Guest Post: Lizzie From Cotton And Curls

May 25, 2011

Guys I have actually met this next guest poster in real life and let me tell you she is SooooOo stinking cute! Her sewing skills just amaze me! Liz please teach me the ways!! She has so many wonderful tutorials of how to refashion clothes, it's so awesome and really I am doing you a favor by introducing her, you'll be hooked instantly! Without further ado Liz from Cotton and Curls!

Hello Meet Virginia Design readers or shall I say, Morgan fashion lovers! I'm Lizzie from cotton and curls and I'm SO excited that Morgan has asked me to guest post! A little bit about me...I'm from Washington state and now live in Provo, Utah with my little, almost 2 year old, boy Beck and my very very cute husband Danny. I love to sew, sew and also sew. I think you get the picture :) So anywho, I want to give you guys a little taste and beginners tips for refashioning (which I'm sure many of you already participate in!) and maybe you will be bit by the refashioning bug like me! And oh does it feel SO good. The five main things to look for when getting started is finding what to refashion, here are some helpful tips for what to look for:

1. color/pattern/texture
2. look at the trimmings, buttons, etc.
2. what kind of fabric its made out of
3. how much fabric
4. State it's in

When skimming through my closet or the racks at a thrift store, my eyes will go to a specific color, pattern, texture and fabric. Sometimes I look with a specific kind of fabric or color in mind, like a bright springy, vivid green or something with a nautical them. Sometimes a few buttons or a laced up waist will win me over. Make sure the fabric is a nice quality and in good condition with no stains, holes, tears, etc. Now, make sure that you can at least fit into the item of clothing and if item is big....I say, the bigger the garment, the more fabric and creativity you can put into it.

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Once you have picked out your item of choice, figure out what you want to do with it...you can do this by researching the web or figuring out what you are lacking in your closet! There are MILLIONS of possibilities....you can bleach it, dye it, ombre it, add bows or buttons, cut it up, join it with something else and a LOT of things involve NO sewing (the two refashions below)...the possibilities are endless. I think that is why I love to refashion. Your creativity can GO CRAZY! I hope you enjoyed this little taste of refashioning and maybe, just maybe, it will start making you think about items you have in a DI bag under your bed or that old dress in your closet. Oh what I would do with all those things!

bleach

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Ummm I'll take one of each please ;)! For sure check her out guys like I said she has so many wonderful tips on how to refashion clothes, all while saving some $ in the process! Thanks again Liz!

ps: Are you a Thriftaholic?

7 comments :

  1. WOW, can I just say your re-fashions are amazing, specially those two skirts!! I'm so impressed!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  2. C&C is one of my favorite blogs to stalk! (Yours too!!)

    She's a refashioning pro!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love this! I really love fashion DIY's. They're so fun.

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  4. such a cuuuuute guest post! i'm really impressed. loved this!!

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  5. That skirt is so awesome blossom, I hafta find one to refashion for my own!

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  6. Loving all these guest posts from these fabulous ladies! Hope you're having fun in Vegas!!

    rebeccawithanR

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  7. OOOoooo I love some of your ideas. I just into repurposing. And holla to Provo, miss those mountains :)

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