refashion, Sewing

Shirt to Apron

I’ve repurposed another shirt into an apron/smock (see the first one here), and whilst this one isn’t terribly different, I thought I’d give a brief rundown on how I did it. You want a shirt that is a fair bit bigger than you, but not ginormous. This one is a man’s size medium. Look for […]

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refashion, Sewing

A nip and a tuck

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am useless at this refashioning malarky; so when Portia Lawrie announced that the theme for  The Refashioners 2017 was  “suits you”, I did a little snort and a happy dance because no way was I going to participate in that! I had donated every suit […]

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refashion, Sewing

A simple modification

I wasn’t going to blog this make because it is alarmingly simple, but then I did a clever thing (unbecoming lack of modesty, I know!), and thought I would share. I turned a RTW top into – er – another top (no, that’s not the clever thing!) Back when I was still buying clothes I got […]

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refashion, Sewing

How many pairs of jeans do you need for a jeans refashion?

Rashly, I decided to throw my hat in the ring for Refashioners 2016, so the question became “how many pairs of jeans does it take to make a jacket?” I initially thought this would take two pairs of jeans and a skirt, and then I read the rules again and realised that the skirt wouldn’t make […]

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Free pattern, Op shopping, pattern review, recycling, refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting, underwear

More t-shirt refashions

This was my last hurrah in the repurpose, reuse, refashion month – I took 3 t-shirts and made 4 pairs of undies. While having an idle wander around the internet I came across this free pattern from indigorchid and thought I’d give it a go. I started with this t-shirt which Bridgette had thrown out and I’d […]

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refashion, Repurposed, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Tie-dyed Bronte refashion

This is a skirt that I’ve had hanging around for a long time which I no longer wear but couldn’t quite bring myself to throw away. It doesn’t look it, but it is far too big for me and falls down if I walk too vigorously. It was ripe for a refashion. I would have […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

T-shirt refashion

In the spirit of Repurpose, Reuse, Refashion month, I had a rummage in my repurposing/refashioning basket and came up with half a dozen identical white t-shirts that had belonged to Tom. I picked three of them for transformation. I decided to dye them and thought I would like to use a natural product such as tea. […]

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refashion, self-drafted, Sewing

Top to skirt refashion

As part of the Repurpose, Reuse, and Refashion month I thought I would dig around in the Tom and Bridgette reject basket and see what I could come up with to play with. I found this top of Bridgette’s and thought it might make a nice skirt. I really like the caramel coloured band at […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Blue White Russian

Having made the pink White Russian, I immediately wanted to make another one. I had a piece of lovely blue knit fabric in my stash that my friend Thelma donated to me last year. I’ve been really keen to make this fabric into something, but it was too small to make anything appropriate until I looked at […]

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recycling, refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Repurposed t-shirt

August is the month to repurpose, reuse and refashion so I thought I would attack this big basket of knit fabric garments most of which were kindly donated to me by Tom and Bridgette. I had thought that I would cut up all these garments to make a rag rug for our camper trailer, but […]

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