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|day 30| Refashion Month Guest: Stacey from Boy Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Yes, technically I know it is the 31st already, my own fault that I couldn't bring it sooner to you. Today, the last guest from this series is Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts! she's been one of my favourite bloggers for a while. She's a very talented mom of three! Go there and check for yourself!
Hi, I'm Stacey and I blog over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts.  I'm so excited to be a part of Refashion Month. I love the idea of taking something less than stylish or worn out in a few places and remaking it into something fabulous.  We've been living overseas in Europe where the thrift stores are more like outlets, so most of my previous refashions have come out of our closet.  I've very excited to be moving back to America, where I can utilize the amazing thrift stores in our area. Here are a few of the refashions I've done this past year:  T-shirt Hoodie, Men's Dress Shirt to Kimono PJsT-shirt to Pullover, Lumberjack Pants, Ninja Kit, Pillowca…

|day 29| Refashion Month Gues: Kaitlin from Wunderbar

Again, found Wunderbar by sweet Kaitin, through Refashion Co-op community. I loved her style, and besides that, I enjoyed a lot her small link party. Because it was a small one, we did really visit each others and get to know great refashionists. 
Hello! I'm Kaitlin from Wunderbar. I've been sewing since I was a child, but it wasn't until last summer that I realized the power of refashioning. I've had so much fun learning new techniques, opening my eyes to see different possibilities, and getting to know the incredibly gifted ladies of the Refashion Co-op. Thanks, Magda, for inviting me to join in on the fun!  This was one of my early projects, but it's remained a favorite.  This project was born when I fell in love with an over-priced Anthropologie dress and decided to recreate it for a fraction of the price. It turned out to be even simpler than I imagined! I found an oversized denim dress at the thrift store for $4… Then shortened the dress to the length I want…

|day 26| Refashion Month Guest: Kat from Sew Chibi

I'm so glad that Kat from Sew Chibi accepted my challenge to be part of the Refashion Month. I got to know her blog (better!) when we both competed in The Sew Off. I am pretty sure I had been checking her blog before, but I've only started following her by that time, when I realised I was missing great and colourful projects posted by her. What I like most about her style is that she does what I am most afraid of when sewing: risk it and mix bright and powerful colours! And she does it good! I am sure her kids are the happiest kids on earth! 
Greetings everyone!!!  I'm really quite pleased to be guest posting here at House of Estrela!  Truth be told, I am not an avid refashioner, but I do love a good challenge.  I have a reject box....err.. "box of good intentions" in the closet of my sewing room that I dabble in every now and again when I am in need of fabric.  Most of the time, I'd say I refashion old bed sheets into everything from custom piping to full bl…

|day 24| Refashion Month Guest: Mikelina from Mikelina Makes

Mikelina from Mikelina Makes, is our guest today. Another lady I met through Refashion Co-op not long ago. The reason why I wanted her to guest post in this series is simple: I love her retro style and her quite simple refashions that make all the little difference. I knew she would add something different and special, unique like herself. And look at what she brought us; don't you just feel like getting all retro too?  Wow,

You know I'm still kind of reeling from being a part of this list of so many talented, incredible ladies! I feel like rookie of the year. For those of you (most of you) who have no idea who I am my name is Mikelina and I like to make things but if you read the title of this post you probably guessed that. See, my creativity is already shining through.
Since my son was born I have been looking everywhere for a cute bathing suit, or tankini that will discretely hide the new-mommy belly I still have and support the new-mommy boobs that don't seem to be go…

|day 23| Refashion Month Guess: Melissa from Melly Sews

Melissa's blog, Melly Sews, must be one of those blogs I follow for years and can't get enough. Not only does she refashion, but she shares a lot of sewing tips, tutorials, blog tips... And, do I need to mention she's the owner of Blank Slate Pattern Shop? I'm pretty sure you've heard or used her patterns before, right?!

Hello House of Estrela readers! I'm Melissa, from Melly Sews, and I love to refashion. I didn't realize how much until I started looking through old blog posts to find refashioning posts I've done. So I'm so excited to be here during Refashion Month.

So, click on any picture to go to the post and see some of my favorite refashions.