Nabbed this sweater from my neighbour giveaway pile. LOVED the colour, and the multiple textures - pretty much didn't love ALL the rest! I knew this one could not stay a sweater, so...
Snip Snip Snip!
...And now it's a knit skirt! I love how the two textures create a unique look at the hem.
This closeup will give you a better look at the cool texturing and the (totally accidental) scalloped hem line. The knitted fabric just decided for itself that it wanted to be wavy :D I think my new skirt is way cuter than the old sweater. What do you think?
I found this gorgeous sparkly dress in a thrift shop in London and thought it was perfect for New Years! Too bad it was shapeless and frumpy....
But check out the awesome neckline in the back! No way is that staying the back for long!
So, what was I gonna do? Cut it down to give it some shape? No way was I gonna cut into that many sequins! Jeez- I mean, look at 'em!
Add a belt? No, that would ruin the line...So I came up with an idea! I bought a couple buckles for 50 cents and grabbed some silver ribbon leftover from an old project. This is what I came up with: I added a mini belt-cinch to each side to gather the fabric and give the dress some shape!
I switched the front and back, and I wear it with the sleeves pushed up and the belt-cinches tied. I love it now - Minimal alteration, maximal shaping! Let me know what you think of my refashion! :)
I'm a theatre artist in Toronto who likes refashioning and costuming!