Refashioning a Skirt from a Shirt

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

My niece Courtney gave me this fabulous idea on Pinterest.  I hunted around the Goodwill until I found the perfect shirt.  So today, we’re going to refashion this one into a skirt.  As soon as you figure out how wonderfully easy, and how wonderfully sexy the result is, I bet you’ll make a dozen of them.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

Cut off the top, making sure there is enough at the bottom to cover your bottom. Continue reading “Refashioning a Skirt from a Shirt”

Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress

Refashioning a skirt from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing

This dress was one of dresses from my mother.  I really loved it but I have such a hard time wearing anything that I can’t wear a bra with.  I realize that there are strapless bras … but those suck.  So it’s time for a refashion!

Refashioning a skirt from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing

See the beadwork on the neck portion?  I have GOT to save it! Continue reading “Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress”

Making a Bag Holder

Remaking sweater sleeves into bag holders #sewing #upcycle #refashion

I love short sleeve tops because they are so versatile.  I wear them the entire year with shorts, jeans, or skirts.  If it’s cold, I throw on a sweater or a scarf on top to complete the look.  But since I’ve been doing so many blog posts about refashioning tops into short sleeves, I thought I would do something different today.

Remember this top?

Remaking a long sleeved knit shirt into a short sleeve summer top #sewing #upcycle #refashion

I ended up with two sleeves. Continue reading “Making a Bag Holder”

Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt

Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt

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.

Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt

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”