Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

606108      714Shares 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! 606108      714Shares 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 … 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

357455      812SharesToday 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! 357455      812Shares 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

301       301Shares 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 … 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

16448      464SharesSo 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

626   1   627SharesI 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

4       4SharesMy 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 →