When Princess got the American Girl doll, Ivy, for Christmas, she immediately started begging for a matching “Chinese New Year Dress”. A week later, I found this women’s dress at Savers and I knew it was meant to be. BEFORE (with refashioning already underway): AFTER: (finished on Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Before: A thrifted, plaid, wool skirt in the greatest colors, that happened to fit perfectly at the waist, but was an unfortunate length (especially for my 5′ 3″ frame. After: 12 inches shorter and lot more fun.
shirt can be found at Zazzle 1. You don’t have to be poor, on a budget, or live a grunge lifestyle to embrace thrift shopping. There are many other reasons for buying second hand stuff – my #1 reason has been the idea of cutting down on the amount of things I consume, instead choosing [...]
When I happened upon this little boy’s tie tutorial, I knew I had to give it a try with the extra Christmas tablecloth fabricI had the most fun picking out what fun contrast lining to use.
The second Christmas dress made from my thrift store tablecloth finds was a little more involved, but I still cut the ruffles on the bias and saved a lot of time hemming.Both dresses are long enough to be worn next year too.
Wasn’t sure what direction I was going with this year’s Christmas dresses until I came across two old Christmas tablecloths and a green crocheted poncho at my favorite local thrift store last week (and all were 50% off). I pulled out an old crocheted top from my box of maternity clothes and I had …
Definitely one of my favorite refashions–a dress for the firm holiday party. BEFORE: Crazy quilted dress from my favorite thrift and vintage store ($10.80 full price). Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.
I just happened to be sitting at my computer as a Freecycle e-mail for “30+ children’s sewing patterns” popped up. I figured in the 30, there might be a few I’d want to keep for basic blocks and such. Imagine my surprise when I found this handful of adorable vintage patterns …
Make one using a vintage floral sheet or turn it into a dress-up skirt using something sparkly. This skirt is so easy, you should probably make both. Find the full tutorial HERE. Tutorial also on Whrrl.
In the bag: A Rockin’ Baby Gown made from the softest old concert T. Tutorial HERE (made an alternative girly puff sleeve)