Thursday, July 24, 2014

Is it too easy to be called a refashioning?

So, be honest - if all you're doing is cutting something in half, can that still be called a refashioning? I know, I'm falling into that trap of wanting it to be difficult, in order to feel good about it!


All-in-ones are NOT my thing. And I know I've said that before... I just find them very unflattering on my figure. But I was drawn to the lace detail on this garment... SEW!

I took the pants off, and made a top from it :)


If you'd like to see how it happened, or - even better - share what you might have done differently, then visit my blog! Hope you're experiencing the same wonderful summer as we are in London... (I'm crossing my fingers, and holding onto a wooden chair as I write this, for fear of giving it the kiss of death, and inviting in the rain...)

Bye for now!
Hugs x

Gema

BEFORE AND AFTER PIC

8 comments:

IWOM said...

I think of these sort of refashions as 'haircuts'. You can feel good about those too, knowing that your hair will grow again. If you felt the need, those pants could go back on....

Don't worry so much about the semantics: 'round here if you've 'made something new to wear out of old clothes, we want to know about it'!

IWOM: EOD

PS - I was down in London last weekend and nearly melted -- luckily it is a little cooler up here North of the border!


J said...

Sometimes a minor alteration can make a huge difference. It is still amazing to look at the transformation.

RenataLaura said...

Cool I am in Reading :D Re-hemming is one of the most useful refashions, work blouses from dresses never worn etc

Andrea said...

Love the top half of that jumpsuit...sooooo glad you chopped off the bottom half!!! ;) That lace is lovely, and so you are!

Definite refashion, sometimes the easy ones are the best ones!

Gema Ensenat said...

That's exactly how I'll be looking at them from now on, haircuts!! Thank you! And yes- London's been nothing short of tropical recently...

Gema Ensenat said...

I agree with you J, one of the reasons why I love Before and Afters so much :)

Gema Ensenat said...

Hi Renata in Reading! Hope you've missed out on the floods... What IS going on? And yes to the wonders of hemming... :)

Gema Ensenat said...

Hi Andrea! Really pleased you like it...the trousers were a BIG no no for me! Just about to comment on your trousers post, they're ADORABLE!! And thank you x