Click on an image below to see the refashion. If you like what you see as you scroll down through my projects and would like to get in on some refashion action,

join me on March 31, 2014 for my live BurdaStyle web seminar. You can get more information and sign up here:

 Refashion: Inspiration and Projects to Revamp and Recycle Your Wardrobe

Hope to see you there!

Pullover to cardigan refashion tutorial7jpg

Learn how to refashion an old sweater into a tote with this easy to follow photo tutorial from The Renegade Seamstress

Upcycle a thrift store sweater to cozy warm boot socks with this new sew tutorial by the Renegade Seamstress



The Peplum skirt Refashion Tutorial

T-Shirt Refashion Tutorial13

Upcycle a thrift store sweater with this easy to follow photo tutorial by the Renegade Seamstress

Upcycle a thrift store sweater with this easy to follow photo tutorial by the Renegade Seamstress

Kentucky Derby Dress

Vintage Vera Sheet Set Upcycled to a Skirt

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

The Ruffle Sweater Dress

Upcycled Gray Silk ruffle dress

Dress and Denim Refashion Tutorial

DIY Peplum T Shirt Refashion Tutorial2

52 Responses to Refashions

  1. These are all fantastic! You have an outstanding eye for “refashioning potential” & the finished products are amazing! =O)

  2. Wow! You are very clever and creative

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love all your refashioning work. Very clever.


  4. These are awesome! What great ideas.

  5. Susie says:

    I especially love the ruffled front shirt. Good job. :)

  6. Nice refashions! Resourceful and stylish!

  7. ChristinaGlazar says:

    You have a really cool blog ~ love your adventures and all you are sharing.

    • Thanks Christina!!! You don’t happen to be related to Carol Glaser?

      • ChristinaGlazar says:

        No, my last name is Glazar … almost the same, smile! Can’t wait for your next blog. I will talk about you in one of my next blogs. Just have to pick the topic first. Hugs!

        • I just thought maybe you changed the spelling for the blog. It was worth a shot. My friend Carol has 14 brothers and sisters and a sister named Christina. So I thought just maybe………..
          Oh, you are so nice to reference my blog. I can’t wait to see it!
          Have a good day!

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  9. Love your refashions. I have a plaid wool blazer from the 1990’s with big shoulder pads. How would you refashion it?

  10. mummy2six says:

    My daughter and I were drooling over your site….LOVED your pics from your daughter’s wedding!! BTW, we love your boots pictured above…can you tell us brand/where you got them?

    Many blessings!

    Lori and Abigail

    • Hi Lori and Abigail, Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll visit again soon. The boots are actually from Target a few years ago. $29.95. I think I hit a home run on them, I’m always getting compliments and they are super comfy! As a matter of fact some people have even thought they were Fry boots.
      Enjoy your Saturday!

  11. I am absolutely amazed by your refashions but I have also noticed that you have great style and you know exactly what works for your body. This is so inspirational and I am looking to learning a lot more from your site :)

  12. Heather Lynn says:

    Your amazing!!!! I always save so many old clothes and fabric because “one day” I will make something out of them! Many years have gone by and I have yet to remake anything! If only I was this creative!

  13. Sandy says:

    Amazing! I’ve gone through all of it. I still can’t believe it. Now I’m inspired to hit the thrift store and go through the closets again. Thank you for this incredible blog.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I never want to buy full priced clothes again !! Ha ha I e always had a small obsession with thrift store shopping and now I see what I can turn that into :) awesome ideas !!!

  15. Wow! I’m so inspired by all your refashions! Many of them are so simple and seem doable for a beginner sewer!

  16. mtetar says:

    Great projects. Blessings, Mtetar

  17. Marie says:

    I love the refashion, but I do not often find French blog on this topic.
    Your blog is in the bar of my favorites, not only because it is a gold mine for me but because you put forth the work of another author blog (some are also in my favorite way).
      Anyway, I am very happy to follow your blog even though I have the language barrier.
    My favorite is the bow clunch. I like the blue color but also the shape!
    And Derby dress, what a wonderful job! And it fits you perfectly!

  18. Anonymous says:

    So awesome. I found this blog while googling randomly and have to say it’s kept my attention for a good 20 minutes! I think you are amazing and do such great work. I don’t own a sewing machine, but now I’m considering it!

  19. karen atlas says:

    I have somehow stumbled upon your site and it is amazing! I have great plans to rework many of my outdated and poorly fitting clothes that I can’t afford to replace. Thank you so much! I do have a question. Do you have any suggestions on taking a pair of men’s jeans,too long and too big, and changing them into a pair of stylish woman’s pants or jeans? I have many from my sons and some look like new. The ratty ones will be turned into baskets and tote bags and other things but the ones that are like new I would like to try to rework somehow. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you

  20. woodyjojo says:

    This is awesome! I’m trying my first refashioning projects today, after getting a sewing machine for my birthday! I’m a total beginner, but one day I’ll be doing this stuff!

  21. Mel says:

    Just wanted to say a BIG THANKYOU for your upcycling of clothes, it’s AWESOME for me and my hubby is very happy as I am spending less on new clothes. I’m a big country gal n warm yet cold Australia so ur upcycling is GREAT for me! Thanks again SO much :)

  22. Anonymous says:

    I am simply amazed by your refashions! You motivate me to try all of these. I just love, love your site. I can’t wait to see what your next projects are and am eagerly awaiting them.

  23. Orooj says:

    I saw your site first when I was looking for an easy way to make something out of my husband’s shirt for my 6 yr old, the t-shirt dress you made for your grand daughter was inspirational in itself. Today I was searching for a quick way to make a shrug, and I came here again(I googled both times, forgot to bookmark your site the last time)! Your work is nothing short of amazing and you look so wonderful!! You should seriously think about modeling (or did you do some before?). I just wanted to say well done, and wish you the best of luck for your future, it’s truly pleasing to see someone with such verve,I hope I can have at least half as much by the time I’m a granny(4 kids, 1-6yr old, & yes they do drive me up the wall!!).

  24. Anonymous says:

    OK girl, you are just amazing and so talented it’s ridiculous! Your sense of style and seeing things for what they can be is so inspiring. I love these outfits! I don’t like to sew but may just have to try some of these…(my sewing machine could use some dusting off! :) I just happened on your site but will definitely be following you to see what you come up with next! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

  25. Elsa says:

    Hello, I just wanted to asj were to buy all these thinks??? I mean thw ones that you than refashion. In ssecond-hands???

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