Have you refashioned something old into a new Halloween costume? Well, we'd love to see it! Throughout the month of October, we invite you all to share your best costume refashions. Let's get inspired!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

T-shirt surgery #4 - White, grey and dots.

A dotted T-shirt, that looked like a night shirt no matter what I did. And every refashion I could come up with, still looked like a night shirt.
Furthermore a grey T-shirt that fit me bad, and a white one with 3/4 sleeves, which I don't like.

After the surgery. I managed to avoid the night shirt look.

Playing around with the circle scarf.

It can also do this.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Skinny Jeans and a Good Dye Job

Hello Refashion Co-op. My project today started great but I pushed it too far and had to work to get it sorted out. I began with some boot-cut black jeans. I wanted to make them into skinny jeans.

I took them in all over. I tried them on and took off a bit more here and there. This is where I should have stopped. They were good but I thought gray would be better.  I soaked them in bleach and water for a few hours. Huge mistake.

Here is the result, they are an orangey-black mess. I wanted neutral and simple. This isn't either. This is a little too punk rocker for me. Or I am too middle-aged for them? Either way, they need to change.

I dyed them back to black. It was the only color that would cover this up.

Here they are, all better now. For more details about these jeans got to my blog, I Can Work With That, here.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fabulous for yourself.

T-shirt surgery #3 - White and green

Usually I do a lot of effort to make my refashions not look refashioned or upcycled. But I wanted to make a pieced together garment, where it was clearly that it had been that.





Circle scarf made from the white T-shirt.

The circle scarf could become an emergency skirt (though loose at the waist).

A cowl to keep the hair dry.

What do recycled bottle grocery bags, a patio umbrella, tyvek mailers and some upcycled clothing have in common?

The answer to that question (What do recycled bottle grocery bags, a patio umbrella, tyvek mailers and some upcycled clothing have in common?) is one super amazing, fantasy, post-apocalyptic outfit!

This amazing upcycle piece of artwork was inspired by an Upcycle Prompt called Post-Apocalyptic Styles.  To see the other upcycled outfit (and to vote for your favorite) visit Top Stitchers.

And while you are there, be sure to check out the sew along post where you can enter to win over $600 in prizes by linking up your best upcycled clothing!!  

The Delightful DIY Dinosaur Costume

Has anyone else spied a dinosaur in their parking lot?

Here’s how to create your own fast moving stegosaurus from items you may already have around the house.