Friday, August 14, 2009

Recycled and Revamped

The "Revamp" reveal is on!
The ever so talented Natasha Burns hosted this fabulous challenge.
Pulled from the tired and worn


and recreated into the new and improved.

Hmm, that gives me an idea!
Since I feel tired and worn, I wonder if I could be recreated into a new and improved?

The sweater was cut and resized to allow it to be worn with the "V" in the front or the back.

The excess that was removed from the bottom was serged and used as all the decorative ruffle.


Happy to finally have a use for the flowers I made awhile back, they were added to the shoulder as an epaulette.

The skirt was made from a pinstripe trouser that I loved with leather and zipper detailing. The legs were cut off to form a yoke, hitting at low hip. The legs are then cut and spread flat.
The legs were then gathered onto the yoke with a white cotton under slip that peaks out from the sides. It is trimmed with a white eyelet ruffle.

The final touch is the belt.

I have a gazillion labels. Yes, I said gazillion!

They were stitched onto a black belting fabric.

The buckle was covered with fabric and coated with Aleene's Paper Glaze.

This entire recycled and revamped outfit was created exclusively by:

28 comments:

paperhill said...

oh my goodness! this is fantastic! i love what you did with both pieces they look amazing! i hope natasha does this again. i think i'm really going for something more elaborate next time! awesome job! thanks for visting my blog :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow Terisa! I am impressed! You'll have to tell me how you serged the edge of the sweater to make the ruffle. You made a fantastic outfit and that belt really does set it off. Fantastic!!

I loved the jean's post too! How much for the painter hubby?! LOL

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Gorgeous! Flattering! Amazing! You are gifted dear one! Blessings.

Natasha Burns said...

Terisa oh my goodness!!! You are seriously talented, I'm amazed at what you have created! The sweater is just so gorgeous and fresh and the skirt into pants? WOW, what a total transformation! The belt just blew me away too, awesome revamping here!!! Thanks for joining in!

Inspired Tokens said...

There is some serious talent going on here. OMG ...I adore the top and the revamping! It's gorgeous! I would have never guessed that the skirt use to be pants! Genius, pure genius! Awesome job!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How freakin' awesome is that?! I love it all~
The sweater is just adorable. Love the rouching.
I am in awe of the skirt. The label belt is too cool.
WOW, I have learned so much today!

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Oh my gosh you did go all out, I love the whole outfit.

Hugs
Kirstie.

Twinkle Pink said...

I love all this and I LOVE the label idea for the belt, the cardigan is my most fav of all, soooooooo clever. Thanks for sharing, it has been fun seeing what you have all be revamping and has inspired me to get back to my machine LOL.

best wishes Ginny

The Rose Room said...

WOW!!! wow, wow!!! stunning! a complete outfit, just fabulous! Rachael:)

vivian said...

wow! you are soo talented! Now I have to add you to my idol list! (Or were you already there?) I have so many I lost track of them!
great job terisa. will you wear these now? I hope so!
have a great day!
vivian

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Amazing revamping projects - you are SO incredibly talented. I particularly adore the sweater that went from plain, to vavoom!

Jillian said...

Yes, FANTASTIC is the word. A really great example of what you can do with your same old same old clothes. I need you to come over and fix up my whole closet. COOL COOL COOL....great job.

Maija said...

Brilliant!!!! I would wear the sweater with the V in the back. Those flowers rock!

annie2006 said...

brilliant! i love the entire outfit!

Patricia said...

What a fabulous outfit you have created! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
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Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

That is one of my favorite sweater revamps. Off to dig through the bottom of my closet....er....old sweater storage!

Hey It's Di said...

OH my heavens I have missed you! You really inspire me! I love the outfit completely as I do with everything you create! You are simply fabulous darling:)

LiLi M. said...

Whow stunning! I love how you did 3 or even 4 pieces! I love the jacket that has multiple ways to wear and did you make that necklace on the first photo too? I love it all! Your skirt is beautiful and that belt is just amazing! Very creative! Thanks for tons of inspiration. I am going to make a stroll through your blog now!

mollye said...

Just not enough words to describe the ooh lah lah lushness of these fun, funky eclectic, zany, crazy drop dead gorgeous creationg. Did I forget to say "I love them". WOW. Great Job. Peace, Mollye

Lori said...

wow Wow WOW!!! what an amazing makeover!!! the sweater is just stunning...i love the ruffling detail that you made...is is gorgeous...and the trousers into a skirt transformation is nothing short of genius!!!

Lisa Oceandreamer said...

YOU should be on Project Runway my friend....I see Tim Gunn never having to say to you "make it work".....because GIRL you do MAKE IT WORK!!! This is fabulous!!!
I bow to your sewing prowess!
XOXOXO

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

I my gosh, this is great. I once tried to alter a pair of similar pants. Didn't work out, I should have done it your way.
Wow what a talent, I am so subscribing to your feed, because I have a feeling I will be more than a little inspired by you! Thanks for this and for all to come!

Marilyn said...

BRILLIANT, Terisa...these pieces are fabulous!!!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I think you need to be on TV hosting fashion shows - Project Runway may not be good enough for you. This is truly amazing! You could host a revamp show and then you WILL be in the money. Wow, woman! You have more talent in your little finger than I have in my whole body of cells.

management training said...

Awesome! These pieces are fabulous. I can say that i am pretty impressed. God job!!!

cindy said...

Wow! That is sooooooo cute! You are an artistic sewing genius. I could not stitch if you slapped me, so I always am so enthralled with it when others create so cleverly. This is absolutely adorable! :D

-c
yapping cat

gina g said...

oh my greatness! this is amazing!!! please, please come and re-do my closet! you are a genius!!!
hugs!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow! I love what you have done with that red cardi! Just gorgeous!