Friday, December 15, 2017

Dresses For December Part 5, The Shirt Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. I have been working on dresses this month and I made one from a 2XL men's dress shirt. I liked the black and gray color scheme and the stripes. It would be a great little black shirt dress when I was finished.
The first thing I did was remove the cuffs and save them for later.

I made the shirt more narrow and made the sleeves shorter. I added the cuffs back onto the sleeves to make them look more neat and finished. It just needed a belt to define the waist a little.

With a lot of layers and thick tights I was ready to go out and run errands in the cold. It was really super cold and windy. 

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dresses For December Part 4, The Big Vest

Hello Refashion Co-op. This is my fourth dress so far this month. I am stretching my brain trying to make different looking dresses. It is a lot of fun.
Today's dress started as a big loose knit vest.
I'm not kidding this vest was really big. I like the black and white color scheme but it looks like a blanket on me.

I put it on my dress form inside-out and just started pinning it together. I closed the front of this vest with the pins and then sewed it shut.
I cut off the excess fabric and used a little of it to make these narrow strips of fabric to add some length to the hem. It made it a little longer.

I turned it around and put the seam in the back. I had a cute little knit dress to wear. It is very soft and cozy.

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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

shoe makeover 👠👠


My favourite shoes 👠👠 again in action , this time I wanted to make them more modern and fashionable plus repair scratched toe boxes 😉

Shoes Before

  during work 👊

Ready shoes After

Ready shoes on me 
This fantastic shoes had so many metamorfoses, repairs 🔨, paintings and you know what❓ 
They still my favourite💙💚💜💛

Love ,

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Vintage Threads

I love the retro and and pleated skirt on this dress

I fitted it from the back and then fitted an old stretch out sweater to layer up


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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Peplum with Bell Sleeves

Sorry for the late Thanksgiving post. Enjoy!

I love the holidays because it always gives me inspiration for some refashions! I purchased this pumpkin turtleneck back in the summer in preparation for Thanksgiving!  This shirt has been burning a hole in my re-fashioners pocket!
I love this simple pumpkin pattern!

My idea was to add the pumpkin turtleneck and this shirt together. Then I thought about a peplum shirt, how cute would that be?!

I marked where my bellybutton was, which is where I wanted to start the peplum part of this top.

I cut the pumpkin turtleneck just under the armpits.

I placed the scrap of the gray shirt on top of the pumpkin shirt so I could measure the length. Then I trimmed thee pumpkin shirt to size.

I pinned the pumpkin fabric to the top of the gray shirt.

Once the body of the shirt was done, it was time for the sleeves. I was playing around with adding part of the pumpkin sleeves to the gray shirt. During my trial and error process I came upon the idea to make them bell sleeves!

I cut the bottom section of the pumpkin sleeves. Then cut the same length off of the gray shirt sleeves.

I pinned the original hem of the pumpkin sleeves to the bottom of the newly cut gray sleeves. I folded under the bottom of the pumpkin material to make a new hem for the sleeves.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Happy Refashioning!!!

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