Posts Tagged With: refashion

Reworking It!

Well I just completed my first recycled project. Although I thought my mini me was going to be able to help me, she couldn’t suck it in enough to get the  waist fastened.

This project started with a pair of cream capris that had been used to the full and a printed skirt that although I like the print I really didn’t like the fit. I’d been telling myself for years . . . and I do mean years . . . to get rid of them both, it’s a good thing they ended up in the Goodwill bags that made their way into the garage.

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I decided to dye the cream a nice grey using Pantone’s 2015 color titanium and Ritdye color matching chart.

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I haven’t really been able to get into the maxi trend, but I do like the high low look . . . I loved that look back in high school, and this is one trend that I’m glad to see come back around.

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For the hem on both the skirt and lining I decided to work with a few features on my serger and machine. For the skirt I used the roll hem feature on my serger.  I hadn’t used this in years so I had to pull out the instruction booklet.

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Rolled hem

And for the lining I used a hemmer foot that has to this point gotten very little use.

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This skirt will probably get a workout this spring and summer.

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Off to the next project!

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Refashion – Repurpose – Reware

One of my first moves to start off the new year was to go through my closets and drawers and remove anything that did not fit or for some reason was not being worn. I had no idea there was so many items of clothing just sitting there . . .  Now I know why I could never find anything to wear in spite of having clothes everywhere.

There sat two huge bags of clothing in the trunk of my car waiting to be delivered the Goodwill store here in our area . . . But then the idea came to me . . .  Instead of taking everything to be donated why not Refashion – Repurpose – Reware! So out came the bags destined for something different.

There are several very talented refashionistas on Pinterest and I have already trolled their sites for inspiration. I’ve added a new board to my own Pinterest site named “RefashionRepurpose Rewear” to continue to give me inspiration throughout the year. It is my hope that during this coming year these items will be turned into something brilliant as I endeavor to refashion or repurpose those items that were headed to a new home into something I can rewear.

Here’s to a great 2015!

#refashion, #rewear, #repurpose, #upcycle, #recycle, #refashionista, #sewing

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