Monday, April 22, 2013

Cotton Cables

I've had this vest for a while now. It was one of my favorites for years. Of course, now it hangs off me, armholes clearly too large - but I think with just a little tweak, it could be totally wearable again.

Cotton Cables - Before
Also, this before picture was about 20 pounds ago.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Going Sleeveless

My husband bought this shirt a little while back after spending about two seconds in the fitting room and not hating it (yep, typical male shopper). The first time he actually wore it though, he realized it was just too tight across the shoulders and a little too short as well, with his white undershirt peaking out from the bottom. Sadly (for him, not me), this means it ended up in my refashion pile.

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion

Monday, April 08, 2013

Tube Top

I'm a big fan of reusing as much as possible of a refashion "before" garment, though most of the time, the scraps languish in my fabric stash for quiet a while before I get back to them. But not this time! Last time, I showed you how I converted this sack of a dress to a flowy kimono-esque top with no sewing whatsoever.

No-Sew Kimono Before & After

Now you get to see what I did with the skirt portion, though this one does involve some sewing.

No-Sew Kimono - in Progress

Thursday, April 04, 2013

No-Sew Kimono

How about another quick change, eh? I bought this dress on the clearance rack at Target for... $10 maybe as I was losing weight. It fit great for a while, and the sash/tie/thingie meant I could cinch up the waist as I shrunk. But now? Yeah, I just fill like a coral-color blimp.

No-Sew Kimono