Friday, November 16, 2018

The Boring Pink Sweater

Hello Refashion Co-op. I had a super soft but very boring pink sweater on my hands. I decided to try to dress it up.

I used these cotton pajama pants to jazz up the sweater. These pants were supposed to be a cropped capri length but on me they just look like they were too short pants.

I cut the waistband off the pants and I cut strips of fabric from the legs of the pants. I added a long vertical piece to each side of the sweater.

 Horizontal pieces.               Vertical pieces.    

I  connected some horizontal pieces and made pleats.

I added the pleated fabric to the waistband of the sweater.

I added the waistband of the pants to the wrists of the sweater.

I think the striped fabric added a little fun color to the sides, wrists, and waistband of the pink sweater.

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tunique bicolore

Coucou !
ça faisait longtemps que je ne vous avais montré un petit recyclage alors en voici un......

Je suis partie d'un ensemble "mémérisant" dans une couleur plutôt flashy  que voici :

Je me suis servi d'un patron sur lequel j'avais flashé et qui m'avait fait acheté le magazine dans lequel il se trouve "Dossiers couture" n° 7

Pour réaliser cette tunique j'avais besoin d'un second tissu alors j'ai utilisé un reste de coupon de maille milano rayé gris et noir. Même que comme je n'avais pas assez de tissu vert, j'ai fait une partie du dos en gris (partie haute).

Voici le résultat  :

La photo est droite mais le mannequin penche un peu ........Lol

De profil, on voit un peu mieux les découpes au niveau des tissus .......

Le dos qui est l'inverse du devant ............
Cette tunique a fait une heureuse 😉 ; et si vous voulez en savoir plus, c'est Ici 

Elisa Elisa 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Pajama Skirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I found a great pair of colorful pajamas recently and I wanted to make them into a dressy outfit to wear in public.

These pajamas looked a lot like silk but they weren't. They were polyester. I would have kept them as pajamas if they were real silk. Polyester doesn't breath or feel as comfy as to sleep in as silk.

The pants were very loose and baggy. I planned to use them to make a skirt. The drawstring waistband would work in a skirt.

I cut open the inseams and spread out the material. 

 I made a basic skirt shape. I just had to remove the fabric that made up the crotch.

It was too long on me so I gave it a big cut and a new hem to about knee length.

I made the shirt a bit smaller but I didn't alter it, I liked it as it was.

I liked how the outfit turned out. I liked the shirt untucked the best but I could tuck it in too.

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Halloween Refash 2018

It has arrived! (and passed) The most fun day for a refashioner, Halloween!!!
This year I have decided to be a sassy witch!

I purchased this witch dress from the Halloween store and as you can see it does not have a very sassy fit. It just hangs on me. Thank goodness I will use this as a starter for my costume because after all this is a refashion!

I purchased 3 spools of Halloween tulle: Orange glitter tulle, green spiderweb tulle, regular purple tulle and black bat ribbon. I cut these into strips and added them in between the fabric strips of the witch dress.

Once the strips of Halloween tulle were pinned, it was time to start sewing!
Now onto making the top part of the dress....

I had this corset in my to-be refashed pile. So glad I had this in stock!

Since I was going with mostly black and purple for my costume I used a purple fabric marker to color the white threads of the appliques on the corset.
What witches costume isn't complete with accessories?!
First up: Shoes!

\Thrifted these beautiful pointed black heels!

I wanted to put some glitz on these babies! I painted the shoes with modge podge, sprinkled on black glitter for the shoe and purple glitter for the heel. Once this coat was dry I then painted on another coat of modge podge to seal the glitter! (It is best to paint and glitter in small sections and use a foam brush!)

All dry and sparkly!

I then cut 2 square buckles out of a cereal box. Painted black with acrylic paint and sprinkled with purple glitter while the paint was still wet. Once that dried I sealed with a coat of modge podge. Then I hot glued them to my witch shoes.
Don't worry! I didn't forget about the hat!

My favorite part of refashioning is doing hats! On this on I added a series of feathers and a black rose.

To top it off I added a plastic spider attached with fishing line to the tip of my hat.


A close up!

The hubby always insists on buying this costumes at the Halloween store. This year he decided to be Dr. Steven Strange. Who my hubby's name is also Steven.


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I do believe he has a great likeness!


Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween!!!

Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my previous Halloween costumes and my other refashions on my blog!

Friday, November 09, 2018

New Blue Shoes

Hello Refashion Co-op. I wanted to change the color of these shoes and after a little research I found a fabulous way.

 This paint is cheap and you can get it from Amazon. It worked well too. It is called Angelus Leather Paint. Note- They don't know me and didn't pay me to say nice things about them.

 I used a brush to get the paint everywhere. It dried fast so I worked quickly and applied a second coat to make the paint even. The finish had a little sheen to it but it still looked like leather. It looked like I had my shoes shined.

I didn't paint the inside of the shoes. I wasn't sure if it would come off on my feet over time and no one can see in there anyway. I liked the darker blue much better than the original lighter color.

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