Day 57: Aloha Bolero & A Nana Giveaway!

Day 58: Take Me Out of the Ball Game Top
Day 56: Yacht Party Dress

Aloha from South Carolina! :)


I have to say, I love Hawaiian printed stuff.  Shirts, Dresses, Bags, whatever…I dig it.  It makes me feel like I’m miles away, sipping on an exotic beverage with an umbrella in it.  :)

Sadly, this top is just too big, and not something I would ever wear, except maybe as a swimsuit coverup.  I decided to make it a bit more practical.


See where I’m going here?

I finished all of my raw edges, starting with the bottom.

Stitchin' that new hem!

Then, I finished the sides!

Pin & Sew!

I pressed my new hems, and was all done!

Love those Kimono Sleeves!
Check out that wingspan!


Now for the exciting part, dear reader!  I have a fun Friday giveaway!  :)

If you live in Columbia, SC you probably know about  Nana by Sally handmade handbags.  Each one is made by the delightful Sally Peek in her home studio.  No two Nana bags are the same.

I’m happy to say I own a couple of Nana Bags, and they are my favorites!  :)  They’re ridiculously well-made and sturdy, and (best part) they’re completely unique!  :)

I’m so happy to be able to offer you a Nana Giveaway, courtesy of Sally.

The giveaway is for a “Sylvia” Clutch (pictured below). This is a suuuuper-cute and very popular style.  They are sold for $80.

Hi. My name is Sylvia. :)

How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment below
2. Become a blog follower of ReFashionista
2. Follow Nana by Sally on  facebook and leave a comment
3. Follow ReFashionista on facebook and leave a comment
4. Follow ReFashionista on twitter and retweet the giveaway

Each activity above counts for one entry into the giveaway. Please leave a comment here (below) when you do any one of the above, along with a way of contacting you.

National and international readers are all welcome to participate in the giveaway, which closes Friday, September 2nd 2011, the winner to be drawn at random.

Good luck! ;)


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41 thoughts on “Day 57: Aloha Bolero & A Nana Giveaway!

  1. I liked the top before and after (but then I do spend a lot of time wandering around in swimwear during the summer)! Great colour too. The bags looks gorgeous…fingers crossed but think it would cost almost as much to mail to Spain as to buy one new! Lovely idea though…you are a very generous person :)

  2. I love all of your thrifty reconstructions. In fact, they’ve inspired me to try a few of my own! I love how cheap, green, and creative the entire process is. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to sport that cute Nana clutch! It’s darling!

  3. Recently discovered your blog and love it! Very inspiring. I might never donate an item again without first trying to reconstruct it.

    The clutch is adorable!

  4. I have read your entire site and have been lurking for months!!!! Love your stuff, you have inspired me to finally get my sewing machine out of the box.

  5. Beautiful clutch! I love the color of your new bolero, too. It looks great on you. Thanks for the chance to win! pe_mayfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Love the tropical Hawaiian look! You have inspired me to start re-fashioning and I purchased some nice things at the Goodwill to play around with this weekend. I used to sew a lot but haven’t in a long time due to the cost of fabric and notions. This blog has given me back my “joy” in creating my wardrobe again.

  7. I LOVE your projects. I have realized that I never have to buy new clothes again!!! We already shopped at thrift stores for clothing but refashioning has opened up lots of new ways to see those thrifted clothes. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  8. I try to come by your blog and refashion co-op every day for more ideas. Its so much fun to see what other people see in existing pieces of clothing. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Since last time I commented I now am part of the re-fashion co-op posting under “sewing scientist.” Only one post so far, but I’ll try to post my “Hurricane Irene dress” later today or tomorrow.

  9. Where i would normally stop, you look to see what else you can get out of a garment! I love it! Now how about all those strip scraps you have left over? a crazy quilt maybe?

  10. Okay~Ready for this???!?!

    I am now a follower of @nanabysally on fb and I left a comment. I was already a fan of yours on fb but I left a comment for good measure. I dusted off my twitter account, followed, and retweeted. I started following your blog AND I would love to win this clutch! The refashion today is fabulous–as usual! Thanks!

  11. Love your refashioning! I’ve been inspired to dust off my sewing machine and relearn it all again. Btw….I’ve liked both refashionista and Nana on fb, and commented a few days back(

  12. I love that bag.

    And I love your refashions. I used to do it years ago but lost the knack. I am getting the urge to refashion again though :)

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