Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Surprise! I'm not dead.

Yes, I realize I have been MIA for a while. Am I going to tell exactly why? No. Maybe later. If we get to know each other better.

But for now I have a new refashion for ya. I'm back in school and hoping to get back into refashioning the way I've always wanted to.

Let's get into it.

I found this super long jumper thing, and I'm not sure if you can tell but I don't love taking before pics. All that setting up and changing clothes to take a picture of something ugly. *insert eye roll emoji* So this is what you get. Mismatched socks, Blink 182 shirt underneath, and hair I'm pretty sure I hadn't brushed at all that day.

Let's get a run down:

*cut off multiple inches and finished with a rolled shirt hem


No, really. That's all I did. Let's get some details up in this bitch.

These shoes are my favorite ever. They aren't as hard to walk in as you'd imagine. I've worn them to campus even because I'm insane. But you can put whatever you want in these. I decapitated some old Barbies, gave them a haircut, and boom.

A friend of mine wanted me to carry sandwiches in there at one point. I guess you technically could. Be prepared to have people stop and ask you about them constantly if you buy them.

Literally the easiest and fastest refashion ever. I'm not even sure it could be considered as a refashion. BUT this outfit has major Clueless vibes and that alone makes it worthy of a post.

Shoes are Y.R.U. from Dolls Kill in case you're curious.

I'm gonna try to do better, guys.

Thanks for sticking around.

XOXO Rachael

Friday, May 27, 2016

Red Floral Baby Doll Dress Vintage Refashion

In refashioning these vintage garments I have learned that sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. I really enjoy preserving the integrity of these vintage pieces. I don't want to completely get rid of the design these people worked for all those years ago.

So here's the before. Gorgeous fabric, absolutely nothing wrong with it. Just not very flattering. It's extremely soft. It is made of 100% rayon, but it feels like super soft cotton. 

So all I had to do was bring up that hem! I'm only 5"1, so on me this is a little long for my normal taste, but even still it looks really pretty. I think it would be an adorable summer mini dress for someone taller too!

I've been trying to source larger sizes for a while. I'm still working on it, but this one can be worn up to an XL so at least that's a start!

Please feel free to pin and share!

I'm also working on little accessory items to use the remainder of the vintage scraps, because if I throw this fabric in the trash, doesn't that make me a hypocrite for what I'm trying to do with sustainable fashion?

Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cotton Candy Vintage Tartan Refashion

Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference. I've always loved pink and blue together, so this tartan skirt was a given. And it's no secret I'm pretty short, but regardless of that, this length was super awkward.

Just cut off several inches, made a new rolled shirt hem, and voila! This will be shorter on a normal sized human. I'm only 5"1. It will be a perfect length for someone taller, but I actually love this length on me too! And normally I don't like below the knee skirts on me.

This one is up in the shop! Go grab it before it's gone!

PS:  Curious puppy not included.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

80s Does 50s

Another beauty fine the way she is! I need to come up with a clever name for these… What do y'all think?

This one makes me feel like it's the 1980s (because that's when she was born) trying out the 1950s. Have you guys have ever thought about that? How we love vintage and appreciate different eras now? What about in the eras that we moon over? Were there fashion forward people that were obsessed with other even older eras as well?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Comfort and Cuteness - Match Made in Heaven

I don't have a before picture of this one for you guys. I know. I'm so sorry. I did this refashion a long time ago, before I even considered adding them to my shop. 

But let me paint ya a mental picture:
She was just this really long tent like skirt. It could have been very cute as a maxi, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't supposed to be a maxi skirt. I'm only 5 foot tall, and it just barely grazed my ankles. Now, if a normal sized human wore it that long, it would just be extremely awkward looking. You dig? So I chopped off a lot of inches, folded over and sewed a new rolled shirt hem to finish her off. I also took it in quite a bit by removing the button on the inside of that waistband and resewing it further in. 

The pleats make this beauty so twirl-able. Is that a word? It is now!

In the shop!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Babydoll Jumper

This was another one of those pieces that was fine just as it was! This sweet babydoll jumper is so comfy and cute. People ask me why I don't own jeans. I guess it's a foreign concept. When I explain that it's because I like to be comfortable I get even crazier looks. Sometimes I will wear leggings and a top, but for the most part it's dresses all the way. I mean this thing can look completely put together, but you feel like you're wearing a nightgown!

And who doesn't love that?

This piece is up in the shop! I think I might move my shop to the left side, just so I can tell y'all "to the left to the left!" Beyonce is totally a good reason to completely rearrange my blog right?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Daisies - Refashion

I'm not very good at coming up with clever titles for these posts, you'll just have to settle for the pretty clothes. I know I know. How can you ever forgive me?!

This top made me think of something my mother would wear. And although she is literally the sweetest woman you will ever meet in your entire life (like I'm pretty sure she's a real life Disney princess, or at least the mom of one), her style is not something that most women under 60 would want to wear. But this collar is not something I could leave. Looking closer at the garment I realized all the wonderful elements present. Peter pan collar, blue daisies, gingham, and button up! This thing screamed summer!

Run down:
  • Carefully cut the sleeves with about an eighth of an inch fabric along the seam line
  • Folded that eighth of an inch down into the seam allowance and sewed
I have followed 2 different methods in making a garment sleeveless. The majority that y'all have seen is me removing the sleeves all together and creating a seam allowance from the existing fabric. Because of this top's shape I needed that extra fabric, so I went with the other method. Either way, as long as you get a nice secure seam, you'll be fine!

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