49-Cent Friday: Wrap Around Skirt to Maxi Dress Refashion

Hey everyone!  Happy Friday!

I hope you’ve all had a great week so far.

My week has been crazy busy!

My family is going through a lot of changes as of late and it’s been a very stressful and overwhelming time.

When I feel overwhelmed, exercising helps to release some of the stress and tension I’m feeling.

Prayer also helps, because I tend to be a major worrier, and it’s usually me worrying about things that I have no control over. I found that when I remember to stop worrying and pray instead, it really helps my mental well-being as well.

Finally, a third thing that really helps me when I’m in a state of stress-induced panic, is having a creative outlet…like refashioning!  There’s just something about creating that helps take the focus off of all of the other chaos and commotion going on around you.

For this week’s refashion I started out with this shirt I found several weeks ago at Mel Trotter for 49-cents…

Wrap Around Skirt to Maxi Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

hmm, a little snug

This shirt perfectly matched a skirt I’ve had in my closet so long that I can’t for the life of me even remember where I got it from…

Wrap Around Skirt to Maxi Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

not too shabby

I’ve always really liked the print of this skirt, and the bright colors, but I’ve never been a big fan of wrap around skirts.
At any moment while wearing them a wind could blow and… Continue reading


49-Cent Friday: Men’s Dress Shirt to LBD Refashion

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying the summer heat?

For this week’s 49-cent Friday post I thought I would do a men’s dress shirt refashion.

My husband lost a lot of weight last year, and I wound up with all of his too-big dress shirts (Lucky me!).

And so I decided to refashion this plain black one into a little black dress.

Men's Dress Shirt to Little Black Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama


I wasn’t quite sure where to begin with this monstrosity… Continue reading

49-Cent Friday: Polka-Dot Peplum Dress Refashion

I’ve seen a lot of polka-dotted peplum dresses on Pinterest lately.

So when I saw this polka-dot number for 49-cents, I knew just what to do with it!

Polka-Dot Peplum Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama


Hmm, not my idea of a good time!
The thing that I liked about this dress (other than the polka dots), was the fact that it completely buttoned up, making it easy to refashion. Continue reading

49-Cent Friday: Scraptastic Braided Headband Refashion

Howdy Folks!

For this week’s refashion I thought about doing something patriotic! (And quick because I’m sure most of us would rather be at the beach, am I right?)

I wanted to use up some scraps along with some old duds that I already had. (I kinda feel like I’m cheating because only one of the items in this refashion cost 49-cents, the rest I already had, but oh well!)

So to start, I grabbed these shirts…

Braided Headband Tutorial | Diary of a MadMama

Pretty patriotic ‘eh?

Each of these had a problem of some sort… Continue reading