Sometimes I feel like nothing can inspire me… so I start thinking something else and suddenly inspiration comes!

You should do the same, and save from trash some of your closet’s treasures… let them rest for a while, the only thing you need is some space where you can put them… and think to something else!

My favorite sources of Refashion Inspiration are:

1. Pinterest

Obviously, the first place where I go when I’m searching for inspiration is Pinterest, my muse!

And the first place where I look when inspiration I’m searching for is refashion related is our Group Board “A Refashion Obsession Mood Board” (are you in? Ask me to add you!).

Follow MammaNene’s board + A Refashion Obsession: THE Mood Board + on Pinterest.

Here we pin everything refashion related: something we’ve created, something we’ve seen, plain-vanilla inspiration…

Or, you can simply browse between Pinterest Categories and search for fashion ideas… trying to imagine which look you can easily recreate using pre-loved garments you have in hand!

2. Refashion Co-op Blog

If you don’t know this blog… you’re loosing something good! I wrote for them for a while, it’s a place where refashionistas from all over the world shares their good ideas… Amazing!

It’s a WorldWide BrainStorming thing!

They describe themselves as:

A worldwide collaborative blog to showcase refashioned clothing projects

and share techniques! 

3. Ready-to-wear sites/magazines

Do you know when you’re in the dentist’s waiting room, looking at a fashion magazine, thinking: “I could easily do this $ 300,00 dress, using a curtain and a couple of jeans scraps!“?

You can do the same while browsing the net, searching for small and big brands sites and stealing being inspired from their cool ideas.

Some inspiring-to-me links:

David Lawrence – Anthropologie – Lilla P. – Page 6 Boutique – Boden – Nordstrom… which brand would you add?

Please let me know in comments!


As always, my best tip is “Think outside the box”:

  • a holed sock can become a fancy cuff
  • an old bath towel can substitute babies disposable intimate care (we upcycled a couple of sea towels just ripping them in squares and zig-zagging the edges, just like my mom used to do transforming old bed sheets in dusters, reusing all those bobbins half-filled in thread, leftover from some other project: I love a double recycle, it doubles the fun)
  • … you can go on filling this list just opening your closet and letting your imagination fly!

But remember…

keep it  simple

Often a quick fix can give a whole new life to an old ill-fitting garment…


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