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Button Refashion Challenge

By Guest Author: Marisa Glied

When I heard that the 3rd challenge was buttons I thought to myself BUTTONS!!?!? I LOVE buttons! I have always admired my mom’s extensive button collection! So, when I took an interest in sewing I was ecstatic to start collecting my own buttons! So there I was at every fabric store sale and thrift store buying buttons….

Got buttons?

I found this dress with buttons down the back which inspired me for this challenge.

I made the neckline in the back into a v-neck. I hemmed bottom by 4 inches.

I made a sash out of the scrap I cut from the bottom of my dress.

My idea for buttons was to sew buttons into a nice floral pattern. I printed out an ivy pattern and traced it on my dress.

Next Up: Accessories!


I started with a white t-shirt to make a bag. I cut off the sleeves and neckline. I sewed the t-shirt at the bottom and cut the access into fringe.

To top off my new bag I sewed on the biggest buttons I had. Then I sewed stings of buttons amongst the fringe.

To top my outfit off I hot glued buttons onto earring posts! I also made my very own button bracelet! I have always admired a button bracelet that my mom bought at a garage sale, so I made my own!



Happy Refashioning!!!!

Interested in more great Refashions by Marisa? Stay tuned to Blue Water Healthy Living, and be sure to, “like” us on Facebook. Also check out Marisa on her blog TheRefashStash.

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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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