The Fashion MacGyver Strikes Again

Friday, October 8, 2010

A blogger by the name of Hed, writes about her life transported from California to North Queensland. I always look forward to reading her blog posts.  Hed also reads Recycled Fashion, and has awarded me with a Lovely Blog Award, which is.. well, really lovely!.   Not only that, but she has given me a new nickname The Fashion MacGyver because I "something out of anything!" 

I'll gladly take that name thank you Hed, and so herewith a summer hat refashion.  I found a white hat from a local Parish op shop for $1:

:: Pretty plain, but a nice shape ::

It needed a little something around the middle of the hat. I've been working on a little project with mens neckties, hence why I've got a fair amount of necktie fabric lying around. (I'll let you all know about the necktie project on Monday). I thought this particular necktie fabric would be great for a bit of interest on my thrifted hat.

I measured the circumference of the hat and cut, ironed, stitched a rectangular shape.  I've hand stitched lightly to the outside of the hat. To finish off the join on the necktie fabric, I used a spare embroidered flower, leftover from my Gap Jacket Refashion.

Here it is:

Mr Recycled says I look like Michael Jackson.   I can't see the resemblance, and would rather stick to Fashion MacGyver ;)


hed. said...

See it's true! :P Hed hed down under

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Your owls look very familiar... Harry's Desk much??

xo Steph

Erica Louise said...

Well spotted Steph!! Thats the little project I've been working on ;) x

nicole said...

i love the matching brooch!!

GataM8#32 said...

another brill idea, wheres mine? (-:

Miss Vicki said...

Awesome your creativity :)

Anonymous said...

Very MacGyverish.... wish I had that nickname.
Great refashion Erica!
Ally <'v'>

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