Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dress to Skirt Refashion

I was given this dress as a refashion project.

It was 100% linen and made of several panels cut on the bias arranged in a sort of twisted way, which gave a nice drape.

The obvious direction was a skirt, which would suit me better and retain the drape.  I made one cut to release the top section then cut another strip to make a waistband out of.

I added a zip and button closure to one of the seams and it was done.

There are more details and photos here

Monday, May 21, 2018

Make a Flouncy T-shirt from a Maxi Skirt

I bought the striped maxi skirt with grand plans of remaking it into a dress.  I later found out the fabric was so thin you could see the color of my bra through it.  Time to rethink this project.  Instead of a dress, I remade the skirt into a t-shirt with a flounce collar to hide my bra.

I used an old but loved t-shirt to trace out the bodice.

With the rest of the fabric, I made a circle and cut out the neckline.

Pin the right side of the flounce to the wrong side of the bodice at the neckline.  Sew the neckline and flip the flounce to the front.

The flounce covers my boobs perfectly!

Check out the flounce from the back.  I think the back view is prettier than the front.

Scarf to Kimono Refash

I have noticed that gauzy shawls or kimonos are very popular this year, but I can't seem to find any in the stores that I really like. So, of course the better idea would be to make one!
I was excited when my mom gave me this flamingo scarf (my mom knows how much I LOVE flamingos)! To my delight it was made out of a gauzy material. Honestly, I almost just kept this as a scarf....until I unfolded it and realized just HOW much fabric there was....A TON!
\Don't you just love those tassels!?

I started by measuring 10 inches from the bottom and marked it. Then I measured 7 inches from the side. This was to make the sleeves.
After marking my measurements I stitched up the scarf and cut the  excess.

Once I got the sleeves situated, I cut up the middle and stitched up the sides. This was to make the front opening.

Most of the tassels were on the fabric that I was cutting off, so I had to save them.

I reattached the tassels onto the scarf.

To accent my new kimono I made tassels out of pink embroidery floss and attached them onto some earrings.

Mother's Day was nice enough, weather wise, that I was able to wear my new kimono. I took my mom to Mother's Day brunch at the Detroit Zoo! As it turned out the food was fantastic and the weather was so nice we were able to have a full day walking around the zoo after our brunch!


I was so happy to be able to make this the best Mother's Day for my amazing mom! She deserved it and much much more!
Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!

Friday, May 18, 2018

More Florals For Spring

Hello Refashion Co-op. I was attracted to the material of this dress. The flowers were fresh and pretty. The rest of the dress seemed like overkill to me. The big ruffled collar and the full cut bell sleeves just seemed like too much.  

I just cut off the top. It wasn't worth saving. I just wanted the skirt. It had an elastic waist that I kept and used to make this a really easy refashion.

I really liked the simple skirt. The soft floral design and flowy material were the stars of the show. 

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Striped Jumper to Striped Tunic!

I found this striped jumper the other day at a thrift store and really liked the cotton stretch fabric, the button front, and the stripes.  I didn't like, however, much of anything else.  

I thought with a little bit of rearranging, it would make a fun and comfortable tunic.  I cut away the skirt and used the fabric to lengthen the bodice and add sleeves.

I thought that changing the direction of the stripes on the added piece would make things interesting.

I made the back addition slightly longer than the front.

It was a pretty simple transformation, but now it's much more wearable!

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