I’m back ;)

22 Aug

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted…summer takes its toll on our house. 🙂 I’m going to be working on the site and updating as much as possible. I am hoping to have my store done within the next month and hopefully some tutorials coming up soon. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Wardrobe Refashion

1 Mar

Wardrobe Refashion starts tomorrow! I think everyone should check it out! It will be fun if nothing more. I signed up for four months so in that four months I can’t buy any new clothes, including socks and underwear :). This should be exciting!

4 month pledge

This is the pledge

I __________________ pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 / 4 / 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed__________________.

Ugly Blue

26 Feb

To Sweet Blue! I love this dress. When I picked it up at the thrift store for 29¢ I was thrilled! It was really ugly before…but I knew it had potential :). I really do love it…I am thinking about shortening the length but I am not sure what I want to do. Any suggestions? I do know that I need to figure out how to make yellow stockings or leggings! How awesome would that be! I am working on a tutorial right now…just in case anyone ever happens to stumble on this same dress somewhere. 🙂

BEFORE

AFTER

My Pile Of Stuff…

25 Feb

My entire bed was COVERED yesterday with jeans, coats, shirts, sweaters, pajamas, and who knows what else???? I am going to start whittling away at them soon. I joined Wardrobe Refashion (4 Month Pledge) so I think I will have enough clothes here and I won’t even have the desire to buy new!!! lol

Finished Bandeau from Button Down

23 Feb

Finished Bandeau from Button Down

Originally uploaded by btgkowalski

I made this dress from a women’s size large button down shirt. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I still need to make a decision on the string that ties around the neck but I am debating between making it out of the left over material or if I should use a white braided cord to add a little different element. Who knows? I should probably decide soon…

Broken Arm

17 Feb

Well, Courtney managed to break her arm this afternoon soooo I guess I am going to be putting my projects on hold for a little while…We go to get her cast put on tomorrow morning. An 18 month old with a cast…this should be cute. ❤

Photo Shoot

17 Feb

I went to my bff’s last night while the kids were with their dad and she got pictures of all my skirts. (Better than the pictures I had on here!) So here we go…The first one is a skirt that I made yesterday. I call it the Rock Star Skirt because it is shiny and short and I believe it makes a big statement.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Bellows

The next skirt I made is a very summery one! I love the layers of ruffles. I was inspired by a skirt I seen at Charlotte Russe. Very feminine!

Photo courtesy of Ashley Bellows

The last skirt I have to show was actually a dress that I altered because although I loved the pattern I didn’t like the actual dress. It was an easy refashion but I adore it. It is probably my favorite of all the skirts. I hope you enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Ashley Bellows

Please leave comments and let me know what you think! 🙂 I am trying to add a gallery page so that you can see more pics of each thing I create. Thanks for looking!

This is the little Valentine’s Day Shirt I made for Gracie.