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women’s refashion

Making Stuff: Croppin’ it {Vintage Shirt Refashion}

by This is Carrie on October 14, 2011

I wore this thrifted 70’s blouse a few times “before” but I love it way more now as the “after”


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Making Stuff: Party Dress {Old Dress Refashion}

by This is Carrie on September 26, 2011

Another dress from the thrift store with so much promise. STEPS 1 . Shorten skirt about 4″ (I took it off at the skirt waist instead of the hem). 2. Replace “dead” elastic at waist with new elastic. 3. Cut off sleeves and re-hem. 4. Pair with belt. Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.



Making Stuff: Shorten that Skirt {refashion}

by This is Carrie on September 1, 2011

At the thrift store I tend to gravitate towards old, handmade-looking pieces.  The eyelet panel and lace details on this skirt called to me but it’s awkward length did not flatter. With all the hem details, shortening from the bottom was not an option.  Shortening at the waist ended up being a super simple process […]



Being a nursing mom, I always have my eye out for cute shirt dresses.  With a little refashioning, this lightweight, comfortable, and pocketed thrift store find has become my favorite “new” summer dress.< STEPS 1 . Shorten about 6″ 2. Cut off long sleeves, sew casing and add elastic. 3.Unpick hook and eye at neck […]



It was the cute print in all shades of purple that drew me to this dowdy church dress at the thrift store.  Upon further inspection it was just calling out to become an easy summer sundress.   It has quickly become my favorite swimsuit coverup. STEPS 1. Chop off 6″ at hem and gather the extra […]



Making Stuff: Pleated Plaid Skirt Refashion

by This is Carrie on January 27, 2010

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.



Making Stuff: Vintage Party Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on December 14, 2009

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.



Making Stuff: Women’s Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on June 26, 2009

$1.49 thrift store find. Before: Dowdy         After: Demure Basic Steps: 1. Run two gathering stitches along each side seam starting at the hem and going up about 12″. 2. Pull threads to gather fabric to desired length. 3. Stay stitch along gathered side seam. 4. Unpick gathering stitches Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.



Making Stuff: Refashioned Vintage Dress

by This is Carrie on May 19, 2009

BEFORE: Cute vintage dress, but the length made it a too “prairie”. AFTER: Much better with a little length removed and the addition of a thrifted belt and boots (love my boots-so glad they didn’t fit you chloe!).



Making Stuff: Refashioned Blouse

by This is Carrie on April 24, 2009

BEFORE:Picked up this blouse from a vintage clothing store. Didn’t really mind the long sleeves, but we had a streak of super hot weather (100 degrees +) so the sleeves had to go and while I was at it, I took it in on the sides a bit too. AFTER: