These are my first two attempts at refashioning.
I didn't get a before picture of this blouse, but I did change it quite a bit. Just use your imagination and see a puffed-sleeve, maternity-looking, too long blouse. I made cap sleeves, put in princess seams and hemmed it shorter.
I paired it with my thrifted Limited skirt and am very happy with the results.
In a way I'm sorry that I did get a before picture of this next one. Pretty pathetic, huh? It didn't help that the only time I could remember to get sweet hubby to snap the before was at 6:00 in the morning.
This dress was two sizes too big for me so I fitted it by taking up the side seams (including the low arm holes) and taking in the princess seams more. I also took off about 10" at the bottom and hemmed it.
You'll so NOT see my third refashion attempt! Who knew that you would end up with huge armholes when you take out the sleeves? I can't get it right no matter what I do. Bummer! It was a light blue pure linen blouse that I loved! Oh well, it was a cheap mistake. As I mentioned before, I got all these garments at a church yard sale for 19 cents per article.
Have you tried your hand at refashioning yet? I'd love to see what you've done. Please leave me a comment with links to your work and I'll come a-visiting!