I found this dress at the Salvation Army. The top part of the dress left much to be desired. The designer obviously thought it was fashionable, but the fit was not right. But the bottom … what a great material! Reminded me of handkerchiefs. Upcycling this into something better should be easy.
So I read that red was supposed to be a hot color (pardon the pun!) for the summer. I picked this up at the Salvation Army thinking to be in style, but I hate maxi dresses. (I look like a drowned rat in them!) Time for some restyling.
I was perusing the mall … and came across this cute little top at NY & Company. That chain is so cute!!
I had to have it. So I cut the top of my dress off and then sewed up the side, leaving some room for the armpits. Continue reading “Refashioning a Dress Into a Peasant Shirt”
I made a 4th of July outfit a few days ago, but I wasn’t feeling it. It came out pretty nice, but I felt I could come up with something more festive for our Independence Day. So when I found these two plain white t-shirts on sale at the Goodwill the other day, I came up with a flash of inspiration for a refashion. Since they were on sale, they both cost $1.50. Tie-Dye, here I come!
I wanted to create some swirly designs with the colors, which is the closest that I know to making stars. So I twisted the fabric around and secured with elastic. Continue reading “Refashion Plain T-Shirts into a Tie-Dye 4th of July Dress”
I found this great dress at the Salvation Army and it was only $3. It was also brand new, with the tags, which said it was a bridal dress. I’m not so sure any bride would wear it … as it was definitely see through as well. Almost looked like a nightgown actually. But with a few refashions, it will be a daytime dress!
I’ve wanted to try dip dyeing for a while now, so I went out and bought some wine-colored RIT dye. Here we are in the bath. Continue reading “Refashioning a Dip Dyed Dress”
I mostly shop for things that will look good, because I’m just too lazy to follow any kind of fashion trends. This spring, however, stripes have come back into style. Fashionistas, get out all those great shirts and sport them this season! See how I refashion a cute striped shirt by adding lace & making it longer >>
I’m not a big fan of the keyhole on the front of the shirt at all. See how to make small changes to a shirt to make it even better >>
One of the first things I uncovered from my mother’s wardrobe was this dress. The concept of this dress is great except that it was for an old person. See how I repurpose this dress into an empire waist top >>