Friday Favorites–Refashioned Clothing

On the heels of my long-sleeved shirt save this week, I thought I’d introduce you to a few other refashioned clothing projects this week.  I’m not sure where the word “refashioned” came from, or how it worked its way into our vocabulary, but I have a feeling someone just thought it sounded better than recycled.  Whatever you want to call it, turning something unwearable into a new favorite is a pretty satisfying experience.

When it comes to refashioning, you have two options:  make the item into a better version of what it is, or turn it into something entirely different.  Pillows-A-La-Mode took it up an extra notch and made a whole bunch of items from a cute sundress.

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The Renegade Seamstress must have a very full closet with her refashioning skills.  One of my favorites is this skirt made from a Hawaiian shirt.

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I have this problem all the time.  Drama Queen Seams found that her favorite white T had tiny holes near the bottom edge.  Rather than toss it, she covered the holes with flowers.

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Tara from All Glorious turned a pair of pajama pants into a skirt and infinity scarf with a nautical feel.

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Sometimes a refashion doesn’t need to be dramatic or complicated to make a difference.  A waistband was all this shirt from Crab and Bee needed.

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It’s hard to believe this knit, peplum, off-the-shoulder top from Private Runway started out as a skirt.

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The Five F’s was able to keep the art from her original sweatshirt while turning it into a sassy little strapless top.

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I love the fact that Diary of a MadMama kept the original collar on her coat refashion.

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Wedding Dress Blue transformed an ordinary skirt into something cute and fashionable.

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Refashionista is a refashioning guru, with a ton of transformations under her stylish belt, but I especially like this little black dress.

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Have you transformed any clothing from drab to fab?