Quick and easy refashions are the best, especially when they involve a bit of scrapbusting!
This boring button down t-shirt was fancied up in a flash by simply raiding my stash and replacing the buttons with some retro bling and then adding a bit of vintage gold lace to the sleeve cuffs and neckline!
An easy button down t-shirt refashion that looks freaking awesome paired with my dyed jeans and vintage scarf!
(snag my tips for dyeing clothing right here)
Check out this metal bucket of decorative fabulousness I found in the trash!
Unfortunately it’s not in tip top condition, fortunately I have a few cleaning tricks up my sleeve that’ll have it spruced up in no time!
Grab my top tips for how to clean metal decor + my easy fix for tarnished silver below:
I recently thrifted a lovely satin nightshirt:
While it is soft and silky to sleep in I thought it was much too pretty to waste hidden under the covers in bed so I grabbed my video camera and got refashioning!
Discover how to transform those lovely thrifted nighties into tops fit for the outside world with my quirky video tute below:
Dudes can absolutely step out in sustainable ethical style just as much as rockin’ refashionistas! Unfortunately DIYs and upcycling tutes for guys are few and far between, fortunately I’ve come up with more than a few fancy refashioning projects that’ll take any dude’s wardrobe from boring to brilliant!
Grab some drab menswear and make it fab with my Refashioning 101: DIYs for Guys!
Even though I’m not at all a fan of the silly consumerist day of romance the obvious choice for February’s Refashion Challenge is Valentine’s Day. So get refashioning those V-Day gifts and inevitable date night outfits and share your lovey dovey projects with the Gone Thrifting group!
Here’s a few DIYs to get you inspired for the Gone Thrifting February Refashion Challenge: An Upcycled V-Day
I’ve had these two less than stellar dresses hiding in my stash for ages:
Ugh, the grey one is shapelessly stretched out and the other, although adorable, shrank in the wash and is now too short to cover my bits so a refashion is definitely in order!
So much better! Discover how I combined those two dreadful dresses + my quick fix for the refashionista mistake I make far too often in my groovy video tute below:
I received these fabulous vintage salt & sugar sacks for Christmas and although I do have a few ideas about what to create with them (throw pillows, wall hangings, a mini quilt, a patchwork messenger bag) I thought I’d once again ask my fellow DIY divas for your creative ideas:
These thin cotton sacks are all in fairly good condition with no rips. The largest measures 37cm x 25cm and the smallest is 32cm x 18cm.
What would you create with them?
According to the interwebs flares are back (again), hooray! I love me some bell bottomed denim action!
Of course, as with any returning trend, purchasing a mass produced pair of fab flares can leave you feeling as empty as your wallet so my darlings, don’t buy when you can easily DIY and create a pair that are truly unique, sustainable, ethical and best of all free!
Here’s how it’s done:
Who doesn’t love an awesome pair of comfy boots?
Even better when you’ve scored them while thrifting and better still if you’re able to refashion them into something truly unique and exactly your style!
Take a gander at my fave thrifty boot refashions and let me know your faves for a best boots #ThriftyThursday!
’tis time for yet another fancy schmancy vintage hankie stashbusting project!
Isn’t that scarf just delightful? This crazy simple make can be personalized to anyone’s taste and style + it whips up in minutes!
Check out my DIY vintage hankie circle scarf video tute below: