I have loved to sew almost all of my life, but this is the first time I've featured a Re-Fashion here on Western Warmth. I've sewn, designed, spent time and money in fabric shops, hours of dreaming up designs, even more hours stitching and re-stitching them....but I am relatively new to the glorious recycling world of re-fashioning.
Basically, what it is is this: you buy or get something free that is used or a castaway of some sort. You imagine the possibilities and make it into a usable item! Fantastic, no? I've been relying on used clothing of all sorts (maternity, baby, kids re-sale, hand-me-downs, etc.) very heavily since we left "real" life for my husband to attend law school. I'm a fan of used clothing for a number of reasons (enough for another post), but I am even more excited now that I think of things for what they can become now too.
This breezy white shirt is a light summery layer that I felt drawn to right when I saw it at Goodwill. I was so excited about it I had my husband take a picture of me wearing it to church. When I saw the pictures later all I could focus on was all that fluffy fabric at the bottom that was making ME look fluffier :).
I simply cut a few inches from the bottom, hemmed it up again....and here is the change. Nothing really drastic or anything...but just a touch more flattering (which is helpful since I think I've gained 5-7 pounds in the 3 months between pictures :).