Ash’s Reader ReFash

I looooove a good reader refash, don’t you? :)  This one is from Ash!

She began with these two dresses:

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And with a few simple straight stitches and a LOT of creativity, look what she ended up with!

I have a huge crush on this awesome top!

I have a huge crush on this awesome top!

Oooh la la!!!

Oooh la la!!!

My 5-year-old got to be my photographer today. ha! I wear the blue and red striped one a lot but more as a shirt. The hubs and I don’t get out enough for the rockin’ dresses but they are both so comfortable. 

I LOVE IT!

So…would you like to share your refashion on this here blog?  Here’s a few guidelines to help make it happen!  :)

1.  I need a before AND an after shot!  Everyone wants to see your awesome transformation!

1.  No cell phone selfies/mirror shots!  Get a friend, coworker, or even a total stranger to snap a pic of you!

2.  I want to see your wonderful face!  Anytime I see a pic with someone cut off at the neck, I assume they’re a beheaded corpse and I call the authorities.

3.  Bonus points for pics of you wearing your awesome creation out and about in public!  Your refashion deserves a life outside of your bedroom.  :)

Soooo…send those Reader ReFashes to me at refashblog@gmail.com, and you just might end up on the blog!  :)  I’ve been really slack with this lately, but I’m planning to share one reader submission per week (just so you’re not stuck looking at my goofy mug all the time)!  :)

Cheers!

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36 Comments on Ash’s Reader ReFash

  1. refashionpolice
    May 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm (11 months ago)

    Refash from Ash if great! Love the dress and boots!

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    • ReFashionista
      May 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm (11 months ago)

      Tee hee! She puts the “Ash” in RefAsh! :)

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 1:48 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you!!!

      Reply
  2. Emily
    May 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm (11 months ago)

    I love the top! So funky!

    p.s. Props on the gun show! I wish I looked that good!

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    • ReFashionista
      May 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm (11 months ago)

      I know right? I feel inspired to do a push-up or two! :)

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:06 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks Emily! I wear this all the time. It’s so comfortable! And of course so I can flex. Haha!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:06 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you!!!

      Reply
  3. Lu Ann
    May 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm (11 months ago)

    AWESOME!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:06 am (11 months ago)

      I’m glad you like it!

      Reply
  4. Biocadence
    May 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm (11 months ago)

    So fun to see a reader’s contribution!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:18 am (11 months ago)

      Agreed! I was so over the moon excited to see this.

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:07 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you!!!!!

      Reply
  5. Kia
    May 29, 2013 at 11:28 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow!!!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:08 am (11 months ago)

      Ok, seriously, this makes me smile. I’m so glad you like it! Thank you!!!!

      Reply
  6. Krystal
    May 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm (11 months ago)

    I LOVE THAT TOP!!!!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:09 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks Krystal!!

      Reply
  7. Mary
    May 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm (11 months ago)

    Great refashion, but I’m a little offended by the schoolteacher reference. You try being around 150 teenagers all day for years…and see if you still dress with a little sexy. um, no.

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    • ReFashionista
      May 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm (11 months ago)

      Sorry. Didn’t mean to offend. :/ If I was around 150 teenagers all day for years, I’d be wearing a straight jacket. Educators have my undying respect and sympathy.

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    • TNTrish
      May 31, 2013 at 6:58 am (11 months ago)

      ROFLOL!

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      • TNTrish
        May 31, 2013 at 7:04 am (11 months ago)

        OOPS! I meant to post this under Mary’s post……first time here….(and yes, I do have a LOT of blonde in my hair!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 1:40 am (11 months ago)

      Oh no Mary! I never meant to offend and I apologize. I was a PreK teacher and have nothing but respect for all teachers.

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  8. Joy in the Uk (London)
    May 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm (11 months ago)

    I refashion my clothes all the time, I call it joyify-ing them, I have to, I’m a uk 22 on top and 20 on bottom (big boobs big bum) with 32 inch legs!

    I also do things for friends too, should really take before pics, I have plenty of durings and afters but no befores!

    I just wish I could use a sewing machine! It’s the whole tension thread snarl thing that scares the living bejesus out of me!!

    Anyhoo it’s 23.39 and I’ve just finished reading this, will pop back to carry on reading soon. My blog is on blogger so I can’t follow you I’m afraid :(

    Maybe ill do a plus size refashion one if these days and you can show it?

    Joy x

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    • ReFashionista
      May 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm (11 months ago)

      That’s awesome, Joy. Can you send me your blog address? Do you do refashions on your blog (can’t tell from this comment)?

      There are SO MANY women out there who have been clamoring for a Plus-Size refashion blog. If you have a knack for it, you could have an amazingly successful blog on your hands. Don’t fear the machine! :)

      PLEASE send me any/all of your refashions you’d like to share. :)

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      • Joy in the Uk (London)
        May 31, 2013 at 7:31 am (11 months ago)

        Ah that’s so cool thanks hun, I have a couple of projects on the go at the moment but I haven’t had the time to start loading them up, at the moment I’ve kind of just chatted about them! (I’ve only just worked out how to load up pics via my mobile!!)

        Feel free to have a mooch though, it’s very much a me and my life blog

        Blog Address
        joyus-diaryofafatchick2.blogspot.com

        I think I’ll give it a go!

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  9. TNTrish
    May 31, 2013 at 7:03 am (11 months ago)

    WOWZER! Did you use a pattern as a guide of some stripe (no pun intended)….either from another garmet or a printed one? That is amazingly talented designing either way!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 1:15 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you!!!! I am new to sewing and am a little imtitated by patterns. Soooo needless to say I did not use a pattern for either I just put it on and pinned it. I had originally wanted more of an angle w/ the stipes but it got lost in translation and instead stayed more horizontal.

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  10. Flo
    May 31, 2013 at 7:10 am (11 months ago)

    Both turned out great, very creative!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:10 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you!! :)

      Reply
  11. jenny_o
    May 31, 2013 at 12:44 pm (11 months ago)

    Very creative – nice job!

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 2:16 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you!!! I got my ideas from Jillian. Jillian, you’re awesome!

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  12. Rebecca
    June 3, 2013 at 6:06 am (11 months ago)

    Love that top! I don’t suppose she has a few more progress shots for those of us playing at home

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    • Ashley
      June 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks Rebecca!!! I’m stoked you like it.
      No. :( I’m sorry to say. Jillian is fab about the step by step pics and now I know to do the same. The striped dress I cut off the top shirt part and pulled the skirt up as a shirt. I played w/ the idea of having it on both shoulders but ultimately liked it off one and b/c it’s t-shirt material I liked the rolled edge. Then I pinned it along just one side because I am all about efficiency. Why sew two sides if I don’t have to.

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      • Rebecca
        June 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm (11 months ago)

        Thanks Ashley, I have a dress that has become a skirt and is now ready to become a top.

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        • Ashley
          June 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm (11 months ago)

          Yay! This totally made me smile. Awesome!!

          Reply

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