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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!
Here’s how to make one for yourself…
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:
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!
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:
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:
…and my final summer-themed tutorial of 2014?
A fab lil’ swimsuit robe!
Wheeee! Let’s get makin’!
Nothing says “effortless casual style” quite like a comfy pair of overalls:
Here’s how to create your own pair of throw-on-and-go overalls in under an hour: