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Friday, October 21, 2016

From jeans to quilt

Were you as in awe of all the creations for this year's Refashioner's Jeans challenge?  I was so inspired that I just had to join it.  I started with jeans, but not just any.  For years I'd been saving my boys jeans as they grew up or out of them.  Usually they had holes in the knees so couldn't be passed on to a younger brother.  I don't have a before photo, but I'm pretty sure you've all seen jeans with holes in the knees!  So I created a quilt for my oldest son from all his old, holey jeans.
It could very well be my favorite of all the things I've ever refashioned!  To see lots of process photos and all the details, visit me here at Skirt Fixation.

Halloween T-shirt Made Larger

I went to a free clothing fair and found a Halloween t-shirt that I loved, but it was way to small for me.
The t-shirt it is on shows how much bigger it needs to be.
I looked around and found just the right color knit clothing items to make it larger.
I used these three items and created a t-shirt that is the right size.
For more detail on making this shirt you can go to

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Hot Fall Weather Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. I know it's October but it is a hot 85 degrees today where I live. What is going on? It's way too hot. I had this cute light weight skirt with lots of nice fall colors. This would make a great. light-weight dress for this super hot day.

It has a nice knit waistband. I made 2 cuts in the waistband near the seam the attaches to the skirt. I didn't cut the skirt fabric, just the knit waistband. It won't fray.

Those two cuts made nice armholes without anymore altering.  It made a loose shapeless dress that just needed a belt.

Thanks for reading, for more details go to I Can Work With That.


I saw this tutorial on Threads for how to make a circle vest.  

It looked pretty easy and I figured I could tweak it to make an oval one too.

Come see the rest on my blog!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Easy Minnie Mouse Purse Makeover

Hi All,

Halloween is just around the corner and I have deemed October Minnie Mouse Month here at Upcycled Design Lab.  Mostly just because it is fun to say.  :-)

Sorry I didn't take any photos of this project but you can see it from start to finish in this short video above.

Happy Refashioning,

Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab