Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My first blog post!

Hello everyone! My name is Amy, and I am new to Refashion Co-op, though not new to refashioning. I have been sewing and tweaking my clothes since I got my first sewing machine in high school. I have only discovered recently that it is a whole fashion movement, and I love looking at the things other people have made. So far, I have mostly done fairly straightforward refashions, like turning dresses in to skirts. I am looking forward to trying out more radical revisions, though, and posting them here. Here are some of the things I have made so far.

I made this bag for my yoga mat from the leg of a pair of too-long capris. I pulled the drawstring at the bottom of the leg tight to form the bottom of the bag and preserved the buttons above the fly to keep the top closed. A strap made from the excess material makes it easy to carry, and the buttoning back pocket is perfect for my ID and keys.

This shirt is made from a magenta t-shirt and an old maternity blouse. I loved the fabric of the blouse, but it was too much for a whole shirt. I removed the sleeves of both shirts and added the patterned ones to the magenta shirt to spice it up. I love pink and orange together.

When my daughters shirts get too short but are still favorites of hers, I will sew on a quick gathered skirt so she can keep wearing them. I liked how this combination of shirt and skirt fabric turned out.

I added some interest to this plain turquoise shirt by making ribbon flowers and sewing seed beads into the center of each.

Here is a felt-applique robot shirt that I made for my son when he was a baby. I use felt applique to make a lot of stuff for the kids when we can't find the characters they like on store-bought items.


La La Lauren!!! said...

nice to meet you and I look forward to more of your refashions!!

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Hawk3ye said...

The are all great. I'm going to try to make a yoga mat bag too!

monkeysocks said...

Hi,welcome to the site. Your post sparked something off in my brain so thanks! I have written about it on my blog