Hellooo sewing nerds!
After a nice long weekend I have yet another refashion project for you! This thime I cut apart a sweater dress (yes, again) and at the same time recycled one of my old tops.
Here’s the ‘before’ pic of the dress which I recently got from a friend for refashion purposes (Yes, my friends do that now. And I love it. But I always mention that there’s no gurantee of ever getting it back in one piece. Chop, chop 🙂 )
I love thrifting.
I never thought I would. I did not like the idea of buying things other potentially creepy strange people had worn before me. Until I moved to London – there are so many charity and secondhand shops here!
After strolling through some of them I soon noticed that not everything in there was smelly and old-fashioned and that you can find pretty cool things hidden between many not-so-cool things if only you look hard enough.
I love blazers. I love red. Bright red blazers can look really cool, but this one was a weird mixture of too bold and too boring.
I love that it’s a jersey blazer, which kind of makes it more casual (since I don’t go to fancy events too often). But I thought that some contrasting colour was missing. It was just too red.
Look at all the red. RED.
I love to combine red and black and found that beautiful black lace in my fabric stash that has been waiting its turn for quite some time.
I used the last days of my Christmas break for some quick refashion projects. I have a huge pile of old or thrifted clothes I keep for refashion projects and recently, a friend gave me a bunch of cute dresses and sweaters that doesn’t fit her anymore.
One of these was this cute grey sweater dress which was not very flattering and a bit too short for my liking. I decided to make it into a sweater and use the excess fabric for a cosy cowl neck.
The secondhand store around the corner had a huge seasonal sale a few weeks ago and they sold EVERYTHING for 1pound only. I bought quite a few things without even trying them on (they all fit like a glove) and some plus-sized skirts for the occasional weekend refashion project.
In this sale I found this rather ugly and way too long beauty which screamed “refashion!”:
Not only was it way too long (mid-calf) but it also had the fly in the center front which certainly wasn’t very becoming. The original size was a size 20 (UK)/46 (Eur).