Friday, August 16, 2019

The Dingy Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. I recently made a skirt from this dress. The bodice was not a nice bright white anymore, it had become a little bit of a dingy gray.

No one likes dingy, so I cut the bodice off the dress.

And I made a quick skirt with an elastic waistband.

I couldn't bear to throw away the colorful sleeves. I cut them off the dress too. 

I used them to cover 2 oatmeal containers. They will hold all my sewing scissors. 

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

Friday, August 09, 2019

The Pro Bowl Shirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I had a men's shirt that did nothing for me and a skirt that was long enough to be 2 skirts. I didn't like the outfit they made but I thought they had potential.

I cut the collar and the sleeves off the shirt to start.

I cut a little more from the front to remove the big logo.

I turned the shirt around and used the back as the front. 

I crossed the open back over itself and tied the shoulder straps so the V-neck fit well.

 The skirt just needed a quick hem. I'm not sure what to do with the bottom half yet.

 My outfit was finished. I liked the mixed patterns together.

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

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

How to take in a skirt in 20 seconds

Most of my refashions lately haven't been "refashions," so much as quick and easy tailoring jobs.

But one of the quickest tailoring jobs turned out to be the most interesting, since it ended up introducing me to a new and super-simple technique for taking in a skirt! Here it is!

You start with a too-big, loose and flowy type of skirt:

Then you pinch the excess fabric at two points in the back, and sew just the very top of each pinched area!

As long as the skirt already had a lot of gathers to begin with, the new tucks are hardly noticeable.

Here they are "in the wild:"

Best of all, sewing each one only took about ten seconds, so this is my new favorite lazy-day tailoring technique! A full step-by-step is available on my blog.

Thanks for reading!

--The Unfashionista

Friday, July 26, 2019

Just a skirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. My daughter gave me this dress because it was too small for her. She is taller and bigger than me so I thought it would fit me. I was SO wrong. It was very tight and uncomfortable.

I did a quick cut and removed the top. I left some fabric at the waist to make a waistband. 

My sewing machine was in the shop for repairs so I stitched the waistband by hand. It was quick work. It was much more roomy with the top of the dress removed.

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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

a tunic


A refashion with a tee-shirt and a skirt.

I do a tunic for summer. I love it so much !

Nice with a short or a legging.

For more informations it's HERE

and my blog : HERE