Wednesday, March 08, 2017

1960's Inspired Refashion

Readers, you are in for a treat! I have a refashion for you that I have been holding onto for the past 2 years!
When I had started my blog 2 years ago I ran out and scooped out a ton of refashion material. I have had a great idea for transforming this piece but I need a special place to wear it. Last month the hubby took me to see an Elvis show at a local performing arts venue. I was so ecstatic! 1. I LOVE Elvis and 2. I finally had the perfect place to wear my refashion!
Here we have a lovely floor length 2 piece dress.
When I finally came up with my idea for this dress I came into a road block..
I had wanted to add faux fur accents to the dress and it's matching jacket. I searched high and low for the perfect faux fur, every fabric store, every thrift store for MONTHS! Until finally one day at the Salvation Army .50 cent sale I stumbled across this beauty... dscn1186
I really hated to cut up this poor jacket, but it was the perfect type of faux fur!
I snipped off those annoying hanger ties and shoulder pads!
I wanted to keep the jacket because I loved the flowers on the material. However, I did not want to keep the oversize jacket. So I decided to make the jacket into a cape. I sewed up the sleeves.
Added the fur collar from the jacket into the cape.
I took in the sides of the dress. 
Decided on how much length to take off.
Pinned and sewed a new hem.
After I took the collar off the jacket. I cut 2 strips off the bottom of the jacket to piece together.
After sewing a new hem on the dress I added the strips of fur.
Pretty fancy!!!

and with the cape! Ohh lala!
Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog:


RePurposeFul said...

Awesome! Love the idea of turning the jacket into a cape - genius!

Chickie Walsh said...

So cute and fun! That shade of blue is so pretty too.

Kathy W. - One Brown Mom said...


RanchHouse said...

Elvis would have picked you out of the crowd!!! Perfect.

whatthesew said...

Looks fantastic, the faux fur was worth the wait, it lifts the outfit several notches.

Give the Cat a Name said...

That's SUPER fun!

Saga said...

That is awesome. 1960's meets Elsa. Adorable!

Stine, EOD

Samwise W. said...

This is AMAZING! I love it so much!