Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ahoy there me hearties!!!

Hubby hates skull images/drawing/gothic stuff but me love it so much. Skull with red, navy and stripes will instantly bring you to the pirate world, or is it just me because I had too much Captain Feathersword on my daily dose?? :)

Last night I managed to make a pirate tee for my toddler girl (and I think it's wearable for toddler boy too).. I don't know how hubby will react when I put this on his little girl :D

you can see my other adult refashion to toddler clothing here

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrappy birthday card

Ok, so I know it’s not clothing, but it used to be! I painted and stamped the background with fabric paints then sewed on fabric houses made from my mountain of scraps. I couldn’t resist the button moon (does anyone else remember the cartoon?)

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There are bits of shirts, skirts, and allsorts in there :)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I bought this kaftan/moo moo for $5 at the oppy. Liked the colours and pattern but all a bit OOTT. so this is what i did to it. I can wear it back to front or front to back. yay, a summer dress. xx kel

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mittens and a Dress

001I've only finished a couple things to show you this week.  I made Lily a little corduroy dress and other pair of brown leggings (refashioned from an old pair of pants), this time longer (no picture).  I also knitted Trinity another pair of mittens.  All the pattern and yarn info is over on the blog.
Mittens for Trinity

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hi, my name’s Beccy and I’m a bit new here, but you might have spotted me over on WR or on my blog, Wipster :)

I just wanted to share my two newest handmade things!


The cardigan is the Que Sera pattern from Knitty. It’s taken ages because I got caught up in other projects right in the middle. I like the pattern but I realised late-on that I wouldn’t be able to get the button spacing right so I just added an extra buttonhole when I knitted on the neckband. I think it looks ok? The buttons are some vintage ones I picked up at a jumble sale and the wool is some bluefaced Leicester I hand-dyed with weld an age ago. It’s a little bit itchy, but I’ll get over it because it’s such a pretty pattern!

The skirt was one I’ve had for ages, but it was too big and had a bleach mark on the hem:


To fix it I added two box-pleats, one in the front and one in the back to pull in the waistband. Then I hemmed it shorter to get rid of that nasty red bleach spot.

Hopefully I’ll have time to make lots more things to show you,


This dress was a joint effort by Kate from and me (Kelly)at fluffnnonsense. It was made from this gorgeous green sheet i found at the op shop for $4. It was a king sheet so heaps of fabric left over.........flares?maybe?

I plaited the straps with strips of same fabric and added doilies. The owl is off a T shirt that i wore twice and ripped a hole in.! its lovely to wear with the shirring making it extra comfy.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Hat and A Skirt

Trinity's winter hat
The hat is for my oldest.  I knitted it using yarn from my stash and the button is from my button book.  The flower I crochet out of the same wool I used for the girls mittens. 
skirt refashion
Trinity's newest refashion is this little jean skirt. I used an old pair of jeans that were starting to get holes in the knees. Really I should have just patched the holes because she doesn't really like the skirt. I think the outfit is too high maintenance for her. She keep having to pull in down and move it around. I was just trying to find a way for her to wear all the damn leggings my MIL buys her. While I love leggings on my youngest I don't like them on Gooey.... I think I might just give up on trying to make them work for her and pack them away or refashion them.

More pictures and pattern and yarn info on my blog. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2 items for SSS

A while ago I signed up for Self Stitched September and then kinda didn't do any sewing. This has lead to some panicked sewing and finding of things I've already made. Thought I would show you the 2 items so far.

This skirt started out as a tablecloth which I then tried unsuccessfully to turn into a circle skirt. It sat on the UFO pile for a while and then I got my butt in gear, unpicked it and started again.

This one started as a pseudo smocked dress which was s disaster. Then it became another dress but I cut something terrible wrong so again it was consigned to the UFO pile. Now it's a simple dirndl skirt.

I've jumped on the petal shirt bandwagon!

I've started sorting my girls fall clothing and oldest had stained one of her favorite shirts this past spring and I couldn't get it out.  I let her choose how and what she wanted me to cover them up with.  This is what we came up with.....

Refashion for Trinity

To make the petals I used and old t-shirt I had and cut wonky four leaf clovers.  I kinda just bunched them out when I hand sewed them on.  It didn't take as long as I thought it would.  Other then going a little heavy on the petals on her shoulder I pretty happy with it.  And, well, she loves it so that's really all that matters.

If you want to see more pictures of her being goofy in her new shirt you can can visit my blog.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Three into one

I took those and made this:

Now I need a cardi to go with it. :-)


Three headbands


Only little things to share today. :-)

All the material is reused, repurposed, refashioned.
I also made the red flower.

Have a nice and creative time!