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I have been doing a fair bit of knitting recently and although it has been from stash, it hasn't strictly been a refashion. But I have just made this rucksack from an old suit jacket Details are on my blog,... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
That looks great, I love that colour. It started out as a nightie that would have pleased my mum and you have made into a stylish dress, yay!!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2010 on Muu Muu Turned Dress at Wardrobe Refashion
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What a cheeky smile, she's gorgeous and the dress is lovely too!
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I love the effect you have got bleaching the fabric, and as another commenter has said I might try it on some curtain fabric I have as it is far too stiff for clothes and the colours are are bit too defined. I'm not sure it would change enough for this kind of floaty dress but it certainly might for a skirt or maybe a bit more tailored frock!! It would need careful thinking about as I don't want to look like my granny's sofa walking the streets!!
These look like a great fit, well done making trousers is not easy, because there are so many variables for a good fit. Hard to believe they were ever a tablecloth!!
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Well I think it looks fab! Lovely and fresh and summery, I hope its warmer where you live than where I am!!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2010 on Perfect Spring Dress at The Cupcake Goddess
Hi Nikki, I have always been supportive of you because of the tremendous hard work that you have put into this blog and completely understand how it has become too much to handle as a "free-time" activity. But on the other hand I do agree with many of the comments above, I think you will lose a lot of support cos frankly the charges are a bit steep, they are way more than a good magazine. And as at least one person said, we have no chance to flick through and see if we can make use of the content. I have no experience with making things pay on the web but I fear charging for site viewing may not work as there is so much free, and for newbies who are just getting into sewing they won't pay or sign up for more than one month if they can't see what they're getting. So that doesn't help spread the word. But as many people have said advertising won't work either because we are trying not to buy ready made stuff. So where does that leave you, between a rock and a hard place I guess!!! I do subscribe to a online knitting magazine, Twist Collective, maybe you have seen it, now it isn't a daily thing in fact I think it may be 4/a year but there are articles, related adverts and basic details of patterns which you pay for online if you want the full pattern. Maybe that could be adapted to the needs of WR? Either way, I fear, that the changes you need to make will lose the community feel of this blog as many have said. But, hey we need to have change cos another word for that is progress so I wish you all the very best with the new venture but sadly I cannot afford to join you in it. Many thanks for all the work you have done and for the inspiration I have gained from this blog, Much Love Janey x
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Hi Nikki, I just want to say I don't envy you having to make this decision, I recognise that it has been hard for you and that you haven't made it lightly. But this sort of thing often happens when people have a great idea and share it and then it becomes oh so much bigger than was expected. When something grows like WR has it is impossible to sustain in the same way as when you started it. So all power to your elbow girl, you are the visionary, so take it the way you think is right, it is your drive that has got it thus far. I want to thank you for that and say I will continue to support you as far as I can.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2010 on update at Wardrobe Refashion
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That's a great cardi and I like the band at the bottom, I've found this link the best way to do buttonholes http://www.knittingonthenet.com/learn/bh2.htm. You do them all in one row nad they never have any gappy holes at the edge!! Hope this helps.
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Hope you feel better soon! Keep warm and lots of hot drinks!! x
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They are both gorgeous, I really like the bottom one!! I fear I'm a bit too far away to make the purchase (I live in UK). But I hope some of you manage to get there in time to get some and I look forward to seeing some FO in both fabrics!!
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I love the fabric of that dress, and your refashion makes it a great summer dress, if summer ever comes!! Its windy and wet here in UK!!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2010 on A Dress and a Bracelet at Wardrobe Refashion
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That looks great, have you got much fabric left? Maybe you could make a bag or purse from the remains?
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2010 on Floral Purple Sundress at Wardrobe Refashion
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Hi, I love the way you have made this reversable. Double sided skirts have got to be the way to go for holiday packing!! I have made a similar skirt but I am quite round so cannot cope with poofy at all!! I overcame that but using quite a soft, floaty cotton and pleating it so that it didn't need to be gathered so much onto the elastic! Being round I have to cover the elastic waist part but the skirt doesn't make my bum look any worse than it would normally!! I think the choice of fabric makes a big difference, even on your skirt the plaid is more poofy than the cherry/music side. Mind you I think both look great and you have attached the elastic very neatly, on both sides.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2010 on A Skirt! at Wardrobe Refashion
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Yesterday, I dressed in nearly all refashioned or handmade gear, unfortunately one of the refashioned items was a total disaster!! I was given this mac, or raincoat (not a laptop) and it was a boring mega huge old ladies nylon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
I love your red shoes too and the skirt suits you like that. Fab look!
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2010 on skirt refashion at Wardrobe Refashion
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This is the first time I have had to use this, but I have just bought a bag and a purse. It was one of those when a new handbag was the thing I needed. Does anyone else have those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I haven't had much time for sewing lately, which just fills my head with lots of ideas for things I want to sew!! So I was pleased to escape my studies to make a bag for a friend's birthday present.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
I'm no computer expert but when you click on insert pic, you chose the pic from your files then you have 2 choices of whether to leave pic or customize settings (I think that's the message) Anyway pick the cutomize option then you can choose small med or large, I always pick med cos the small is really small!! I hope this helps. BTW I love the dress and think it looks really flattering on you. I'm planning on making some refashions on those lines for the summer, I like dresses as I think they are easy to wear and suit me better but don't always have enough fabric for a whole dress. I think it would work if you made bodice part from t-shirt fabric and then stable fabric for the skirt!!
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2010 on Ugly Blue Dress at Wardrobe Refashion
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This is my latest piece of sewing and also a refashion, in the sense that the fabric came from a local Charity shop, along with the bias binding. Thank goodness for people clearing out elderly relatives houses and sending their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
It looks great and turns a boring old sweater into something very wearable and useful. It follows the Arts and Craft adage "Everything you own should be beautiful or useful" and this is both!! I agree with others that snaps/poppers and buttons on the top will work well. Years ago that would have marked it as homemade but nowadays many shop bought things use that method. Also times have changed, when I first starting making my own clothes the highest praise I could get was "where did you buy that?'" but at last making your own has more value and people are recognising the skills involved. Funny old world isn't it?
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2010 on thanks for the idea at Wardrobe Refashion
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I agree, I love this dress and can understand why you could have a few in different fabric!!
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Yes I used a pattern for both Simplicity 3573 for the jamas and the glove pattern is available on janesprobablyknitting she's got a blog and is on Ravelry. I've been knitting for a very long time but this really is the easiest yet most impressive pattern I've found. Be a good way to start with knitting on 4 needles I really encourage you to have a go!!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on Birthday refashions at Wardrobe Refashion
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Well, although I'm a lifer, I have been a bit slow on posting this year, so apologies for that!! I'm keen to use refashioning and handmaking for my presents as well as my own clothes, partly because our financial circumstances... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
It looked fine to start with but once you had taken it in, the effect was fab. Great refashion, simple but stylish.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2010 on A quickie at Wardrobe Refashion
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