If you've taken a look at some of my projects (and if you have, thank you!), you know I'm big on reviving old garments. I made this cowl scarf from a thrifted knit skirt that just didn't fit, simply cutting out a tube, sewing it into a funnel shape, and stitching the edges down. Because I opted for the funnel shape, it fits a little closer at the neck, the way I like it.
I know we all have some excellent raw materials in our closets, so I wanted to share a couple of links to some favorite overhaul-related projects from blogland. Most of them involve relatively simple techniques and thus don't require advanced sewing skills or a lot of special equipment (a hand-sewn pencil skirt, what?). More importantly, these projects are great inspiration for looking at your older/thrifted clothing in a new light and coming up with new ways to make them work for you.
Silk skirt from granny dress - Le Fanciulle
Shorts from leather pants - A Pair & a Spare
Button-detail shorts from pants - Dress Me Up, Buttercup
Tube scarf from sweater - studs and pearls
Hat from sweater - Crochet Clouds
Bag from scarf - Little Projects in Style
Arm warmers from socks - Runway DIY
I hope these have lit a fire under that ass of yours. Now go crank out something fabulous!