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DIY Colorblock Maxi Cardigan Sweater

If this maxi cardigan doesn’t scream Spring, then I don’t know what will! I’ve been hanging on to these secondhand cardigans even though they barely saw the light of day. I loved the colors but wasn’t too fond of the three-quarter sleeves. With that in mind, I felt confident taking on another sweater project after my last tutorial. But no lie, I hesitated at the thought of butchering not just one, but three sweaters! Eek! I just couldn’t shake the idea I had in mind and before I knew it, I had severed one in half.   Here’s what I did: First,...
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Cable Knit Cardigan Sweater Refashion

Spring has sprung…or so they say! When I think of spring, I think soft hues, florals and lighter layers. That brings me to this once waterfall cardigan (from Hollister). I had a love-hate relationship with it. My twin gave it to me a while back, since she barely wore it (and I could see why). The fit was just plain weird! It was as though the shoulder seams were non-existent, so whenever I wore it, I found myself constantly adjusting it. As much as I hated the fit, I couldn’t come to terms with getting rid of it because I loved the...
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Before & After: Checkered High-Low Dress Refashion

This refashion has got to be one of my faves so far! My intention was to do a high-low dropwaist dress much like this one from Camellia. To pull it off, all I needed to do was remove the sleeves, take in the sides and shorten the front hem. At least, so I thought! I completely overlooked the gathered shoulders along with the gigantic armholes. It would’ve been nearly impossible to take apart the shoulder seams, without undoing the gathers completely. To avoid this, I did what is known as an oversized or drop armhole instead. This is where the dress...
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Plaid Dress Refashion- DIY Handbag & Detachable Collar

As promised, here is part two of the button-down maxi dress refashion. If you haven’t seen part one yet, here’s the link. It was from that very plaid dress, that I re-covered this old saddle handbag. As for the other materials used for this project, they were from around my house. Most were collected from another old bag, besides the door bolt part. Since the collar was straightforward, I’ll start with that first. I felt for the dress to truly double as a coat, the collar had to go. Hence, I made it detachable.   Here’s what I did: (Detachable...
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Vintage Button Down Maxi Dress Refashion

Love is in the air and boy do I have a love story to share! This once long sleeve button down maxi dress was certainly not love at first sight. Funny thing is, I almost passed on it! I remember picking it off the rack in disbelief like, “Who the heck would wear such a thing. Or better yet, how?” Once I got over the initial shock, I just couldn’t peel my eyes away from the print. Plus, it didn’t help that there was lots to work with! Right off the bat I knew it was vintage based on the fabric....
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Before & After: Metallic Culotte Refashion

What perfect way to end the year than to break out the shinies?! Predictable yes, but when I peeped this once metallic skirt online, I knew I had to have it! I got it at a great price too since it was damaged. I’ve wanted to brave the culotte aka the wanna-be trouser/skirt that everyone loves to hate, ever since it made a comeback. I mean, who can resist the best of both worlds eh? Figured I had enough fullness in the skirt where I could pull it off, so why not. In my opinion, culottes are really just a...
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