Friday, June 17, 2011

ReFashion #5



Python is everywhere right now. Burberry is doing it. Roberto Cavalli. Altuzarra. Just pick up a June issue of Vogue and you'll know what I'm talking about. It's not harsh or tacky, but quite toned down and subtle. I happen to love it, so immediately I was on the hunt for anything that resembled a python print at the thrift stores. Eventually, I discovered this burnt orange number with an inner lining that had a snake print. It was much too large at first. Then after much deliberation, I decided to turn it into a tank dress similar to one that I really like by Acne. It has some pleats in the front and a braided back. Without a cinched waist I tend to feel a bit like a blob, so at one point I wore it with a belt. Oh and if you're wondering why it's so smokey in the background of my pics, it's because there are several wildfires burning here in N. Florida and S. Georgia and smoke has filled the air. I thought it had an interesting effect. Hope you like! -C.C.





Printed Dress, Goodwill, $6



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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

BurdaStyle Member Project of the Week!


I am currently on a much needed vacation, so unfortunately I won't have a new project to post this week. But I did want to share that my gold skirt refashion is being featured as the Member Project of the Week on BurdaStyle. I am so excited about it! I love BurdaStyle. It really is a great site for sewers of all walks of life to learn and connect with one another. It is such an honor that they chose to feature my work. Thanks BurdaStyle! Oh and stay tuned for upcoming projects because I could not resist thrifting on my little getaway and I have many ideas brewing in my head that I can't wait to bring to life! -C.C.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

ReFashion #4

The Trend: Lace Shorts

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I've been dying for a pair of lace shorts. I think the lacey texture adds a little flirt to the spring/summer staple garment. Luckily while browsing through the racks at Goodwill, I found the perfect black lace top to make a pair of my own. I also grabbed a pair of oversize black shorts to be placed underneath the lace. I altered the shorts and removed the back pockets. Then I cut four panels from the lace top, sewed them together, and then sewed them to the shorts. I kept the beautiful scalloped hem that the top originally had. This project took quite long because I had to be extra careful with the delicate lace and I only had a limited supply, but I think it turned out great. Have a great weekend everyone! -C.C.




Lace Top & Black Short, Goodwill, $8


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Lace Top
Black Shorts
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