I took one leg of last week’s project pants and some black fabric for elastic from the short leftovers (remember the last leapy image) and made a corset shaped soft belt. I wanted to experiment this shape because I got another project coming… The blouse, skirt and shoes are all preloved.


A girl somewhere grew small for these pants. Bye bye pants. I found them and now took them to a meeting with my scissors.

After cutting, sewing and stiching the top part became a casual bag. A trifted belt and a preloved silk tie were added as details. The belt covered some stains, too. (Could have been used for covering holes as well).

Holy crap!

August 10, 2010

Another leapy image. Grabbed scissors to make holes to a shirt saved from trash. Felt like going gentle on this one. The shorts are shortened from my old pants from the early 90’s. (They were too short and had that carrot shape which is no my thing…)

Add some colour

August 2, 2010

That’s sometimes all it takes to refashion your clothes. Here’s a preloved dress with some stencilled skulls. Image from last summer.

DIY trashion

Happy b-day yesterday!

August 1, 2010

Dear blog,

Best and late wishes for your happy birthday! I’m sorry for the neglect. But here’s something you’ll like:

I want to start over. I’ve already had some amazing dates with my sewing machine – needle and thread being the third wheel as always. I’ve collected preloved items in one room to see what’s actually there. And I haven’t bought any clothes after March (holiday in India). That is important because…


6 month pledge

I KuusenAlla pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed KuusenAlla


Officially I have to see what the new round brings as Nikki is making some changes to the blog including adding fees to subscribers. More information at http://www.wardroberefashion.net/. Until then my pledge is just inspired by WR and lots of other trashionistas like http://newdressaday.wordpress.com/ and http://alifewithoutclothes.wordpress.com/.

So, to make the pledge my own I will make it for one year and promise to blog weekly. One project blogged every week sounds like a plan!