Today I welcome Rita from Conversas de Hermanas, for her second time in the series. Just like the previous portuguese guests, she's part of the special Refashion Week, with some of my most dear portuguese sewing bloggers. When I first started reading Rita's post, I couldn't help but laugh, she does call me Queen of Refashion often, it still makes me blush. I just love this lady and her always good energy. Today, she's not only sharing a refashion, she is sharing two. Wanna see?!
I don't call her Magda, I like to call her for her correct name: Queen of Refashion!
I'm really happy to be here today (it's the perfect excuse to use some of the clothes and stuff that's on the pile to recycle).
BEFORE (a skirt I bought in India many years ago and that I never used since I was back, too heavy and too shinny for my day to day)
The pattern was quick and easy (Moku shorts, by Tadah). It's a size 12 but with a black ribbon waist it was just perfect). I should be done in no time... Oh no you don't Rita!!!
It was a nightmare... so many beads and mirrors.
First I forgot to take them off and broke needles on the machine. Then I took all the ones near the seams off and the others started to fall apart, cos they were all sewed with the same line. It took me a long time to sew by hand so many beads and mirrors and stuff... BUT AT THE END IT ALL COMPENSATED! Here am I... going out for dinner with friends!
No! It's not over...
Teresinha was in desperate need for some summer shorts! When I cleaned my wardrobe a few weeks ago I found a shirt from my mother. The fabric was the perfect light, soft, worn jeans... (Here you will have to believe me, because I remember taking pictures of the shirt on my small mannequin before tearing it apart and I cannot find it in anywhere... sigh...)
She used it almost everyday on our short trip to Italy...
Teresinha's Tunic/Top was a quick sew the night before we left on vacation, she needed something fresh. No pattern just eyeballed the measurements on some liberty fabric, maybe it was not such a good idea for such nice fabric but at the end it turned out exactly like I wanted!
Sry for the long post... Have fun and enjoy the summer!
Check out what the amazing people below did...
From a Box * Rebel and Malice * In a Manner of Sewing * Miss Castelinhos * Threading My Way * Fairies, Bubbles and Co. * Mabey She Made it * Conversas de Hermanas * Lulu and Celeste * Made by Sara * La Folie * Climbing the Willow * HattieLu Handmade * Swoodson Says * Knot so Normal* Friends Stitched Together * Just Another Project * Sew Thrifty