Refashioners Reveal!

6 Jun

The Refashioners of 2013 is in full swing over at Portia’s blog… have you gone to check it out yet? I confess, the posts are the FIRST thing I view every morning (yep, even before I check my email! What is WRONG with me!) because I can’t even wait. And hey, look who’s on there this morning… me!


Yep, Portia sent me a big orange sateen pencil skirt, which I turned into a cute little pair of booty shorts, a la Papercut Patterns Rite of Spring Shorts. Hot? You bet!


To see the full refashion in all it’s gory details, click over and check out my guest post! And do see the rest while you’re over there… Marie’s refashion in particular has me seething with jealousy. The good kind, anyway πŸ™‚


Thanks so much, Portia, for letting me play this year! I’m so excited to see everyone’s makes!

25 Responses to “Refashioners Reveal!”

  1. Emily June 6, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Oh my gosh you gorgeous girl, these are amazing (and I would actually kill for your legs….) x

    • LLADYBIRD June 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      Haha thank you! I don’t get a lot of leg compliments, so now I’m all flattered an’ shit πŸ˜‰

  2. Anna June 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Okay, stop mocking me with your butt shorts! I don’t have the pattern yet!

    One question: if I have never inserted a zip fly before, can I handle these? How are the directions?

    • LLADYBIRD June 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      The directions are very brief, but it’s a basic invisible zipper insertion – not a zip fly (it’s in the back!). So you really could use any invisible zipper tutorial, or use a standard zipper and have it lapped or centered if you prefer πŸ™‚ It’s super easy!

      • Anna June 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

        I can handle that! It’s settled then. I’m making me some butt shorts. πŸ™‚

        • LLADYBIRD June 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

          YAY!! Butt shorts for everyone! πŸ˜€

  3. macstabby June 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Those shorts are MUY SEXY.
    Query: I love those little tie shirts you wore with both sets of bootay shorts. Do you use a pattern for them, buy them that way, or refashion them?

    • LLADYBIRD June 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      The one I’m wearing in these pictures is thrifted and un-altered – it’s made to tie up like that (the front extends into little ties, if that makes sense). The yellow one I wore during Me Made May was a thrifted men’s shirt that I altered – I just gave it some fitting darts and left it a little longer/loose at the bottom so I can tie it πŸ™‚

  4. Marie June 6, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Thanks so much for the shout out…I’m over the moon that you like my refashion! I’ve left a comment on your guest post over at Miss P’s, but I had to tell you again how much I lurve your booty shorts…like a lot! I adore how pin up they are and I think you’ll find this monochrome pair so versatile! I need this pattern…and the legs to go with it please!

  5. Shae' Cannon June 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Those shorts look amazing on you! Brings to mind a description I saw on an Australian sewing blog… “Great stems!”

  6. Aubrey (@Aubreyland325) June 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    I love it! I remember seeing this skirt on your dress form, and I love the result!

  7. Papercut Patterns (@papercutpattern) June 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Just gorgeous Lauren, you look so hot!

  8. Bea June 7, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    Oh mustard, I love me some mustard. On food and in my wardrobe. Not the same kind of mustard though πŸ˜‰ Great shorts and great legs!!

  9. Anne June 7, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Wow! I’ve got lots of pencil skirts in my closet and I’d love to try this out!

  10. Portia June 7, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    ThankYOU Lauren! The Refashioners 2013 is rocking thanks to all of you gorgeous ladies !

  11. Lisette June 7, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    Dayumn, Lauren! I love the unusual color of them, they’re super sexy. Makes me wish I had your flat stomach!

  12. gingermakes June 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    These are KILLER!

  13. Gjeometry June 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Oh, fabuloso! What a great colour and fabric from the skirt and the shorts??? Too fab.

  14. stephanie@mabelmakes June 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Sure great shorts! I love this pattern and what a great idea to make shorts from a skirt. Also, the fabric combined with that pattern is really cool. Well done πŸ™‚

  15. Cassie Stephens June 9, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Damn! Love those shorts and those hot legs! Off to check out the full post!

  16. Rachel Pinheiro June 10, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    Super hot baby x

  17. Jennifer Lauren June 10, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Oh WOW! A-Mazing! Those are hawt!

  18. kimmie June 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    so cute! Now I want a pair of gold shorts!

  19. Julieanne June 13, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    My gosh I wish I could get away with a pair of these shorts. They’re divine!

  20. missjoiedevivre July 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    DAYUM. Impeccable, perfect, divine. And that’s just your legs! And yes, the shorts too. I couldn’t wear that colour and I suspect I couldn’t wear the shorts (I have a lot more butt, these would be closer to a g-string on me) but I LOVE them and think you’ve done an amazing job on the refashion.

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