Hi! I was trying to tidy up a bit in my sewing room when I found the bottoms of some pant legs I'd chopped off to make shorts & a scrap of blue fabric I'd had for years... The pant legs looked like they would almost fit me around as a skirt but I already have 4 black minis! So I added a triangle of the blue (which is actually much more bright&vibrant than my pics show!) to the centre front. Then out of a small scrap left over I made a removable bow to add to a black thrifted top I'd previously refashioned to make a cute outfit... I love using lil scraps that would have probably ended up as trash to make something wearable =)
Hi! I decided it was about time I took a stab at making a playsuit...most i've seen around have been high waisted which isn't always the most flattering style unless it is nicely tailored. So I went for a very casual low waist design with a gathered neckline&loose top...Using this fabric again (I still have a heap of it left!): I used what used to be a neckband from an old sweater for the waistband and did topstiching in black thread for a contrast. The shorts are super short so it's definately made for the beach! It's super comfy so I'm sure it'll get alot of wear before summers over...
Hiya! Today I decided to use this top I never wore...I thrifted it about 6 years ago as a set with a matching skirt which I loved and wore alot but the top was too big&too short: I cut it in half and took in each half to fit my bust...Then made two very different dresses using fabric from my stash :) I used the bottom half for the bodice of this maxi dress...I kept the original hem at the top :) My 2nd dress I just kinda made up as I went...I've had this fabric in my stash for years but never used it as it has a glittery sheen...soo not me! but the blue matched the colour in bodice perfectly so I used the wrong side for the outside :)
Well, this is probably it. Even though I have been on WR for only a few months, refashioning has been something that I've been doing for a long time and will keep doing for as long as I am able. I want to thank Nikki for having this blog and letting us all put our projects on it, and for getting me started in the world of blogging. Thanks for everything! It's been fun.
This is a vest made from all recycled yarn for my Gramps for Christmas, and today was his first time wearing it. I got very lucky with the yarn, because I actually had two sweaters that were both from Old Navy (I thrifted them, though) and both had the same fiber content and weight. This is also my first intarsia work, and I think it looks okay!
This one is my sister's Christmas gift, also made from recycled yarn. The pattern I made myself (slightly baggy...) with a bobble stitch from this pattern. I actually had two of the original sweaters for this too, and I made a sweater for my brother with one a while back. Don't worry, it looks stylish on him, I just couldn't take a picture in time. I still have enough yarn to knit a sweater for myself (the originals were HUGE)!
This is actually me, and this is actually an old picture, but I pulled this sweater to make the same version for my mom in a different size. Unfortunately, not as different as I had thought, and she's waiting for me to reknit it again in a smaller size...luckily the bulky yarn and large needles make that a quick thing to do. This was also from recycled yarn.
And finally, I knit something for myself. After months of Christmas knitting, and a few IOU projects still to finish, I needed something for myself that wasn't too time consuming. This is a hat made from lion brand wool-ease thick & quick, the skein was a Christmas gift (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!) and the pattern is a second version of one that I made for my sister, using the same yarn as the greenish sweater above that is supposed to be my mom's.
For more pictures go here on my blog. Free hat pattern here.