2013-07-26

|day 26| Refashion Month Guest: Kat from Sew Chibi

I'm so glad that Kat from Sew Chibi accepted my challenge to be part of the Refashion Month. I got to know her blog (better!) when we both competed in The Sew Off. I am pretty sure I had been checking her blog before, but I've only started following her by that time, when I realised I was missing great and colourful projects posted by her. What I like most about her style is that she does what I am most afraid of when sewing: risk it and mix bright and powerful colours! And she does it good! I am sure her kids are the happiest kids on earth! 

Greetings everyone!!!  I'm really quite pleased to be guest posting here at House of Estrela!  Truth be told, I am not an avid refashioner, but I do love a good challenge.  I have a reject box....err.. "box of good intentions" in the closet of my sewing room that I dabble in every now and again when I am in need of fabric.  Most of the time, I'd say I refashion old bed sheets into everything from custom piping to full blown outfits.
But this time, I took a sweater that I have been itching to refashion since it came into my possession.
My mom had hopes that I would just wear this sweater.  It was a bit big for me to ever consider wearing it out, so I started thinking of what I could make it into.
Originally I wanted to make it a hoodie but I didn't have the right size zipper nor the proper fabric for a hood.
So.

I made it into a sleeveless tunic for Azriella!!!
Only her head didn't fit in it.
So I chopped off my original neckline.
Enter the Bimaa cowl!  
I found a dress that was an ancient sewing fail, and I used it to fashion a cowl.  And wouldn't you know, the piece fit the neckline like a glove!  
 After that I figured I needed to do something with the sleeves.
Capri leggings!

I used a self drafted pattern from a pair of slim-fitting leggings.
And super quick, I had a comfy, hip refashioned outfit for Azriella!!

She loves it.

She loves it so much that she wore it for the next three days!  She was so sad to take it off!
 Nice!


Thanks so much Magda, for giving me the incentive to make this adorable little outfit for my girl!  I might never have gotten around to it if it weren't for you!
And come stop by sew chibi sometime and take a look around!


5 comments:

  1. I want this for me! This is a wonderful refashion and she looks so cute in it, Good job! I also am a little afraid of mixing bright colors, I'm from New York City where we only wear grey and black! Lol. But I am trying to get a little bolder with color.

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  2. This is great! I love the rainbow of colours, and the idea of making new from old. Have my own pile of clothes I nearly sent to charity but have decided to refashion, so here is some great inspiration. If you ever do another series I'd love to be involved. bigboolittleboo@wordpress.com

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    1. hey Becky A I just tried to e-mail you and I got one back saying it failed... is that address correct?

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