Refashioned Athletic Tee Has Spirit!

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Bonnie’s daughter wanted to cheer on her brother’s football team on a hot day, but her only piece of school spirit was a baggy, thick boy’s t-shirt. Not to worry–Bonnie quickly (like, in 15 minutes) refashioned the shirt into a stylish, breathable pillowcase top. At Uncommon Designs, she’s sharing this “great way for you soccer, baseball, and football girls to lighten up those heavy shirts and still show your team spirit!”

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Spring-worthy African Print Sweatshirt

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The lovely Nicole from The Felted Fox saw some amazing African print sweatshirts while browsing Pinterest. As she says, “I already owned a plain grey sweatshirt and still had a stash of African print fabrics I collected in South Africa.” So she decided to make one of her own.

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Ornament to Remember Grandpa

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Today’s rescue might get you a little teary-eyed. At Cutesy Crafts, Jessica is honoring her late grandfather by making ornaments from some of his clothes to share with her family. Now they can all have “a little piece of grandpa to remember him at Christmas.” After getting a pair of jeans and one of her Papa’s trademarked plaid shirts from {…Read More…}

Secondhand Shirt Turns Into Cute Summer Crop Top

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Recently at The Felted Fox, Nicole has started sewing her own clothes for the summer. One of her recent outfits started with this large, secondhand men’s shirt.

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Old Jeans to Fashionable Skirt

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Over at Mabey She Made It, Lisa had a pair of jeans that she wasn’t getting much use out of, anymore. “They looked good on me, but the rise was just too low for me to be comfortable in,” she tells us. Time for a refashion! (FYI, Lisa didn’t have a before picture, so her jeans were similar to the ones pictured below.)

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High Fashion Sweater Update

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Nicole from The Felted Fox loved wearing her husband’s comfy, oversized sweater on wintry days at home.  Unfortunately, a few moths loved that sweater, too, so when it became embarrassingly moth-eaten, Nicole decided it was time to refashion.

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Thrift Finds Upcycled Into High Fashion

The Felted Fox dress before

Over at The Felted Fox, Nicole is crazy good at turning worn out items into things of beauty.  “This time I decided to repurpose (or upcycle) an old thrift store dress I owned and had long gotten bored of,” she tells us.  “It had been earmarked for the Goodwill pile, when I stumbled upon a photograph of Solange Knowles wearing a little cropped
jacket and skirt combo.”

The Felted Fox dress before

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Denim Dress to Jacket

A House in Holland jacket before

Ruth, who blogs at A House in Holland, needed a cropped denim jacket for her teen daughter.  Her daughter noticed a denim dress in the Goodwill box and asked, “Can’t we make a jacket out of that?”

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