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Denim Mini Refashion – Washed out to Wonderful!

back pocket detail

We are so delighted with today’s refashion!  It’s simply scrumptious!  But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here, so we’ll back up to the beginning.  We started with a denim mini by Hartstrings.  We picked it up at Goodwill on back to school sale week in the kids department, so ended up paying all of $1!

denim mini refashion

Annie had been begging for a denim mini refashion like her big sisters, so we grabbed a skirt from her drawer that she didn’t wear too much.  Grandma brought it the other day from a thrift store, and it fit great, but looked a little washed out.

washed out thrift store skirt

Here’s what we did:

Step 1: Cut off the bottom 3 tiers from the floral skirt.  This was actually the most time consuming step.  This skirt is full!

Step 2: Pinned and sewed on tiers to the bottom of denim mini.  We decide to sew them to the outside of the denim mini because we loved the look so well.

That’s it!  So easy and so fun!

denim mini refashion

Total Cost: $

Total Time: 30 minutes

Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress

girls thrift store skirt refashion

If you are in love with the photography in this post, you should check out Allegra’s photo shop on ETSY.  She has an amazing eye for photography, and a cute model makes everything just right.  She recently discovered iPiccy (check it out, it’s free!) and is totally in love with Photoshop-ing!

back pocket detail

One reason we knew the washed out pink skirt would work in this denim mini refashion was the light pink stitching detail on the back pockets and skirt.  See the hearts?  So scrumptiously adorable!

Washed out to Wonderful denim mini refashion

So what do you think?  Did you prefer the Washed out before or the Wonderful after?  Vote in the poll and let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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Make it beautiful,

Audrey

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Brown Dot Skirt – Meh to Marvelous!

For this cute skirt refashion we started with a cute brown skirt with a ribbon belt.  It was a gift from a friend, so as we possessed it already, no cost!

Cute, but outgrown!
Cute, but outgrown!

Really cute, right?  So what was the problem?  Well, due to fact she has a 6-foot tall mother, Aria had outgrown this skirt lengthwise before it stopped fitting around! She still loved the way it fit and the fun dot fabric even though she wasn’t happy with the length, so asked for a refashion.

Here’s what we did:

Step 1: Take apart a white-layered skirt to use one layer for the contrast trim.

Step 2: Pin and sew trim onto bottom of brown dot skirt.

Happy to be able to wear this skirt again!
Happy to be able to wear this skirt again!

Total Cost: $0.00

Total Time: Approximately 10 minutes (once the white-layered skirt was apart!)

Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress

Now here’s something she’ll be able to wear again for a while!

What do you think?
What do you think?

Your turn!  What do you think?  Do you like the Meh before or Marvelous after?  Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts on your choice below.

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