Adding funky embellishments is one of the quickest and easiest refashioning methods you can use to update your wardrobe!
Sift through your stash and snag those groovy little doilies, zippers and buttons and discover how to take those clothes lurking at the back of your closet from drab to oh-so-uniquely fab with my Refashioning 101: DIY Embellishments over on Dream a Little Bigger!
When putting together outfits to share for Thrifty Thursday I usually need look no further than the fab collection of second hand, DIY’d eco-fashion that fills my wardrobe however this Silk or Satin Loveliness theme had me stumped as the only silk item in my wardrobe is this too-hot-for-August refashioned dress.
But then I remembered a tacky satin top that had been lurking in my stash for far too long so I grabbed my seam ripper & sewing gear and got to work transforming it into something I’d actually wear:
Get the scoop behind the thrifty outfit + the tutorial for my fab upcycled necklace below:
Whoohoo! My first vintage-hankie-stash busting project is complete!
Thrift some pretty handkerchiefs and recreate my upcycled vintage hankie tote for yourself:
Most of us have a tacky brooch (or three) lurking at the bottom of our jewelry boxes so why not transform them into quirky one of a kind arm adornments?
Raid your stash or hit the thrift shop and create the upcycled brooch bracelet for yourself with my easy tutorial over on Dream a little Bigger! (also makes a groovy DIY gift!)
Whilst on location at the thrift shop shooting some bits for this video I spied a marvelous sight out of the corner of my eye:
That gorgeously patterned vintage blouse, with the original labels and tags still attached!
Get my fab floral outfit info + the tutes for my groovy shades & DIY rings below:
Create a few funky fringe-y pins with my crazy easy no sew scrapbusting tutorial!
The wonderful world of refashioning is not only ethical, sustainable and great for the environment but it also gives you loads more bang for your buck!
Transforming an unloved item into a unique piece of awesomeness that no one else has is a magnificent feeling that can be doubled (or even tripled!) with a wee bit of creativity.
Raid your closet, sift through your stash, hit the thrift shop & head to Dream a Little Bigger for my Refashioning 101: The 2 for 1 Upcycle!
This groovy 1970’s suede belt was one of the fabulous bits I inherited in Tante Uschi’s treasure chest:
unfortunately it had been worn to death:
I had loads of refashioning ideas for this sad retro belt but they all involved repurposing it into something else and I really wanted that butter soft suede as a belt so I tucked it away until inspiration struck (over 2 years later!)
Here’s how I salvaged that cracked & peeling bit of waist decoration:
Everyone has a perfectly functional but less than stellar handbag (or three) lurking at the back of the closet and a sweater or two that just don’t make it into rotation anymore so why not combine them into a stylin’ new accessory?
Raid your wardrobe and follow my quick and easy tute to create your own upcycled sweater bag!
Coordinate it with your DIY refashioned dress and crochet embellished boots!
Remember my fabulous thrifted two-steppin’ cowboy boots from a Wild West Thrifty Thursday?
Unfortunately the faux leather started to peel away from those second hand beauties so they were put out to pasture until I could come up with a fix to get them back in rotation.
Fortunately my refashionista brain came up with a quick & painless way to transform those worn out kickers into stylin’ buttoned booties!
Here’s what I did: