Upcycled Plaid Summer Dress

diy summer dress


Isn’t this dress darling!? It has such great shape to it. This refashion starts out as a button up shirt! With some scissors and a few step by steps you too can create this Summer Dress!

Plaid Summer Dress Refashion from How Joyfull

Casual Skirt from Baggy Sweatpants

Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 1.21.30 AM


Admit it; we all have a baggy pair of sweatpants around the house that are too big! But Audie shows you how to turn those castoffs into a casual skirt that’s perfect for warm-weather lounging. It takes a few steps, but when you’re done you’ll have a cute and comfy skirt — complete with pockets! Since it’s at Instructables, you can expect a detailed, photo-illustrated step-by-step guide!

Refashion Sweatpants into a Cute Skirt at Instructables.

Jeans to SHORTS kids Refashion

jeans to shorts refashion kids


This is one of my favorite refashions to do for my kids! But this refashion gets “fancy” by adding the pop of color with the darling polka dotted fabric! Get more use out of jeans that are too short or have holes in the knees!

Kids DIY shorts from Jeans on Sew Delicious

Women’s Skirt to Girls’ Dress

Mini Maxi B&A 2


We love this easy skirt-to-dress refashion, and it’s perfect for a warm summer’s day! Got a lightweight skirt in your closet you don’t wear? Refashion it for the little one! Amanda shows you the simple steps.

The Mini Maxi {a refashion} at The Little Giggler


Dress to Skirt Refashion

dress to skirt refashion

Summer and skirts go hand in hand! And if you can see other clothing pieces with potential to create skirts from then this project is perfect for you! From a dress to skirt that is flirty and light! perfect for summer!

DIY Dress to skirt Refashion from Domestic Bliss Squared


Blouse to Girls’ Summer “Shortie”


We love every piece of this three-refashion outfit, but the summer shortie’s just right for this time of year. Check out Autumn’s detailed directions and turn a blouse that might not work for you into the perfect, adorable summer outfit for your little girl!

summer shortie and simple shrug {refashioned wardrobe} at It’s Always Autumn

DIY Sandals for Summer

DIY sandal refashion

What’s better than 1 sandal DIY refashion? How about 10!? 🙂 Snag (or pin) 10 different ways to add some umphf to your Summer sandals!

10 DIY Summer Sandal refashions on Babble

DIY Pocketed Beach Towel

diy beach towel martha stewart


Oh how I love smart design and refashion! Leave it to Martha Stewart to create a SMART beach towel – pockets!!! it keeps track of all the little things without getting scattered or lost in the sand. Love it! This needs to go on your must do list this Summer!

DIY Beach towel with Pockets from Martha Stewart

Thrifted Blouse to Summer Sleeveless Top!



Jessica found a thrifted blouse — dated, out of style and oddly sized — and turned it into this cute sleeveless top! She shows you what she found, the pattern she used, and shows off the spectacular final product! You could adapt this idea to any kind of thrifted item with a great pattern — for women or girls!
DIY: Refashioned Paisley Blouse at What I Wore



Men’s Shirt to Summer Romper!

summer romper


I love the way Lauren reworked this men’s casual shirt into a playful romper! You could easily adapt this idea to make a swim coverup or even turn a smaller shirt into a girls’ romper! Check out her how-to instructions.

Mens shirt sewn playsuit at Trash to Couture