For this week’s refashion, I wanted to make something springy…something I could wear for Easter.
I started out with several leftovers. Each had been purchased a while ago (before I started the blog).
Altogether I had a skirt, 2 blazers, and 2 sweaters. All are made from wool, and each had been used previously in a different refashion.
I love how brightly colored everything is and how they all match the skirt! Continue reading →
Hey there everybody!
I’ve been really busy the last few days.
My youngest child turned 8 on Tuesday!
I wanted to make him something super special for his birthday, but wasn’t sure what it should be.
While eating lunch with my kids a week ago, my little guy mentioned that he wanted a quilt like the Christmas present I made my oldest son (for a reminder check out the “Oh My Aching Back: Denim Refashion” post that I pictured it in).
I knew how much work this gift would be (as I’ve already made two of them), but I was up for the challenge!
There were plenty of old jeans and jean scraps to make up the front of the quilt, but I wasn’t sure what I would use for the backing or batting.
For the first two quilts, I used a sheet for the backing, and purchased cotton batting, but I didn’t have any more sheets that needed to be refashioned, and I didn’t feel like going to the store to buy batting. Continue reading →
I was excited to find this warm sweater for my daughter back in the fall for 49-cents…
The problem was, she never wore it.
Today, while sorting through my pile of clothes to refashion, I found it, mysteriously mixed in.
When I asked my daughter about it she made it clear that she didn’t really like it. The sleeves are too long, the neck opening is too big (yadda yadda).
Rather than let a perfectly fine sweater go to waste, I decided to use it for today’s 49-cent Friday refashion! Continue reading →
Do any of you refashionistas out there ever wonder what to do with the leftovers from your refashions?
Do they end up cluttering your craft room and driving you crazy?
Well I know that’s true for me, but today I decided to do something about it!
For my daughter’s last birthday I made her this adorable necktie skirt out of a bunch of my husband’s ties that he no longer wore, plus some that I thrifted…
I loved the way she looked in it so much, that I decided to make her a tie skirt for Christmas (using Christmas ties)… Continue reading →
With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I thought this green striped top would make a great refashion…
Does this look familiar?
This is an Old Navy maternity shirt I scored for 49-cents!
Actually, when I bought it I didn’t notice that it was a maternity shirt. Continue reading →
Today I was looking for some inspiration on what to do for my next refashion post.
I realized I’ve already made several things for my daughter. (See 49-Cent Friday: American Girl Doll Refashion, and 49-Cent Friday: T-Shirt to Girl’s Dress Refashion.) Meanwhile, my poor sons have been left out. 😦
The thing is, it’s a lot easier for me to come up with cute girly refashions than boyish ones. So I thought, “hmm, who should I start with, the younger son or the older?” Then I remembered that my little guy was starting to grow out of all of his pajama pants. (Seriously, it’s starting to look like he’s expecting a flood.)
So I decided to make him a brand spanking new pair of jammie pants.
After searching through my massive to-be-refashioned pile of clothes, I found this…
This is a shirt of mine that’s all stretched out and look… Continue reading →
Is it really Friday again?
Wow, this week went by fast.
For today’s 49-Cent Friday Refashion, I decided to finish my ugly coat (at least it used to be).
Need a reminder? Take another look at the before pic.
Where did we last leave off?
Oh yes, I had finished sewing the bottom ruffle along the waist. Continue reading →
Well, here it is folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.
I finally got the nerve to make the first chop on the ugly coat refashion I’ve been telling you about.
You guys gave me a ton of great ideas on how to refashion the coat, and to be honest, some of the ideas intimidated me a bit.
I was like, “I don’t know if I can do it!,” but I’m glad you have so much confidence in me!
Although it’s not finished yet, I got quite a bit accomplished today, and I’d like to share my progress with you!
The first thing that desperately needed to be done…was removing those hideous buttons!
pick pick pick
Whew! That’s better! Continue reading →
It’s finally Friday! Woohoo!
For today’s 49-cent Friday refashion, I started out with this top I purchased a while ago.
Aeropostale cable-knit sweater
Not too bad…other than being a bit snug and not quite as long as I would prefer.
While trying to decide what to refashion this into, my daughter informed me that she wanted more clothes for her American Girl Doll. Continue reading →