This week’s Reader ReFash comes from Raven!
We have been stuck in the snow and ice for days, luckily we had a pile of clothes to refash from the Goodwill Bins. This skirt was 89 cents per pound. Love the print and sequins, didn’t love the ink stains and the “one size fits most”. The waist band became the neckline, replaced the drawstring for ribbon, cut slits for the arms, took the skirt part of the dress in and added a belt. This one was super easy!
Check it out! :)
I should take some inspiration from Raven during this miserable cold weather and get out from under my blanket and get to refashioning instead! :)
Beautiful work, Raven!
Lots of you had questions about how Raven pulled this refashion off, so she sent me a (really cute) drawing to share with you that will hopefully clarify it a bit for ya. :)
I hate being cold.
I hate being cold more than anything else in the world.
It’s been very cold here in South Carolina. :/
When I moved to the south I expected year-round warmth and sunshine (research has never been my thing), creamy grits to be served with every meal, and men with impeccable manners.
I feel ripped off on two of these counts.
At least I have you. :)
My quest for warmth during this odd cold snap has led to me a life spent in wool socks and bulky sweaters.
But today I had to branch out!
I was inspired by this dress by Michelle Mason:
She looks as sad as I feel in Winter!
Doesn’t that look cozy? Unfortunately, the closest thing I had on my refashion rack was this:
The cold makes me sleeepy!
This is a super-easy no-sew one, folks! All I needed to do was make a big chop!
Just a big diagonal chop!
That’s really it. :)
I’m a bit too short to rock this look without a little waist definition, so I made a quick sash out of the bottom hem.
Pardon the terrible lighting. :/
My new dress had a great time checking out Whipped Cream & Other Delights: remake/remodel!
Meet Chris. He has an obsession with this album cover.
Chris commissioned 20 local artists to turn Whipped Cream & Other delights into something that delighted them.
Some were beautiful!
Some were campy and fun!
But each one was completely unique!
You can learn more about this show right here! Cheers!
Brrrrrrr! This winter has been ridiculously over-the-top cold here in SC! When we finally got a bit of snow for the first time in three years, I knew I wanted something comfy and cozy to lounge around in for a Snow Day with friends. :)
I wished I had something like one of these lovely tunics by Johnny Was:
Sadly, the closest thing I had in my refash stash was this:
That red is great, the beaded neckline is gorgeous, and I loved the pintucks/pleats on the front of this piece. All those details are very similar to the boho details of the Johnny Was tunics, but it wasn’t quite there yet.
A few chops were necessary.
Buh-bye weirdo tie thingies!
Chop x 3!
I hemmed that bottom raw edge…
I decided to go with the 3/4 sleeves of the bottom tunic. I rolled the bottoms into 1″ cuffs, pressed them, the stitched them down on the bottom seam.
After pressing my new tunic, I was ready for a lovely (though chilly) day off!
I do so love a warm fire! :)
Here’s a closer look at my new top!
As I hate being cold, this is about as close as I got to playing in the snow:
Snow is cold, y’all!
But I enjoyed looking at it from inside while sipping on a few of these:
Mmmmmm! White Russians! :)
I think my new top is an alright copycat! :)