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!
Among the treasures was this batwing top. The fabric colour with the textured stripes is gorgeous! Love that. The style? It’s blah. Don’t love that. I felt shapeless and swamped. 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.
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
It’s the last week of Refashion Runway! I hope you’re not tired of me talking about it yet, but we’re almost done. A winner is due to be crowned next week!
I haven’t made it through this round, but pop on over for a refashion feast anyway and vote for your favourite!
So, this last challenge is themed “summer dress”. While it is winter here, I’m still really excited about this one. I found this “vintage” doozy a month or so back and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Continue reading
It’s week three over at Refashion Runway and I’m so excited that I’m still in! The theme this week is “copycat”, where the contestants have replicated a design found online. Pop over for some refashion inspiration and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!
I love this sheer black dress I found at Urban Outfitters. Feminine, versatile and a bit sassy. So I set out to recreate it using this gem: Continue reading
I love the current look of denim paired with dresses. Cute!
What I don’t like is how boxy and shapeless denim jackets tend to be. Yawn. I actually feel a bit lost in them and they always seem so bulky and heavy.
I bought these jeans from a local secondhand clothing store because I love the high, snug waist. I hate the boring colour though.
Time to work some magic.
Refashion Runway, hosted by The Renegade Seamstress, is underway now and I’m so excited to be a contestant! There are some very talented women in the group and I’ve already enjoyed looking around their blogs and adding them to my reader.
Also, I’ve just finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy (which, by the way, was fantastic), so I’m having awesome dreams at night about being Katniss Everdeen in the arena, completing refashions so I don’t lose my life.
Fortunately, Refashion Runway isn’t that intense and I can just enjoy this for the friendly competition it is (admittedly, with some nervous excitement in tow).
I hope you’ll also follow along and join in the voting. I promise not to be offended if you don’t choose me either. The best refashions truly do deserve to win.
I’m halfway through the first refashion already, so watch this space!