Wendy’s Refashionista Confession

Welcome to another fabulous Refashionista Confession…

Wonderful Wendy of Kitty Gritty Designs was so inspired by my Manly Makeover that she decided to hit the thrift store & create a version for herself!

Here’s what she did:

I like the look of denim jackets but find they feel sort of stiff and clutzy…

So thought, WWSD?? (What would Sheri do?)

I thrifted a very nice Liz Claiborne jacket for $3, and a grubby large sweatshirt for $2.

I was afraid (as this was my first sleeve project) to completely take out the denim sleeves – fearful I couldn’t get the proper fit when stitching together. So, I cheated and left a few inches on the jacket sleeve, cut off the sweatshirt sleeves and made them narrower to fit and sewed them on. Very happy! But then I realized I missed having pockets at the bottom…

so I cut out 2 from the sleeve remnants, added 2 scraps cut from the jacket, and sewed them on (I measured them against my cell phone so it would fit into the pocket).

Whoo hoo! A fabulous result that I am thrilled to have inspired! I’m totally smitten with those two-tone pockets! A huge Danke Schoen to Wendy for sending over her groovy refashion!

If you’ve created an awesome refashion I’d love to help you shout it from the rooftops!

Find out how here.

all the tutes!

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A Classy Thrift Style Thursday

cocktail dress –  [kok-teyl dres] - NOUN – A smart dress suitable for formal occasions.

Admiring my vast collection of vintage cocktail attire is one of my favourite guilty pleasures in life. I have a delightful dress for nearly any event that might crop up…but until the glamorous invites start pouring in I’m satisfied to simply play dress-up, enjoy the feel of the funky fabrics & marvel at the workmanship of these fabulous frocks from the past.

Here’s five of my faves:

Vintage Dresses (inherited or thrifted & refashioned) €4  -  Tights (1982) €5 – Clutches (all inherited) €0  -  Shoes & Boots (thrifted or ebayed years ago) €12

Total cost for ALL outfits: €21

Check out all of the lovely TST ladies for more classy cocktail dress inspiration:

Alligator Toe  // Being Zhenya  // Buttons and Birdcages  // Eclecticity //  Erika’s Style Diary // Sandpaper Kisses //  Sincerely Miss J // Sistas From Cali //  Snippets with Alex // Spoolish  // The Two Cent Chick

As always feel free to join in the Thrift Style Thursday fun & vote for our upcoming themes…

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Dandy Denim: take 2

Do you refashion your refashions?

As my body size continues to shrink (the only benefit thus far of having severe gluten & lactose intolerance) my funktastic re-created wardrobe is requiring further adjustments…

Those fab bleached, dyed & embroidered Dandy Denims from last summer could now be pulled on while fastened & slid right off without a belt so it was definitely time to pair them with Cristina’s imaginative In the Mood for Couture jean makeover + an addition or two of my own :

*My version of this top has wide 3/4 sleeves & can be worn back to front or front to back. I also removed the back pockets, flipped them around & reattached ‘em to once again be used for toting bits n’ bobs (& so my previously painstakingly embroidered “S” was the right way up!)

Are you a refashion refashioner? 

all the tutes!


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A bit of CTB Hocus Pocus…

The Crafty Travelling Box has magicked its way through Massachusetts & is now heading off to the Netherlands!

Brilliant Barbara snagged a few vintage hankies from the CTB with plans to create a purty purse & replaced them with a couple of adorable bits n’ bobs from her own stash before sending it onto its next European adventure!  *that scissor pin is fabulous!

Here’s a quick refresher of the CTB’s trek:

Berlin, Germany to…

West Australia  -  Ohio, USA  –   Barcelona, Spain  -  Massachusetts, USA  -  The Netherlands  -  Oklahoma, USA  -  Vienna, Austria  -  P.E.I, Canada

…and back to yours truly in Berlin!

*Reminder to participants: we’d all love to keep up with the CTB’s journey so, pretty please with strawberries & lactose-free cream on top, after you’ve received the box share an update with at least one photo (or the link to your own CTB blog post if ya got one) over on facebook or twitter