The refashioners community challenge 2018

This post is written in english because it is a challenge from the english blog Makery where Portia has set the refashioning challenge for the community to show your #therefashioners2018 and #inspiredby designs.

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I have been checking out the entries for the refashioning challenge for the last couple of years, and it seems like just the thing I am doing a lot, actually.

Changing something that already exists ito something else.

Most often it just happens so fast that I do not get round to taking pictures and documenting it.

But it is very sustainable and right up my street, seeing that I go shopping in the 2nd hand shop at my workplace to find things to wear and alter quite a lot.. It is a great way to get new outfits without having to go crazy with new stuff.

I have seen many blue and white striped shirt dresses, and I thought they looked really comfy and smart.

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So I wanted to make my own!

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Luckily at the shop in AVV I found two identical mens shirts I could use. Both with the same holes on the elbows. (Very pointy elbows there. Someone must have gotten quite a bit ahead. Ha ha.)

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A few cuts to make shorter sleeves – but with bell edges, and a short little skirt on the bottom with some extra material from the backpiece on the sides to make it wider. And no collar since I wanted to make it a bit more feminine.

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I can see myself making more of these – I dont even think I need identical shirts, could be fine in contrasting colours as well.

I hope some of you might try the same thing at home.

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Speedy Stylehacking

I was inspired after at trip to my favourite fabricshop StoffStil to make some hacked models of some styles from my book.

They are made ultra fast just by using the already sewn styles to mark and cut from. Something I can do real quick after making them several times.

Such great fabrics and styles. All done in one evening.

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Jeg var forleden en fantastisk tur i Stof & Stil. Det er som jeg har skrevet tidligere, en af mine virkelig yndlingsbutikker. Og selv om jeg forsøger at lave købestop i mit liv, når det ikke gælder genbrug, så kan jeg ikke styre mig i en god stofbutik.

Jeg ville gerne vise jer nogle små  variationer af nogle af stylesne fra Smart i en fart. Der er lige nu 20% rabat på den direkte fra forlaget Muusmann, hvis du skriver koden “sommer”.

I Stof og Stil fandt jeg to fine kvaliter, små prikker og fine blomster. Og så havde jeg noget coolt picasso-bomuld liggende fra tidligere. Så der skulle sys!

Jeg kunne ekstra hurtigt lave modellerne ved at klippe direkte af fra de allerede opsyede styles. Det er nemt, når man har lavet dem nogle gange, og har luret hvordan de lige kan varieres.

Picassoprintet blev til en anderledes udgave af box-toppen, uden lynlås og med længere ærmer.

De fine prikker blev til en bohemekjole, som var det skaterkjolen blev til, da jeg klippede forkert alt for mange gange. En perfekt kjole til den varme sommer. Jeg lavede en hurtig belægning til halskanten.

Blomsterne blev til den lang variant af A-modellen med et færdigt elastikstykke.

Lækre stoffer og dejlige styles. Alle lavet på en aften.