Fashion Friday!

Fashion Friday!
Hey!  Remember Fashion Friday?  Let’s have one of those!
Fashion Friday is, you guessed it, makeovers of funky old duds into cute and current clothing.  And it doesn’t get much cuter than Kelsey here and her formal mother-of-the-bride top that she deconstructed into a jacket.  She changed the neckline not only to update it, but also to bypass that endless row of buttons.  She added a bit of scrap fabric to the inner sleeves for an extra dose of color.  So frickin’ cute.  See it on her blog Trash to Trend.

Oh but Kelsey has more tricks up her sleeve than that.  She started with what could easily be the least feminine item of clothing on the planet: an oversize Hanes sweatshirt.  But she sliced it up the middle, added thick black lace on either side and gathered it in the back for a girlified (and super comfy!) blazer.  I don’t think my husband would mind if I did this to a couple of his sweatshirts … maybe probably.
See it HERE.

 Emma found this clearance shirt at Old Navy for a mere $2.60.  That would have been awesome enough for me!  But Emma is one step awesomer, and cut off the sleeves to form bow embellishments on the shoulder.  That is actually several steps awesomer than me.  See it on her blog Ruby Murray’s Musings.

And here is a rare instance when my proximity to senior citizens actually works in my favor!  Big floppy trouser pants!  I’m sure the thrift stores around here are teeming with them.  Emma took these polka-dotted pants, split the inner seam, and whipped up an adorable skirt in minutes.  She actually promises this project will take less than 10 minutes.  Obviously she has never met me and my evil sewing machine.  Check it out on her blog HERE.

And here’s an oldie-but-goodie from Sachiko at Tea Rose Home.  I’m only saying it’s old because this post is from waaaay back in 2010, which is like, a million and five years old in blog years, but luckily not in regular years, because I would totally wear this today!  Sachiko made this look with two clearance t-shirts, so yes, there is an American flag hiding under those ruffles! 

That’s it for Fashion Friday today!  Feel free to send me some of your (or your friend’s!) fabulous fashion restyles.  Then maybe I’ll do Fashion Friday more than once every six months, ha

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  1. May 18, 2012 / 7:31 PM

    Oh my gosh! You genius! The blue and white striped top is my favorite, but it is so hard to pick!

  2. Anonymous
    May 18, 2012 / 8:36 PM

    Yes, more Fashion Friday!!!

  3. May 18, 2012 / 9:10 PM

    Wow, you have pulled some great before & after’s out of the bag today Lindsey. They are all so inspiring I might have to dig around in the back recesses of my closet for some willing volunteers.. I feel another sewing project on the way!! Yes I agree Samantha, but maybe a Fashion Friday once a month as I don’t know if I can’t give up the furniture profiles 4 times a month!! 🙂

  4. May 19, 2012 / 12:03 AM

    Wowsers thank you so much for featuring my refashions, yep mine was the blue and white Striped top 😉 and the polkadot pants.

    Love this site

  5. May 19, 2012 / 12:31 AM

    I need to learn how to sew! Such cute ideas 🙂

  6. May 19, 2012 / 6:17 AM

    Thank you so much for featuring my blazers!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!!!

  7. May 19, 2012 / 7:09 PM

    would love to try making a patterned trousers into a lovely skirt.

  8. May 20, 2012 / 8:49 PM

    fashion friday makes me think of that eighties move pretty in pink! anyway… i love that polk dot skirt.

  9. May 21, 2012 / 3:15 AM

    I have no sewing or fashion talent….but I really hope someone else does and sends you their work so you can have more Fashion Fridays!

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