit too cold for this outfit where I live.
Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The Fancy Sweatshirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. How are you doing? Are you under a "stay-at-home" order? I am where I live. That means a lot of stress for everyone. I really hope you are well. I am home and I have more time to sew and that is what I am doing because it is soothing and calming for me.

I had this simple dark gray sweatshirt. There was nothing wrong with it. This sweatshirt was plain and that made it perfect for refashioning.
(And there is nothing wrong with wearing sweats or pajamas the whole time we are all at home either. You do what works for you.)
 Here is part of my stay-at-home crew. 

 I used these SHORT shorts I found at a clothes swap and some ribbon to dress up the sweatshirt.

I added a ruffle to the hem of the sweatshirt and used the ribbon to dress it up even more. It was cozy and comfortable for my daily walk.

Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Paint-dyed house shoes



I turned this grungy old pair of sneakers into some two-tone "house shoes" just in the nick of time—because everyone in my state—and most of the world, it seems—is being urged to stay at home as much as possible.

The hardest part of this project was, as always, deciding what to do with it.

Once I settled on watercolor painting, it only took me two days to finish: one to paint the shoes, and another to paint the laces.






Seems simple enough right? But of course there's a long drawn-out story to go with them and a detailed DIY on my blog!

Hope everyone's staying safe and healthy and home!

--The Unfashionista

Friday, March 27, 2020

Dip Bleach Dress

I hope everyone is staying home and staying safe in these uncertain times.
Lucky for me I have been feeling good and keeping busy! I have taken this time to get projects that I have once started and get them finished! This has applied to sewing projects as well as home decor projects.

I had this little gem hiding on my to refashion rack. I do believe these crocheted maxi dresses have seen their day. Time to revamp this frock!

I thought this long black dress was just a bit too dark so I decided to experiment with some bleach. I dumped 1/2 a bottle of bleach in a bucket and then added water. I placed the bottom 1/2 of the dress into the bleach mixture.
I almost ran out of patience for this. I went and checked on the dress in 40 minutes and it was still as black as when I started. I let it sit again for another 30 minutes and began to see the bleach do its job!
I plopped this dress in the washer machine on a normal setting, and warm water.

I couldn't just leave the dress 1/2 bleached. It needed more detail! I had this black lace piece and I finally found a good place to use it! I sewed the lace in the back neckline.
Once that was stitched in place I trimmed off the excess. Then inspiration hit me! I could use the excess pieces and sew them into the straps. This would really bring together the lace on the back.


Doesn't that look nice already? I stitched that in place!

My husband had bought me tickets to see a symphony play Tachovisky's symphony #5, but since the COVID-19 outbreak the theater had cancelled the performance, which left me terribly sad. I had got a notice that The Royal Opera House would be streaming performances on youtube. Today they started at 3:00 with Peter and the Wolf ballet!
My husband and I decided to get dressed up and watch the performance from the comfort of our couch! It was super fun!




Even Ian was happy he could watch the performance and not have to stay home alone :)


The back!


Happy Refashioning!!!
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Men's shirt into dress diy


 

  Men's shirts are favourite material to refeshion , today I will show you how to sew lovely and easy dress from XXL shirt .

 As my ''before before'' I used plain white man's shirt in XXL size . 


 

during work 


 

  Ready dress on me !

 

 

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Whole easy tutorial here

or only in english here ✋😊