Floral Romper Refashion

Hey there!

I finally have a new refashion post!

romper_cover

So I acquired this romper from my mom’s closet awhile back. She didn’t want it anymore, and I really liked the print, so I snatched it up. At first I had no intentions of refashioning it. I felt it was alright as it was, but after I dug it out this past weekend, I noticed my feelings towards it had changed… thus a refashion was born!

romper_before
I don’t really know why I liked it (for anything other than the pattern) before. I didn’t like the sleeves with the little bows, or the long, flowy shorts that make it almost appear to be a dress. All of this needed to change!

To start off, I shortened the shorts and took in the sides a bit to make them more fitted. After that I removed the sleeves and hemmed them up. I was decently pleased with how all of this went down, but, as usual, I felt it needed an extra dose of personality… this is when the lace pocket was added!

Romper_after

I paired this with a belt to break up the pattern a bit, and some cute little thrifted booties! I then wore this out to an interesting evening with some friends. My friend Calli and I were romper friends!
romper_calli
Such fun!

Doing this refashion kind of got me back into a sewing type mood. I’ve been in a bit of a burn out from it lately, so hopefully this is what I needed to refuel the flame!

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-The Whale

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Is It Warm Yet? (Dress Refashion)

Hello!

New upcycle today!

I’ve had major spring fever lately… looking out my window puts a damper on my day when I see all the snow and ice still out there… will it ever end???
floral dress upcycle
So I’ve had this dress in my ‘to work on’ pile for months now. I knew it would be a simple fix, but it was winter… not much use for dresses like this in the winter… Anyways, I finally decided that I needed something to make me forget about the cold and snow for a minute, so I grabbed this dress out of the pile…

dressbefore

I really enjoyed the fabric pattern, the lace back, and the cute little buttons down the front of this dress… but what I didn’t enjoy was the layered ‘frilly’ look and the length. I’ve never been much of a maxi dress girl.

To make this dress acceptable to me, I simply cut off the bottom ‘frilly layer’ and hemmed it up. I know I’m lazy. I probably could have done a lot more with this, but I found it to be satisfactory, and actually pretty cute!

After:
dress after

Agree???

So that’s my ‘spring please get here now!’ plea to the universe. I have a new dress to wear once it’s warm!

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-The Whale

Floral Dress.

Hello all!

So today I have a brand new upcycle to share! I’ve had this dress for quite awhile. I got it from Goodwill back in August or so and was super enthusiastic in the beginning… unfortunately I can’t find the before pictures from way back then, but I promise you it was awful. Think something along these lines:

I just really liked the feel of the fabric and the floral print. Anyways, I immediately developed an idea of what I wanted the dress to look like and got to cutting. After awhile, the dress wasn’t really turning out how I envisioned, so I became discouraged and ultimately stashed the dress away in the bottom of my ‘to be worked on’ pile…

A few weeks ago I was going through said pile, and came across it again. I decided to give it another go with a new idea, and I must say I wasn’t disappointed this time!
After:



I ended up turning it into a halter with a deep back. I feel its a nice and breezy dress for a hot summer day (just like the ones we’ve been having!)

-The Whale

Seat Belt Cover Upcycle.

Hello hello!

So I’ve had this seat belt cover for my car since I was 16. I must say it has lost its appeal for me considering my style has changed so much! I had intended on giving it a facelift for some time, but I just finally got around to it.

Before:

Some cute fabric from the bags my grandma gave me and a few sewing machine stitches later… and this is what I ended up with!


Much better right? I certainly like it better now!

-The Whale