Sep 15, 2014

No-Sew Housecoat Refashion!

We had the fun of heading to the Oregon coast for Labor Day.  The weather was beautiful!  We played board games, walked on the beach, watched some football, and, or course, went to thrift stores....well, at least us girls went to the thrift stores!

I found some fun things that will be used for my upcoming bedroom redo.  And, I also found this sweet aqua, bandana print housecoat!  I loved the fabric at first glance and knew I wanted to do something with it.  I tried it on and realized that this might be my quickest refashion yet.  I figured all it needed was a belt, rolled sleeves, and some accessories.

I could have went through the effort of cutting it at the waist, taking in the bodice, reattaching the skirt, etc.  But, my wide elastic belt did all of that work for me!

I love the picot trim on the pockets.

That same trim also adorns the collar.

I accessorized with a black and white beaded necklace, beaded bracelet, and black heels.

So simple!

You can check out my other housecoat refashions (where the belt didn't do all the work!) here and here!

I like to link to these great parties!


  1. What a pretty colour, and a quick refashion! Love the black and white accessories with it.

  2. The before photo reminds me of the house coats my mother in law used to wear. Amazing what a difference a belt makes.

  3. Susan, you just amaze me! You are so stinkin' creative I just can't believe my eyes sometimes when I visit!!! You are certainly a huge inspiration! Whenever I need a DIY idea I am going to pop over here first... I just discovered you blog recently when I followed your DIY dress form picture from Pinterest. I just ordered some wire baskets from ebay and am going to try my hand at making my own version dress form. Thank you so much because I have wanted a dress form for longer than I can remember!
    Hugs from a new follower,
    Beth P


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