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!

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Find out how here.

all the tutes!

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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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My hilarious moppet has apparently inherited my tothood penchant for half-streaking

– the evidence, directly from my baby book

Tops & accessories are mandatory attire but bottoms are most definitely optional…

what’s a frazzled mommy to do?

Create a bunch of colourfully fun & comfy lounge pants that the mini-naturist can’t wait to pull on!

Here’s the quick how-to:

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I’m totally wild about my groovy new handbag…in addition to coordinating excellently with my fab vintage skirt it was hand painted just for me by my lovely little lady…here’s how we did it:

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