Friday, November 19, 2021

The Fabric Sample Scarf

 Hello Refashion Co-op. My mother-in-law gave me a lot of fabric samples from when she worked at a fabric store. This orange sample was wool and it wanted to be a scarf. I just knew that is what it wanted. 

Before and after. 

This looks a little red but trust me it's orange.

 I cut this finished edge off the sample piece. This edge was to keep it from fraying but I want it to fray. 

I stitched a straight line about an inch from the edge to stop the fraying if it got out of control and just started pulling threads. 

This process took longer than I thought it would. You can see I had a nice pile of threads. 

My scarf was done. I loved the fringe I made. It is a square because that is all I had to work with. It went great with this green dress. Thanks for reading along, for more details go to I Can Work With That.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Diy Patchwork Puff Sleeve Cardigan


Hello๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ˜€, in this DIY/ thrift flip tutorial I sew Patchwork Cardigan .I show you step by step sewing tutorial on how to recycle old sweaters and sew beautiful Patchwork Cardigan .

This cardigan is very similar to crochet one but way more easy and faster to make. 


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The Sporty Sweater

 Hello Refashion Co-op. I wanted to change this plain white sweater a little. 

The sleeves and the body were a little longer than I wanted them to be. 

I used some bits and pieces from other tops. 

I cut the sleeves and the body of the sweater shorter and added the cuffs and waistband. I also added the gray hood for fun. 

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Saturday, November 06, 2021

The Indecisive Dress

 Hello Refashion Co-op. I had a great black sleeveless dress to refashion and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I decided to do it all!

The dress fit well but had so much length.

 I knew I could use that length to make sleeves. I wanted sleeves so that was my first step. I used another shirt as a pattern to make short sleeves. I traced the sleeves with chalk.

The sleeves turned out well. 

I made the dress shorter. 

And shorter.

I tried it as a tunic.

I ended with a t-shirt that I could wear to work. 

This was fun to play around with. The short dress was my favorite. For more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Halloween - Lion Tamer

 Happy Halloween!!! This year I decided to be a Lion Tamer and my pup, Ian would dress up as my Lion (He is such a good sport)

I could have done as frumplizzla lol

I must say this was the FIRST time I was EXCITED to see shoulder pads!

I sewed the keyhole together that was in the back.

I removed the faux black shirt that was part of the front.

I then used the material for the faux shirt and used it for the detail in the back.

I resewed the buttons on the front and cropped the front of the jacket.

I left some of the skirt material in the back for the coat tails.

Lucky for me the skirt had a seam right up the middle of the back so I ripped the seam and sewed 2 separate seams to make the tails.

This costume wouldn’t be complete without a black tulle tutu!

I measured my hips and stitched together the piece of elastic.

For this tutu I cut the tulle in lengths of 24 inches.

I used the loop and pull method and continued until the elastic was full.

My new coat and tutu were paired with a black corset and 2 petticoats of black and red. Plus you can’t forget the iconic top hat- which I had refashioned for a past Kentucky Derby!

Stay Spooky Y’All!

Happy Refashioning, Crafting and Upscaling!!!

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