The Refashion Challenge

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Every summer, there's a whole list of pieces I want to buy but just can't justify purchasing at the price point offered. I also have six baskets of old, previously loved items from my closet that are either damaged, stained or clothes that might be perfectly fine but I'm just plain tired of wearing and styling as they are (moment of honesty there). Rather than give them to a second-hand store, this month, I've decided to challenge myself to create and refashion the items below into pieces that resemble the summer clothes I'd love to have in my closet. 

summer refashion challenge collage
I'm limiting myself to the color palette of these clothes and will allow myself only four yards of extra fabric to create clothes from my inspiration board. In the end, I may not have an exact replica, but at least I'll have been more financially responsible with my resources and hopefully end up with some new, functional clothes for summer without spending a fortune. Let the Refashion Challenge begin!

diy inspiration 

Inspiration List        
1. Boden Arianna dress
2. Boden Easy t-shirt dress
3. GAP Denim fit and flare dress
4. Anthro Stripe Edit Maxi
5. Boden Flowershow dress
6. Anthropologie Elodie dress
7. Dorothy Perkins Mela Stripe dress

What sort of piece are you hankering for this summer?


  1. So looking forward to seeing how you remodel your clothes. I have clothing that I am bored with - or that is in a similar predicament to yours... Preparing to be inspired! :)

  2. What a fun idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Jessi @

  3. Oh I cannot WAIT to see what you do with this!!!

  4. You are amazing. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I should really follow your lead. Maybe when the kids are all back in school. :)

  5. This is great! I can't wait to see what you do with these pieces, Kristina!

  6. My personal favorite is the Boden Flowershow dress. Can't wait to see how you do all of these, but especially that one!


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