Seasonal Weather Transition Refashions DIY

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Traditionally, seasonal changes into autumn or spring would be a time to pull out our light weight sweaters, cardigans or Mac's, and our skirts would perhaps be paired with stockings or tights over bare legs. As we reach a season which can be neither too cold, nor hot, there are ways to refashion existing garments to cover our bodies appropriately for a transitional climate. Here are some ideas.

A bolero refashioned from a leather jacket


by Lauriana seen on BurdaStyle

Scrap leather 'wing' detail onto old sweaters

by leBestiaire

DIY braided jersey scarf (could use t-shirts for this)

A poncho from a cashmere sweater and t-shirt

tutorial via Irish Attic

Anthro inspired ruffle cardigan refashion

tutorial via Little Inspirations

Do you remember these amazing ombre tights in last last week's blog post?
Here is a DIY version..

tutorial via The-Coveted

Another DIY dyed tight version using food colouring!


tutorial via The Work is Getting to Me

What do you wear during seasonal weather transitions?



my thrifty closet said...

wow inspiring refashions!


I Love To Op Shop said...

Mr Op Shop bought me a snuggie - It is still boxed !

Patti said...

I love the braided scarf! The ombre tights are so cool too - thanks for linking us up!

Anonymous said...

It's so much fun seeing what others are inspiring and creative...I'm braiding t-shirts, sewing overalls into bags and lining them with little girl's skirts, making cloth jewelry then adding buttons and beads for decorations and lace...easy and cute.
Go to Mel's Designs ..'n Harmony blog....Mel

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh wow, there are some real talented and inspiring re-fashionistas making beautiful trans-seasonal wear here! I love everything! Off for a sticky at making amazing tights! Here in Brissie, the days are still very warm but we no longer have the humidity so it's kind of strange. I've noticed how in my recent posts I'm buzzing about autumn, yet wearing short sleeves. Why? Because in this weather I can catch up on wearing all the wonderful man-made fibres that are IMPOSSIBLE to wear in summer - lots of 70s polyester - woo hoo!

Thriftanista in the City said...

I have to try the ombre tights. I love wearing tights.

Something Else said...

LOVE that sweatshirt with the wing detail. Love. LOVE. And that scarf is rather fetching too. We are heading into summer here, so umm - might shelve that til later...although I do have a mountain of stretch fabric. Hm.

Fran said...

Such fabulous ideas. Love the poncho and braided scarf.

Stacey said...

I looooove that bolero! Such a cool idea.

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