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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Refashioned Bobby Pins on: April 17, 2012 05:43:08 PM
You will need:

    -thread
    -needle
    -scissors
    -bobby pins
    -buttons

Three of these buttons are shaft buttons and one is a sew-through.  With the shaft buttons, I slipped the top leg of the bobby pin through the shaft.  I threaded the needle and ran it repeatedly through the button shaft and around the bobby pin leg.  The button will feel loose but there is a point when you run the needle through the thick accumulation of thread  that it will almost instantaneously tighten up.  I kept up with this until I had just enough thread to tie a knot. 

I liked sewing the sew-through button onto the bobby pin better than the shaft buttons.  I laid the button on top of the bobby pin and ran the needle through the button holes and around the bobby pin leg.  I kept this up until the button felt sewed tightly to the bobby pin and then knotted the thread.

Voila!  Four cute hair accessories for mere penny's! 



http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/refashioned-hair-accessories-part-two.html
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Refashioned Hair Barrettes on: April 15, 2012 06:54:04 PM
This a very simple DIY that required items that every crafter should have on hand. 

I used:

    -Glue gun and glue
    -Scissors
    -Fabric Scraps
    -Barrettes

I applied a small amount of glue to the barrette and quickly pressed the barrette onto the back of the fabric of choice.  I then cut around the barrette, leaving enough fabric to fold over and glue to the back of the barrette to avoid fraying. For the lace covered barrette, just repeat with a piece of lace after applying the fabric. 



I even toyed with the idea of adding a button or some other embellishment but I got lazy.  Perhaps next time!

http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/refashioned-hair-accesories-part-one.html


23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Refashioned Easter Dress on: April 09, 2012 03:08:19 AM
This is yet another yard sale dress that I purchased for a dollar.  I was so enamored with the design that it took me a while before I actually refashioned it.







My refashion was accomplished with four easy steps:
1.  Remove the sleeves.
2.  Remove a foot and a half of material from the bottom of the dress.
3.  Hem the sleeves and bottom of the dress.
4.  And the biggest part of the whole refashion???  Turn the dress around!







I added a belt and this dress was good to go. 

This is by far one of my favorite refashions!

More pictures available at my blog.

http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-dress-refashion.html
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Refashioned MuuMuu on: April 02, 2012 07:11:44 PM
I purchased this muumuu for a dollar at a yard sale.  I loved the collar and detail on the collar of this muumuu but the rest was a pink monstrosity.  I removed the sleeves, took about a foot and a half from the bottom, and took the body in about four inches and I now have a new summer dress!



More details and pics on my blog:
http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/p/before-after-gallery.html
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ten Second Refashioned Skirt on: March 30, 2012 06:52:02 PM
I bought this skirt at a yard sale for $1.  I love the tribal pattern and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I pulled the skirt up to my chest and folded the elastic band inside the dress.  I threw on my favorite belt and now have a very cute mini dress!



More pics and details on my blog:
http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/ten-second-refashion.html
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Easy Zipper Headband on: March 28, 2012 06:37:03 PM
You need only four things: a zipper, a pony tail holder, and needle and thread.  I reinforced both ends of the zipper by sewing back and forth across the ends of the zipper (while zipped) several times.  I played around with the zipper and pony tail holder until I found the right fit and whip stitched the pony tail holder to one end of the zipper and then the other.  I made the mistake of getting the zipper twisted while sewing the pony tail holder to the other end of the zipper and had to take it apart.  This mistake probably doubled the time it took to complete this project. Be warned!



http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/zipper-headband.html
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructed Yard Sale Dress on: March 25, 2012 06:19:35 PM
I bought this dress at a yard sale for a dollar.  



I started by removing the shoulder pads. The sleeves and bodice were one whole piece of fabric so there was no seam ripping involved.  I cut the sleeves off and just hemmed the rough edges.  I then removed all of the buttons from the front.  Because the dress fit so tightly, I did not have to worry about taking it in.  From the waist down, I sewed the dress together in the front.  I then folded the upper dress in on itself to form a V and stitched it down, removing excess material where I saw fit.  I then cut a line down the back of the dress to the waist and folded and stitched the flaps down similar to the front.  Lastly, I removed about a foot from the bottom of the dress and hemmed the edges.  

Here's the finished product!


More details and pics on my blog:
http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/rafashioned-yard-sale-dress.html

28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Refashioned Eternity Scarf in ten minutes or less on: March 22, 2012 07:05:41 PM
I bought this huge ill fitting dress for a dollar at a yard sale.  In the process of working on this dress, I cut about a foot of material off the bottom of the dress.  I sewed the ends of the material together and hemmed it and voila!  I had a super cute eternity scarf!



http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/refashioned-eternity-scarf-ten-minutes.html
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Simple refashioned headband from a dress collar on: March 20, 2012 06:41:57 PM
First, I removed the collar from the dress.  Three sides of the collar were already hemmed so I only had to hem one side.  The difficult part of this project was creating the elastic band to connect both ends.  I had 1" wide elastic on hand so I cut a piece and pinned it to the ends of the collar and played with the fit until the headband felt comfortable.  I cut a piece of scrap material that was big enough to wrap around the elastic and was about twice as long.  I sewed the wide ends together but left the short ends open so that the elastic could easily slide through the pocket I had created. With the elastic in the material pocket, I scrunched the material into the middle so that the ends of the material were flush with the ends of the elastic.  I sewed one end of the elastic and material to the end of the collar and then did the same for the other ends.  












http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/refashioned-headband.html
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 5 minute lace cardigan refashion on: March 18, 2012 06:55:28 PM
I purchased this cardigan at a yard sale for $1.00.  It was fabulous but was still missing that extra oomph.  I decided to replace the boring pearl buttons with black pattered buttons that really punched it up.  Easy peasy!












http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/five-minute-lace-cardigan-refashion.html
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