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[VIDEO] Men’s Shirt Refashion- Halter Neck Top Dupe

I spotted this designer top by Ulla Johnson, while browsing online recently. When I saw the inverted pleat, I immediately thought back to the men’s dress shirt, as I almost always see a box pleat on the back of them. In case you didn’t know, the reverse side of a box pleat is an inverted pleat. Like that, I was inspired! It didn’t take much to convince me, as I I love a classic halter neck design! It’s one of those styles that’s universally flattering. Another thing I noticed about the designer top was that it was made from a...
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[VIDEO] Men’s Shirt Refashion- Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top

Bell sleeves anyone? Turn that frown….in this case, sleeve…upside down! This DIY off-the-shoulder top is the perfect way to show a little skin. What makes this refashion even more enticing is that it’s a 3 in 1! If you’ve been following along, then you know I’m a sucker for versatile pieces! I mean, who isn’t?     Here’s What You’ll Need: • Ruler • Scissors • Seam Ripper • Pins and a Safety Pin • Needle and Thread (for button) • Marking Tool (I used a pencil) • Braided Elastic (1/2 inch; approx. 1 yard) • Measuring Tape (I keep...
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[VIDEO] Men’s Shirt Refashion- Cold Shoulder Ruffle Blouse

Ruffles are all the rage this season, adding playfulness to structured pieces such as men’s dress shirt. Here I show you how to get in on the trend with an easy DIY hack. Did I mention I’ve ventured on Youtube? Yup! I decided to launch with a series of men’s shirt refashion and chose a fairly easy one to start with.     Here’s what you’ll need: • Pins • Scissors • Seam Ripper • Measuring Tape • Matching Thread • Ribbon (1/4 inch; same or similar color as the shirt) • Men’s Shirt (well-fitting, long sleeve and lightweight enough...
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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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