Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Denim Days; The Denim Suit Jacket

 Hello Refashion Co-op. I am still deep in my denim binge. Cooler weather means wearing jeans to me. I have had this unique jacket for a few years now. It was part of a suit. I couldn't decide what to do with this jacket, so it sat for a long time.

 The jacket was a little big and long on me. I also thought the original big buttons were just a little too big. I replaced the buttons and shortened the sleeves and body of jacket.

The buttons were from my stash of buttons. They don't match each other, but I really liked how they coordinate.

I liked how the jacket turned out. My mother-in-law did too.

Thanks for reading along. For more details and pictures (Including the original suit.) go to I Can Work With That.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Simple T-Shirt Update

Hi readers! Sorry it's been a few weeks since I've posted. I have several fun things to share with you in the weeks to come. Remember, Halloween is coming up! :)

Today I have a quick and simple t-shirt refash to share, that I am SUPER happy with!

I found this nice t-shirt with a fit that was just blah.

I have a Little Mermaid nightgown that I just LOVE! I also love the small keyhole in the front of my nightgown. I figure if my night clothes have such a cute detail, why not add it to some daytime wear?

With my nightgown as a template I traced the outline of the key hole onto some paper to make a pattern.

I then used my paper pattern to cut out the key hole in my t-shirt. Then I stitched up the sides of the key hole. There you have it! Simple t-shirt refash! But it's Oh-So-Cute!

After I stitched the key hole, I put my shirt back on my dress form and pinned the sides in a bit to make the fit a little more feminine. Then I stitched that up!



Happy Refashioning!!!
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!

Aster d'automne

Bonjour, ça faisait un petit moment que je ne vous ai rien présenté mais avec ma tête de linotte j'oublie souvent de faire les photos "avant" alors je ne vous ai pas présenté certains

Cette fois j'ai pensé à faire la photo, la voici : une robe un peu mémérisante

Et voici la transformation en pull :

Comme la robe n'avait pas de manches j'ai puisé dans mon stock de restes de maille noire afin de pouvoir avoir des manches longues . 
Vous aimez ? 
Pour en savoir plus c'est Ici

Bon dimanche, Elisa Elisa  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Denim Days; The White Jacket

Hello Refashion Co-op. I love denim. I wear it all the time. I was really happy to find this white denim jacket at a clothes swap this summer. I don't have any white denim.

 The jacket was in great shape but it was just a lot of white. I decided to play with some dye.

I set up a bucket of dye and started lowering the jacket into the dye. I used a hanger to hold it and every 10 minutes I added a hanger so the jacket got lower and lower into the dye. It took about an hour in total.

I really liked the ombre effect I got. 

I didn't alter the jacket at all. I liked the roomy fit for wearing over sweaters in the cooler weather.

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

Back in Rotation

It's been a while and that's because some of my 'simple' projects are taking me a looooong time to finish.  Like this one - all I had to do was cover the school logo on this ex-school uniform skirt, alter the length of the stitched down pleats so the skirt was a bit roomier over the hips, and sew up the hem.  How easy is that?

I'm not putting a before photo as I don't want to identify the school, but I think you can all picture this skirt with those circles gone and a school logo where the light blue one was?  Right - so first I had this idea of a print fabric panel over that whole pleat with thread-painting over the top.  I interfaced it all down and started in with the free motion stitching on the machine - but it started to wrinkle up and looked awful.  Once I was about 1/2 finished stitching.  It took me an age to unpick all that stitching and then remove the interfacing glue (actually the glue is not all gone, but it's enough gone).

So Plan B is what you see - in progress with the logo covered and the new pleat stitching line marked in soap where it wanted to be:


Of course, then the interfacing I used to keep the circle fabrics stiff while sewing with my circular stitching foot wouldn't rip away from the stitches like it was supposed to (sigh!).  I got the owner of the skirt to unpick that as much as possible and it looks okay (if you don't get up real close).  She's usually in motion and likes it the way it is, and it should improve with future washes.

I'm happy if she's happy.  Happy sewing yourselves!