Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fancy towels on the cheap

Here's a quick update to the Dollar store towels that I updated. First I added the ribbon to the towels just to fancy them up. I used about a yard of ribbon to complete all three towel at .49 cents a yard. I was shopping in the Dollar Tree near my office and I came across these cute flowers. Both flowers were on a card for $1.00. Here you have it my quick update to my cheap towels. Green towels $2.00 each, blue towel I already had, .49 cents worth of ribbon and $1.00 for flowers = Towels that are two cute!!!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Refashion with lace

Western PA weather goes from 80 degrees one day to 40 degrees the next. Until Spring and Summer really arrives for good, I have to have a few outfits that can go either way. Another color block refashion, same concept as the others this time I just added a little lace to make it look just a little different. I was able to wear this shirt over a pair of stretch pants.

Again, 100% cotton T-shirts.  These two came from the clearance racks at Walmart for $2.00 each.  I purchased the lace at Joann Fabics for about $1.97 a yard.  I have a cheap shirt for under $5.00. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

another refashion

Here we go again, same concept just two different T-shirts. The white one came from the clearance rack at the end of the season for $2.60. The blue one came from the $1.00 bin at my local consignment store. It still had the tags on it and the original cost was $36.00. For $3.60 I have a cute summer dress that I can where to work. This was my first attempt, but it was too short.

Totally love my husband but he doesn't take very flattering pictures.  He doesn't get the angle thing!  Anyway like I said, it was too short so I just added the leftover white from the white T-shirt to the bottom of the blue.  Again I didn't have to hem the dress because I kept the original hem of the T-shirt.

Another cute and comfortable dress that I can wear to work.  I have an obsession with 100% cotton fabrics, anyting other than cotton is just not comfortable to me.  Sometimes it's a little tricky to find 100% cotton summer dresses.  If you know how to sew you can make your own.   Happy refashioning all, I'm warning you it's addicting.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Color block refashions

New additions to my Spring and Summer wardrobes. I’m going a little color-block crazy with my refashions. These are all T-shirts that I already had in my closet, a few cuts, a little sewing and here’s what you get.

The gray on the top and bottom is just one T-shirt that I cut.  Keeping the original hem of the gray one means that I don't have to hem my dress. 

Now what to do with the leftover part of the pink t-shirt that I used in the center of the above dress.

check this out, I just added a piece of white from the bottom of a white shirt that I bought new on the clearance rack at Walmart for $2.00.

Here is my new summer shirt.

Totally cute, right?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring bathroom update

Spring has finally arrived in Western Pennsylvania, outside and inside. This redo is one that is out of my comfort zone, but I wanted something bright and cheery in my bathroom. Once I commit to something I go full force. I couldn’t just stop with the bright shower curtain, I had to keep going with the entire bathroom. I will be showing you all my little projects that didn’t cost much at all. I shopped my house first and just had to buy some ribbon to complete the projects. Starting with the shower curtain, I found this at the Dollar store on clearance for $8.00. The rug was $10.00.

Moving on to the curtains, I had these in my stash in the basement that I purchased at a yard sale for $1.00.  They were tab curtain panels.  I simply cut off the top tabs and about another 4 inches, I used one panel on each window.  They were a little boring so I bought some ribbon from Walmart that was 49 cents a yard.  I just added the ribbon to the bottom of each panel just for some color.



Next up, hand towels. The green ones I purchased new at the dollar store for $2.00 each. The blue ones I already had. I just used the same ribbon and added to the towels to make them look a litter more coordinated and high end.


See the big “O” that was gift from my sister-in-law a few years ago. You never know where that thing will show up in the house. Next up, The glass candle holder. The base is a soup can. Yep, that’s what it is. I just covered it with burlap ribbon that I had leftover from another project. The width of the ribbon was the perfect size. The glass top is a coche, flipped upside down and is sitting inside the soup can. One of my dear friends makes her own soap and she is nice enough to give me samples. I just added them to the inside. There you have it, my new spring bathroom on the cheap. I’m very happy with the finished product.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Two new dresses

I refashioned these two new dresses for Sister #4. In my excitement to get started on these I forgot to take before pictures. She gave me this t-shirt and cute little skirt. All I did was sew them together to make this dress.

Next up, this one was two seperate T-shirts. I just cut the bottom off of the solid green T-shirt to use as the bottom of the dress.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Boring dress to cute shirt refashion

 Again, I can't say enough about my new addiction to refashioning my own clothes. The weather in Western Pennsylvania is finally improving and it was time to store away the boots and sweaters and bust out the Spring and summer clothes. I realized I did quite a bit of shopping off the sale racks at the end of the season last year. What a pleasant surprise to see so many new items added to my wardrobe that had tags on them. Who can pass up and maxi dress for $5.00 on the clearance rack. I sure can't. I've been a busy lady refashioning my own clothes. I'm warning you its an addiction. If you know how to sew you really have to give this a try.

this is an old dress that i already had


skirt from walmart clearance rack $2.00

My adorable new shirt

So here is what I did: 1. cut about 5 inches off the bottom of the dress 2. cut off about 2 inchest from the bottom of the skirt 3. added the bottom of the skirt (polka dotted part) to the bottom of my new shirt. Just pin the rights side together and stitch. I didn't have to finish the bottom of the ruffle because it was already finished. Very very easy project, total time was less that 30 minutes from start to finish including taking pictures.