Hope’s Reader ReFash!

If Clothes Could Talk
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Every now and then a refashion comes my way that knocks my socksies right off!

This is one of such refashions.

Confession time:  When I bought this dress I had no desire of changing the design—I actually fell in love with it!  Common, It’s not every day that you find an 80’s thrift store stowaway WITHOUT the stereotypical puffy sleeve duo.

But alas, after months of accumulating guilt knowing I was never going to wear the thing I finally took the challenge re-doing it!  So I began to draw. And draw.  Aaaaand draw.  With the amount of fabric I had to work with the possibilities where endless I just had to find the one that *clicks*  right into place.  Which would be later then sooner!  The moment the new design *poofed* into my head I knew it was a very austintatious move, but completely irresistible!  Before I knew it, in the name of fashion designers everywhere, its once vintage beauty was scattered across my room.  Seam ripper in hand I was plopped down in the middle of the chaos, covered in aqua thread!  But, oh, the promise it foretold…



My mind is blown.  Check out her awesome sketch!

Hope was a woman with a plan!
Hope was a woman with a plan!

And check out the back!


Well done!  I hope (har har) to see even more amazing refashions from this amazing ReFashionista!


You so rock, Lady!
You so rock, Lady!
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48 thoughts on “Hope’s Reader ReFash!

  1. What a great job, Hope! I’ve been doing refash for years and I love, love, love the amount of creativity that all of you refashionistas have! It keeps me inspired.

    1. Hey Girl, it’s Hope here! how wonderful. that’s exactly how I began! I grew up always drawing and soon my focus began to lean towards fashion/clothing designs and before I knew it I was making my own clothes! My only piece advice is that when she begins sewing start out with “thrift store renos!” their cheep (which is soooo important), it teaches you how to understand how things work, and you have these really awesome before and after photos to show everyone! Good luck and I hope your daughters future years are full of blessings and prosperity!


  2. WOW!!! Are we to assume that Hope is a fashion student, or did she just come by these sketching skills naturally? I hope this doesn’t offend, but her sketch is so good it reminds me of those fashion plates that you could color over as a kid…Did anyone else have those?

    1. The dress is almost as beautiful as your daughter!! Love the material (good find!) and the end result…the black lace and black ribbon make it a great refashion.

  3. Very lovely “Bell of the Ball” dress and the color is great on you. I admire the creativity of the top design although I think the drape of the original skirt is better… still it’s great and you’re as cute and fun as Jillian….I love your curly hair!

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