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Melissa's Skirt to Capelet Reader ReFash 1

Melissa’s Skirt to Capelet Reader ReFash

I’ve been scouring the racks at my favorite thrift stores for a nice warm cape. Since I sometimes wear items with belled sleeves, they don’t always fit very well into my coat sleeves. A cape is a perfect solution!

Sadly, I have had absolutely no luck in finding one. But it looks like my luck has changed, thanks to Melissa over at Trevor Loves Mommy!

Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes!

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Cathi's Reader ReFash 2

Cathi’s Reader ReFash

When we talk about sustainable fashion, versatility comes up again and again. How can we buy less clothing? How can we need less clothing (other than by joining a nudist colony?). One option is to own garments that can can be worn in multiple ways.

That’s just one reason why I dig this refash by Cathi from Scratch and Stitch.

She began with an old flannel that used to belong to her dad.

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The original flannel shirt was an XL men’s, so way too big for me. I removed the sleeves and collar; took in the torso; shortened the whole thing; adjusted the shoulders from mens to womens; added some “darts” to the bust; added pockets; and finished with bias tape. It’s my best refashion so far 🙂

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