I guess I'll start out with my favorite recent fashion upcycle (I'm trying to get away from the phrase "Refashion", LOL) even though I posted it on another blog, lol I'm sure that will all be wiped away soon so I'll post them over here too.
I bought these black sequin shorts (left) at a Goodwill Outlet for less than $1 (they sell their clothing by the pound). I LOVE all of the new sequin trends out there right now, but the really sparkly, very heavily sequined pieces are always so expensive or simply just don’t come in my size. I’ve never worked with sequined fabric before so I wasn’t sure if it was all going to fall apart on me or not, but I tried to be very careful with it and I didn’t cut the fabric at all, I just took it apart at the seams.
The first thing I did was take them apart at the seam that goes down the front, around the crotch and up the back. Next I removed the elastic waistband completely. I then cut the liner out of the shorts and set it aside. I sewed the waistband side 3/4 of the way. I used the liner to cut a NEW liner in one piece out of the hot pink satin. I sewed the liner inside the newly constructed shrug. The edges around the neck were a bit sharp from the sequins so I cut a length of black velvet ribbon, bi folded it and ironed it. I started just past the underarm seam on one side and wrapped the edge of the garment in the velvet continuing around the neck and down to a couple inches past the underarm seam on the other side.
Jenny J Kerr