Girl’s Skirt From a Dress

refashioned dress to skirt

I remember what it was like to be a child and not to fit into clothes. I felt like some sort of jolly green giant when my mom would have me try on summer clothes from the year before and I didn’t fit into them. I grew quickly! If you have a child like me, and a dress like Nike that doesn’t fit anymore, then how about making a skirt from it? Visit Nike to get the full tutorial.

The Outgrown Dress at Thrive

Make A Ruffle Scarf From a T-Shirt

DIY ruffle scarf

For those who have never met me in real life, I am a serial scarf wearer. Some might say a scarf is like my “binkie” or some sort of security blanket – and they might be right. I love wearing all different kinds from heavy to lightweight, and with the fall coming, this DIY ruffle scarf from Cheryl is perfect. She made it from a t-shirt, so the price is right (and the tutorial is very easy). Visit her to learn how she did it.

DIY Ruffle Scarf at That’s What {Che} Said

Turn a Dress Into a Maxi Skirt

dress to maxi skirt refashion

I’ve always wanted to try a maxi skirt but have been afraid that the knit fabric might not be, uh-hem, forgiving to my imperfections. I like this refashion that Mandy did – she used a ruffled dress that was way too large for her and scaled it down into a maxi skirt. I’m thinking those ruffles might be perfect for me! Now just to find a ruffled dress. Visit Mandy to get her tutorial.

Dress to Maxi Skirt Refashion at Sugar Bee Crafts

Cardigan Vest for $1

refashioned cardigan

I’ve always wondered what I could wear with a cute, wide belt. I’ve felt that some of those dresses I see with belts aren’t quite my style and wouldn’t look good on me. I think I’ve finally found an option! Liz turned an old t-shirt into a cute cardigan vest, and she did it for less than $1. That wide belt and t-shirt looks smashing with it, and this vest is totally my style (AND I could even make it with the tutorial!). Visit Liz to find out how she did it.

Make Your Own Knit Cardigan Vest for $1 at Simple Simon & Co.

Maternity Skirt From Men’s Pants

refashioned maternity skirt

I imagine no one wants to spend a bundle on maternity clothes. After all, you aren’t wearing them long – and the super stretchy waistband is often worn only at the end of a pregnancy. If you want some cute maternity clothes, like maybe a skirt, then check out this tutorial from Jen. You might not believe it, but she only spent $.23 on them. I’m so jealous!

Maternity Skirt From Men’s Pants at Monkey See Monkey Do

Refashion a Cell Phone Case

DIY glittered cell phone case

This project is one after my own heart – it uses Mod Podge after all! Michaela had some ouchies on her old cell phone case so decided to revamp it with glitter, making it the perfect refashioned fashion accessory! I love the results and of course support the art supply she used to do it. Visit her for the full tutorial.

Glitter iPhone Case at Covered in Mod Podge

An Alternative to Screenprinting

ice cream applique tee

I don’t know about you, but I could dig quite a few t-shirts out of my giveaway pile – I have a lot of clothing that needs a new life! Carly did just that with her ice cream face t-shirt, and instead of using screenprinting she tried her hand at appliques. I love what she came up with – an ice cream fact perfect for kids, or the whimsical adult (like myself). Visit her to see how she did it. The process is much easier than you think!

Happy Ice Cream Face Applique Tee at Chic Steals

Painted Designer Purse Knockoff

I’ve seen plenty of designer bags that I would LOVE to have. Sadly, the price is never right. I can’t afford to pay thousands for a purse, and most people can’t. Charley has a great tutorial for getting the Miu Miu bag look for less. The base was an old purse, and she did a little refashioning with some fabric paint and a good eye. She has other tutorials that will inspire you to get the look for less as well. Visit Charley below to see them.

Oh Miu Miu’s Stars! at Chic Cheat

Turn a Top Into a Dress

refashioned top to dress

I’m not a big fan of Stevie Nicks wardrobe, and that’s what the shirt on the left reminds me of. Peasant blouses are comfy but a little dated, so it’s cool that Megan saw the potential in this top. She added a “rawr” bottom and turned it into a stylish dress, which is way cuter than I could have ever imagined to do with it! If you are wondering how, pay a visit to Meg to find out.

Refashion Tutorial – Top to Dress at Brassy Apple


Turn A Long Sleeve Shirt Into A Tank


This started as a long sleeve t-shirt – I can hardly believe it, because this striped fabric looks as though it was always meant to be a tank. I love the tutorial done by Jen because it’s very thorough, and you’ll be able to put together a tank of your very own in no time. Visit her to see how it was done.

Tutorial: Upcycled Striped Bow Tank at Monkey See, Monkey Do!