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From this skirt... ...to this dress... In only 450 easy steps! Ok, so there were a few less steps than that but it was a bit of a faff since I didn't use a pattern, just a lot of pins... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Wardrobe ReFashion
Me too!
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Sorry Nikki, the site has been wonderful but I'm going to have to say goodbye. I am one of those on the tightest of budgets and I just can't justify paying for info already available on the web for free. I really do appreciate all the time and money you have spent on us but the angry people commenting about those of us who 'want something for nothing' should remember that a lot of us subscribe to WR because we have precisely that - nothing, at least in dollar amounts - to spend on fancy clothing that deep down we know we can make from bedsheets with a little prompting. And that's what this website has been, a friendly kick up the arse accompanied by photos of lovely, handmade clothes. I don't need tutorials, an inspirational blog, givaways or 'downloadable content' I can get that all over the web, it was just nice to have a place to go where info was delivered by nice folks that 'get it' and don't look at me like I just crawled out of a skip when I say I bought my outfit at a charity shop or made it myself. With all the new content it sounds like the new site will lose its heart, and that has been the community. What this site has over all the others offering similar stuff is this feeling of being among friends, who pat you on the back when you make something nice and give you help when you buy a stupid bias cut skirt you don't know what to do with. I wish Nikki luck with all endeavours, but I won't be subscribing.
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Hello chaps, I got this charity shop wonder the other day because I love the fabric, but it has problems. The biggest of which are that it is bias cut, and therefore the boats are on an angle, and for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hello chaps! I've had this dress since summer - it cost me 50p from my favourite charity shop - but it didn't fit. The hips fit perfectly but I couldn't get the zip past my (apparently) humungous ribcage so it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hello chaps! I found this perfect-fitting granny skirt in a charity shop at the weekend, but decided it needed shortening before I'd be likely to wear it. It was still a bit boring so I also added decorative sailor-y buttons... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hello chaps, I made this dress from thrifted curtains... I hope it doesn't look too much like thrifted curtains! I added slightly puffed sleeves to the free printable Coffee Date dress from Burdastyle - if you haven't checked out that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I made this laptop bag for my best friend for Christmas. I used a large scrap of thick, brown, woven wool, some pale blue spotted cotton and a large doily. The only difference between this and a normal messenger bag... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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...from old t shirts. I only used old man-sized t shirts to make this tug-of-war toy for my uncle's dog (he loves opening Christmas presents - "leave it Bob, LEAVE IT! That's mine. Grr") I've out a tutorial on my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hello chaps, I know this isn't wardrobe at all (unless tools wear clothes?), but it was made with stash scraps left over from another project. I made this tool roll for my mum's recent birthday to house the brushes and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hello chaps! I got the yarn for the main body of this ultimately-christmas-gift-for-uncle-boy-hat from a charity shop for £1.50 and it's such good quality (I think it's pure wool, but it's soft enough for a balding pate) and there's loads... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Ok, I forgot to take a before photo – these things happen – but I didn’t change the skirt so much that you can’t guess what it looked like before. I love old granny type skirts (having said that my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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This is going to be a present for my Gran for Christmas. She does a lot of gardening, so I decided to make her a useful bucket bag with lots of pockets on the outside to carry all her gardening... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I somehow managed to splash India ink down the front of this dress, and you know how much that stains :( It has been in a drawer for years because I just couldn't throw it away - I loved the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hi chaps! I bought this tablecloth from a local charity shop (I know, it's a bit pink!)... And (snip, snip, sew, grr, rip, sew) it became this... I know what you're thinking... great shoes! There are more pics and a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I bought this pillowcase from the Sally Army a couple of days ago. I wanted to make a light summery top from it so I used this tutorial as a base. I had to change the pattern a lot, mostly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I made this skirt partly because I wanted something uber-comfortable to wear, and partly because I needed a skirt in a hurry (and zips take so much time!) BUT I like to tuck in shirts and the like, and an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
Lawks, it's a boy, and about time! Welcome :)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2009 on hi. at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hello :) I made this top based on this one I saw (and drooled over) in Anthropologie :) For the fabric I used this deeply unflattering thin cotton sundress/cover-up thing I bought purely for the fabric ages ago. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hello Chums. What do you do when your clumsy brother knocks your precious bathroom mirror (salvaged from grandma’s old dressing table) onto the floor so it looks like this?: Well, after some silent cursing and relishing in his seven years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I bought a lot of teatowels from my local charity shop, where they were 5 for £2 (!) They were far too nice to dry the washing up with, and I needed new curtains for the kitchen :) I bought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
Gosh, so many good suggestions! Thankyou so much for your responses, but how will I choose? I'll muse on it over the next couple of days and post again when I've finished it. Thankyou again, Beccy :)
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I made the basic skirt ages ago, I spent ages 'pleating out' the red from the top. I thought it would look cute but I was wrong, I looked like I was going to loot a ship. So it went... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I looove the feathers - hard to clean, but worth it! I had the same problem with the Kasia skirt. I have a tiny waist but huge hips and the contrasting pockets might just be emphasising them (!) I love your version though, it's a shame colours never come true on the interweb :)
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2009 on A Twofor at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Hi Everybody! I made this bag a few weeks ago, but I'm a tardy poster :) It's big enough for files but I think it's prettier than a briefcase. I needed to make something for a friend for her birthday,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion