DIY Shimmer Stripes Refashion

Molly took on my Refashion challenge this month by creating something using Fabric Paint. Refashions can be as simple as this one today!

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She adds a bit of her personality with a few simple steps.

Supplies:

Tshirt/Top (with stripes)

Shimmer Fabric Paint – (we used white by Tulip from IlovetoCreate.com)

Wax paper or cardboard or freezer paper (to put in between the layers)

Step 1: We chose a striped top and wanted to add some “umphf” to it but adding the same color paint to the stripe. Just Shimmery! Put the wax paper (or other material mentioned above) in between the t-shirt layers.

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Step 2: Add the white paint to the white stripes. She found it easiest to use her finger to control the paint on the knit fabric. She also chose to do every other white stripe so there was a hint of shimmer.

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Step 3: Let the paint dry for about 1 hour (or the package instructions). Add a second coat as desired. She liked the look of a hint of shimmer and not too over powering.  We love this paint because it doesn’t require any heat setting and it’s the perfect combo of paint and glitter!

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She can wear it as a swimsuit cover up or can wear it with shorts and a tee!

DIY girls stripes refashion

Refashion a dress

refashion a dress

 

Summer is the time to dress “cooler” I love this refashion of taking something that doesn’t work for the season and might not be your style and transforming it to work! This lined dress gets a makeover and goes from plain to TRENDY!

REfashion a long dress into a short one from Sally Ann.

DIY Rosette Flower Top

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Think PINK!!! We’ve seen lots of tutorials for small rosettes on tops, cardigans, etc but not many that go large! And we love it! Ruffle up some fabric in a favorite color to create this statement t-shirt!

Large Rosette Flower Top from Ruffles and Stuff

Summer Sandal Refashion!

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We love summer sandals … and there’s nothing better than refashioning them into something fantastic. This great how-to tutorial shows you how to customize plain sandals to fit your taste … and wardrobe!

Summer Sandal Refashion at Thirty Handmade Days (by Bev at Flamingo Toes)

DIY hula hoop fort

DIY hula hoop hideout fort reading

 

Call it a hideout, a fort, a reading nook or a teepee. This quick tutorial will have your kids so excited! A few supplies and and some bed sheets and you could transform their day!

DIY hula hoop fort from Alanna George – the Craft Nest

Loose, Summery Top from Fringed Scarf!

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I love this idea! Laura suggests that you can use any kind of scarf — not just white — and make your own stylish top in any number of patterns and colors. She walks you through the easy steps!

DIY. Fringe Scarf Sewn Loose Top at Trash to Couture

Tank top to dress Refashion

tank to dress refashion

 

Perfect dress for Summer! A tank top and a little fabric and you too can have a high waisted dress that’s comfortable and chic!

Tank top to Dress Refashion from Talk 2 Trees

Shirt to Summer Scarf

 

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There are many things to love about this refashion, but to us, not only is it a great project, but it hints at a greater refashion principle. If you like the fabric or pattern in something, you can make it into something that matches current styles or your new wardrobe — you can make something fresh!

That said, here’s an amazing how-to turning a skirt into a summer scarf from the super-talented Heather.

Skirt to Summer Scarf Refashion at Sew-Over-It

Scarf to Shorts Refashion

scarf to shorts refashion

 

Another fun tutorial using a scarf and creating clothing with it! Find a great print on a scarf you love and follow their directions to make a pair of Summer shorts! Chic, chic, chic!

Scarf to Shorts Refashion from A pair & a spare

Maxi Dress from T-Shirt and Voile!

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Oh! How we love Melissa’s maxi dress for her little girl! It’s perfectly summery, and an easy sewing project (she shows you how). And while you’re there, don’t miss her other t-shirt maxi dress refashion!

Tutorial: Summer Maxi Dress, t-shirt refashion at Polka Dot Chair