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Friday, 19 September 2014

A Refashion Necessity

Hello All,

Not much of a refashion here but it was still a big accomplishment for me in my current one footed state.  :-)

Happy Refashioning,

Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

NikolaLuigi Refashion

Me again!
A dress that looked like bed linen, gross.
A need for a casual and cute top.


You can see photos of the process and the story here.

I wore this for a charity comedy night, to help the 1st Chertsey Scouts to raise money to build a new hut for their group, so if you want to donate too, please read the blog post above and click on the link in my blog :)

Bling It On!

In my ongoing obsession with refashioned jewelry, I present to you these lovely little barrettes a friend gave me to re-purpose. It's been a good 20+ years since I've worn barrettes, let alone sparkly ones, but these are mighty cute.

Barrette Necklaces - Before

With a little help from my wire cutters, pliers, and jewelry-making supplies, I found a way to make them a bit more age-appropriate.

Pink Barrette Necklace - After

Green Barrette Necklace - After

To see how I did it, check out the full post on CarissaKnits!

Kimono to Wrap Skirt

For this refashion I started out with a thrift store polyester kimono. It had a beautiful print design but the sash was missing. Using a pattern and instructions from the Craftsy Project Upcycle class I made the kimono into a reversible wrap skirt. For more info on this project click here.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

No-Sew House Coat Refashion!

I found this sweet aqua, bandana print housecoat at a thrift store while on vacation.  I loved the fabric at first glance and knew I wanted to do something with it.  I tried it on and realized that this might be my quickest refashion yet.  I figured all it needed was a belt, rolled sleeves, and some accessories.

I could have went through the effort of cutting it at the waist, taking in the bodice, reattaching the skirt, etc.  But, my wide elastic belt did all of that work for me!

I accessorized with a black and white beaded necklace, beaded bracelet, and black heels.
So simple!

For more views and a close-up of the pocket trim, you can visit my blog, Second Chances By Susan!  Thanks!