The last refashion

This fabric really has been around the block. It started as a dress. Then I turned it into a playsuit. And now I’ve shortened the legs again. Shortening the legs is hardly deserving of the word “refashion”. However, there’s are reason I’m showing you this. It’s amazing how significantly different a garment can look, after such a minor change.




I didn’t mind the previous versions, but none of them were quite right. I’m so glad I persevered.

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8 thoughts on “The last refashion

  1. Yum! Very cool and cute and practical at the same time. I looked at the previous makes and they’re lovely but I like this the best. Is it cut on the cross like the dress? I love bias clothes but they are not easy especially in a drapey silky fabric like this….. isn’t it great when you salvage something and finally have something wearable? Refashioning a jacket a few years ago was what got me back into sewing in the first place:). My sis got me a weird shapeless sort of Mao-ish jacket from Iran made of totally hand embroidered fabric which just sat there till i took it apart and made it into a cute cropped jacket from a la mia. Boutique pattern, collar lining and all:). When I was lining it I suddenly boggled at the fact that I was making a jacket after not having sewn for like 19 years. And I just dove right back in:).

    1. Thank you! And no, it’s just cut on the same straight grain as the dress. The fabric is a lovely fluid viscose so it works. It would have been lovely in a bias cut too though. I would love to sew a bias cut dress – I had (still have) a favourite silk RTW one in my wardrobe that I have been meaning to try copying for years.
      What a great way for you to dive back into sewing. In fact, I think the best way to approach sewing is to dive in like that. If I stop and think too much about things, I start to worry and fret about making mistakes an I never get started!

  2. Great refashion! To me, that looks like the most ‘wearable’ version of all! That fabric looks as though it’s comfortable to wear and the print is great. Definitely worth keeping around through various reiterations… I have a few garments folded in my sewing room that I don’t wear that need to be refashioned. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks Linda! Sometimes it’s hard to get excited about refashioning, rather than sewing something new, but I’m always so happy when it has been done.

    1. Funny you say that. I blogged about my first version of this playsuit several months ago with the intention of turning it into a pattern, but other ideas kept taking priority. It seems that Closet Case Files has today beaten me to the market. You could achieve a similar style with their Sallie playsuit by cutting it shorter and ditching the waistband elastic.

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