When putting together outfits to share for Thrifty Thursday I usually need look no further than the fab collection of second hand, DIY’d eco-fashion that fills my wardrobe however this Silk or Satin Loveliness theme had me stumped as the only silk item in my wardrobe is this too-hot-for-August refashioned dress.
But then I remembered a tacky satin top that had been lurking in my stash for far too long so I grabbed my seam ripper & sewing gear and got to work transforming it into something I’d actually wear:
Get the scoop behind the thrifty outfit + the tutorial for my fab upcycled necklace below:
Whoohoo! My first vintage-hankie-stash busting project is complete!
Thrift some pretty handkerchiefs and recreate my upcycled vintage hankie tote for yourself:
Most of us have a tacky brooch (or three) lurking at the bottom of our jewelry boxes so why not transform them into quirky one of a kind arm adornments?
Raid your stash or hit the thrift shop and create the upcycled brooch bracelet for yourself with my easy tutorial over on Dream a little Bigger! (also makes a groovy DIY gift!)
When we moved in the kiddo’s room was in desperate need of an overhaul:
That awful dark red & brown paint job and the moldy walls were soon taken care of with professional products and (about) a million coats of brilliant white.
The clean white walls really give an illusion of space!
Get the scoop & tutorials behind the kiddo’s happy hideaway at home…
You may recall that a while ago I offered to be your personal eco-fashion stylist and create a fabulous new wardrobe just for you at fast fashion prices:
Well my lovelies I’m pleased to share my first sustainable style wardrobe creations + a look at the breakdown of the costs involved in creating made-to-order clothing & accessories at fast fashion prices.
I gave a sneak peek of my refashioning ingredients as I was making over on instagram:
Here’s the groovy results:
If I got a dollar every time I was called “quirky” I’d surely be able to finance my own refashionista television show…but alas my quirk is not (yet) compensated so I shall have to keep sharing my talents online and try to be discovered the old fashioned way: through hard work, hustle & luck!
What better to show off my cool quirky style than an awesomely refashioned jumpsuit?
Check out the outfit deets & tutorial below + join my Gone Thrifting group & take part in our monthly Refashion Challenge:
Why is there so much bloody elastic in this dress??
Elastic under the bust, elastic on the sleeves and even elastic around the hemline!
Much better, I can once again breathe and the circulation has returned to my arms!
Here’s my easy no sew quick fix that quickly upsized that adorable dress:
During a recent stash re-organize I discovered a box full of vintage hankies (57 to be exact) and although I have a few project ideas bouncing around my refashionista brain none of them are really jumping out and demanding to be created.
Any inspiring suggestions?
I absolutely don’t need to use all of the hankies in a single project so every idea, not matter how small, is welcome.
Let your imaginations fly and leave your groovy thoughts in the comments below!
I am crazy thrilled to be sharing one of my biggest Totally Smitten With crushes, although I’m quite positive this phenomenal DIY guru needs no introduction!
Mark Montano (squee!) the fabulous fashion designer, television personality, blogger, author extraordinaire and craftastic YouTube star!
Take a gander at how Mark’s online channel began + snag his top tips for refashioning & DIY:
Welcome to my first completely refashioned (no-budget) DIY makeover! Raid your closet & discover how to easily create an adorable dress & upcycle a pashmina into a quirky cropped kimono jacket + get the DIY for quick & easy natural makeup!
Visit the tutorials mentioned in the video & give yourself a refashionista makeover!