Tuesday, February 25, 2014

***Update: Tartan Refashion

***Update: so, I did end up adding that zipper :) Hop on over here to check it out!

Soooo, who goes into the thrift store and comes out with some crazy plaid/tartan pants?

Well, for $2 on half-off day, I do! Don't they suit me?

Maybe a little big, but that simply means there is a lot of extra fabric to work with! So, after chopping off the legs, unpicking the crotch and waistband, pinning it to my shape/size and sewing everything thing (minus the legs and a few scraps) back together, I have myself a new skirt!

Those legs (minus 8-9 inches) got sewed together and along with a couple of brassy buttons and a piece from some thrifted suspenders, were transformed into a crazy cool cowl scarf that I can slip on over my head (well, it does muss my hair a bit but I'm not fussy).

AND there are still all those scraps left over...but I'll leave them for another day :). If you'd like to check out the tutorials for both, hop on over here.

Here's the final before and afters:

Hope you like these two!



Gingham Ginger said...

Much bettef. Love.

cfortin said...

I really like the scarf.

Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

Sandy said...

love how productive you are being!
The scarf is a very good idea!
Sandy in the UK

J said...

I LOVE the scarf!

Susana Aires said...

I just love tartan. It's amazing the amount of pieces you can do with some oversized pants. Well done!!

Erica Moody said...

Looove that tartan print. I like it with the t shirt, that's a good look!

Andrea said...

Thanks all! I also really like it with the t-shirt, Erica. Keeps it really casual and that works for my life! ;) I've been posting like crazy, right Sandy?! Hoping to build this hobby into something more :)

Amy Jo said...

Wow. That skirt looks so good on you! How do you get it on and off? And the scarf, Oh.MY.Goodness looks amazing. Very high end looking with the closures!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much, Amy Jo :) The polyester knit has just enough stretch to pull it over my hips, but that leaves the waist a little less snug than I like...so I'm actually going to insert a zip in the back...maybe exposed, maybe not, but when I do, I'll update!

jennifer elliott said...

I love finding great deals and I love simple refashions that turn out fabulous! Great job!

Elizabeth Hill said...

I can't decide which project is my favorite. Hmmm... BOTH!

- Elizabeth
aka The Hungry Octopus

Erinn Merlo-Jackson said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I love plaid!

Andrea said...

Thanks, Erinn and Elizabeth :) I'm loving wearing these!