New Tag Lines & Logo

I’ve been working with a professional graphic designer on a new logo and am very excited to get a new look! In the process of proofing she also sent some tag lines over for me to check out. What do you think of the following tag lines?

“reclaimed fashion”, “bringing new life to yesterday’s fashions”, “recycled.reworked.remarkable”

I think they’re all pretty awesome! I’m looking forward to showing off my new logo and new look! In the mean time, here’s a few of my current reconstructed favorites on Etsy for you to enjoy. The first one is called dollhouse jumper by NENEE. Isn’t it just adorable? She made it out of a maternity dress! The second reconstruction is called ‘candy suckle dress’ by heidiandseek. I really love the classic uniqueness of this dress; it’s just a bit funky but still really cute without going over the top!

Today’s Reconstructed Etsy Finds

Hi reconstructed fashionistas… here are a few of my current favorite reconstructed finds on Etsy! Looks like I may have fall on the mind, what do you think?

Orange Plaid Ruffle Wrap $36 from ednaandwilhemina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom PCEnLUV lunchbag lined with fused plastic $26 by nectorgirl

 

 

 

 

 

no woman no cry $25 by bravegrrl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know at least one of these appeals to you! Go on, give reconstructed fashion a try… you and your environment will love it!

My Latest Listing

This top surfaced after my ideas of what I was going to make changed multiple times. Sometimes when I get into a reconstruction, I will completely ignore my initial thoughts and work with what the fabric is telling me as I manipulate it. I know that it is nearing the end of summer, but as I was cutting, pinning and sewing I just couldn’t help myself to keep the season alive! But, there are still those end of summer all-white parties, right?
The shape of this top is so flattering; even if you don’t have that hourglass figure naturally, this top will provide it for you!
It’s made from a vintage 70’s nurse’s uniform/skirt that was in great shape all around, except for the worn out elastic. But the fabric was very nice to work with! Here are the before and afters.

A Few Reconstructed Favorites

Here are a few of my current reconstructed favorites on Etsy (aside from my shop of course 😉 )

JunkhouseDollyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LillianDietel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DolledUpDesigns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know… why would I post photos AND links of other reconstructed fashion designers? 

Simple… I would love to bring more traffic into the world reconstructed fashion. I know that I’m just one person and can not clothe everyone out there, so I hope those that don’t shop my store will at the very least check out the awesome ones above!

Story Behind the Reconstruction

Although I started this blog after my latest post to my Etsy store, I thought it would be fun to post stories behind the reconstructions with before & after shots. So, for this first story about the apron there won’t be any before photos, just the after ones.

This half hostess apronis honestly the cutest little apron! I reconstructed it from a valence piece that I found at a local thrift store, along with a peach colored sheet. I actually bought the whole valence, so I will probably be making more of these. Valences are swoopy half circle pieces that make up drapes… can you imagine a bunch of these aprons hanging over your windows?!?! I swear, some patterns for draperies are just so not appropriate! But thankfully for us “upcyclers” it is a sturdy weight cotton that looks fabulous as an apron. I’ve always held the belief that aprons can be a bit more funky than everyday wear, because they are worn for a short amount of time and they’re there to get dirty.

I designed this one to ride a bit higher on the torso than the traditional half apron, as I often will spill stuff right on the top line of normal half aprons. Also, this one will wrap around most torso sizes with its splendidly long ties. The wrapping of the ties adds a flattering effect to the waistline & matches perfectly with the flirty a-line style of the apron. Bon apetite!