Little Boys’ Shorts from Men’s Dress Shirt

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There may be a hint of fall in the air, but, at least where I live, there’s plenty of shorts weather ahead. That’s why I love this refashion — inevitably, as summer wanes, little boys have just about destroyed their summer shorts and need more … so why not refashion some? Check out this awesome sewing tutorial and make some boy-approved shorts from a men’s dress shirt!

Shorts Tutorial (from a shirt) at Saltwater Kids

Summery “Box Blouse” from Men’s Dress Shirt!



We love the flattering strips and fun details on this “box” blouse … look, even darts! This men’s dress shirt looks giant in the pics, but look how cute, tailored and flattering the final product is! Sunni shows you exactly how to make your own, step by step, with complete instructions and illustrations!

The Button Up Refashion Swap at A Fashionable Stitch

Summer Refashions: June’s Second Theme!

While we love patriotic refashions, it’s time to move on to summer refashions! it’s time to get started on any patriotic refashions if you haven’t already … but summer lasts longer than Independence Day! So to welcome summer, we’re moving on to our second theme of the month, summer refashions!

We’re focusing on warm-weather wear, summer colors and clothes to play in! And we’d love to see and feature your summer refashions, so send them in: just click the “Submit Your Refashion” link above! Happy summer!



It’s a Holiday Monday here! We hope that everyone enjoys the long Memorial day weekend! We have some projects to reveal this week with new, original tutorials! Want to see the big reveal of what our daughters made from our mens refashion challenge this month? Stay tuned!

In the meantime….We’d love for you to check out the REfashion Files Pinterest boards! And leave the link to your favorite refashion board as well!

See you tomorrow for more REFASHION fabulous-ness!

White Shirtdress from Men’s Dress Shirts

white shirtdress


Just in time for summer is this cute idea for making a breezy shirtdress from two white men’s dress shirts. Antoinette shows you how to make one — including what patterns to use ! And don’t miss the comments, suggesting different ways to accessorize, mix and even modify this idea!

Refashion 6: Nurse Ratched Shirtdress from Two Mens Button Down Dress Shirts at

DIY mason jar luminaries

DIy mason jar

A mason jar project that gives you romance, rustic and simplicity. A few simple steps with a few simple supplies and this project is done! Think of how you would put your own twist on this design.

DIY Mason Jar Luminaries by Crafts by Amanda

Introducing the NEW Refashion Files!!

I’m excited to announce the new Refashion Files — you could almost call it 2.0! And I’m even more excited to announce that the amazing Megan Pyrah has joined me to bring you even more ways to refashion your wardrobe and your life!

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You may know Meg from her popular Brassy Apple site and Brassy Apple shop. She’s also the host of the web TV show Refashion it on the My Craft Channel Network — now in its second season!

In Meg’s words, “I have passion for sewing, fashion, DIY’ing, upcycling, refashioning, design and attempting to be a fun and cool mom! I like to take things that might look hard and show how simply they can be created. I love to help, teach and inspire others to create spaces, items and clothing/accessories that they love. Carving out my own path at my own pace and enjoying the ride…. ”

Find out what fun we have ahead …

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Sweater + T-shirt = Ruffly Sweater Refashion

This is such a great idea! Sarah shows us how to use a simple T-shirt and a plain sweater to make a super cute Ruffly Sweater!

Be sure to check out the whole tutorial at Sweet Pea & JoJo!

Check in with us this month- we’ll have more sweater refashions on the way!

V-neck to Frilly Sweater Refashion

V-necks are so great, but do you ever get bored of them? Well here’s how to make it into a cute frilly sweater.


Be sure to check out the full tutorial at Casa Crafty!

Keep checking in because we still have a whole month planned for refashioned sweaters!

Create DIY Dragon Tails for Halloween

This is one of my favorite costume ideas – DIY Dragon Tails. And you can add it onto clothes your kids already have.  I also love that you can make the tails in any color. Your kids will love to play with these tails long after the Halloween candy is gone!

Be sure to check out the full tutorial from Jessica at Running with Scissors on Tatertots and Jello.