JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER: Current contributors' chosen username (i.e. duckinyellow, DLG Creations, Jace520, KL, etc.) should be found in one of the lists on the left with a number in parenthesis. The number represents how many refashions a contributor has posted. In order to keep that number accurate, please remember to use your USERNAME (duckinyellow, DLG Creations, Jace520, KL, etc.) without hashtags (#) in the LABELS area when publishing a post. If you have any questions, please email the editors at refashioncoop@gmail.com.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Reversible sunhat from dress

My daughter wore this dress to the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebration in our street - it was perfect!

Now she has outgrown it, I refashioned it into a sunhat:

A reversible sunhat at that!

More photos and details of this and other refashions can be found at my blog:

Happy refashioning!

Friday, 24 April 2015

Less is more

I found this dress and just loved the vintage print and flow of it.

And if it's not broke, don't fix it, right?  I just brought the hemline up a little and cinched it in from the back.

Voila! Come check it out on my blog!

A Jumpsuit Gets New Life as a Dress

I started with this Sheri Martin, New York jumpsuit that had lost it’s size label a long time ago. This quirky number was built for the very tall, jump-suit adoring woman… aka not me. (I am actually wearing jeans under it in this photo!)

I knew I wanted to make this into a dress, so the first thing I did was rip out the leg seams so I could put it on my dress form. From there, took in all of the too big parts, made a couple of new seams and shortened it to my desired length.

The end result was a dress that I could wear to the office.
To see more details and pictures from this refashion, visit my blog at probablyrachel.com.

Grandma's shirt rehashed

Well hello! It's been a while since I have last posted. Deep apologies for that. My returning refashion has actually sitting for a while on the refashion rack. This was my grandma's shirt/blouse:

My sewing machine was causing some issues while I was at this rather simple refashion, which led me to stray from the initial (simple) plan and improvise (go to my blog if you care for details). However, I managed to finish it somehow. And I kinda like it!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A Quick Blazer Embellishment Tutorial

Need to add a quick bit of snazz to a boring blazer?

Here’s how to take those jackets from dull to delightful in minutes:

+ how to make your own lovely lace front tee