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The (DIY) Brocade Blanket Coat

I inherited an absolutely stunning 1960’s brocade blanket from Great Aunt Uschi a couple of years ago & was terrified to chop it up…but inspiration struck hard and my refashionista wheels kicked into high gear so the scissors (along with some lovely vintage trim) met the fabric and I created a fabulous new coat!

Waddaya think?

Here’s how to make one for yourself…

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The Instant DIY Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts are the absolute best for cozy comfort layering!

Head on over to That Cheap Bitch and discover my fab no-sew secret for refashioning that dowdy summer dress into a marvelous maxi skirt fit for the fall chill:

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The Sensational Shower Curtain to Raincoat Refashion

Ahhh, the joys of Autumn in Berlin: humid with that odd little chill that creeps into your bones topped off with non-stop drizzle & mist from the sky. The perfect weather for a light enough to layer, completely waterproof yet totally funky raincoat…but where does one find such amazing outerwear?

You make it of course, my darlings!

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my adorable cropped apron jacket refashion

My fave thrift shops are full of vintage Kittelkleider (apron dresses) & although most of them are made of slippery, scratchy workwear polyester occasionally I stumble across a sweet soft cotton that begs to be taken home & refashioned…

Such was the case with that lurvly white (and surprisingly stain free) apron dress so I just had to transform it into a fab cropped jacket!

Here’s what I did:

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the small to smaller dress refashion

Thrifting online is awesome and I love thrill of opening a fabulous frugal delivery…the only drawback is when what awaits you in your package isn’t quite as advertised (but even then it’s still pretty awesome!):

This cozy flannel dress was described as a size small – I can comfortably wear an average “medium” and was swimming in this + the neckline was so wide that it slid off of my shoulders when I wasn’t shrugging – but for only €1.00 I wasn’t about to complain or send it back so I busted out some basic refashioning skills, got to work and in less than an hour had this beauty:

the perfect €1 plaid dress to go with my fantastic €1 thrifted jacket!

Here’s what I did:

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Dream a little bigger with me!

I am over the moon to announce that I’ve joined the DIY divas on Dream a Little Bigger as their resident refashionista!

Head on over and take a gander at my first contribution – a comfy cozy poncho to chase away the autumn chill:

the amazing scarf to beach robe refashion

…and my final summer-themed tutorial of 2014?

A fab lil’ swimsuit robe!

Wheeee! Let’s get makin’!

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my awesome diy overalls

Nothing says “effortless casual style” quite like a comfy pair of overalls:

or in my case “hey crazy lady…wtf are you doing?”

Here’s how to create your own pair of throw-on-and-go overalls in under an hour:

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Shrink That Dress: a DIY Tailoring Tutorial

Make that fab vintage find fit perfectly with my quick how-to:

all the tutes!

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