For months I’ve been hunting for a pleated dress or skirt, so I was really excited to stumble upon this gem! This is a stunning kelly green and I love me some colour. Continue reading
I initially started this refashion seven months ago, but shoved it in a cupboard when I couldn’t make it work. Thankfully the space helped me do a rethink. Continue reading
My sister’s flatmate has just had a wardrobe purge. After the other flatmates sifted through the discards for themselves, my sister scooped up the leftovers and sent them my way. Yippee! Continue reading
In-seam pockets are sewn right into the side seams of a dress or skirt and are practically invisible when done well.
There’s nothing like a handy pocket on your favourite dress and these are seriously some of the easiest pockets to make. Great to add in when you’re refashioning too. You don’t even have to use matching fabric. Just as long as your fabric choice is lightweight (to avoid adding bulk) and complimenting in colours (in case it peeks out a little). Continue reading
I loved this dress as soon as I saw it and, let’s be honest, it’s tough to say no to a free matching belt.
After attempting to sell this “vintage dress” on Trade Me without success, I decided to jump right in with a refashion instead. Definite potential here.
The skirt had so much fabric to it! After unpicking the pleats, I must have cut away about half the skirt width before gathering and reattaching the skirt again. Continue reading
I love it when family and friends clean out their wardrobes. I can’t help but hover like a seagull at a picnic. So when a family member offered me these pants, I swooped.
Season two of Refashion Runway has just started over at Renegade Seamstress. I’m so excited and will be watching with much anticipation. I haven’t heard of any of the chosen contestants before, so I can’t wait to explore their blogs and see what they come up with.
There are six challenges this time too, so the fun (and no doubt, pressure and nerves for the contestants) will last even longer this time!
Life has gone a bit crazy in the Offsquare household lately, but I hope to be sewing again real soon. I have a refashion project I can’t wait start!
Sometimes a refashion just jumps out at me and this polkadot number was one such occasion. I do love those refashions, but to be honest, it’s not always that easy.
Do you see the potential too?
At the moment, it’s got huge shoulder pads and a button that draws the eye straight to the belly button. “Hey guys! Like my big, freakishly white outie?!”. Then there’s that bizarre fake shirt attached to it at the front. Yuck. Continue reading
Call me sentimental, but this one dollar thrifted find is more than just an apron to me. It tells a story. It comes to me preloaded with history.
The worn fabric feels soft in my fingers and I admire the worn floral fabric. It’s starting to go thread bare on the right hand side, directly in the place your hand naturally falls on your thigh when you want to dry or clean your hands. Continue reading
I walked past this shirt for a few weeks in the op-shop before I gave in and bought it. I’m so pleased I finally did!
The fabric on this shirt is lightweight and will be great in summer. The style wasn’t quite me though and it needed a little tweaking. Continue reading