Refashion Wednesday-3-9

It can be very hard to find the right fabric to make a knockoff of something. Sometimes, you will find the perfect fabric in something totally different from what you are making. I found a long sleeve t-shirt that was the exact color and fabric that I wanted for a dress. It was also only a $2.00 because it was half off the tag price. 

I cut the sleeves off the t-shirt and cut out the front from 1 sleeve and the back from the other sleeve. 
I had to a little to make sure that the front and back fit. I then used the body of the shirt as the skirt of the dress. 

T-shirt
T-shirt
Sleeves from T-shirt
Sleeves from T-shirt
Front of dress
Front of dress
Back of dress
Back of dress
Adding seams under the arm
Adding seams under the arm
Me in the dress
Me in the dress

Refashion Wednesday-3-2

I love buying cashmere sweaters at the thrift store. Less than $10 for a sweater and it is cashmere. Sometimes, they are not quite what I am looking for. When that happens, I cut up and re-sew the sweater. 

Spoiler Alert! Re-fashion complete.
Spoiler Alert! Re-fashion complete.

I got this Neiman Marcus red cashmere sweater many years ago and I finally did something with it when I bought a merino wool Mountain Hardware shirt and realized I could make a copy (kind of).

Sweater originally
Sweater originally
Sweet button detail
Sweet button detail
Scissors, thread, zipper
Stuff I needed besides sewing machine
Mountain Hardware
Remaking the sweater to look like this sweet Mountain Hardware shirt

 

 

 

Scissors cutting a sweater
Cut the sides so it is fitted
Cut neckline
Cut neckline to put in the zipper
Pinned zipper
Pin the zipper in
Pinned zipper on the outside
Pinned zipper on the outside
Hand stitch hem
Hand stitch hem