Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wooly sheep sweater

It used to be a simple white sweater. It was boring. So boring! I wanted to get rid of it...but I'd also been wanting a graphic sweater. Suddenly everything clicked. I'd get rid of my boring white sweater AND get a new graphic sweater, all in one stroke, with a little creativity and a certain skein of multicolored knitting yarn that I've had for absolutely ever.

I used a latch hook to craft the fluffy body with the yellow, pink, and white portions of the yarn. (If you've ever made a hooked rug before, doing it on a sweater is quite an interesting new experience!)  Then I embroidered the face and legs with the blue portions of the same yarn and a tapestry needle.

It was hours of tedious labor, but I'm glad that I was able to repurpose one of my many depressingly plain sweaters into something fun and unique!

Here's what it looked like before ...

And if you're interested, check out the full tutorial on my blog!

--The Unfashionista

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Transformation de jupe

A l'occasion d'un petit duo recyclage j'ai transformé une jupe que je ne mettais plus depuis un certain temps...........

Et voici la jupe ....après !

Et me voici avec une petite jupe pour le printemps. 
N'hésitez pas à venir en voir plus Ici 

A très bientôt, Elisa Elisa 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Costume Archives #1 - Victorian Peplum Jackets

Linen peplum jacket refashioned by
Spring is in the air ... my stash busting continues ... my photo archives edit has begun!

About 18 months ago I refashioned a series of costume inspired garments, some of them with a steampunk vibe, including several Victorian inspired peplum jackets.

Denim peplum jacket refashioned by

I found that the best method of adding a peplum to a jacket was to cut the jacket around the waistline, then construct the peplum by adding panels of contrast fabric, and then stitching back on the the original jacket.

More jackets on my blog here.

Happy stitching everyone x

Too Big For My Britches (Leggings)

Hello Refashion Co-op. This post is about leggings. Leggings that fit all over except the waist. They're supposed to be super comfy but these just didn't have enough tummy room for me.
 I didn't know United Airlines was going to have a huge leggings incident this past weekend, but it made my refashion more timely.

They were a bit long so I used the extra length to add some room to the waistband. I cut a few inches off the bottom of the legs and re-hemmed them.  I added a triangle shape from the cut off pieces to each side of the pants.

I did this with a couple pairs of leggings. They are perfect for home, exercise, pajamas.... but they were just a little too tight around the waist. (More exercise could probably help this problem too.)

I cut off the extra length from the legs. I could have used any knit material, if I didn't have this extra to play with.

I cut out two small triangles from the ends. The size of the triangle would depend on how much tummy room you needed.

I matched up the triangles to the cuts I made in each side of the pants. I sewed them in. They didn't fray so they didn't need to be finished on the edges, but that would look neater.

I did a lounge test while my toddler destroyed the house and the leggings performed very well.

Thanks for reading, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Un petit recyclage ....

Voilà un petit moment que je n'ai pas publier ici, alors voici un petit recyclage tout simple :

Un petit tee-shirt dont j'aimais beaucoup le tissu. 
Et voici ma réalisation : 

Et si vous voulez en voir plus, c'est Ici 
A très bientôt,
Elisa Elisa