I LOVE refashioning. Or upcycling. Or whatever you call it. It is such a good idea to make something new out of something old (hm, something we also do at my work.. i see a pattern here 😉 )
Last month there was the Restyling exchange of Pilar and Amy Nicole and I was so thrilled because the more the merrier and I love to see everyones take on what to make out of something excisting.
They asked you to send a garment (which you have but don’t wear) to your swap partner and vice versa, and to make something out of it for the other one. And that scared me to bits.
Because sewing for myself: excellent!
For my loved ones: fine!
For some one I don’t know? Only through Instagram? OMG!
So I refashioned in spirit of the Restyling Exchange.
What did I have?
A XXXXXL denim button down men shirt.
And an polyester jersey infinity scarf
I used the pattern of my Bonnshirt to cut the body and sleeves of the shirt.
I changed the buttons (got it from my stash) and sewed a band of the scarf onto the dress to make it longer.
After the shirtdress, I was on a roll. I wanted to use ALL of the scarf. (it was a pretty big one)
I used the Larktee pattern of Grainline Studio (short sleeves, round neckline) and just lenghtened it untill I reached the seam of the scarf.
So for a total of approx 3 euro (including thread and buttons, excluding patterns) I made 2 dresses!