Found this pillowcase for sale at the thrift shop for $1 and thought it would look better on my arm as a tote bag! Used some thrifted ribbon for the straps, and I was done!
Was given this free handkerchief at Buskerfest - a street festival featuring music, circus performances, and other buskers.
I didn't need a hankie, but I thought it would be perfect to refashion into something I do need...
...A soft case for my sunglasses!
Started with this pretty floral kerchief and some scrap ribbon. I was just never gonna use it as is!
I sewed the two points together in the back and then tied the third point at the top in front to create a ruched effect.
I sewed up the ruching and cut off the excess, then added straps.
...And the back :)
Whaddya guys think?
I had these leftover pieces from two refashions I made earlier. The larger piece is leftover from this too small wrap skirt and the little scrap was leftover from the waist line of this shirt refashion.
I thought that the skirt shape would make a perfect shoulder bag!
Folded the skirt in half, and sewed the smaller scrap across the bottom.
I added a long ribbon as the strap (a sash leftover from another refashion!) and added the button to close it up (the button hole was already there as part of the waistband of the skirt)
On a family trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, my sister and I had tickets to attend the pagan Beltane celebrations on Calton Hill, where red and green people danced before bonfires in costumed array or simple nudity.
In short, much fun was had by all! Here is the ticket for the event - I love how it warns "ATTENDANCE AT OWN RISK"
We decided we couldn't attend without a proper costume, but as it was cold and rainy, we voted out the nude option. Instead, we decided accessories were the way to go! We started with these from the dollar store...
Then cut and separated the flowers and leaves.
I started sewing the leaves onto a shoelace we also bought at the dollar store
While my sister was twisting up the wire stems of the flowers into a long strand.
We sewed up a couple other accessories. Here are all the pieces we made!
We tried on our new elfin crowns...
And we went out to enjoy the festivities! Below, see pics of the procession, the May Queen lighting the bonfire, and the massive fire as seen from further up the hill.
Loved the look of this necklace, but the clasp was not very secure...
Also, I didn't like how that length fit me...
(And I don't think it looked much better on my dress dummy, Dora...)
So I removed the faulty clasp and replaced it with a black string matching the black flecks on the beads...
Much better! (And I think dress dummy Dora agrees...)
What do you guys think?
Picked up this cool stretchy lace belt for five bucks, but the glued on flower on the front was falling off... also, it was ugly.
But once it was off, the belt looked too plain. And the snap buttons and glue stains looked terrible.
I had this scrap of sparkle leftover from another accessory refashion I did earlier (though I can't for the life of me find a photo of that one...)
Size is hard to tell, but the piece of sparkle is just about perfect to cover the front of the belt. I trimmed a tiny bit off and sewed the sparkle on.
Here's the final redone belt! I like it much much better...
I picked up a free necktie from a friend's giveaway box. I didn't know what it would turn into...
...until I was having a bad hair day and decided to make a hair fascinator that would distract from the mess.
Fold the tie in half.
Put the end of the tie through the loop, and pull it til you create the right measurement to fit around your head.
Tie a nice looking knot, making sure that the circle is fastened with no straying ends.
Try it on...
I'm a theatre artist in Toronto who likes refashioning and costuming!