Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Simple Summer Shorts

Hello Refashion Co-op. I am living in a hot humid heatwave. It is hotter than hot. It's like a sauna out there. I decided I needed some denim shorts. I wanted to make some simple cuffed shorts from these jeans. But I messed up. I cut them way to short in one spot to make cuffs and one leg was REALLY short in the back. Like close to butt cheek exposure if I leaned down. That was not going to work for me.

I wanted to add some length so I used this wide ribbon. I used the back pockets as a guide to add the ribbon. I measured and compared each side so each leg was even. I stitched the ribbon on and added some to the back pockets too.

You can see what I cut off the jeans here. You can see the cutting mistake I made in the picture below on the right. That was a big oops.

Here are my new shorts in the sun. Apologies for the blindingly white legs. Some people just don't/can't/won't tan. Like ever.

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Diy off shoulders blouse 👚


Would you believe me if I said  that inspiration for this blouse was a doll clothing ðŸ‘¯.
Yes, it was💡😍 inspirations and ideas are every where 💃

Skirt Before refashion :
my before fabric ðŸ‘‰ old skirt in cool pattern🌷, 100 % viscose 

  during work ðŸ‘Š

here ðŸ‘‡ you can see ready blouse on me, I find this blouse fantastic  ,it's super comfortable💃and  feminine ðŸ‘±, I think all women should have at least one off shoulders blouse ðŸ‘š in the closet


Love ,

High-Waisted Bikini



I liked this swimsuit as a one-piece, but it was weirdly short on me. It had a sort of retro look to it, so I thought it would be a good candidate for turning into a high-wasted bikini. Over most of the course of spring and summer, I was working intermittently on this very frustrating project, making many mistakes along the way. I had no idea that sewing elastic fabric could be so hard!

I post the finished product here for 2 reasons: 1) It looks OK in pictures, so I can at least pretend it was a success, and 2) to beg for help! Fellow refashioners, what are your tips for sewing elastic? No matter what I tried (and you can see all the gory details in my full blog post), all I ended up with was a stretched-out, puckery mess! It seems inevitable that I'm going to disassemble the whole project and try again, so I could certainly use suggestions as to how to do it better next time.

Eternal thanks,
The Unfashionista

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tweaked Trenchcoat

I was absolutely thrilled when an acquaintance gave me this coat. I have wanted this exact style for so long, but haven't been able to find one in thriftstores.
Not it might not look like something to be thrilled about, but it just needed a few minor alterations: Minus 5 cm (2") in coat length and minus 4 cm in sleeves length.

First I removed the sleeve cuffs. Well, first I scoured the entire city to find the exact and very elusive just right nuance of greige thread. But then I got to it.
The sleeves had pleats by the cuffs. In order to preserve them in the easiest way possible, I pinned them down  and stitched across the pleats, and now I could cut the excess fabric and the pleats remained (more photos on my blog: Trenchcoat ).

I attached the cuffs again.Then I shortened the length of the coat, including the lining. I tried to make the seams look like the original ones, and think I succeded fairly well.

Now it fits me just right. A great coat for our everchanging summer weather.
New shoes!
P.S. No, I didn't take it in at the sides. It already fit fine at the torso, but the overwhelming amount of fabric in the original coat obscured that.

Retro Fancy Thing

Funny story...I refashioned this dress last summer. I even got pictures of it when I wore it to summer school last July. I'm just now posting it. I do things on my own time. (Also, I'm a flake.)
It's a shiny, polyester, '80s dress with a great retro print. Here's a closeup of the weird matching belt that intrigued me.
Sorry, photography is hard. See, it's got a triangular shape? I was able to use the belt with the finished product. I looked at my year-old pictures and realized that as far as accessorizing; mistakes were made. I do stand by my choice to do this:
 Missing picture!
Ok, that's lame, that one picture won't upload. It's a closeup of the clip on earrings I added to the dress. Let's just move on to the "after" pics:
Check out my full post on my blog post at Craft, Thrift, or Die!
Thanks for looking!