Monday, March 9, 2009

Feelin' the passion for Wardrobe Refashion - Part 1

I've been following Nikki's Wardrobe Refashion blog for quite some time now. I've also been doing lots of making and refashioning, but rarely get around to blogging it all (hence why I have never officially joined the Wardrobe Refashion blog - just can't commit to the weekly posting part...). And for reasons soon to be revealed, I've been especially inspired lately, and rather than just making clothing from recycled fabric remnants, I've decided to start actually reworking existing articles of clothing. And here is my first.


Phoofy 80s dress, probably made for a 12 or 13 year old girl, given how tight it was across my post babies non-existent bosoms.


Turned into a dress whose shape is inspired by a beautiful handmade dress I recently purchased from Victoria n' Bird from Etsy for my birthday.


It's still a little more full than I'd prefer, but given the whole refashion cost $4 and took about half an hour, I'm pretty chuffed.


As my son would say, "crackerlackerlicious" (it's his new word - thanks Madagasca 2!!!!!)


And the reason for being extra-inspired lately? Well, the Stitches and Craft show is about to start in Melbourne in only two days and I am very excited, as Nikki has organised a Wardrobe Refashion Fashion Show, and Jade and I will have six of our Beckybean bags heading down the catwalk. Can't wait for it to come to Brisbane and see it all in person. I'll show the bags in another post soon. Whhheeeeee!!!! Crackerlackerlicious!!!!!!

24 comments:

potty mouth mama said...

Wow it's awesome - that's so inspiring. You are one clever lady! I love your poses too, cute.

Jade said...

yes love the nuffy post-poses bec! he he he. looks great though - i must admit, when you buying it this morning i just didn't see it! great job!

PaisleyJade said...

Now that is cool! I wondered if there was any hope for that dress when I saw the first two pics... but I am amazed and impressed!

Kitty Boo Boo said...

love it ... geez you look a bit too umm *cute* in the before pics, you could be 12 in them ... much better in the afters and what cool fabric! most excellent!

Tinniegirl said...

Can't wait to see your bags in the show, and I LOVE what you have done with the dress. So clever.

Net said...

Half an hour!?! That's an amazing refashion for such little time! It looks great. Congrats on having your bags on a catwalk.

Steph said...

Love it! Great job!

littlechrissy said...

Wowee you did such a great job!

Lin said...

Wow you did a great job! And congrats on your bags hitting the catwalk - that is fantastic!

twinklestarart said...

Nice work on the dress Bec. Congrats on your bags taking on the catwalk! How exciting!!!!!! I'm so pleased for you and Jade :)

Hot Fudge said...

You did all that in half an hour? Go to the top of the class - it looks fabulous. And congratulations on the bags - can't wait to see them when the show rolls into Brizzy.

Sharon said...

Looks great! but I hope you saved those sleeves they're far too 'special' to throw away!!

Bette's Bags said...

Congrats on the bags being in the show! Love the "re-design" on the dress! Very Cute!

mimoo said...

Gosh Good luck Bec for the S&C show down in Melbourne! I look forward to hearing all about it when you get back!!
Take lots of photos of Project 'Beckybean' runway!!!

visionhandbags said...

Hi Bec. What a cute dress! And a huge congratulations to you and Jade on your bags being shown at the Stitches and Craft show... I am so excited for you. That is just fantastic - and so well deserved!

Paula Weston said...

Very groovy dress... You're so clever.

Bec, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the wonderful book marks. I was so excited to gently unwrap your beautifully presented parcel (I can see why you get so excited when the postie arrives with parcels from your craft-gifted friends ... I actually bounced up and down on my heels and clapped when I saw the envelope waiting for me). They are just fantastic, and will get plenty of use (and at least one will be re-gifted because I feel guilty have so many lovely bookmarks for myself. :)

Thank you again. The highlight of my week!

xxx

Ali said...

Nice re-fashion Bec! (I love the refashion blog too - so inspiring!) And I love those first two photos! hee hee - where did you find a dress like that? And how did you have the foresight to turn it into that? Hmmm, clever! :)

pedrosprout said...

Whoa, great job. What an amazing transformation!
I have to know though - was that puffy dress already in your wardrobe Bec or did you buy it especially for this project :)
Congrats on having your wonderful bags in the Melbourne Stitches show. They are sure to be a hit!!

Trish Goodfield said...

That dress is so you. Well done.

edward and lilly said...

Whaaaaat! That is so cute! Love it, you did a great job. Wish I had some time to sew or refashion clothes for myself, hmmm.... one day...

Can't wait to see your bags on the runway in Bris.

Bird Bath said...

you have done such a great refashion of that dress. It takes talent to see through the fab through the "phoofiness"
Congrats on getting your creations making a catwalk debut.

Bird Bath said...

oh dear that sounds muddled, but I can't widen the box used for commenting....

Danielle said...

LOVE IT!

flossy-p said...

What a brilliant revamp!