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Repurpose: Tanks, Skirts & T-Shirts

Repurpose: Tanks, Skirts & T-Shirts
The heat is on in Chicago this year! And yes, I have summer clothes. But not enough of them (!) and... In this version, the tank is joined to an old curtain to create a cute new dress! Hot pink skirt becomes ... a hot dress! A variation on the TripOverJoy dress pictured above: An old T-shirt is joined to a knit-fabric skirt to create an awesome dress... tutorial care of PoldaPop Designs Dull t-shirt becomes a much less dull top ... Simple brown t-shirt gets some shape and a little orange pop care of Amie Almostly annoyingly simple... so effective. Your tired old tank and his (your?) Baggy old t-shirt turns into ... this! Amazingly creative refashion! An old grey skirt gets a sassy, halter makeover... This cute skirt was created from an old pair of pants This skirt, from an old t-shirt Men's clothing is always fair game in the world of refasioning! Ok ... so not a tank, t-shirt or skirt. Need a little personality with that upcycle? Still have old maternity shirts hanging around ... make a dress! Related:  Recycle Upcycle Refashion DIY

10 Sweet Refashioned Dresses Home » Fashion, Headline, Roundup-Ideas, Wearable Crafts 16 January 2014 12,900 views 4 Comments by Becky Striepe Could your wardrobe use a little bit of oomph? Shopping for new dresses can get expensive, and thrift store finds often need some love to look current and stylish. Check out these DIY fashion ideas to help you refashion some of your old clothes into cute dresses or give an old dress a brand new life. Pollock-Style Upgrade - Does your favorite dress have an unsightly stain? Have you guys done any cool dress refashioning? Disclosure: this article may contain affiliate links or other forms of sponsored content. 5 Sexy Ways To Upcycle Old Clothing Upcycled designs often emphasize radical do-it-yourself transformations, but some of the most simple ideas can have dramatic impacts. These clothing conversions illustrate the ease with which people can upcycle ordinary objects and make them extraordinary, turning formless junk shirts clothes into elegant tops, bottoms and sexy dresses. Mari Santos does more than just recycle small-scale clothing extras into new, well-fitting and sufficiently stylish upcycled outfits – she shows how much potential exists in upcycling extremely plain everyday objects, things we would normally trash without a second look. A baggy t-shirt is one of the most ubiquitous items of excess clothing you can find in almost any closet.

20-Minute Spring Sweater Redo -- Tatertots and Jello <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered wpgb_shadowed"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><img class="enable-pib-img-under" src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon" data-recalc-dims="1"/></div>Thanks for coming by! I try to feature a new creative tutorial every day -- and I'd love to have you follow along: <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to my email updates</strong></a> or <a href=" rel="nofollow">come follow along on Facebook</a>.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> I had some leftover supplies from a few projects and decided to redo one of my Spring sweaters. I hardly ever wore this sweater before because it was always kind of — BLAH… So — if you want a quick, easy way to add some pizazz to a sweater — try this! First I covered the buttons with fabric. Have a great day! I’m linking up to:

Messenger Bag From Cargo Pants Want to make one of these? From a pair of these? Here's the tutorial! Materials: 1 pair cargo pants (from the going to Goodwill pile of course) 1/2 yard lining material bias tape (store bought or make your own) thread {1/4" seam allowances throughout} Getting started... Take your pair of cargo pants and cut the inseam of each leg of the pants up to the crotch area. Cut the bag exterior pieces: front flap (this is where the cargo pocket comes in handy - cool pockets you don't have to sew!) Cut the same size pieces from the lining material. Make the strap by placing the long pieces right sides together, sew down each side. Now make the front flap. Assembling the lining: Take gusset pieces (2 sides and a bottom) and sew the short ends together. Lay your connected gusset pieces right sides together on top of the front of the bag piece, pin, sew. Lay the back of the bag down and set the front/gusset piece on top, pin in place. Make the exterior just like you did the lining of the bag.

Anthropologie Western Shirt Refashion Tutorial August 26, 2009 7:49 pm I love all these tops from Anthropologie. I also love that Western boots are coming back in! Anyhow, I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money on one of theses shirts because it’s a trendier item, so I decided to do a refashion and a tutorial for it! Here is the shirt I started with. I just used another shirt I had that I liked the fit of to cut out my desired shape. Here it is after I cut it out. Now take the original sleeves. Now I ruffle them in my machine. Pin the sleeves to the shirt’s arm holes, right sides of the fabric facing together. Sew or serge them to the shirt. But I wanted to add sleeve pick ups. Fold them in half and iron them. Fold your sleeves up to the length where you want the pick up to be. Pin the pick up inside the shirt and sew it in place. Now measure where you want your button to be. I got these awesome gentleman’s buttons and attached them per the instructions on the package. Next you need to mark the pickup where you need to do a button hole.

J. Crew Ribbon Neckline Refashion Tutorial October 25, 2009 7:56 am J. Crew- You’re killing me. I can’t keep up with all your fun shirts. I fell in love with this shirt from J. So here’s my imitation tutorial. I got this peachy pink fabric and cut a strip double the length of the neckline and about 2 inches wide. Fray check the sides. Beginning at the end of the collar make tucks and pin in place. Tuck in and out, around, up and down(however you want) around the entire colar, pinning in place as you go. Here’s an up close of how mine looks. Then you just need to stitch it in place. An up close… There’s ONE more thing I did that I didn’t photograph. Here’s my sister wearing it for me. Isn’t it lovely? Got more J.

10 Ways To Turn A Scarf Into A Vest When we stumbled across this gorgeous DVF scarf vest on Shopbop the other day, we were intimidated by the $295 price tag but super inspired by the design. Not only do we have a surplus of colorfully patterned scarves, but vests happen to be one of the best ways to transition summer clothes into early autumn. So, instead of creating one way to turn a scarf into a vest, we created 10! Half of these how-tos involve a sewing machine or needle and thread, and the other half are created with a few clever knots. Here we go! 1. The contrast of a highly structured belt and flowing jersey knit makes for a gorgeous little piece. The first thing to do is cut off the buckle or d-ring at the end of your belt and sew off the end. 2. We promise, you will use this one more than you think. It works for just about any long scarf. 3. The steps for this are in the title! Take two summery silk scarves. 4. Ok, maybe this is a little risqué to wear just as a halter, but it definitely echoes summer halter style. 5.

How To Make Harem Pants From Trousers May 11th, 2011 Email no recommendations Here is another easy way to make harem pants out of existing trousers. I already had these workout pants in my wardrobe. All I did was make a fold to decrease the volume at the hem on the outer leg side of the trousers. I hand sewed buttons to hold the fold in place and that was it! It creates a cinched hem and allows the fabric to billow out to the side. Have a look at the harem pants on my model. posted in: , green, fashion, recycle, DIY, upcycle, clothing, eco, sustainable, harem pants Stay connected with CraftStylish Array

Men's Button-Up Refashion... Into Ladies Tank! A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...) I bought him a button-up shirt for his work. The deal was that he had to wear blue or white button-ups, so I thought, "Why not both at the same time?" And I got him this:Apparently when he wore it to work, his boss told him he looked like a picnic basket, aaand the shirt was retired to the closet. Well, I don't care if I look like a picnic basket, so I decided to turn it into a tank top for myself! It was actually really easy to do... let me try once again to tell you how I used a sewing machine... eh.... First things first, I chopped the sleeves off. Then I slipped the shirt on and pinned in the sides so that it fit. I took off the shirt, flipped it inside out and sewed up the sides where my pins were, trimmed off the excess, flipped it rightside out again, and tried it on to make sure it fit. Then I pinned the armholes the way I wanted them... carefully......and sewed them. That's it!

8 Second Skirt With A Bow DIY Would you like to know how you can make a skirt in 8 seconds? From this? just follow the picture instructions: in summary: and there you have an 8 second skirt! you can also pull out the bottom part of the bow all the way out to make a bigger bow. This project was totally unexpected but i love the result. So there you have it, this is what i truly call killing two birds with one stone. What you'll need: -a very stretchy, knit shirt with long sleeves Instructions: 1. 2. 3. Estimated time: 8 whole seconds. Budget: $0.00 Skill level: anyone who knows how to tie a bow?

Recycling Clothing Using Your Sewing Skills 1787 Neil Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43210-1295 Barbara H. Drake If you have sewing skills and have the use of a sewing machine, you can turn little- or never-used textile items into usable additions to your family's wardrobe or home. Is the fabric in good condition? Changing or Restyling Trims and buttons embellish many expensive fashion items today. Saved buttons can also be used to replace buttons on a garment. Hand stitch satin ribbon over the outside seams of slacks for a tuxedo pant look. Utilize cotton ribbing, purchased in fabric stores, to give an active sportswear look to pant legs or jacket sleeves that are too short. Remove a worn convertible collar from a blouse by ripping out the stitching at the top of the collar band. Full slips can be made into camisoles and mini slips. Sweaters can be quickly restyled, especially if you own a zigzag or serger sewing machine. Turn a dress into a blouse. Pant legs can easily be made narrower. Change the Purpose of an Item Re-cutting Garments

From Old Sweater To Girl's Dress I have this sweater for over 10 years. I like the color, but it's really too short. Some scissors cuts following, more or less, this tutorial make it & love it and my little girl has a new dress. Tengo este suéter por más de 10 años. Me gusta el color, pero en realidad es muy corto. Algunos cortes siguiendo, más o menos, este tutorial make it & love it y mi chiquita tiene un vestido nuevo.

10 Awesomely Altered T-Shirts | The New Home Ec By ashleyhackshaw | Do you have a bunch of t-shirts lying around that you just aren’t into anymore? Don’t throw them out…..alter them into something amazing! I’ve rounded up 10 cute t-shirt tutorials that will make your friends ask “Where’d you get that adorable top?!” It will be fun to say “Oh this old thing? I made it.” (more after jump) nggallery id=’125698′ Scrappy Tee Make a trendy scrappy striped tee. Men’s Shirt to Maternity Shirt Painted Doily Tee Paint a doily tee using simple fabric paints. Ruffle Top Turn an ordinary t-shirt into a pretty ruffled version! Dip Dyed No sewing involved......a dip dyed t-shirt. Girly Cap Sleeve A regular tee turned sweet and girly! Sweet Cami A cute drawstring cami made from a large t-shirt! Ruffled Laerying Top Love this adorable ruffle layering top. Romantic Ruffle Make a sweet t-shirt shrug form an old shirt. About ashleyhackshaw ashleyhackshaw Ashley Hackshaw is the editor, designer, and DIYer behind the wildly popular Lil Blue Boo.

5 Ways To Revamp A T-Shirt I have that classic womanly problem of a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear. Ever feel like everything you own is just kind of... meh? Never fear, there is still hope for your tired wardrobe! There is a solution, and it's called reconstructed clothing. You can tear apart and remake virtually any clothing item to give it an entirely new look. [Emma Pillsbury T-shirt by iCandy handmade] Inspired by the fashion sense of Glee character Emma Pillsbury, Jen from iCandy handmade came up with this design that turns two plain t-shirts into one very sophisticated look. [Bow Sleeve T-shirt at Sew, What's New?] Speaking of shoulder details, how 'bout this t-shirt remake by Sew, What's New? [Ruffle-Wrapped T-shirt by Welcome to the Good Life] While many t-shirt reconstruction projects first cut up the original shirt and then sew it back together, some go straight to embellishing. [Ruffled T-shirt by All Things Heart & Home] [Loopy Skinny Tee by Elisabeth Abernathy]