Refashion Runway: Winter White Sewalong

 Elizabeth, from The Hungry Octopus, took a break from her own Fall Refashion Series to sew along with us this week:

“This week’s sew along isn’t quite white, but it will have to do. I
picked up this ivory lace top and blue-gray wool skirt for $1 each. Both were
ill-fitting, outdated, and just perfect for a winter refashion.

before (6)

I removed the lining
of the ivory top and took in the arms and sides for a better fit.

lace shirt

Then I remade the lining into an undershirt.

under shirt

The skirt was a little more complicated, but suffice it
to say that it actually fits now. (You can see what I did with the skirt here I can already tell that these
are going to be staples in my wardrobe this winter.”-Elizabeth

after copy

Thank you, Elizabeth, it’s always a pleasure to see what you create!


Here’s our new friend, Molly, with her Winter White creation:

“I started with a lace skirt which was too big, too long
with a crooked hem, and it had two lining layers (neither of which fit the actual
skirt …. hence the strange bunching you may see in the photo of me in the mirror).


I removed both inner layers and started from scratch making a new skirt to go
underneath. Then, I pulled the lace up so that the hem was even, yet scalloped
below the lining skirt. Then, I put the zipper back in, and added the waistband.


Knowing I wanted to create a more vintage/casual look to this skirt, and wanting to
wear it with a jean jacket, I decided to dye some crocheted doilies and attach them
to the skirt. I finished by adding some fun buttons to the centers of the doilies.


May not carry me into the dead of winter, but will get me part way there. Winter
White … done!


Thanks for letting me sew along ….. it has been a fun and challenging 6 weeks, and
I have loved seeing what the competitors have completed!!!! All very talented and
creative seamstresses!!!”-Molly



Great job ladies! Thanks for sewing along with us again this week.

Be sure to vote for YOUR favorite Winter White Refashion here:

Refashion Runway Season Two3

The voting will be open until midnight tomorrow night.

Stay tuned for Saturday. It’ll be an exciting day! The winner of the Winter White challenge will be announced as well as, the overall winner of Refashion Runway: Season Two. See you tomorrow……

For more refashion inspiration:

Easy DIY Refashion Tutorials

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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10 Responses to Refashion Runway: Winter White Sewalong

  1. kittehluvs says:

    I love all the lace 🙂

  2. Fun, fun, fun stuff! Congrats again on all the success that is coming your way for your great ideas. 🙂

  3. I LOVE that skirt with the blue lace added on!!!

  4. Susan Luke says:

    Both sew-alongs were fantastic! Elizabeth always does a nice job and it looks like Molly will be a strong contender for season three!

  5. Tiana says:

    Question: What type of material did Molly use to create the new inner layers on the lace skirt? I’m new to sewing, but my 12 y/o daughter and I want to take up this “refashioning” fashion.

    W/a Smile, Tiana

  6. That second lace skirt = LOVE!!!

  7. the blue added to skirt to wear with denim jacket…great idea!

  8. Both were beautiful jobs – so creative!

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