Happy Valentine’s Day!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought a festive refashion was in order.
Unfortunately, since I’ve been sick with the flu all this week, I didn’t plan ahead for this post, like I usually do, so a quick refashion was the only way there would end up being one.
But who says we can’t have a quick and festive refashion?
To start, I grabbed a bunch of festive-colored wool garments and scraps from my wool stash:
Um, in case you were wondering, yes the top I’m wearing also came from the wool pile. Not very flattering I’ll admit. But it didn’t make the cut for today’s refashion. Instead, I decided to go with this:
This skirt felted up nicely in the washer and dryer. So nicely in fact, that it wound up several sizes smaller than it was supposed to be. Oh well, I didn’t want to keep it as a skirt anyway.
I thought the deep red hue was perfect for a Valentine’s Day refash’.
At first, I didn’t really know how I wanted to transform this garment, but after examining it a bit, I noticed the zipper, and these…
Considering that this skirt had a built in zipper, I thought a clutch would make for a pretty easy refashion.
First I disassembled the skirt by removing the buttons, liner and waistband.
After quickly pressing out the wrinkles, I trimmed the skirt panel down to an 8″ x 12″ rectangle (making sure to keep the zipper in the center) like so:
Once that was trimmed down all neat and tidy, I folded it in half (right-sides together), pinned and sewed:
Now I could’ve just ended the refashion here, but that would be a bit plain and boring:
To jazz it up I cut some circles using 2″ and 3 1/2″ circle patterns:
I wanted to make some roses for my clutch, and for each rose, I needed 2 small circles and 1 large one.
First, I made the rose bud by taking both of the small circles and overlapping them and then folding them in half like so:
Then, I rolled the folded circles into a little rosebud:
To keep the bud from coming apart, I hand stitched the bottom in place:
Then I took the big circle and cut a swirl out of it like this:
This got wrapped around the rosebud…
…then I stitched the bottom again:
Once I had 4 roses assembled, I hand-stitched them onto the clutch.
Oh and remember these?
I added these onto the clutch as well.
Pretty festive huh?
I thought so!
Now I’m off to make some Valentine’s cookies with the kiddos… but before I do, I want to show you the GIVEAWAY prizes that my friend Kyrie won.
Kyrie’s favorite colors are green, pink and purple, so I designed this pair of mittens just for her:
The plaid fabric was leftovers from my Scrappy Skirt Refashion.
Here is the owl case…
…and of course the infinity scarf:
Congratulations again Kyrie!
I sure hope you like your gifts! 🙂
Have a great Valentine’s Day ya’all!