Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Ex-X Top



This top was given to me as a gift, and I really liked its unique construction with the X-shaped panels crossing the front and shoulders.

Unfortunately, like a lot of clothing with "unique" construction, it just looked terrible when I actually tried to wear it!

I cut off the sleeves because it was too tight over my shoulders, and, when I cut the X-shaped panels where they met at the side seams, they sort of magically converted themselves into a cute little pussy bow!

Since the X in the front is gone now, I call the shirt my ex-X top.

Very minimal sewing was involved in this refashion; it was basically just a few snips of the scissors! Of course, I have a whole story to share if you're into that, but you've already gotten the gist of it!

Here's to pleasant surprises!

--The Unfashionista

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

how to sew a dress


Summer is coming to an end , but with warm sweater we can still wear dresses in autumn,
 that's why I made this quick refashion. 
I loved the colors and patterns on this skirt, but it was way too big for me so I had no choice only to change it in something wearable , there was so much material I could resize it and change into dress.  This is what I call a good deal. 


Skirt Before 100% viscose
during work
 Ready dress on me
you can wear it in many ways 
off shoulder dress
classic dress with straps 

  you can use belt in contrast color to it πŸ’‘
 Skirt Before Dress After 


Friday, September 13, 2019

Stripes; 1 of 2

Hello Refashion Co-op. I liked these navy blue dresses a lot but the stripes were a little big and shapeless. The button-down dress just needed to be something else.

I took the striped dress in a little on each side and it helped so much.

But what about this button-down dress?

At first I made it into a shorter jacket and then I though a vest would be better.

I was really happy with this outfit and I think the vest is a new favorite refashion.

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How to Make a long Cardigan


Do you like long sweaters ❔ I love them❗ especially during  windy autumn and cold winter. 
There is no better feeling than warm, fluffy material on your skin when cold wind blows. 
If you have 2 spare sweaters you don't love so much any more you may sew long warm cardigan and fall in love with them again.
Sweaters Before:

during work

ready cardigan❕

cardigan on me  
 2 sweaters in one πŸ‘―

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Denim Dress with Wierd Sleeves

Hello Refashion Co-op. I had a great denim dress that was really cute. It was difficult to actually wear. That is what started this refashion.

I liked this dress but when I raised my arms the whole dress came up with it. It also seemed to get stuck in the up position. This made it dangerously short. I tries to remove the sleeves and keep the shoulder straps but that didn't fit well either.

Then I had a strapless dress that I didn't really like. It didn't fit well and I felt only half dressed. So now what?

The dress became a great skirt. I used elastic and made a very gathered waist. It was super comfortable. I went to a car show. I am not really into cars but my 4 year old LOVED it.

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