Sunday, March 24, 2019

Velvet Dress Refash

Velvet seems to be popular with me this winter. At least I have a use for this beautiful warm fabric! It was been so cold here in Michigan the past few weeks that I haven’t felt comfortable wearing a dress, until this velvet refash!
I love this dress because of its iridescence. At first glace it looks like a black dress, but in the live you can see that it is a combination of teals, purples and yellows. This reminds me of a peacock tail feather!
My 1st order of business was to tighten up the arm holes. I did this by just taking in the sides by 1 inch.
Then I cut a square neckline and pinned this beautiful black lace panel.
I sewed that together and that was that!
Happy Refashioning!!!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Diy cut-out collar shirt ๐Ÿ‘š



 Shirt and necklace in one ๐Ÿ‘š , that's a perfect combination for a minimalist , as you have seen from my previous posts I'm not the one but still from time to time I like to wear something sporty and more practical.
I have already quite a collection of  shirts in my wardrobe so I decided to refashion this one in something more fashionable, have you heard of chocker-shirt or cut-out shirt ?
I felt in love ๐Ÿ’— with this trend 

                                                    Shirt Before 100% silk



Shirt After

and on me ๐Ÿ‘‡


The Black and Blue Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. I love knits and put together a quick dress recently. I used a ladies shirt that fit well and a very big men's t-shirt. 

This black shirt was a nice heavy t-shirt. I cut the body off to use as a skirt. 

I also cut a small piece out of the neck. Why?

I really wanted to fill in the low cut neckline off the striped shirt. It worked great.

This turned into a super comfortable, no-iron dress. 
Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The 80's Blazer

Hello Refashion Co-op. I found this great blazer at a clothes swap. It seemed very 80's to me because of the over-sized fit and the bright geometric designs. 

I cut the body of the jacket of and used it to make a wrap skirt. I have never made one before. I love the idea because the fit would be adjustable. The jacket had a good weight and stiffness to make a great skirt.

I made 2 darts in the back for fit. 

I used black bias tape to finish the waist and as a tie closure.

I pulled the skirt over on itself to close it more in the front and moved the original button over so it can help keep the skirt closed. 

It was a fun project I should hae made a wrap skirt sooner. 
Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Maxi Skirt to the Max

Hello Refashion Co-op. I love the idea of a maxi skirt but they never fit me. I am too short for them. This light and dark gray maxi skirt had a lot of fabric to play with though.

I used the bottom of the skirt to make a simple shirt. The hem of the skirt made the neckline and sleeves look nicely finished. I cut the waistband off the skirt and used it as a waistband for the new shirt.

The straight hem of the skirt made a quick and easy boat style neckline. 

When the shirt was done I had only the hip portion of the skirt left. It was perfect for making a little infinity scarf.

Instead of hemming the cut edge I cut them into fringe. It was a fun and easy way to finish the scarf. I liked how everything turned out and I used almost every inch of that skirt.

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