My Top 8 Groovy DIY Jumpsuits

As I’m sure you’ve noticed I am a bit of a jumpsuit addict. I just can’t get enough of those fabulous all-in-one, throw on and go fashionista wardrobe staples. Unfortunately finding jumpsuits off the rack that suit my quirky style and curvy figure is quite a challenge, fortunately this refashionista has created more than few DIYs to not only transform thrifted jumpsuits to suit your style but also create your own from scratch without a pattern!

CoaR Groovy Jumpsuits ebook

I’ve collected my absolute fave step-by-step jumpsuit projects from my Confessions of a Refashionista + added 2 more never before seen DIY jumpsuit tutes!

Contains 8 projects + styling inspiration with easy to follow tutorials & full colour step by step photos for everyone from first-time upcyclers to experienced Refashioners!

The Groovy Jumpsuit DIYs include:

5 Lovely Lassie Jumpsuits
2 Quirky Kiddo Jumpsuits
A fab outfit accessory project
+ a thrifty jumpsuit styling inspiration guide!

(grab all of my fab CoaR for $3 tutorial collections right here)

September Refashion Challenge: Denim

Ahhh September, the leaves are changing colour, there’s a chill in the air and I get another year older.

What better way to welcome autumn than with a refashioning salute to that fabulously hard wearing, perfect for layering, cool weather fabric: Denim

Create and share your magnificent upcycled denim projects with my Gone Thrifting group and I’ll feature them at the end of each month on my facebook page!

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September Refashion Challenge: Denim

Grab some groovy refashion inspiration with 8 of my fave upcycled denim projects below:

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My thrifty DIY munchkin room

When we moved in the kiddo’s room was in desperate need of an overhaul:

Thrifty Upcycled Kids Room before after

That awful dark red & brown paint job and the moldy walls were soon taken care of with professional products and (about) a million coats of brilliant white.

Thrifty Upcycled Kids Room before after

The clean white walls really give an illusion of space!

Get the scoop & tutorials behind the kiddo’s happy hideaway at home…

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my DIY upcycled ladder climbing frame + trapeze

I am totally on a roll with my DIY outdoor munchkin toy challenges and have already successfully created an awesome playhouse and superb sandbox by upcycling wooden bits I had stored in attic.

The kiddo was desperate for a climbing frame so I headed up to the attic to see what my imagination could put together:

DIY scrap wood climbing frame + trapeze

Another triumph!

Here’s what I did:

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Easy No Mess DIY Play MakeUp

Anyone with a munchkin has definitely had their makeup collection raided and also been on the receiving end of an oh-so-artfully applied makeover or two:

a munchkin makeover

Of course you look beautiful but letting the kiddo loose in your beauty bag is not really cost (or easy clean-up) effective for everyday play. So, what’s a mommy to do?

DIY Play makeup

Create a glamorous no-mess munchkin makeup collection with some upcycled bits from around the house!

Here’s how it’s done:

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A Darling Dress Refashion

In keeping with this month’s Refashioning 101: The 2 for 1 Upcycle theme I’ve come up with an adorable quick fix for a too small dress + a simple trick for camouflaging unwanted prints!

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Head to Dream a Little Bigger & discover how to create a darling dress refashion AND get rid of an annoying t-shirt graphic! (this tutorial also works brilliantly on grown-up gear!)

all the tutes!

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The Upcycled DIY Sandbox

After the grand success of our scrap wood playhouse I thought I’d continue my upcycling challenge and try to create a sandbox for the kiddo once again using only what I could find in the attic:

Upcycled sandbox DIY

Another triumph!

Here’s what I did:

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A Quick Tunic Refashion

Refashioning munchkin gear is an awesome way to stretch a few more months of wear out of those nearly outgrown clothes and can transform hand-me-downs into fantastic one of a kind fashions your kiddo will love!

Take a peek at my quick tunic refashion tutorial on Dream a Little Bigger and see just how easy it is!

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Set for Summer: DIY Munchkin Makes

Hooray! The warm weather has finally arrived which means it’s time to sort through those kiddo clothes and decide what can be kept, what can be refashioned and what to pass over to a smaller munchkin.

I’ve collected my top beat the heat projects to help you stretch a couple more months of wear out of those outgrown items + upcycle some scrappy stash bits into stylish accessories:

summer makes roundup

Get set for summer with my DIY munchkin makes!

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The DIY Upcycled Scrap & Pallet Wood Playhouse

I challenged myself to build a playhouse using only what we had stored in the attic:

DIY Pallet & Scrap Wood Playhouse


Here’s how we did it:

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