How awesome is it that the fab flair trend has returned?
I covered my jackets and bags with loads of quirky pins in the 90’s and am thrilled that thrift shops are so well-stocked with retro and vintage buttons and bijou just waiting to be added to my collection!
Throwing some flair on a jacket is old school so I figured I’d update the trend a bit and style up my DIY distressed denim maxiskirt with Buttons & Pins on #ThriftyThursday! Grab the thrifty deets and refashionista tutes below:
Sunglasses (thrifted) $0.30 – Lace Top (thrifted bistro curtain refashion) $1 – Denim Maxi (had for years & refashioned) $0 – Belt (had for years) $0 – Clogs (had for years & Refashioned) $0 – Buttons & Pins (had for years, thrifted, refashioned & upcycled) $0
Total outfit cost: $1.30
Grab the tute behind my 22 year old clog repair and refashion over here and whip up a set of upcycled, scrapbusting, no sew fringe pins with my groovy video tute:
Wanna know how I created the awesome lace top I’m wearing in with my fab pins from a thrifted bistro curtain? Snag my Upcycled Textiles book for only $3 and discover how to create your own groovy lace top + 12 more terrific textile transforming tutorials!
The textile and linens area of your fave thrift shop is chock full of an awesome variety of totally unique fabrics just waiting to be transformed into fabulous garments! From vintage lace and embroidery to super soft cottons in funky prints, always be sure to check out the textile section when thrifting – amazing projects can be created out of those table cloths, bedsheets, curtains and doilies!
I’ve collected my absolute fave step-by-step textile transforming Confessions of a Refashionista tutorials to help you morph those brilliant bedsheets & terrific tablecloths into groovy wardrobe additions using only your scissors & sewing gear – no patterns required!
Contains 13 projects with easy to follow tutorials & full colour step by step photos for everyone from first-time upcyclers to experienced Refashioners!
The Upcycled Textile DIYs include:
8 Bewitched Bedsheets
2 Terrific Tablecloth Transformations
2 Cool Curtain Creations
+ a groovy project to use up all of the scraps!
(grab all of my groovy CoaR for $3 tutorial collections right here)
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Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand) over on my Gone Thrifting facebook group!
As always feel free to take part in the thrifty fun & vote for the upcoming themes: