Saturday, 22 June 2013

Refashioned clothes

Remember that plain white shirt? Here it is after dyeing it red.  What I didn't realise was that the thread wasn't cotton so it stayed white!  But it looks good with the white contrasting against the red.

I cut off the big collar and left a small mandarin style one.  I shortened the sleeves.

I removed the buttons hoping to replace them with red ones but I didn't have enough in my stash.  So I had to sew the original ones back on!

Can you tell I'm rather pleased with it? :-)

Remember this shapeless dress?  I unpicked the back darts which were in a weird place and chopped the bottom off.

Summery floral tunic style top!

An M&S cotton wrinkle dress 2 sizes too big, weird colour combination and one of the straps was actually sewn twisted!!  I removed the bottom layer and re jigged the straps.

I would have liked to alter the bodice but it's asymmetrical and one side has a zip.  Don't think I'd wear it in public but good for pottering round the garden.

None of the above cost me a penny as they were all donated by my lovely mum.  Even the red dye was free!

Can't beat free clothes :-)


  1. They all look brilliant, especially the dress to top transformation, inspired!!

  2. WOW!! Love that red top!! And fabulous changes for the dresses-into-tops. What a great idea! I might just have to see what I have in my closet that I can tinker with too....hrmmm....

    Been 'lerking' for a while but had to comment on this. :)


  3. Thanks :-) All 'lerkers' welcome! Been doing that on a few blogs myself. Really must comment on them so peeps know I like their stuff

  4. Good job on all three. I've been taking collars off shirts for years; easiest transformation ever.