Welcome to spring, everyone! I know it’s officially been spring for about two weeks, but it hasn’t felt like spring. Today, I’m refashioning a plain white, long-sleeve jersey shirt. We’re going to upcycle this shirt into something a little jazzier, with some dye and lace.
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 found this knit top during one of my thrifting store scouts. I love the kind of pleated detail in the front, but the top itself was too big and I wanted a summer top, not a winter top. So I decided to make it exactly what I wanted. 🙂
Salvation Army had its annual 50% off day and that’s the perfect day to pick up some great finds for your refashion collection! But I find that most people don’t head to the new section — anything with a tag still on it is marked up about 40% more than the used stuff. At 50% off, though, it makes it worth it. This vest is one of the things I found and today, I’m going to remake it into something better.
I love vests but a recent fashion trend (which I STILL don’t get!!!) is not to put buttons on the vest. Um, hello, cheap manufacturing?!?! My kids tell me “get over it” all the time, but it still bugs me. What if I want to close up the vest and wear it over a shirt, like, um, a vest is SUPPOSED to do? My solution to this vest, however, was to close it up permanently. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it the moment I saw it. Continue reading “Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt”→