Friday, July 28, 2017

Bleach Dye... Underthings (NSFW?)

Hello Co OP!

Today's post is a no-sew, iPhone recorded number from the beautiful land of Utah! We've been here for 3 weeks and I LOVE it! But, as moving goes, things are still chaotic, so I don't have a sewing desk and my machines are still in boxes :( But I'm hoping to get another desk soon (c'mooon payday!) so that I can get my machines up and running again!

Underthings! Avert your eyes! Seriously though; I was folding these hum-drum-drawers the other day and suddenly, out of NOWHERE, bleach dye popped into my head! 

I have never done this before, so I took the undies, and bunched them up as you would for tie dye

I very carefully made a bleach and water solution and let them soak for... About an hour? I wasn't really timing it. I was just looking for a change in color.

Annndd this pic is sideways. SIGH! But I undid them, washed them in hot soapy water, then washed and dried in the machine. The pink and blue turned out pretty cool! The grey ones literally did not change at all LOL. 

There you have it! Has anyone done bleach dye before? Do you have any tips? I know bleaching too hard will ruin the fabric of things.

Back at you with a real project soon :)

~Illy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dish Towel Refashion

Dish Towel Refashion

Honestly i'm not even sure if this counts as a refashion or not.  I needed to make a bunch of apron in a hurry so I made One Size Fits All aprons from flour sack towels.


I needed something that would fit both kids and adults.  A little twill tape and dish towels got the job done!


The best part is that because these towels come in all different colors I was able to make a bit lot of them quickly.

Adult size 18-women's
Kids sizes 10 & 14
 These aprons are all the same size!

For a step by step tutorial, visit my blog:




The Red Romper

Hello Refashion Co-op. I thought this was a simple shapeless knit tunic or mini-dress, until I put it on.


It felt weird and bulky. There were shorts under there. (It is too hot for double layers.)I changed my dress refashion idea into a romper idea. 


I used the waist seam as a guide to cut off the skirt. It's a knit, so there was no fraying to worry about. I used thin elastic to draw the waist in a little. I just attached the elastic to the waist seam on the inside. 
I probably didn't need the elastic because I cut the bottom edge off the skirt piece and used it as a belt. 


It is still soft and comfortable but it is less bulky around the hips now. Perfect summer wear.


Thanks for reading, for more details and pictures go to I Can Work With That.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I sin and beg forgiveness... because...


I know this post does not include a Refashion.
I sin and beg forgiveness... because...
  • Refashion Coop members have made awesome contributions as contestants to:                     http://www.makery.uk The Refashioners 
  • The stash has a number of men's suits to Refashion.
  • Last years Denims were awesome.
  • Refashion Coop members will carry the show this year,
  • Just announced: Suits You!
http://www.makery.uk/2017/07/announcing-the-refashioners-2017/

Collared

I flipped this extra large skirt to a dress this week


I added an old leather collar from my scrap fabric to the waistline to create a halter top.















Voila!


It's on my blog!