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Refashion Tips

Today we had our first ultrasound for our baby. At first the baby kept it's legs crossed so we couldn't find out the gender. After a lot of nudging and me turning on my side, we found out that we're having a BOY! We are thrilled and my mind is already thinking of everything I want to make. 
I don't have anything new to post about because I'm cutting out the pink/purple jacket, but I'm going to post my refashioning tips that Meredith shared on her blog last week.

1. The classic reworking thing to do is to hem the bottom or the sleeves of an item. It really makes a difference! For example, here I shortened a sweater.
2. Instead of shortening, why not lengthen it. I have a tutorial on lengthening pants which you can also use on skirts or dresses. 
Also, I've lengthened sleeves by adding a fake sweater sleeve to my brother's jacket.
3. If an item has spots, then dye it, bleach it, or sew something on top of it like some kind of decoration.
4. Last of all, here's a technique on taking in something with sleeves to be more fitting. It takes a little bit longer then just taking in the sides, but it makes a big difference in the finished garment.
I've also made something more fitting by sewing tucks across a shirt.
Besides taking in sides or sewing tucks, you can sew in pleats or gathers to make something fit better.
Good luck and have fun with all your refashioning!


  1. Heather! Congrats on having a little boy! That is sooooo exciting! I am thrilled for you. You will make the cutest things for him!

  2. Congratulations! Boys are the best! (girls are too though). ;) You're going to have so much fun!

  3. Congratulations! I am just getting a boy after 2 girls. I can't wait to see what fun things you make for him.

  4. Oh my goodness! I didn't even know you were having a baby! Congrats on the little boy, he is going to be the cutest :)

  5. Congrats on a baby boy! I wanted to let you know that I LOVE the swimming suit you made that I found on Delia Creates. I couldn't find the post on your site though.

  6. Congratulations, a boy! You must be so excited. :)


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