Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine’s Day

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine’s Day

Do you remember this heart cut-out t-shirt refashion?  I love that shirt.  Everyone else loves that shirt, too.  I get soooo many compliments on it.  The best part about that t-shirt is that it is a 10 minute, quick sew tutorial.  Well, this year, I have another quick-sew, step-by-step DIY tutorial on how to refashion a plain gray t-shirt into a back heart cutout for Valentine’s Day! Continue Reading →
Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

For this week’s upcycled fashion clothing project, I decided to repurpose a pair of pants that I hate. They weren’t my mother’s pants — they were something that I overpaid for at a yard sale — but I hate to throw them out because the label says “Aeropostale” on it. Yeah, okay, I’m a sucker for a label.  That, and I overpaid for them so it’s more like being stubborn.  Of course, I wouldn’t be the first woman to make a fashion mispurchase! Here they are, the before picture. I’m not really sure why I hated these pants. They don’t … Continue Reading →
10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions

10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions

Upcycle something beautiful for Valentine’s Day!  Here’s a list of 10 awesome clothing tutorials for the day of love.  Refashionistas abound!  Remaking your clothes is such an economical, fashionable, and eco-conscious thing to do. 10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions 1. Heart Cutout T-Shirt on Your Back 2. Tone on Tone Hearts 3. Wordy Sweater 4. Cookie Cutter Heart Shirt 5. Sequin Heart Elbow Patch 6. Phases of the Heart 7. Heart Cutout on the Front from a Faded T-Shirt 8. Ruffled Heart 9. Hashtag Be Mine 10. Lovely Lace Sweetheart Shirt Would you wear any of these 10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions? … Continue Reading →
20 Awesome T-Shirt Refashions

20 Awesome T-Shirt Refashions

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful time last night. The New Year always brings a bunch of blogging “bests,” as in “Best of My Posts” posts.  This year, I created a list of 20 t-shirt refashions to help spark some creativity and inspiration!  All of the upcycled t-shirts in this list are to remake t-shirts into different t-shirts.  Be gorgeous!!     Continue Reading →
Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

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 dip dye and lace.  Another great t-shirt refashion, here we come! Continue Reading →
Upcycle a T-Shirt Into a Simple Heart Scarf

Upcycle a T-Shirt Into a Simple Heart Scarf

We have another Valentine’s Day post today.  This one you can do in about five minutes.  If you have to work on V-Day, you’ll be ready to wear something to the office and keep warm. Do you remember this red t-shirt from last week’s upcycled Valentine’s Day heart t-shirt post?  To make this scarf, the best material is a man’s shirt because they do not have side hems. Cut off the bottom of the t-shirt, wide enough for a scarf.  Don’t worry about hemming the material since t-shirts don’t require hemming. Now, cut off the bottom.  Again, we’re not going … Continue Reading →
Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine’s Day

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine’s Day

Today we’re going to upcycle a t-shirt.  Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I don’t get dressed up every day.  I really don’t have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing. Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool! Continue Reading →
Remaking a Plain White T-Shirt and Jean Shorts into a Fabulous Ensemble

Remaking a Plain White T-Shirt and Jean Shorts into a Fabulous Ensemble

I am super excited for today’s post.  I’ve had this pair of short and this top for a while now.  Having plain shorts and a plain white t-shirt is great if you want to pair it with something more intricate, loud, or flashy.  But I didn’t like either of these pieces for that purpose.  This is perhaps because both pieces scream “Do something with me!!!”  And do something, I shall.  Time for a refashion! Let’s get rid of that not-so-well-done hem job on the shorts. Iron it out. I’m going to throw in some lace, too … Into the dye … Continue Reading →
Upcycling an Ugly Dress into a Smashing Shirt

Upcycling an Ugly Dress into a Smashing Shirt

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. Don’t you think that material is great? I machine-basted the bottom together, so it wouldn’t wiggle around on me while I worked. Separate the top from the bottom. The actual construction of the shirt was fairly simple using satin quilt binding.  The only problem that I had was ironing … Continue Reading →
Making a Pair of Earrings from Extra Beads

Making a Pair of Earrings from Extra Beads

Jewelry and I get along pretty well, and I especially like necklace and earring sets.  I am not a big fan of bracelets or rings, though, because they bother my hands during the day.  (It’s REALLY annoying to hear the clack-clack when I am typing!)  So I try to figure out ways to make sets even if I don’t have a set, like this lone necklace. Cut off the top wire, and be sure to file down (with a metal file) the end poking out. Put a bunch of beads onto a straight pin.  You can easily find entire bead-making … Continue Reading →
Refashioning a Dress Into a Peasant Shirt

Refashioning a Dress Into a Peasant Shirt

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. Ironed out the top to … Continue Reading →
Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress, Part II

Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress, Part II

I got out my skirt today that I upcycled a while ago, and I decided that I hated the hem.  So today, I’m going to refashion my refashion.  It’s not going to make it look significantly different, but it is going to help the waist.  I’m going to teach you how to make a nice waistband, since I messed this one up so badly. Remember this skirt? Well, the skirt has side ruffles in it, which completely messed up my hemming.  See my bad job at sewing? 🙂 Continue Reading →
Refashioning a Dip Dyed Dress

Refashioning a Dip Dyed 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. I sun dried the dress, and then ran it through … Continue Reading →
Refashioning a Skirt from a Shirt

Refashioning a Skirt from a Shirt

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. Cut off the top, making sure there is enough at the bottom to cover your bottom. Cut a length of wide elastic the size of your waist. Sew the ends together. And then sew the ends to the elastic itself. Doing it this way … Continue Reading →