Refashion Series: A Princess For A Day

I’m still here! I’ve taken an unplanned hiatus due to various personal, and health reasons. That didn’t stop me from doing refashions though. I didn’t do much as it is. Doing refashions is one thing, editing the pictures, and constantly updating the blog is another…. but that’s for another blog.

Since my last post, I’ve done one refashion for my daughter. She was excited to come home to tell me that it’s Princess Day at school. So – off to Goodwill I went. I wanted something “wearable” and not costume type of outfit for her to wear to school. I found a simple dress within a budget, and just resized it to her size. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a “hit” among her peers, but she was still as proud of me when she left for school that morning.

Stay Tuned – I did my daughter’s Halloween Costume – that post should be up soon.

Until Then,

Keep Your Passion For Refashion!

Refashion Series: The Only Way She’ll Wear Something Yellow

If you haven’t figured it out yet, her favorite colors are black and purple. So refashioning a yellow dress into a mini dress is out of the question. But – she also loves ruffles. Somehow she feels pretty with ruffles. So off to the 99c I went to get a black t-shirt, a dress from Goodwill…chopped off some ruffles and viola! A dress that she can’t stop wearing.

I’m working on putting together the tutorial for this refashion….stay tuned.

Until then,
Keep Your Passion For Refashion

Refashion Series: Last Minute Tank Dress

My daughter had to wear something new just to go to her big brother’s tae kwon do class. By new – she meant I have to make her a one of a kind anything. Dealing with a migraine, this is the best I could do. I will most likely re-refashion this whenever she goes to her dad so I can surprise her when she comes back. Made from an Women’s XS tank top.

Refashion Series: Ruffling Things Up II

She says she likes this shirt – but as part of a dress.

So I found this dress @ Goodwill –

Took maybe 15-20 minutes and viola! A dress. Now she loves it! She didn’t want to pose because she wanted the picture taken where the billboards are….but she proudly told people that I made the dress and earned her two new friends!

Until Then,

Keep your passion for refashion

Refashion Series: Ruffling Things Up‏

Last year, I bought a t-shirt from Dollar Tree in hopes to make something for St Patrick’s Day this year. Well – that didn’t happen. I found the shirt again, and I really wanted to make something from this. I was on Pinterest when I found this refashioned shirt from Madiganmade.com. So all I needed is some scrap fabric which was 97c at Walmart. I thought my daughter would look cute in it-ruffles and all – and she would actually wear something green and bright for Summer.

She said she likes it- but she likes it better as a dress. Off to the 99c store I go and look for a black tshirt.

Until Then,
Keep your passion for refashion

Refashion Series: 4th Of July Fashion

It’s 4th of July, and every year we watch the fireworks at our local mall. This year, I made two refashions. After years of “experience” I knew that I wanted to make something very comfortable since we will be camped out hours before the firework starts. The blue shirt on the left will be turned into a halter top, and the dress on the right will be made into a dress, the remaining part of the fabric will be for another post.

diy halter top, resized dress
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Until then,

Keep your passion for refashion.

Refashion Series: Two Refashions For Graduation

No- not for my graduate. He deserves something new for this special day. I am talking about my daughter , and a refashion for me.
Apparently, she’s done with long skirts and wants to go back to wearing shorts. Well for me shorts = rompers.
So I have bought this size XS womens top @ Goodwill thinking I’ll turn it into a romper. Just in time for graduation which also happens to be the last day of school. I had her wear a tank top that she tie dyed last year to prevent any “sent home early due to dress code issues”. She said that she saw Selena Gomez wear something like this….she felt like a pop star the whole day!

diy romper

As for me – I wanted to match colors with my son. He didn’t like the black dress shirt I originally bought. Thankfully, KMART had the last blue dress shirt for his size. Now all I have to do is match that. So an old dress that I probably wore once  + a blue tank top that I always wear + black elastic = 1 maxi dress. This is my first diy maxi dress for myself since I started this hobby.

diy maxi dress

Until then,
Keep Your Passion For Refashion.

Refashion Series: Decades Week – 80s Day

This marks the final post for Decades Week.

I ended up digging in her basket and pulled the look in the morning, after the dress I altered was a little too long, and i did’nt have a belt to hold it in. She was totally rockin the 80’s though.

Until then,

Keep your passion for refashion.

Refashion Series: Decades Week – 70s Day

My daughter is the only that has a refashion. My son has a vest that he can use – but he opted out of today’s fashion project. Boys I tell you. Anyway, I have a halter top that I never wore, and a pair of flare pants that I probably wore before I had kids. I measure my daughter and worked on her outfit while she was sleeping. Not the perfect outfit, but it works for now.
diy 70s disco outfit, diy decades week

Until then,

Keep your passion for refashion.

Refashion Series: Decades Week – 60s Day

6/4/14 – I’m financially strapped and couldn’t buy the accessories at Party City. But, the point of having a DIY blog is to —-DIY!!! So, I went to Dollar Tree and bought the last t-shirts they have. I also bought back in 2012 a garment that I meant to turn into a dress for my daughter but just never got around to it. This is the best time to refashion this.

I used two blue shirts to make a fringe vest for my son.
diy fringe vest, t shirt vest
I used one yellow shirt for the fringe vest, and the nightwear for the skirt. She matched it with a tank top that she tie dyed last year.
diy fringe vest, tshirt vest, 60s skirt

Until then,

Keep your passion for refashion.