Tag Archives: refashion

Peasant Dress Revamped

First of all let me just proclaim that this is another year for me to not buy Ready-to-Wear clothes. I’ve joined over 1000 other fasters headed by the talented sewist, Sarah Gunn.  We’ve all pledged not to buy clothes this … Continue reading

Posted in alterations, Blogging, DIY, Dressmaking, Fashion, Sewing, Tutorial, Upcycle, vintage, Vintage sewing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Poncho Atitlán

A Guatemalan scarf found it’s way from the thrift to my sewing room via my daughter, who has an artistic eye and great fashion sense. We decided to make a simple pullover poncho, that would show off the traditional woven … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, DIY, Family, Sewing, Upcycle, vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Danish-Mexish Dress

Fabric: 100% cotton muslin, with machine embroidered flowers  Pattern: New Look 6652 Year: Contempory Notions: Bias tape for neck and armholes  Time to complete:  6 hours  First worn: April 2014  Wear again? OMG yes! It’s one of my favorite summer dresses  Total price: thrifted for less … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Mexico, Sewing, Travel, Upcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Refashion Workshop Coming Soon!

One of my favorite bloggers and sewers, Beth Huntington, of the RenegadeSeamstress, is sharing her talents, tips, and tricks in an upcoming Burda Style web-seminar!  One of her specialties is refashioning. She’s very creative and talented and has many wonderful ideas … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, School, Sewing, Tutorial, Upcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 3 Copy Cat!

Week 3 of Refashion Runway Thanks for your support, it’s been incredibly exciting to take part in the Refashion Runway competition. This week was fun, fun, fun! The challenge was to copy a fashion look from a magazine or catalogue. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, DIY, Sewing, Upcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Turmeric Striped T-Shirt

The voting has started! Please pop on over to the Refashion Runway and vote for me. Thanks! Here’s the low down on my first entry for Refashion Runway hosted by the Renegade Seamstress. I had one sleepless night coming up … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Sewing, Upcycle | Tagged , , , , | 22 Comments

This Week’s Round Up

I have successfully completed the first week of Me Made May 13 and it’s been a blast! The Flickr group of over 360 participants is so much fun to follow. There are so many creative sewists out there! Yeah! I … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Sewing, vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Me Made May 13… I’m in!

It’s time for Me Made May 13! Thank you Zoey for coming up with this great social event. ‘I, Barbara aka zibergirl), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I will endeavor to wear something hand made, refashioned, or … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Sewing, Upcycle, vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

American Shirt Dress Restyled

I scored two of these dresses by American Shirt Dress Company recently at the local senior thrift store. These were made in the 80’s with a 50’s inspiration. I like the fabric, the button up bodice, the full skirt, and … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Sewing, Upcycle, vintage | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dress Cool for Traffic School

This week I had the opportunity to upcycle and refashion. I used the skirt half of a thrifted dress and added a new top trimmed in the fabric from the old top. I posted it on The Sew Weekly. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Sewing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment