Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts

Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts

I’m reposting this blog post Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts because, for whatever reason, my other blog post is broken — every time I try to update the post, it crashes my web site!  I know I’m not supposed to “reblog” the same post, but since it constantly breaks my web site, I thought I’d make the jump … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: Repurposing a Knit Shirt

Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: Repurposing a Knit Shirt

I love upcycled clothing because not only is it frugal, but it is also eco conscious.  Eco fashion!  What a great phrase.  At any rate … on my mother’s last visit to my house, she left behind this shirt.  I really like it, but I didn’t want to touch it because it holds some nostalgic value for me.  Also, it is about two sizes too big for me.  What to do? (Sorry for the photo.) Upcycling a Shirt How-To Since I had so much luck with dying, I decided the easiest way to upcycle this would be to dye & … Continue Reading →
Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: Making Colored Jeans

Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: Making Colored Jeans

My daughter Liz has an obsession with colored jeans. She must have had a dozen pairs before the craze even started.  One day, we decided that we were going to make our own pair of colored jeans using an old, ugly pair of dark denim that she had floating in the back of her closet. The first step is to bleach the jeans.  This was actually a difficult step, or at least time consuming and it made our bathroom smell like a pool.  We finally figured out that if you just left the jeans in the bleach water, it would … Continue Reading →