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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wardrobe refashion!

The rest of the world is getting snow it seems apart from us here in my merry little county. How I wished to wake up to a deep snow fall this week so that I could legitimately have an illicit day at home, but it was not to be, a morning of hard frost, a quick flurry of literally half a dozen flakes, then, nothing *sigh* I want to be able to toboggan down the hill, or at least on a tea tray!

Instead I decided on a quick recon job whilst my 'Lil Brother was out and plugged in. I've had this tie-dyed vest top for ages, but it comes to mid belly level which I'm not about to show off in actual daylight, so I never really wore it. One night lying in bed, I had a sudden inspiration! I could create my own Frankenstein garment by chopping up another tee and sewing the two together. Brilliant! So I found one of my purple tees which coordinated really well (I don't really wear this one much anymore)



I cut the hem and the top, just above the sleeves, so I was left with a tube. I lettuce leafed/frilled one edge of the tube.




From one of the redundant sleeves, I cut a circle of fabric and overlocked it, then I sewed a motif to it.



I pinned it into place on the front of the vest top.




Then appliqued the whole lot into place. Applique on stretchy knit fabric is tricky, but not impossible.



then I pinned the tube to the bottom of the vest top and sewed that into place, and voila! A new wearable vest top, ready for the summer! (Modelled by Chia'anna!)



By the way, the title of this post comes from this blog which I read regularly and is always inspiring - check it out! :-)

4 comments:

Taj said...

That is a really clever idea - I like that!

Kookie said...

very pretty and wearable too! Your dress in the previous post came out well, worth the wait *lol*

Kasia said...

Very smart! I love refashioning and redoing! You are such an inspiration to me!

Samsara said...

:-) Thank you for your lovely compliments everybody, I love how this top turned out, I can see me wearing this alot this summer. I'm busy looking at the rest of my 'to do something with' pile!

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