Fashion Friday: Home Edition

Fashion Friday: Home Edition
Hey funky friends, are you ready for a Fashion Friday fix?  I love Fashion Friday almost as much as I love alliteration.  (PS: That reminds me, you should come visit me on Facebook for Throwback Thursday. It’s a groovy good time).
Today’s fashions are extra cool, because instead of old duds being made into better looking duds, these are all made from home decor items!  Ha!  What fun. 
First, check out how these outdated curtains got transformed into a pleated skirt of prettiness from Laura at Trash to Couture

Ack!  So cute.
And do you have a tacky old table runner lying around?  I would have put this thing in my “Take to Goodwill” pile, but Laura tossed it into her “Sew Into Adorable Pair of Shorts” pile, and then that’s just what she did.  See more HERE.

Hmmm, what else can she dig up around the house to turn into an awesome outfit?  How about this old lace pillowcase?  Yep, just like that, Laura transformed it into a chic little mini.  Doesn’t hurt that Laura is basically a supermodel.  I personally would require several more pillowcases before I would be allowed to leave the house.  See the process HERE.
And while we’re on the topic of bed linens, here’s a vintage sheet project from Better After reader Rita.  She found this 1970s butterfly bedsheet at a thrift store for $3 and whipped it into matching dresses for her daughters.  The cost of the whole project was $3, at least, until a ribbon shortage snafu ended up costing her $20 more.  Still, two vintage dresses for $11.50 a piece?  Can’t beat it.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Fashion Friday, and if you just can’t get enough fashiony fashions, guess what?  C’mon back later today for a $100 Shabby Apple giftcard giveaway!  Woo!


  1. June 22, 2012 / 8:54 PM

    Wow! Wow! Wow! That Laura is amazing. Heck I couldn’t even go out in a sheet, let alone a pillowcase. But that pillowcase looks adorable on her!

    And those cute dresses out of a sheet? Fabulous!

    Human imagination is limitless!

  2. Anonymous
    June 23, 2012 / 8:58 AM

    i love the idea of shopping goodwill for linens, etc. to use for sewing clothes. it can be such a bargain! i used a linen tablecloth to make my daughter an amazing easter dress.

  3. colleen
    June 24, 2012 / 12:32 AM

    you’re right. totally supermodel!

    but those sweet girls in the almost as sweet yellow dresses? totally adorable!

  4. June 24, 2012 / 4:53 AM

    I’ve made my daughter a dress out of that exact bed sheet from my own Goodwill!

  5. June 24, 2012 / 9:40 PM

    Talented people are so good at creating something out of almost nothing.

    Reminds me of our year in Africa when my daughter came home from the bi-monthly market with a used cloth shower curtain and proceeded to make the CUTEST outfit with it — without a sewing machine or pattern! Too bad we didn’t take any photos of it to share.

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