tag archives: refashioning

Refashioning: Transform a Basic Sweatshirt with Metallic Elastic Details

Upcycle a basic sweatshirt with a metallic waistband, cuffs & fab cut-out back.

Forget your little black dress – take a look at this little black sweatshirt. It’s just perfect for holiday shopping and casual outings – it’s really stunning, yet easy to achieve. See how to get the look using Dritz metallic elastics for the waistband, cuffs and cut-out back. You can do it with trendy materials and simple sewing techniques.

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Refashioning: How to DIY a Corset T-Shirt

You need: boxy T-shirt + Dritz hook & eye fasteners.

It’s hard to believe that this sassy look comes together in just about 30 minutes, but it’s true. A big boxy T-shirt turned dynamite corset top is ultra easy to achieve – brand new Dritz hook & eye fasteners are responsible for this transformation. See how to do it …

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Refashioning: How to Make a Grommet Wrap Skirt

This. Skirt. Get high-style looks with easy DIY techniques.

Here is another piece that fashion blogger Laura Pifer made for NY Fashion Week last month. The beauty of this project is in its simplicity. If you have a basic black skirt that needs an update, simply add a front panel to the side seam to showcase the Dritz grommets. You can also sew a basic black skirt, and then add the front panel. Either way, you’re ready for the big city with high-style looks. 

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Refashioning: How to Embellish a Collar with Eyelets

Use simple details with big impact to transform your clothes.

In preparation for NY Fashion Week last month, our guest blogger Laura made this eyelet embellished top, and we just had to share. It’s so simple, but wow, doesn’t it look great? She added a combination of sizes of Dritz eyelets to the collar of her top, transforming a basic white button-up into a real statement piece. Little details with big impact – see how!

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Inspiration: Ideas for Refashioning Jeans

See how to turn old jeans into a corset, apron or clutch with easy sewing techniques.

Jeans: the styles are constantly changing! High-waisted or low? Skinny or bell? Faded or dark? Who can keep up? If you’ve got a pile of jeans from years past that you just can’t part with, we’ve got some denim refashioning inspiration for you. Check out our easy sewing and repair tips and get inspired to give those old favorites a new life, or simply add some trendy embellishments to them to bring them up-to-date. 

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