Sheri Pavlovic is the award winning DIY diva and author behind the book series, channel & blog Confessions of a Refashionista, the fabulously crafty corner of the internet packed with step-by-step upcycling tutorials for everything from groovy clothing & accessories to funky home decor a healthy dose of thrifty style inspiration!
Drew Barrymore & I definitely share a similar style which is why I’ve already featured her looks using bits I already had in my closet here, here and here. When I spotted this fabulously bright ensemble on her instagram I just knew I could recreate it from preloved items for A LOT less than the original $6595 designer price tag:
Grab the preloved outfit info behind my $4 recreation + check out the original & copycat outfit cost breakdown for this #ThriftyThursday Copycat: Drew Barrymore (again)! Be sure to join my Gone Thrifting group too and share your own ecofashion & let me know who you’d like me to copycat next!
Who doesn’t love the fabulous music, husky voice & unique style of Stevie Nicks?
FLEETWOOD MAC ~ Rhiannon '76 - YouTube
Although I wasn’t born when her amazing career first began I do have fond memories of bopping to Fleetwood Mac tunes as a tot and became a firm fan of her solo albums in my teens.
Haven’t we all felt like Stevie Nicks in this photo?
Check out the preloved outfit info, refashion tutorials + take a peek behind the scenes of this #ThriftyThursday Copycat: 70’s Stevie Nicks then join my Gone Thrifting group to share your own ecofashion & be sure to let me know who you’d like me to copycat next too!
The online DIY fashion community is massive and so chock full of talented creators that it’s impossible to know about all of them which is why I absolutely love it when my fellow digital makers get in touch with me!
Such was the case with That Sewing Blab, a crafty live interview show hosted by Dawn & Maria, two masterful sewing bloggers who reached out to ask if I would be a guest on their Shirt Refashioning episode!
I accepted, of course, and thought I’d introduce my fabulous audience to their groovy work too! Discover the show, how it all began and why I’m Totally Smitten With That Sewing Blab!
I’m Dawn Pengelly and I started That Sewing Blab to connect with other fabulous sewists. I had no idea how much fun it would be, or how much I would learn from our guests each week. When not lining up our next fantastic guest for the show I am working on sewing things for my YouTube channeland Duelling Designs blog.
Maria, creator of Velo Sews, is my co-host on That Sewing Blab, she’s also involved with the planning of the show as well as each Sew Blabtastic This Week Segment.
Each week viewers can watch and participate in our crafty live show that aims to educate and entertain. Tune in Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm EST for an hour of DIY fashion and style interviews and Q&A discussions too! (Viewers may even get the chance to be on camera!)
We have lots of exciting guests planned for the future. In addition to interviews, we dedicate monthly shows to worldwide events within the real-life and online sewing communities. Join us to see the creative garments they make.
That Sewing Blab also holds 2 two main types of creative competitions. The first is the Pin It Sew It Event in which sewists use inspiration from Pinterest or Instagram to help them create garments. The second event is a multi-show sewing competition called So You Think You Can Sew. In which contestants go head-to-head creating garments with the mystery items we send them. Viewers can watch the action and vote for their favourite designs live on the show. Check out our upcoming events and contests here.
That Sewing Blab ep.149: Discussing Shirt Refashioning with Sheri - Confessions of a Refashionista - YouTube
A huge hug to Dawn & Maria for having me on the show and sharing That Sewing Blab’s story too!
Are you trying to shop ethical? Not sure whether your fave designers & products are sustainable?
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Rank a Brand is an international community wanting to access and support honestly sustainable and ethically produced products and services. This non-governmental foundation was created to enable consumers to make responsible shopping choices and to put pressure on brands to become more sustainable, socially responsible and transparent. Founded in 2009, Rank a Brand has since become one of Europe’s largest searchable brand-comparison sites on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Is it really sustainable? Find out with Rank a Brand!
How it works:
Rankings are based on the answers to lists of very specific, closely targeted questions.
Each brand category has its own list of questions and all are assessed on their climate impact, environmental impact and labour conditions.
Any and all verifiable information, such as certification claims, are researched and checked for accuracy.
Rank a Brand updates their assessment data every two years minimum and, if at all possible annually as well as when new information is received from the public and from the brands themselves.
Each brand receives an online report card with an overall grade score: A for the most sustainable & ethical brands and E for brands that are the least ethical & sustainable:
Unfortunately many consumers still continue to believe that an expensive, designer label = ethical & sustainable production methods. This is simply untrue and a myth that high end brands wish to continue which is why it’s so important to visit non-profit sites like Rank a Brandbefore buying to check out what’s actually going on behind the slick, green-washed advertising and media created by the brands, for the brands.
All of the luxury designer brands below have an ‘E’ rating – the lowest grade possible:
Unsurprisingly, most of these brands boast about their sustainability yet have absolutely zero proof to back up their claims. (Check out all of the expensive, designer labels with failing & incredibly low grades here – sadly there’s loads more!).
Stop falling into the trap of consumerism, think about how your clothing and products are made and take a few seconds to research a brand before buying with Rank a Brand.
Disclaimer: I am not at all an expert on the big business of fast fashion however I am a concerned consumer who has chosen to learn & share as much as I can through my own personal experiences & the wealth of resources available online.
My ambition to inform & influence others to step away from unethically (& immorally) produced products is the driving force that motivates me to continue providing fabulous free eco-fashion/accessory/decor tutorials, ethical outfit inspiration and helpful thrifting tips on my Confessions of a Refashionista & Refashion Nation blogs as well as contributing & sharing my creative skills throughout the online maker world.