Saturday, 2 January 2010

Wardrobe Re-fashion



Wardrobe RefashionAbout a week ago I stumbled upon a blog called 'Wardrobe Re-fashion'. It's filled with inspiring DIY sewing projects, based on the principle of refashioning, renovating and recycling clothes. The bloggers who contribute to it make a commitment to 2, 4 or 6 months (or a lifetime!) during which time they don't buy any clothes from shops. I thought it was a great idea... so I signed up for 2 months! What could be more appropriate for a girl who received a sewing machine for Christmas?


So... I'm not allowed to buy manufactured clothes from now until March 1st. And I've got to sew my own clothes. Aaah!

This rather dazzling silver dress is the first thing I made... you almost need sunglasses to look at it, haha. It was based on this beaut from Dahlia, which at £60 was rather expensive for me. My own version cost me £4.70 and about 3 hours of solid concentration. I was going to wear it on New Year's Eve but I chickened out because it's so bright... but it may be making an appearance some time in the near future!



I'm so pleased with how the waist band turned out!

Sadie xxx

31 comments:

kirstyb said...

loving that dress u look fab x

alissa said...

cute dress! i made a couple of dresses the other day too...i might just have to take that pledge!

molly said...

the dahlia dress is half price now, gutted haha!
but yours is actualyl so much better! <3

Panda said...

Hiya!
Just randomly stumbled on your blog, and i love it!
You have such gorgeous style, and i love these pictures :-)
Well done, i must follow you!
Panda xx

Amanda said...

LOVE YOUR DRESS! :D

sophiemakesthings said...

Oh.my.gosh. what a wonderful idea! I'm definately going to take the pledge when it starts again on march 1st! Does the requirement of not buying any 'manufactured' clothes count as not buying charity shop / thrifted purchases either I wonder?
this is such a great new years dress, perfect for the occasion! you should have worn it :)
x
xxx

Suzanne said...

oh that dress is gorgeous!

Dodo said...

It looks great! And I love to see what you will make in the next two months!

Penny said...

Looks lovely- can't wait to see your projects!

♥Music Fashion Clutter ♥ said...

OMG how good are you, you make it sounds so easy.

Cant wait to see what other inventions you come up with x

Kate said...

Love your dress - you're so talented! xx

Della said...

Beautiful and oh so shiny! May I borrow it? :)

Marion said...

What a great idea!
your handmade dress is very beautiful, I would wear it for a party. Good job ;)

Chloe said...

Oh I wish I could sew better.

Amelia said...

I think your version looks better than the original! What a cool project. Good luck with it :)

Kat said...

I found your blog via wardrobe refashion and have to say you have great style. I love this dress! You totally should have worn it for new years. Can't wait to see what else you make.

Christina said...

How inspiring! I'm now thinking of taking the pledge as well. Best of luck!

redhedgingerbread said...

Wow, wow that dress is gorgeous! Please wear it out soon - you did such a fantastic job! I received a sewing machine 2 years ago for xmas... unfortunately I have no idea how to use it!!! Waiting for my mom to move out here and show me :-)

le blog de leen said...

you are so talented :)
that's a gorgeous dress, really looks like a professional one!
and the color's great too :)

leen

Lidia said...

A long time lurker here, but wowwwwwww you've got skills in the sewing department! Every item of clothing you've made so far has looked shop-bought it's looked that good! I'm sure you'll have no trouble getting through the next two months - looking forward to seeing what more creations you come up with! :)

Lily said...

Hi Sadie! I just discovered your blog from Wardrobe Refashion. Love the silver dress, you totally should have worn it!

amyyyyy. said...

Wow, you're really talented! You never fail to make clothes that don't look like they weren't bought in a shop :)

I'm seriously jealous!

xxxx

The Twisted Cool Rocker said...

Your own version of the Dahlia dress is beautiful and much cheaper. I love it!

Congratulations, you did a great job.

Happy 2010! :)

F i K a said...

the silver dress is awesome!! I love it :)..
I think the idea of wardrobe re-fashion is great!!

Pierrot le Fou said...

your creations never cease to amaze me! you should upload a video tutorial with tips or a simple design :)

Obscene Rabbit said...

you have gorgeous hair and i like the black purse!

Obscene Rabbit said...

diggin further through your blog, I say this with no exaggeration but you’re my favourite blogger of 2010.
Your post are so practical and interesting. The cutting of trousers into shorts is simply genius; i was thinking why didn’t i think of that. You see I’m having trouble finding a nice pair of shorts. So I’m going to probably do what you have.

ps
you have a new follower

Georgie said...

Cute dress! I'm tempted to do a few months but my sewing is limited to crappy purses and I know I'd end up buying something!
xx

Liset said...

Cute dress! I'm looking forward to see your creations :-)

Rachel said...

oh, but it's SUCH a perfect new years dress! I love shiny sparkly things for new years eve.

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