Refashion: Nautical Outfit Refashion

Sometimes all you need to do to give oversized and shapeless clothes a bit more “ta dah!”…..

….is take them in a bit and/or change the length….!!  So if you’re panicking that you haven’t got enough handmade/refashioned items for MMM’13, why not raid your local charity shop or thrift store (or, shhhhh, the OTHER side of your wardrobe. You know who’s side I mean right?  😉 and give it a try. This outfit took me under 2 hours to reshape. Small changes make a dramatic difference! The trousers fit me already in the waist; so I just had to take them in at the hips and down the outside of each leg. I also took them in the entire length of the inseam, then cropped and hemmed. The tee was a simple taking in along the side seams and sleeves, then chopping some of the sleeve off to a length that was comfy. Peasy!

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  1. MrsC (Maryanne) April 24, 2013

    What a dramatic transformation! And can I also say how much I lvoe it when you tuck your hair behind your ears like that! We can see your face properly, and it is a very nice face to see too, lady!

  2. RedSparrow April 24, 2013

    Cute! Nautical must be the thing this week, because I just made some anchor templates. 🙂

  3. EmSewCrazy April 24, 2013

    Very cute! Must give pants altering another try!

  4. soisewedthis April 24, 2013

    what a great change! i need to look at what i have to alter =)

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  6. Amanda April 25, 2013

    I love this! Capri length and breton tops = radness!

  7. Becca April 25, 2013

    Cute outfit! What a great refashion idea.

  8. Zoe April 26, 2013

    LOVE this outfit so much! You look so stunning too xxx

  9. Kathryn April 28, 2013

    Great result! I love your hair colour, do you mind me asking what you use? Is it a home dye or do you go to the hairdresser?

    • Miss P April 29, 2013

      Hiya Kathryn, thankyou so much! I use a home dye by L’oreal. It’s from their Feria range. It’s called Mango – Intense Copper. The colour you can see in this post is after about 6 weeks of fade (it’s due a top up) and when it’s first done it’s pretty bright. My base colour (natural) is a dull auburn so depending on what hair colour you’re starting with will affect the final colour.



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