A few weeks ago my kooky buddy Koko had a closet de-clutter & tossed a bunch of her unwanted clothes my way…little did she know she’d be getting most of them back…after I’d transformed ‘em with a bit o’ refashionista magic of course!
dowdy skirt + frumpy top = fabulous bohemian maxi dress
2 shrunken long-sleeves sliced, diced & reconstructed into a bolero & an extra long t-shirt
an old t-shirt + a tacky skirt + a strip o’ lace + a bit o’ dye = an adorable new dress
a pair of bedraggled wide leg cords became the perfect pencil skirt & her new favourite handbag
*don’tcha just love it when your (re)creations are adored…warm fuzzies for everyone!
here’s a few more nifty fixes for those dreadfully drab tot denims…
I discovered this über long (& incredibly unflattering) cardi skulking at the back of my wardrobe:
a quick chop & re-visit of my Dowdy No More webisode resulted in…
a super cozy, button-up, pocketed skirt…
and fantastically adorable cropped cardi! (as seen in The Crochet Cheater Top)
Ahhh…vintage glitz, how I love to collect thee…my latest acquisition?
…this glittering piece of wearable art from the 1970′s
Created for someone with Glamazonian proportions (= not at all moi), I sliced off a chunk of the insane length, re-visited my Splendid Sleeves tutorial and transformed it into this magnificent morsel:
And just where did I discover this lovely lurex bundle of refashionista joy?
…at Every Dress, a groovilicious Berlin-based online shop specializing in all things vintage & fabulous. *I also scored the beautious black sequin top I’m sporting in my Scarfigan webisode from that funky little corner of the ‘net…pure awesome sauce!
I’ve written so many posts about the fantastic items we inherit (& cleverly re-imagine) from Great Auntie Uschi that I thought it was time to introduce the fabulous woman herself:
Wasn’t she a stunner?
…Tante Uschi’s not only incredibly stylish but also extremely kind hearted & generous. She delights in seeing all of the offbeat creations we come up with from what she calls her “alter Krimskrams” (old rubbish), the latest heirloom to be passed down to us?
This glorious hand carved African Schatzkiste (treasure chest)…phenomenal! …and the best part? It was full of “alter Krimskrams”! Wanna see some treasure?
I took this €1 vintage sack-of-a-dress:
and transformed it into…
…this magnificent mod mini!
*I simply re-visited my Obi-Wan Kenobi dress tute & adapted it for the amount of fabric I had by shortening the sleeves & cowl…a wickedly cool result!
apron tablecloth top
a circular tablecloth + a jersey long sleeve = an über cute circle skirt & matching bolero
an old sweatshirt + some sweet Oma-crochet = a darling doily top
2 bed sheets & a duvet cover = 3 more fantastically comfy (my) Thai fisherman pants
I’ve been an extremely busy little refashionista & my poor elderly sewing machine is letting me know, through an escalating series of groans & wheezes, that it’s time for a tune up…in the meantime here’s the cream of the creations crop from this week:
an old jersey bedsheet metamorphosed into a gorgeous butterfly top…
Oma’s embroidered (yet stained) tablecloth reconstructed into a groovy top for mommy & a funky embellishment for the munchkin’s bleached denim shirt…
an insanely boring maxidress & vintage table runner dyed, snipped & stitched into a fantastic farmer’s daughter fishtail dress…
(another) Oma tablecloth & a dowdy maxidress transformed into a swinging 60′s shift… currently on its way (along with a few super surprises) to the lovely Lisa of Cucicucicoo in exchange for one of her divine skirts!
As my original Jolly Jumpsuit turned out so well and was so easy to make when I discovered a psychedelic super soft jersey blouse in my stash I just had to make another one for the munchkin to groove around in!
Whilst foraging through the storage room I came across 2 bamboo-fabric placemats that just begged to be turned into Krimskrams Körbe!
Yipee! Our Kleinanzeigen-stalking paid off again!
We scored a fabulous 1960′s dinette set for a mere €10!
Boo! The chair fabric was itchy carpeting & had a definite vintage-reek to it…and the table top had seen it’s fair share of coasterless glasses & gouge-y cutlery…
…with a bit of creativity, funky fabric & chalkboard paint we gave it a groovy new life!