Jeans, Tank, Sweater

That’s right. I have not one, not two, but THREE refashions for you today: A pair of jeans, a tank top, and a sweater.Ā  Respectively.

We’ll begin with the Jeans

I’ve always wanted Lee jeans!

I’m not a “light” wash denim kind of gal. These Jeans fit me PERFECTLY and only cost me .99 at Goodwill! Perfect fitting pants almost NEVER happen with A Pear-shaped gal such as I. I really wanted to have some fun with these though, so into a dye bath of black and purple they went!


Apparently, my “Rules, Schmules” attitude does come back to bite me in the butt when it comes to dye…

Yeah… could’ve handled this one better…
At least the rogue sock turned out nice

No biggie…Ā  just dye them again. Only this time I soaked them in “Navy” dye. Wouldn’t cha know… the result was much better šŸ™‚

All will be revealed in the final after picture. In the meantime, let’s get to that tank, shall we?


This was already in my wardrobe. I got it from Maurice’s a bazillion years ago and believe me when I say I’ve worn it to death! I chopped off the bottom lace detail (I’m only 5’2, so even though it’s super pretty it was too long) and gave the raw edge a rolled hem. The entire process took 3 minutes. Then, I decided to spice up the dingy color with a dye job. I soaked this one in Fucshia RIT dye.

For my 3rd refashion, I dug through the archives of my own and former plus sized closet and found this:


This was a staple in my wardrobe circa 2005-2008. I wore it with everything. Cardigans are a “building” piece in any wardrobe and never go out of style. I just had to tweak it… and, I’m kind of on a vintage kick right now and I love the detail on the shoulders. Sidebar: Isn’t it fun how styles we used to hate come back in style and we love them again? …just a happy observation.


I took it in on each side 2″… a basic straight stitch was all I used. I have my lazy moments, and I’m not ashamed to say it… Then, I chopped off about 7″ from the sleeves and manually just pulled them so they would “curl” with their natural fibers. No hemming necessary.

And, that’s it!!! 3 SUPER easy refashions šŸ™‚

“Happy, happy, happy” <–bonus points to the people who get that.

Jeans: It’s amazing how great dye jobs turn out when you READ the directions šŸ™‚

Tank: I LOVE that the lace was the only material to take to the dye; that was an unexpected surprise. P.S. “Petal” pink is said to be the hot on-trend color this season. Pastels for fall? Who would’ve drempt that one?

Sweater:Ā  I’ve worn the cardigan at least a million times (I did this one a while ago…)

In summation, as hubs would say, I have 3 wardrobe “staple” pieces that can be worn all together or separately. The possibilities are endless! And, I did it all for only .99 cents (…and a couple bottles of dye).

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