I'm sharing this week about my refashioning project from our recent county fair...If you missed the first part, check it out HERE.
One of my peas wanted a casual look for her sheep show...and I obliged. Although the class says they are looking for an elegant look, I think we compromised with this casual elegance.
We started with a wool tweed coat and a cream colored wool hat.
Here's what I did for outfit #2 to refashion it:
- Lavender Tweed coat - we added vintage lace to the collar.
- I added rosettes and these flowers made from wool sweaters and felt leaves all along the hem of the coat. Then I added pearl beads and other pretty buttons into the mix.
- I made a wool belt from one of our thrifted sweaters. We topped off the knot with a pretty vintage brooch.
- All the way down the side seam of her jeans, I fused with Steam-a-Seam, wool patches from our thrifted sweaters.
- We topped it off with that cute creamy wool hat I found at the thrift store.
This outfit came together pretty quick. I love the flowers along the hem of the coat and I think this is a super cute way to add some whimsy to an old coat.
The belt was a fail in my opinion. To use the wool and sew it into this long skinny tube and turn it for the belt...it didn't flow right and I wasn't crazy about it. We had to pin it down to get it to lay right.
The wool patchwork jeans were a big hit. My daughter loved the look and they looked cute with her boots! It was super easy to do. The Steam-a-Seam has paper on both sides. I peeled back one side and placed the wool. Cut it out around the patch, removed the other paper backing and then placed it on the jeans seam. I used a cotton pressing cloth and steam pressed the patch. It turned out perfect. I LOVE Steam-a-Seam for applique and patchwork projects like this one.
Do you have any fun refashion projects you've done? Share a link in the comments section! I'll be back on Thursday to share the final project of this group, and it's my favorite one!