Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cute slip into a top

A slip that I am sure is from the 70es. It was really cute. Way too cute to wear hidden away under clothes. But wasn't quite suitable to be a dress either.
Worn with a skirt since it is somewhat seethrough
At first I believed the slip was homemade, but it had a tag: "Pussycat" in a groovy font.

I measured the circumference of the upper part of the slip, and how long I wanted the lower part to be, and then cut that amount out of the lower part of the slip. And stitched it to the upper part.

Now I can show the garment off as fashion wear, not underwear.

More refashions on my blog: http://www.sagaifarver.dk

Striped Tank Refash

Recently I have been motivated to forage through my "to refash" pile. When I did I came across this awesome tank. I LOVE the little pocket!
This tank only needed a few nips and tucks.

I snipped the shoulders at the seams to make the straps shorten.
I also took in the sides about 1/2 inch. Not too much but just a little.
The hubby too me out for some BBQ! yummm!


I just love the length of this tank!
Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: therefashstash.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

Off the Shoulder Refash

This refash was done for Labor Day weekend. The holiday all boaters dislike because it signals the end of the summer season.
As always I wanted to see summer off with a bang!
I started with this tropical shirt....
Totally cool, right?!

I began by cutting strait across the shirt right under the collar.

I folded over the top to make a casing for some elastic. I used 1/2 inch elastic.

I left a 1 inch gap so I could thread the elastic through.

Then, I stitched up the 1 inch gap.

The sleeves were originally a very awkward length so I cut off the cuff... saved the buttons for later. Then made a new hem for the sleeves.

I thought I was all done until I found this.... hole. I did a little darning action to close uo the hole. Then I was weekend ready!

Last weekend for white pants!

For our Labor Day celebration we waited until dusk to send up some sky lanterns, which was super cool!





Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: therefashstash.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Black lace dress upgraded

Nice dress, but the long sleeves made it difficult to style, I thought. And difficult to dress down, which I do more often than not.

I always wear a bra, but didn't want it to show on the naked back.

I removed the sleeves and hemmed the arm opening edges.

I had two of these shapewear tops. I once bought them for next to nothing, and when I tried them on, I realised why no one wanted them: The bottom hems rolled up like crazy.
I got one of the tops out and cut off the lower part of it, so it was 11 cm long (10 cm or 4" + seam  allowance). I hemmed the edge and had a short crop top bra cover.

Now a versatile dress for many occasions.

More refashions on my blog (in both Danish and English): http://www.sagaifarver.dk

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Shirt Skirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I am not always completely successful when I try to refashion clothes. Sometimes things just don't work out. This time I was half successful.
 I wanted to refashion these 2 shirts into a new outfit.

I started by cutting the arms and shoulders off this colorful shirt. I loved the ruffles at the bottom. It seemed like it would make a great skirt.

I made a simple black elastic waistband. This was the successful part of the project.

This gray T-shirt was too low in the front. I thought if I folded the neckline in and over on itself, it would gather together. That would make the neckline higher and it would fit better. I stitched it together but I didn't think it was laying smoothly. 

I added 3 little buttons to improve the wonky neckline. The buttons were OK, but the gathers really defined and accentuated my chest. It didn't suit me and I have to call it a failure. It felt obscene and I couldn't wear it. Oh, well. The skirt is a keeper and I can definitely wear it with something else.

Thanks for reading, for more details and pictures please go to  I Can Work With That.