Refash: Valentine’s Day Hearts and Stripes

 By Contributing Writer, Marisa Glied

Time for a refash for Valentines Day! And no this will not contain anything red (I’m daring to be different).

I started with this dress I found at a thrift store in Lansing, MI.










Added light gray bias tape to the sleeves.









And to the bottom as well.










Pinned lace hem tape on the front!








This is where the hearts. Come in:






I picked up this adorable gray heart patterned fabric at the fabric store!

I printed a pattern for a Peter Pan Collar. Pinned it and cut it out! I folded the fabric so I could cut all 4 pieces at once. Pinned two layers together.





Marked .5cm seam allowance. Sewed them together.











Sewed them together. Turned my collar right side out with a bamboo skewer (these things are so useful)!






Sewed the ends together.







I pinned my collar to the neckline of my dress. (Thanks to my body double, Sally)

Now, I messed up a little; I really should have measured how long (I needed) to make my collar because it came up too short. Now I know for next time.







Annnd the last detail: I hand sewed some thin ribbon the collar to tie into a bow!












The husband and I decided to stay in for the night. (Hense the totally cool fuzzy bunny socks, they really complete this dress) ? We made dinner together, opened a bottle of Prosecco and got ready to watch The Walking Dead. (How very romantic, I know)

Happy Refashioning!!!


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About the author

Marisa Glied

My name is Marisa, phonetically that’s Marie-sa and I am the writer of TheRefashStash. I started TheRefashStash 2 years ago when I seriously got into sewing as a hobby. You could say I have been refashioning before I even knew what refashioning was! I started by paining my own custom t-shirts, taking in clothes and then making my own prom dress! What is refashioning, you may ask? To me refashioning is taking an article of clothing and making it something new! This could be as simple as changing buttons on a shirt or making a suit jacket into a fabulous new purse! Refashioning is all about being creative! TheRefashStash is also a contributor on the community refashion blog: Refashion Co-Op. I have also participated in the friendly online sewing competitions: Refashion Runway Season 3, and came in 3rd place in Refashion Runway Season 4: Allstars.

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