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Friday, October 28, 2016

lovin' the lace

My name really is: 
Cari Frock
and I love to sew.
It was a nice fit, loved the fabric, but needed a bit more length

Close up on the trim and lace.


love it more.
                             Til next time...happy stitching!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

men's silk shirt refashion

Silk is wonderful fabric, perfect for tops, blouses and shirts, that means all clothes which we wear close to the body. I read somewhere that silk has even health properties. That's great news :-) you can look beautiful and treat yourself.
To this refashion I used men's silk shirt with embossed pattern and  beautiful buttons.
I didn't change whole shirt. I left those buttons. I couldn't discard them as they were really beautiful, from ivory as I see,  I decided they will look perfectly at the back of the top.

Men's 100 % silk shirt before:

during sewing :-)

and ready top

Here you can see how ready top looks on human.
Top is extremely comfortable.


The Floral Skirt That took All Summer

Hello Refashion Co-op. This refashion project might seem out of season right now. My daughter found this amazing dress in the Spring. It is a pink floral masterpiece of  80's style.

Look at the dropped waist and huge baggy fit, with giant shoulders of course.

It has a sweet built in scarf too. My daughter thought this dress was awesome and it came home from the thrift store with us.

Her plan was to remove the top of the dress and save the skirt. She started this refashion but got busy with summer classes. It sat in the sewing pile all summer until I cleaned up recently and found it. I finished it for her even though it is too cold to wear it right now.

There is a simple elastic waistband at the top and the loose pleats were easy to work with and attach to the elastic. The elastic was white and quite unattractive. I covered it with this navy blue cotton lace. It wasn't really a need but it makes the skirt much cuter. 

Thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Refashioned DIY Rainbow Unicorn Costume

My kiddo had a difficult time deciding just what she wanted me to create for her Canadian Halloween debut. A trip to the thrift shop and a sort through the racks soon provided the answer in the form of a groovy handknit vest, the perfect base for The Refashioned DIY Rainbow Unicorn Costume:

Get the steps to whip up your own right here.

The Crafty Disaster: Wicked Witch Refashion

Halloween is just around the corner, so I spent the last weekend working on my costume. It turned out to be my most favorite refashion I have ever done! 

Both of the dresses were thrifted, one from Goodwill and the other from a dress sale in high school.
I wanted the bottom from one and the top from the other to make the perfect Halloween Costume. 

It took the whole day Saturday to pull together but I love how it turned out. 
To see all the steps and more finished photos check out the Crafty Disaster.