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 Capris with a Lettuce Hem

Remaking Capris with a Lettuce Hem

My daughter and I share one really annoying problem: we both can’t fit into any pants.  She is 11 years old, and fits into a size 8 except for the length.  Come summertime, this problem is generally easy to solve since I crop off all of her jeans and make them into shorts.  (Adding length, on the other hand, is a real pain.) So for today’s project, I am going to show you how I refashioned a size 8 pair of pants into a pair of capris.  This is more of a tutorial rather than a remake.  I don’t own … Continue Reading →
Repurposing Fashion Clothing: Upcycling Pants From a Dress

Repurposing Fashion Clothing: Upcycling Pants From a Dress

Remember this lovely pile of scrap material from my Shirt from a Dress post two weeks ago?  Well, it’s time to put that wonderful fabric to upcycling use.  I’m going to make a pair of flowing, easy lounging pants.  I love pants like what I envisioning. Gotta hem the top over. And again.  Sew into place … … and I run into my first problem 🙁  Needs a hole for the string that I cut off! Problem is, the hole is going to fray especially with all that friction of the string.  To solve this issue, I stuff some interfacing … Continue Reading →